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Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU) 1.0

Service Provider, Technology

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$4595 or 46 CLCs
HD-ILT or Virtual Delivery

*Offered through our partner Sunset Learning Institute

The Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU) v1.0 course is designed to provide you with the foundational knowledge needed to work in a Service Provider environment.

This course helps you acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge to understand the Cisco Service Provider Network methodologies, tools, and functions. There is no Cisco Certification exam associated with this course.

Course Description

The Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU) v1.0 course is designed to provide you with the foundational knowledge for the suite of Cisco® CCNP® Service Provider courses. The course expands what you learned from the Cisco CCNA® course with a focus on theoretical and practical knowledge needed for the Service Provider environment. Through a combination of lessons and hands-on practice, you will learn about architectures, protocols, software and hardware platforms, and solutions within the Service Provider realm. While this course does not lead directly to a certification exam, it does cover foundational knowledge critical to the success in the Service Provider Technology track.

This course will help you:

  • Acquire the foundational knowledge to understand the Cisco Service Provider Network methodologies, tools, and functions
  • Learn the skills to manage the software and hardware platforms, structures, and protocols within the Service Provider realm

Course Details

Duration: 5 Days
Fee: $4595 (46 CLCs)

Course Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are:

  • Knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6 Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networking
  • Familiarity with typical service provider environment
  • Basic knowledge about networking devices and their roles

These Cisco courses are recommended to help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, v3.0 (ICND1) + (ICND2)

Target Audience

This course provides foundational knowledge for network and software engineers and all support technicians involved in the installation, operation, and verification of Cisco devices in Service Provider networks. Common job roles include:

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Network managers
  • System engineers
  • Project managers
  • Network designers

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe network architectures, devices, and software used by service providers
  • Describe the various Internet governance organizations, their roles, and tools available for governance information verification
  • Configure Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS®) and Cisco IOS XE routers
  • Describe Cisco IOS XR software, perform initial configuration, and explain platform daily tasks
  • Describe various access and core technologies used by service providers
  • Describe various major switching technologies used by service providers
  • Describe major overlay technologies and their usage, and configure Virtual Extensible LAN I (VxLAN)
  • Describe various major routing protocols used by service providers
  • Configure Layer 3 services used by service providers
  • Describe Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), components, protocols, and MPLS usage
  • Describe usage of various services used and maintained by service providers
  • Introduce Linux networking, Bourne Again Shell (BASH) scripting, and their usage within Cisco IOS XR software

Course Outline

Lecture:

  • Introducing Service Provider Architectures
  • Describing Internet Governance Organizations
  • Configuring the Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Router
  • Configuring Cisco IOS XR Router
  • Introducing Access and Core Technologies in the Service Provider Environment
  • Introducing Routing Technologies in the Service Provider Environment
  • Describing MPLS
  • Implementing Layer 3 Services
  • Introducing Switching Technologies in the Service Provider Environment
  • Introducing Overlay Technologies
  • Implementing Service Provider Services
  • Introducing Programmability on Cisco IOS XR Routers

 Lab Activities:

  • Configure EIGRP Using Classic Mode and Named Mode for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Verify the EIGRP Topology Table
  • Configure EIGRP Stub Routing, Summarization, and Default Routing
  • Configure EIGRP Load Balancing and Authentication
  • Troubleshoot EIGRP Issues
  • Configure OSPFv3 for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Verify the Link-State Database
  • Configure OSPF Stub Areas and Summarization
  • Configure OSPF Authentication
  • Troubleshoot OSPF
  • Implement Routing Protocol Redistribution
  • Manipulate Redistribution
  • Manipulate Redistribution Using Route Maps
  • Troubleshoot Redistribution Issues
  • Implement PBR
  • Configure IBGP and External Border Gateway Protocol (EBGP)
  • Implement BGP Path Selection
  • Configure BGP Advanced Features
  • Configure BGP Route Reflectors
  • Configure MP-BGP for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Troubleshoot BGP Issues
  • Implement PBR
  • Configure Routing with VRF-Lite
  • Implement Cisco IOS DMVPN
  • Obtain IPv6 Addresses Dynamically
  • Troubleshoot DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 Issues
  • Troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 Access Control List (ACL) Issues
  • Configure and Verify Control Plane Policing