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Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2

The Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2) v1.2 course is an instructor-led course that is presented by Cisco Learning Partners to their end-user customers. This...

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$3,795 USD GSA  $3,250.13
Course Code SPNGN2-v1-2
Duration 5 days
Available Formats Classroom
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The Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2) v1.2 course is an instructor-led course that is presented by Cisco Learning Partners to their end-user customers. This five-day course provides network engineers and technicians with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to implement and support a provider network (P-network).

The course focuses on using Cisco routers and switches that are connected in LANs and WANs, and they are typically found in the P-network. Upon completing this course, learners will be able to configure, verify, and troubleshoot the various Cisco networking devices.

The course also includes classroom activities with remote labs that are useful to gain practical skills when deploying Cisco IOS/IOS XE Software and Cisco IOS XR Software features to operate and support the P-network.

Skills Gained

  • Describe the Cisco IP NGN architecture
  • Expand a small, switched LAN to a medium-size LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and STP
  • Describe routing concepts as they apply to a P-network and discuss considerations when implementing routing on the network
  • Implement internal and external routing protocols: OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP
  • Describe and implement basic MPLS
  • Determine how to apply ACLs that are based on network requirements, and implement ACLs on a P-network
  • Describe when to use NAT and implement NAT on Cisco routers
  • Describe basic IPv6 concepts and use different configuration scenarios to implement IPv6
  • Describe the fundamentals of Cisco IOS XR technology

Who Can Benefit

  • This course is intended primarily for network administrators, network engineers, network managers, and systems engineers who would like to to understand how service provider networks function
  • This course is intended for network designers and project managers. The course is also recommended to all individuals preparing for CCNA SP certification


  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco IOS, Cisco IOS XE, and Cisco IOS XR Software configuration

Course Details

Module 1: Service Provider Network Architecture

Lesson 1: Introduction to Service Providers

  • Types of Service Providers
  • Internet Service Provider Basics
  • Interconnecting Service Providers
  • Internet Exchange Point
  • Types of Internet Service Providers
  • Global IP Address Space Management
  • IP Address Space Distribution
  • Global Routing
  • Autonomous Systems
  • BGP Routing Protocol

Lesson 2: Cisco IP NGN Architecture

  • Traditional versus Modern P-Network
  • Cisco IP NGN Architecture
  • Cisco IP NGN Application Layer
  • Cisco IP NGN Service Layer
  • Cisco IP NGN Infrastructure Layer
  • Core Network Functions
  • Mechanisms Used in the Core Network
  • Edge Network Functions
  • Mechanisms Used in the Edge Network
  • Aggregation Network
  • Access Network
  • Access Network Functions
  • Global IP Traffic Trends
  • Global IP Traffic Drivers
  • One Architecture for All Services
  • Residential Services
  • Business Services
  • Video Services

Module 2: Advanced LAN Switching

Lesson 1: Implementing VLANs and Trunks

  • VLANs in a Cisco IP NGN Access Network
  • Layer 2 Switched Network Issues
  • VLAN Overview
  • Designing VLANs
  • Applying IP Address Space
  • Network Traffic Types
  • VLAN Creation Guidelines
  • Adding and Verifying a VLAN
  • Assigning Switch Ports to a VLAN
  • Verifying VLAN Membership
  • Trunking
  • 802.1Q Trunk
  • 802.1Q Frame
  • Understanding Native VLANs
  • Configuring an 802.1Q Trunk
  • Verifying a Trunk
  • QinQ in Cisco IP NGN Edge and Core Networks
  • QinQ
  • QinQ Frame
  • Configuring QinQ
  • Summary

Lesson 2: STP Enhancements

  • STP in Cisco IP NGN Access Network
  • PVST+ Operation
  • PVST+ Extended Bridge ID
  • Spanning Tree Operation Example
  • Spanning-Tree Path Cost
  • Spanning-Tree Recalculation
  • Spanning-Tree Convergence
  • Rapid PVST+ Configuration Guidelines
  • Implementing Rapid PVST+
  • Introducing MSTP
  • MST Regions
  • Configuring MST
  • Verifying MST
  • PortFast
  • BPDU Guard
  • BPDU Filter
  • Cisco Resilient Ethernet Protocol
  • Cisco REP Redundancy Options
  • Configuring Cisco REP

Lesson 3: Routing Between VLANs

  • Inter-VLAN Routing in the Cisco IP NGN Access Network
  • Inter-VLAN Routing Overview
  • Configuring a Router for Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Verifying a Router-on-a-Stick Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Configuring a Layer 3 Switch for Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Verifying Layer 3 Switch for Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Summary

Lesson 4: First Hop Redundancy Protocols

  • FHRP Usage in the Cisco IP NGN Edge Network
  • Default Gateway Problems
  • Default Gateway Redundancy Solution
  • Supported First Hop Redundancy Protocols
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol
  • Configuring HSRP
  • HSRP Load Balancing
  • Verifying HSRP
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
  • Configuring VRRP
  • VRRP Load Balancing
  • Verifying VRRP
  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
  • Configuring GLBP
  • GLBP Load Balancing
  • Verifying GLBP

Module 3: Internal Service Provider Traffic Forwarding

Lesson 1: Link-State Routing Protocols

  • Overview of Service Provider IP and MPLS Core Network
  • Service Provider IP and MPLS Core Network Requirements
  • Link-State Routing Protocols
  • Link-State Routing Protocols Basics
  • Link-State Adjacencies
  • Link-State Advertisements
  • Link-State Database
  • Link-State SPF Algorithm
  • Link-State Routing Table

Lesson 2: Implementing OSPF

  • Overview of OSPF
  • OSPF Adjacencies
  • OSPF Metric
  • OSPF Router ID
  • Configuring OSPF Process
  • Adding Interfaces to OSPF
  • Configuring Interfaces for OSPF
  • Verifying OSPF
  • Overview of OSPF Load Balancing
  • Configuring OSPF Load Balancing
  • Verifying OSPF Load Balancing
  • OSPF Authentication
  • OSPFv2 Authentication
  • OSPFv3 Authentication
  • Configuring OSPF Authentication
  • Troubleshooting OSPF

Lesson 3: Implementing IS-IS

  • IS-IS Basics
  • IS-IS Features
  • CLNS Addresses
  • IS-IS Metric
  • Configuring IS-IS Process
  • Adding Interfaces to IS-IS
  • Configuring Interfaces for IS-IS
  • Verifying IS-IS
  • Overview of IS-IS Load Balancing
  • Configuring IS-IS Load Balancing
  • Verifying IS-IS Load Balancing
  • Overview of IS-IS Authentication
  • Configuring IS-IS Authentication
  • Troubleshooting IS-IS

Lesson 4: Implementing Route Redistribution

  • Route Redistribution in Cisco IP NGN Edge Network
  • Route Redistribution Basics
  • Multiple Routing Protocols
  • Example of Route Redistribution
  • Seed Metric
  • Route Redistribution into OSPF
  • Configuring Route Redistribution into OSPF
  • Verifying Route Redistribution into OSPF
  • Route Redistribution into IS-IS
  • Configuring Route Redistribution into IS-IS
  • Verifying Route Redistribution into IS-IS

Lesson 5: MPLS Basics

  • MPLS in Cisco IP NGN Edge and Core Networks
  • MPLS Introduction
  • MPLS Applications
  • MPLS Labels
  • Label Switch Routers
  • MPLS Forwarding Structures
  • Example of MPLS
  • Label Distribution Protocol
  • LDP Sessions
  • LDP Label Allocation
  • LDP Label Advertisement
  • LDP Steady State
  • Configuring MPLS LDP
  • Verifying MPLS LDP
  • Troubleshooting MPLS

Module 4: External Service Provider Routing

Lesson 1: Introducing BGP

  • BGP in Cisco IP NGN Edge Network
  • Introduction to Interdomain Routing
  • Interdomain Routing Requirements
  • Introduction to BGP
  • Common BGP Uses
  • AS Types
  • Single-Homed Customers
  • Multihomed Customers
  • Overview of Multihoming
  • IPv4 Multihoming
  • IPv6 Multihoming
  • BGP Characteristics
  • BGP Limitations
  • Multiprotocol BGP
  • Example of MP-BGP

Lesson 2: Understanding BGP Path Attributes

  • BGP Path Attributes
  • BGP Weight
  • BGP Local Preference
  • BGP AS Path
  • BGP Path Attributes Table

Lesson 3: Establishing BGP Sessions and Processing BGP Routes

  • BGP Architecture
  • BGP Sessions
  • BGP Session-Establishment Process
  • BGP Keepalive
  • External BGP Sessions
  • EBGP Multihop
  • Internal BGP Sessions
  • BGP Route Reflectors
  • BGP MD5 Authentication
  • BGP Key Chains Authentication
  • BGP Updates
  • BGP Update Packet
  • BGP Update Process
  • BGP Route Selection Process
  • BGP Route Selection Criteria
  • Example of BGP Route Selection
  • BGP Route Propagation Process
  • Building the IP Routing Table
  • Advertising Local Networks

Lesson 4: Configuring Basic BGP

  • Configuring the BGP Process
  • Enabling the BGP Process and Address Family
  • Configuring EBGP Peers
  • Configuring IBGP Peers
  • Disabling BGP Peers
  • Configuring BGP Authentication
  • Verifying BGP Peering
  • Configuring Advertised Routes
  • Manipulating Routes with Route Policy
  • Configuring Route Policy
  • Verifying BGP Routes

Module 5: ACLs and IP Address Translation

Lesson 1: Implementing Access Control Lists

  • ACLs in Cisco IP NGN Access and Edge Networks
  • ACL Usage
  • ACL Filtering
  • ACL Classification
  • ACL Operation
  • ACL Wildcard Masking
  • ACL Types
  • Overview of Standard ACLs
  • Configuring Standard ACLs
  • Verifying Standard ACLs
  • Overview of Extended ACLs
  • Configuring Extended ACLs
  • Verifying Extended ACLs
  • Overview of IPv6 ACLs
  • Configuring IPv6 ACLs
  • Verifying IPv6 ACLs
  • ACL Guidelines
  • Overview of Service Provider Edge Filtering
  • Service Provider ACL Types
  • Infrastructure ACLs
  • Inbound Antispoofing ACLs
  • Outbound Antispoofing ACLs
  • RFC 1918 IP Address Filtering
  • ACLs Based on Security Packages
  • Troubleshooting ACLs
  • ACL Logging
  • ACL Rate Limiting

Lesson 2: Transitioning to IPv6

  • IPv6 in Cisco IP NGN Infrastructure Layer
  • IPv6 Transition Issues
  • IPv6 Transition Scenario 1
  • IPv6 Transition Scenario 2
  • IPv6 Transition Scenario 3
  • IPv6 Transition Scenario 4
  • NAT Refresher
  • NAT with PAT Refresher
  • Carrier-Grade NAT Overview
  • Carrier-Grade NAT Caveats
  • NAT444
  • Dual Stack Lite
  • Overview of NAT64
  • DNS64
  • Stateless NAT64
  • Stateful NAT64
  • Stateless versus Stateful NAT64
  • Dual Stack
  • Examples of Dual Stack
  • Configuring Dual-Stack
  • IPv6-in-IPv4 Tunneling
  • IPv6-in-IPv4 Tunneling Solutions
  • GRE Tunneling
  • 6in4 Tunneling
  • Manually Configuring the 6in4 Tunnel
  • 6to4 Automatic Tunneling
  • 6to4 Addressing
  • 6to4 Features
  • 6RD Automatic Tunneling
  • 6RD Addressing
  • 6RD Features

Module 6: Cisco Service Provider Platforms

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Hardware Platform Placement

  • Cisco Hardware Platform Placement
  • Cisco Devices in the IP NGN Core Network
  • Cisco Network Convergence System
  • Cisco Carrier Routing System
  • Cisco CRS Components
  • Cisco CRS Models
  • Cisco 12000 Series Routers
  • Cisco 12000 Series Models
  • Cisco Devices in IP NGN Edge and Aggregation Networks
  • Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Components
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Models
  • Cisco Aggregation Services Router 1000 Series
  • Cisco ASR 1000 Components
  • Cisco ASR 1000 Models
  • Cisco ME 3800X Series Switches
  • Cisco Devices in the IP NGN Access Network
  • Cisco Integrated Services Routers
  • Cisco 4400 Series ISR
  • Cisco 3900 Series ISR
  • Cisco 2900 Series ISR
  • Cisco 800 and 1900 Series ISR
  • Cisco Aggregation Services Router 900 Series
  • Cisco ME 4900 Series Switches
  • Cisco ME 4600 Series Multiservice Optical Access Platform
  • Cisco ME 3600X Series Switches
  • Cisco ME 3400 Series Ethernet Access Switches

Lesson 2: Describing Cisco IOS XR Software Architecture and Features

  • IOS XE and IOS XR Devices in Cisco IP NGN Edge and Core Networks
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Overview
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Architecture
  • Core Cisco IOS XR Software Capabilities
  • Cisco IOS XR Hardware Platform Support
  • Cisco IOS XR Kernel
  • Cisco IOS XR Control Plane, Data Plane, and Management Plane Separation
  • Cisco IOS XR Checkpoint Support for Process Restart
  • Cisco IOS XR Process-Level Redundancy
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Releases
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Lifecycle

Lesson 3: Explaining Software Maintenance Operations on Cisco IOS XR and Cisco IOS XE Software

  • Cisco IOS XR Software Packages Overview
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Package Installation Overview
  • Rolling Back to a Previous Cisco IOS XR Installation
  • Installing a Cisco IOS XR Software Package
  • Verifying Cisco IOS XR Software Package Installation
  • Uninstalling Cisco IOS XR Software Packages
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Upgrades
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Composite Upgrades
  • Downgrading Cisco IOS XR Software
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Maintenance Updates
  • Installing Cisco IOS XR Software
  • .vm Installation Files
  • Cisco IOS XR TurboBoot Procedure
  • Replacing the Entire Cisco IOS XR Software Package
  • Upgrading Cisco IOS XR Firmware
  • Cisco IOS XR Firmware Upgrade Procedure
  • Cisco IOS XE Software Architecture
  • Cisco IOS XE Software Packaging
  • Cisco IOS XE Dual IOS Process Model
  • Running a Cisco IOS XE Router Using Individual and Optional Subpackages
  • Running a Cisco IOS XE Router Using a Consolidated Package
  • Upgrading the Cisco IOS XE Software
  • Configuring a Cisco IOS XE Router to Run Using a Consolidated Package

Lesson 4: Explaining Configuration Management with Cisco IOS XR Software

  • Cisco IOS XR Two-Stage Configuration Commit Process
  • Committing Cisco IOS XR Configuration
  • Cisco IOS XR commit Options
  • Inspecting Cisco IOS XR Configuration Details
  • Inspecting Cisco IOS XR Configuration Errors
  • Cisco IOS XR Configuration Rollback
  • Verifying Cisco IOS XR Rollback Points
  • Rolling Back the Cisco IOS XR Configuration

Lab Outline

Hardware Lab 1: Configure Advanced SwitchingThis activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure VLANs
  • Configure Trunking
  • Configure RSTP
  • (Optional) Configure MST

Hardware Lab 2: Configure Inter-VLAN Routing and Gateway RedundancyThis activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure and Verify Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Configure HSRP
  • Configure VRRP

Hardware Lab 3: Implement OSPFThis activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure OSPFv2
  • Configure OSPFv3
  • Manipulate the OSPF Metric
  • (Optional) Configure OSPFv2 Authentication

Hardware Lab 4: Implement IS-ISThis activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure IS-IS for IPv4
  • Configure IS-IS for IPv6
  • (Optional) Configure IS-IS Authentication

Hardware Lab 5: Configure Basic BGPThis activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure the BGP Process and BGP Peering
  • Configure BGP to Advertise a Network
  • (Optional) Manipulate BGP Attributes
  • (Optional) Configure BGP Neighbor Authentication

Hardware Lab 6: Implement ACLsThis activity includes these tasks:

  • Configure IPv4 Filtering
  • Configure IPv6 Filtering
  • (Optional) Configure Service Filtering
  • (Optional) Configure Antispoofing ACLs

Hardware Lab 7: Manage the Cisco IOS XR PackageThis activity includes these tasks:

  • Uninstall Cisco IOS XR Package
  • Install Cisco IOS XR Package
  • Configuration Management
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