Cisco Service Provider


Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services

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:

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and Cisco IOS XR Software configuration
  • Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in these courses:
    Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1)
    Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2)
    Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)
    Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE)
Course Content

This course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP SP certification. It introduces the concepts of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and describes its implementation as well as exploring the MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE) services built on the MPLS technology.

The course enables learners to use the technology principles of basic Quality of Service, and Quality of Service with MPLS to implement advanced features and functions. The focus of the course is on technology issues of MPLS and on best practices for implementing QoS from the Service Providers perspective and how to configure some of those features and functions in an existing routed environment.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe the features of MPLS, and how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed
  • Discuss the requirement for traffic engineering in modern networks that must attain optimal resource utilization
  • Introduce the concept of QoS and explain the need to implement QoS
  • Classify and mark network traffic to implement an administrative policy requiring QoS
  • Introduce different Cisco QoS queuing mechanisms used to manage network congestion
  • Introduce the concept of traffic policing and shaping, including token bucket, dual token bucket, and dual-rate policing
Course Outline

Module 1: Multiprotocol Label Switching

Lesson 1: Introducing Cisco IP NGN Architecture

Lesson 2: Introducing MPLS

Lesson 3: Introducing MPLS Applications

Lesson 4: Label Distribution Protocol

Lesson 5: Introducing MPLS Forwarding

Lesson 6: Operating MPLS Forwarding

Lesson 7: Implementing MPLS in the Service Provider Core

Module 2: MPLS Traffic Engineering

Lesson 1: Introducing MPLS Traffic Engineering Components

Lesson 2: MPLS Traffic Engineering Operations

Lesson 3: Implementing MPLS TE

Lesson 4: Protecting MPLS TE Traffic

Module 3: QoS in the Service Provider Network

Lesson 1: Understanding QoS

Lesson 2: Implementing QoS in the SP Network

Hardware Lab 3: The Need for QoS

Lesson 3: Implementing MPLS Support for QoS


Module 4: QoS Classification and Marking

Lesson 1: Understanding Classification and Marking

Lesson 2: Using Modular QoS CLI

Lesson 3: Implementing Advanced QoS Techniques


Module 5: QoS Congestion Management and Avoidance

Lesson 1: Managing Congestion

Lesson 2: Implementing Congestion Avoidance


Module 6: QoS Traffic Policing and Shaping

Lesson 1: Understanding Traffic Policing and Shaping

Lesson 2: Implementing Traffic Policing

Lesson 3: Implementing Traffic Shaping

Further information

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