[Free] 2019(Nov) EnsurePass Cisco 200-105 Dumps with VCE and PDF 11-20

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Question No.11

At which layer of the OSI model is RSTP used to prevent loops?

  1. physical

  2. data link

  3. network

  4. transport

Correct Answer: B


RSTP and STP operate on switches and are based on the exchange of Bridge Protocol Data Units (BPDUs) between switches. One of the most important fields in BPDUs is the Bridge Priority in which the MAC address is used to elect the Root Bridge , RSTP operates at Layer 2. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk621/technologies_white_paper09186a0080094cfa.shtml

Question No.12

Refer to the exhibit. Given the output shown from this Cisco Catalyst 2950, what is the reason that interface FastEthernet 0/10 is not the root port for VLAN 2?


  1. This switch has more than one interface connected to the root network segment in VLAN 2.

  2. This switch is running RSTP while the elected designated switch is running 802.1d Spanning Tree.

  3. This switch interface has a higher path cost to the root bridge than another in the topology.

  4. This switch has a lower bridge ID for VLAN 2 than the elected designated switch.

Correct Answer: C


These four parameters are examined in order to make root bridge , root port , designated port. Other switch has lowest Sending Bridge ID or Sending Port ID so vlan 2 is not the root port.

  1. A lower Root Bridge ID

  2. A lower path cost to the Root

  3. A lower Sending Bridge ID4. A lower Sending Port ID

Question No.13

Which three statements about RSTP are true? (Choose three.)

  1. RSTP significantly reduces topology reconverging time after a link failure.

  2. RSTP expands the STP port roles by adding the alternate and backup roles.

  3. RSTP port states are blocking, discarding, learning, or forwarding.

  4. RSTP provides a faster transition to the forwarding state on point-to-point links than STP does.

  5. RSTP also uses the STP proposal-agreement sequence.

  6. RSTP uses the same timer-based process as STP on point-to-point links.

Correct Answer: ABD

Explanation: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk621/technologies_white_paper09186a0080094cf a.shtml


Cisco enhanced the original 802.1D specification with features such as Uplink Fast, Backbone Fast, and Port Fast to speed up the convergence time of a bridged network. The drawback is that these mechanisms are proprietary and need additional configuration.

Alternate and Backup Port Roles

These two port roles correspond to the blocking state of 802.1D. A blocked port is defined as not being the designated or root port. A blocked port receives a more useful BPDU than the one it sends out on its segment.

Remember that a port absolutely needs to receive BPDUs in order to stay blocked. RSTP introduces these two roles for this purpose.

Rapid Transition to Forwarding State

Rapid transition is the most important feature introduced by 802.1w. The legacy STA passively waited for the network to converge before it turned a port into the forwarding state. The achievement of faster convergence was a matter of tuning the conservative default parameters (forward delay and max_age timers) and often put the stability of the network at stake. The new rapid STP is able to actively confirm that a port can safely transition to the forwarding state without having to rely on any timer configuration. There is now a real feedback mechanism that takes place between RSTP-compliant bridges. In order to achieve fast convergence on a port, the protocol relies upon two new variables:

edge ports and link type.

Question No.14

Which three of these statements regarding 802.1Q trunking are correct? (Choose three.)

  1. 802.1Q native VLAN frames are untagged by default.

  2. 802.1Q trunking ports can also be secure ports.

  3. 802.1Q trunks can use 10 Mb/s Ethernet interfaces.

  4. 802.1Q trunks require full-duplex, point-to-point connectivity.

  5. 802.1Q trunks should have native VLANs that are the same at both ends.

Correct Answer: ACE


CCNA Self-Study (ICND Exam): Extending Switched Networks with Virtual LANs http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=102157amp;seqNum=2

Question No.15

What are two characteristics of a switch that is configured as a VTP client? (Choose two.)

  1. If a switch that is configured to operate in client mode cannot access a VTP server, then the switch reverts to transparent mode.

  2. On switches that are configured to operate in client mode, VLANs can be created, deleted, or renamed locally.

  3. The local VLAN configuration is updated only when an update that has a higher configuration revision number is received.

  4. VTP advertisements are not forwarded to neighboring switches that are configured in VTP transparent mode.

  5. VTP client is the default VTP mode.

  6. When switches in VTP client mode are rebooted, they send a VTP advertisement request to the VTP servers.

Correct Answer: CF


VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) http://archive.networknewz.com/2004/0317.html

VTP Modes

Server Mode Once VTP is configured on a Cisco switch, the default mode used is Server Mode. In any given VTP management domain, at least one switch must be in Server Mode. When in Server Mode, a switch can be used to add, delete, and modify VLANs, and this information will be passed to all other switches in the VTP management domain. Client Mode When a switch is configured to use VTP Client Mode, it is simply the recipient of any VLANs added, deleted, or modified by a switch in Server Mode within the same management domain. A switch in VTP client mode cannot make any changes to VLAN information.

Transparent Mode A switch in VTP Transparent Mode will pass VTP updates received by switches in Server Mode to other switches in the VTP management domain, but will not actually process the contents of these messages. When individual VLANs are added, deleted, or modified on a switch running in transparent mode, the changes are local to that particular switch only, and are not passed to other switches in the VTP management domain.

Question No.16

Refer to the exhibit. Which two statements are true about interVLAN routing in the topology that is shown in the exhibit? (Choose two.)


  1. Host E and host F use the same IP gateway address.

  2. Router1 and Switch2 should be connected via a crossover cable.

  3. Router1 will not play a role in communications between host A and host

  4. D.The FastEthernet 0/0 interface on Router1 must be configured with subinterfaces.

  5. Router1 needs more LAN interfaces to accommodate the VLANs that are shown in the exhibit.

  6. The FastEthernet 0/0 interface on Router1 and the FastEthernet 0/1 interface on Switch2 trunk ports must be configured using the same encapsulation type.

Correct Answer: DF Explanation:http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk815/technologies_configuration_example0 9186a00800949fd.shtml

Question No.17

Which two states are the port states when RSTP has converged? (Choose two.)

  1. discarding

  2. listening

  3. learning

  4. forwarding

  5. disabled

Correct Answer: AD


Understanding Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (802.1w) http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk621/technologies_white_paper09186a0080094cfa.shtml

Port States

There are only three port states left in RSTP that correspond to the three possible operational states. The 802.1D disabled, blocking, and listening states are merged into a unique 802.1w discarding state.

RSTP only has 3 port states which are discarding, learning and forwarding. When RSTP has converged there are only 2 port states left: discarding and forwarding.


Question No.18

Refer to the exhibit. A technician has configured the FastEthernet 0/1 interface on Sw11 as an access link in VLAN 1. Based on the output from the show vlan brief command issued on Sw12, what will be the result of making this change on Sw11?


  1. Only the hosts in VLAN 1 on the two switches will be able to communicate with each other.

  2. The hosts in all VLANs on the two switches will be able to communicate with each other.

  3. Only the hosts in VLAN 10 and VLAN 15 on the two switches will be able to communicate with each other.

  4. Hosts will not be able to communicate between the two switches.

Correct Answer: D


VLANs are local to each switch#39;s database, and VLAN information is not passed between switches without implementing VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP). Trunks carry traffic from all VLANs to and from the switch by default but, can be configured to carry only specified VLAN traffic. Trunk links are required to pass VLAN information between switches. So Sw11 port should be trunk not access port. Additionally, there are no ports assigned to VLAN 1.

Question No.19

Refer to the exhibit. At the end of an RSTP election process, which access layer switch port will assume the discarding role?


  1. Switch3, port fa0/1

  2. Switch3, port fa0/12

  3. Switch4, port fa0/11

  4. Switch4, port fa0/2

  5. Switch3, port Gi0/1

  6. Switch3, port Gi0/2

Correct Answer: C


In this question, we only care about the Access Layer switches (Switch3 amp; 4). Switch 3 has a lower bridge ID than Switch 4 (because the MAC of Switch3 is smaller than that of Switch4) so both ports of Switch3 will be in forwarding state. The alternative port will surely belong to Switch4. Switch4 will need to block one of its ports to avoid a bridging loop between the two switches. But how does Switch4 select its blocked port? Well, the answer is based on the BPDUs it receives from Switch3. A BPDU is superior than another if it has:

  1. A lower Root Bridge ID

  2. A lower path cost to the Root

  3. A lower Sending Bridge ID

  4. A lower Sending Port ID

    These four parameters are examined in order. In this specific case, all the BPDUs sent by Switch3 have the same Root Bridge ID, the same path cost to the Root and the same Sending Bridge ID. The only parameter left to select the best one is the Sending Port ID (Port ID = port priority port index). In this case the port priorities are equal because they use the default value, so Switch4 will compare port index values, which are unique to each port on the switch, and because Fa0/12 is inferior to Fa0/1, Switch4 will select the port connected with Fa0/1 (of Switch3) as its root port and block the other port -gt; Port fa0/11 of Switch4 will be blocked (discarding role)

    Question No.20

    What is one benefit of PVST ?

    1. PVST supports Layer 3 load balancing without loops.

    2. PVST reduces the CPU cycles for all the switches in the network.

    3. PVST allows the root switch location to be optimized per VLAN.

    4. PVST automatically selects the root bridge location, to provide optimized bandwidth usage.

Correct Answer: C


Per VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST)

Introduction http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk621/tk846/tsd_technology_support_sub- protocol_home.html

Per VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST) maintains a spanning tree instance for each VLAN configured in the network. This means a switch can be the root bridge of a VLAN while another switch can be the root bridge of other VLANs in a common topology. For example, Switch 1 can be the root bridge for Voice data while Switch 2 can be the root bridge for Video data. If designed correctly, it can optimize the network traffic. http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=102157amp;seqNum=4

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