Cisco Service Provider


Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 2

Duration: 5 Days

Who should attend:

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee
An individual course planning is possible for this kind of course. If you would like to know more about this course please either call us on +43 (0)1 70795380 or send an email to

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • 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 that are equivalent to those learned in the Building Cisco
  • Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1) course
Course Content

The Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 course is associated with the CCNA Service Provider certification. The course is a 5-day Instructor Lead Training course that provides network engineers and technicians the knowledge and skills necessary to implement and support a service provider network. The course provides knowledge of the major components of a service provider network construction and the Cisco service provider IP NGN architecture. The course also includes classroom activities with remote labs that are useful to gain practical skills for deploying Cisco IOS / IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR software features to operate and support service provider networks.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • 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 
Course Outline

Module 1: Service Provider Network Architecture

Lesson 1: Introduction to Service Providers

Lesson 2: Cisco IP NGN Architecture

Module 2: Advanced LAN Switching

Lesson 1: Implementing VLANs and Trunks

Lesson 2: Spanning Tree Protocol Enhancements

Lesson 3: Routing Between VLANs

Lesson 4: First Hop Redundancy Protocols

Module 3: Internal Service Provider Traffic Forwarding

Lesson 1: Link-State Routing Protocols

Lesson 2: Implementing OSPF

Lesson 3: Implementing IS-IS

Lesson 4: Implementing Route Redistribution

Lesson 5: MPLS Basics

Module 4: External Service Provider Routing

Lesson 1: Introducing BGP

Lesson 2: Understanding BGP Path Attributes

Lesson 3: Establishing BGP Sessions and Processing BGP Routes

Lesson 4: Configuring Basic BGP

Module 5: ACLs and IP Address Translation

Lesson 1: Implementing Access Control Lists

Lesson 2: Transitioning to IPv6

Module 6: Cisco Service Provider Platforms

Lesson 1: Cisco Hardware Platform Placement

Lesson 2: Describing Cisco IOS XR Software Architecture and Features

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

Lesson 4: Explaining Configuration Management with Cisco IOS XR Software

Further information

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