SPNGN2 - Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 v1.2 Course Details:

In this course, network engineers and technicians will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to implement and support a service provider network. You will focus on using Cisco switches and Cisco routers that are connected in LANs and WANs, and are typically found in the service provider network. You will learn to configure, verify, and troubleshoot the various Cisco networking devices. Through hands-on labs, you will gain practical skills on deploying Cisco IOS/IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR features to operate and support service provider network.

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1. Service Provider Network Construction

  • Introduction to Service Providers
    • Interconnecting ISP Networks
    • Global IP Address Space Management
    • Global Routing
  • Cisco IP NGN Architecture
    • Components of a Cisco IP NGN Infrastructure Layer
    • Cisco IP NGN of the Future

2. Advanced LAN Switching

  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
    • VLANs
    • Trunking
    • QinQ
  • Spanning Tree Protocol Enhancements
    • PVSTP
    • RSTP
    • MSTP
    • Spanning Tree Options
    • REP
  • Routing Between VLANs
    • Concept of Inter-VLAN Routing
    • Configuring a Router for Inter-VLAN Routing
    • Configuring a Layer 3 Switch for Inter-VLAN Routing
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols
    • Gateway Redundancy Problem
    • Hot Standby Router Protocol
    • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
    • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol

3. Internal Service Provider Traffic Forwarding

  • Link-State Routing Protocols
    • Service Provider IP and MPLS Core Network
    • Link-State Routing Protocol Basics
    • Link-State Database and SPF Calculations
  • Implementing OSPF
    • OSPF Basics
    • Adding Interfaces to OSPF
    • OSPF Load Balancing
    • OSPF Authentication
  • Implementing IS-IS
    • IS-IS Basics
    • Adding Interfaces to IS-IS
    • IS-IS Load Balancing
    • IS-IS Authentication
  • Implementing Route Redistribution
    • Route Redistribution Basics
    • Route Redistribution into OSPF
    • Route Redistribution into IS-IS
  • MPLS Basics
    • Label Distribution Protocol
    • MPLS Configuration

4. External Service Provider Routing

  • Introducing BGP
    • Interdomain Routing
    • AS Types and Redundancy
    • BGP Characteristics and Limitations
    • Address Families
  • Understanding BGP Path Attributes
    • BGP Path Attributes
  • Establishing BGP Sessions and Processing BGP Routes
    • BGP Peering
    • External and Internal Border Gateway Protocol
    • Authentication
    • Network Layer Reachability Information (NLRI)
    • Best Route Selection Criteria
    • Route Propagation
    • Advertising Networks
  • Configuring Basic BGP
    • Configuring the BGP Process
    • Configuring Routing Parameters

5. ACLs and IP Address Translation

  • Implementing Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    • Standard ACLs
    • Extended ACLs
    • IPv6 ACLs
    • Service Provider Edge Filtering
  • Transitioning to IPv6
    • Transition Issues
    • Carrier-Grade NAT
    • NAT64
    • Dual-Stack
    • IPv6-in-IPv4 Tunneling

6. Cisco Service Provider Platforms

  • Cisco Hardware Platform Placement
    • Cisco Routers, Switches, and Other Devices
    • Cisco Routers in the Core Network
    • Cisco Routers and Switches in the Edge and Aggregation Network
    • Cisco Routers in the Access Network
    • Cisco Switches in the Access Network 
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Architecture and Features
    • Cisco IOS XR Software Architecture
    • Cisco IOS XR Software High-Availability Features
    • Cisco IOS XR Software Release Cycle
  • Software Maintenance Operations on Cisco IOS XR and Cisco IOS XE
    • Cisco IOS XR Software Packages
    • Cisco IOS XR Software Upgrades
    • Installing Cisco IOS XR from the Beginning
    • Cisco IOS XR Firmware Updates
    • Cisco IOS XE Software Packages
  • Configuration Management with Cisco IOS XR Software
    • Committing Configuration
    • Configuration Rollback Points

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Operation of IP and data network
  • IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes
  • Configure switched network technologies
  • Routed network technologies
  • Configure IP services
  • Configure Cisco operating systems and platforms
  • Configure transport technologies
  • Configure access and edge technologies
  • Configure security in the network
  • MPLS, multicast, and high availability
  • Configure network management
  • VPN technologies

Lab 1: Configure Advanced Switching.

Lab 2: Configure Inter-VLAN Routing and Gateway Redundancy

Lab 3: Implanting OSPF

Lab 4: Implement IS-IS

Lab 5: Configure Basic BGP

Lab 6: Implement ACLs

Lab 7: Manage the Cisco IOS XR Package

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco IOS/IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR software configuration
  • Skills and knowledge equivalent to Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1)
  • Network administrators, engineers, managers, and systems engineers working in the service provider environment
  • Network designers, project managers, and program managers
  • Individuals preparing for CCNA SP certification

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