Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) defines a lot of ideas that you
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) defines a lot of ideas that you might find hard to mentally organize. Create a mind map to help organize STP concepts into three areas, as follows:Rules: Rules include any of the rules a switch uses when making choices (for instance, the rules about how switches choose the root switch).Roles: STP defines both roles and states; an example of a role is the root port role.States: For example, forwarding.Create a mind map with three branches (rules, roles, and states) and fill in as many ideas about each that you can recall.NoteFor more information about mind mapping, see the section â€œAbout Mind Maps (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.â€ in the Introduction to this book.Create the mind maps in Table P1-2 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. on paper using any mind mapping software (or even any drawing application). If you use an application, note for later reference the filename and location where you saved the file. Appendix F (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., â€œMind Map Solutions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.,â€ provides sample mind map answers.Table P1-2 Configuration Mind Maps for Part I ReviewFinally, keep the following important points in mind when working on this project:Most of the learning with this exercise happens when you do it; jumping straight to the sample in Appendix F (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. may be tempting but does not help you learn as much.Use as few words as possible for you to remember the thought. Do not attempt to write complete phrases or sentences.Do not look at the book or your notes at first. After you have completed the mind map as much as you can from memory, only then look back at your notes.