All the topics below are taken directly from the V4 blueprint. I will include my notes and how to navigate to each topic in the Doc CD.
MISTP (802.1s) is an IEEE standard which allows several VLANs to be mapped to a reduced number of spanning-tree instances. This is possible since most networks do not need more than a few logical topologies. Each instance handles multiple VLANs that have the same Layer 2 topology.
Bridge protocol data unit BPDU Guard
Port roles, failure propagation, and loop guard operation
Implement VLAN and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
Implement trunk and trunk protocols, EtherChannel, and load-balance
Implement Ethernet technologies
Speed and Duplex
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet
PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)
Implement Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), Remote Switched Port Analyzer (RSPAN), and flow control
Implement Frame Relay
Local Management Interface (LMI)
Hub and spoke
Discard eligible (DE)
Implement High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) and PPP