A network is a tool that can help drive an organization. The faster the network, the more work can be achieved in less time. This course, Juniper Networks JNCIS-ENT (JN0-343): Spanning Tree, will help you become familiar with the best ways to leverage STP for your organization. You will begin with a discussion about the importance of using the Spanning Tree Protocol within a LAN, after which you learn how STP uses special packets, called BPDU’s, to detect bridging loops. Next, you'll see some of the newer versions STP, how they differ from the legacy version of STP, and what benefits they can bring to your LAN. Finally, you'll put theory into practice by configuring STP on a pair of EX series switches, as well as configuring the parameters to change the behavior of STP and affect the flow of data across the network. After finishing this course, you'll be better prepared to get the most out of your network.