Cisco Service Provider


Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services

Duration: 5 Days

Who should attend:

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee
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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 IOS XR Software configuration.
  • Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in these courses:
    Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE) 1.0
    Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE) 1.0
    Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE) 1.0
Course Content

This course is a five-day course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP SP certification. The SPEDGE course is a component of the CCNP SP curriculum.

The SPEDGE course is designed to provide service provider professionals with information on the use of service provider VPN solutions. The goal is to train professionals to enable service provider point of presence to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs. The SPEDGE training reinforces the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs to ensure they thoroughly understand how to implement VPNs within their networks.

The course also includes classroom activities with remote labs that are useful to gain practical skills on deploying Cisco IOS/IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR features to operate and support service provider network.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  •  Describe the VPN technologies that are used in the service provider environment and the MPLS VPN peer-to-peer architecture
  • Describe the implementation steps that are needed to provide MPLS Layer 3 VPN service in the service provider network
  • Describe how the MPLS Layer 3 VPN model can be used to implement managed services and Internet access
  • Describe MPLS solutions for IPv6 and inter-domain communication.
  • Describe Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet services
Course Outline

Module 1: VPN Technologies

Lesson 1: Introducing VPNs

Lesson 2: Introducing MPLS VPNs

Module 2: MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

Lesson 1: Implementing MPLS Layer 3 VPN Backbones

Lesson 2: Deploying Basic Routing in MPLS VPNs

Lesson 3: Deploying OSPF and BGP in MPLS VPNs

Module 3: Special Connectivity in MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

Lesson 1: Implementing Special Connectivity in MPLS VPNs

Lesson 2: Implementing Internet Access in MPLS VPNs

Module 4: MPLS IPv6 and Interdomain Solutions

Lesson 1: Deploying IPv6 in MPLS Environment

Lesson 2: Introducing MPLS Interdomain Solutions

Module 5: Layer 2 VPNs

Lesson 1: Introducing Layer 2 VPNs

Lesson 2: Implementing AToM

Lesson 3: Implementing VPLS

Lesson 4: Enhancing L2VPN Scalability

Further information

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