CCNP Service Provider

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Who Needs to Attend
Prerequisites
Course Date

Who Needs to Attend

• Network administrators, engineers, and managers who would like to implement IP routing, implement MPLS VPN and MPLS TE in the core portion of service provider environments and ensure QoS in the service provider backbone
• Network designers and project managers
• Individuals preparing for CCNP Service Provider certification

Prerequisites

  • The following will act as a prerequisite:
  • Valid CiscoCCNA Service Provider, or
  • Valid CiscoCCNA Routing and Switching plus have passed minimum of 1 CCIP exam (QOS, BGP, MPLS, BGP+MPLS, ROUTE, BSCI), or
  • Valid Cisco CCIP, or
  • Any CiscoCCIE certification

Course Date

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SPROUTE - Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing

What You'll Learn

What You'll Learn

  • Service provider routing protocols
  • Implement OSPF in the service provider network
  • Implement integrated IS-IS in the service provider network
  • Implement BGP in the service provider network
  • Routing protocol pools and route manipulation
  • Outputs are updated with the latest IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR versions

OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 Routing in Service Provider Environments

1.1 Describe multi-area OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 operations
1.2 Implement multi-area OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.3 Implement different OSPF areas (stubby, totally stubby, NSSA) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.4 Implement OSPF neighbor authentication on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.5 Troubleshoot OSPF IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

IS-IS, IPv4, and IPv6 in Service Provider Environments

2.1 Describe multi-area IS-IS operations
2.2 Implement multi-area IS-IS for IPv4 and IPv6 on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.3 Implement IS-IS neighbor authentication on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.4 Troubleshoot IS-IS IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

BGP Routing in Service Provider Environments

3.1 Describe the Internet routing hierarchy: Network Service Providers (NSP), Network Access Point (NAP), ISP Tiers (Tier 1, 2 and 3)
3.2 Describe connectivity between an enterprise network and an SP that requires the use of BGP
3.3 Describe connectivity between a SP and upstream SPs
3.4 Describe BGP transit AS operations
3.5 Implement EBGP and IBGP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
3.6 Implement BGP neighbor authentication on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
3.7 Optimize BGP IOS-XR configurations using af-groups, session-groups, and neighbor-groups
3.8 Optimize BGP IOS-XE configurations using peer-groups
3.9 Influence BGP route selection by using various BGP attributes on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
3.10 Troubleshoot BGP IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

Route Manipulations in Service Provider Environments

4.1 Implement Routing Policy Language (RPL) to configure a desired routing policy on IOS-XR
4.2 Implement Route-Maps to configure a desired routing policy on IOS-XE
4.3 Implement route filterings using prefix-list, distribute-list, and as-path list on IOS-XE
4.4 Implement route redistributions on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

High Availability Routing Features

5.1 Implement NSF/NSR/Graceful Restart for OSPF on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
5.2 Implement NSF/NSR/Graceful Restart for IS-IS on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
5.3 Implement Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for OSPF on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
5.4 Implement Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for IS-IS on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

BGP Routing Features in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment

1.1 Describe the BGP routing processes in IOS-XR
1.2 Configure the BGP timers on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.3 Describe the need for BGP confederations in BGP transit backbones
1.4 Design and implement BGP route reflectors to scale IBGP in BGP transit backbones on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.5 Implement BGP in SP IP NGN IOS-XR and IOS-XE PE routers to support multi-homed BGP Customers
1.6 Implement Remote Triggered Blackhole Filtering (RTBF) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.7 Implement BGP TTL security on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.8 Implement BGP maximum-prefix on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.9 Implement BGP route dampening on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.10 Troubleshoot BGP IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors in service provider environments1.11 Optimize BGP IOS-XR configurations using af-groups, session-groups, and neighbor-groups
1.12 Optimize BGP IOS-XE configurations using peer-groups

Multicast Routing in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment

2.1 Describe Multicast Concepts (multicast distribution trees, multicast routing protocols and IGMP operations)
2.2 Describe Any-source multicast (ASM) versus Source Specific Multicast (SSM)
2.3 Describe Intra Domain versus Inter Domain Multicast Routing
2.4 Describe the mapping of multicast IP addresses to MAC addresses
2.5 Describe and illustrate how RFP check can fail if the unicast and multicast topologies are non-congruent
2.6 Describe multiprotocol BGP functions in mroute distribution
2.7 Describe the principles and operations of PIM-SM
2.8 Describe multicast source discovery protocol (MSDP) operations
2.9 Describe methods used to secure multicast
2.10 Implement PIM-SM operations on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.11 Implement Auto-RP, PIMv2 BSR, Anycast RP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.12 Implement Bi-Dir PIM operations in SP IP NGN environment on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.13 Implement SSM operations on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.14 Implement MSDP operations on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.15 Troubleshoot multicast routing IOS-XR and IOS-XE configurations errors in service provider environments

Layer 2 VPNs in Service Provider IP NGN Environments

3.1 Describe DNS and DHCP operation in IPv6
3.2 Describe the fields that are used in the IPv6 header to support QoS functions
3.3 Describe Cisco IOS/IOS-XE and IOS-XR IPv6 network management and troubleshooting tools like traceroute/ping
3.4 Describe dual-stack implementations
3.5 Describe IPv6 tunneling mechanisms
3.6 Configure IPv6 multicast routing
3.7 Configure static IPv6-in-IPv4 tunnels on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
3.8 Configure dynamic 6to4 tunnels on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

Carrier Ethernet in Service Provider IP NGN Environments

4.1 Implement NSF/NSR/Graceful Restart for BGP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
4.2 Implement Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for BGP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
4.3 Implement high availability and optimization multicast routing features on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

SPADVROUTE - Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing v1.2

What You'll Learn
Cont...

What You'll Learn

  • Features of MPLS and how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed
  • Requirements for traffic engineering in modern networks that must attain optimal resource utilization
  • QoS and the need to implement it
  • Classify and mark network traffic to implement an administrative policy requiring QoS
  • Cisco QoS queuing mechanisms used to manage network congestion
  • Traffic policing and shaping, including token bucket, dual token bucket, and dual-rate policing

Cont...

  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel Switching when the NX-OS Switch is used in switched mode or in N Port virtualization (NPV) mode
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) in the Cisco data center architecture
  • Identify and resolve issues related to the Nexus 7000
  • Identify and resolve issues specific to the Nexus 5000 family
  • Identify and resolve issues specific to the Nexus 2000 FEX
  • Identify and resolve issues specific to the Cisco MDS family of switches

SPCORE - Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services v1.2

What You'll Learn
cont...

What You'll Learn

  • Features of MPLS and how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed
  • Requirements for traffic engineering in modern networks that must attain optimal resource utilization
  • QoS and the need to implement it
  • Classify and mark network traffic to implement an administrative policy requiring QoS
  • Cisco QoS queuing mechanisms used to manage network congestion
  • Traffic policing and shaping, including token bucket, dual token bucket, and dual-rate policing

cont...

  • Management tools available for the Cisco Nexus switches and how to configure the relevant management tool to support the given design
  • Fibre Channel protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, and the Data Center Bridging (DCB) enhancements
  • Configure FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000, MDS Series, and Nexus 5500 Series switches

QOS in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment

1.1 Describe the DiffServ and IntServ QoS models
1.2 Describe the QoS mechanisms (classification and marking, congestion management and avoidance, traffic policing and shaping)
1.3 Describe IPv6 Flow Label
1.4 Describe trust boundaries in enterprise and SP environments
1.5 Describe Cisco MQC for QoS configurations
1.6 Describe hierarchical QoS configurations
1.7 Describe the Cisco NBAR feature for discovering network protocols and for packets classifications
1.8 Describe the typical Edge PE routers and Core P routers QoS requirements
1.9 Implement classification and marking in an inter-domain network using QPPB on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.10 Implement class-based markings on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.11 Implement QoS pre-classify on tunnel interface on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.12 Implement CB-WFQ on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.13 Implement LLQ on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.14 Implement WRED on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.15 Implement traffic policing on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.16 Implement traffic shaping on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.17 Describe LPTS and hardware rate limiters on Cisco IOS-XR routers
1.18 Describe MPLS EXP bits
1.19 Describe MPLS QoS implementation concepts and models
1.20 Implement MPLS DiffServ tunneling on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.21 Troubleshoot QoS IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

MPLS/LDP in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment

2.1 Describe the CEF, FIB, LFIB and LIB tables on Cisco routers
2.2 Describe MPLS labels and label stack operations on Cisco routers
2.3 Describe LDP operations in Cisco routers
2.4 Describe MPLS OAM (MPLS LSP ping and MPLS traceroute)
2.5 Describe MPLS applications in service provider environment
2.6 Implement LDP on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.7 Implement LDP high availability features on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.8 Troubleshoot LDP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

MPLS/LDP in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment

3.1 Describe MPLS traffic engineering (TE) concepts
3.2 Describe MPLS TE constraint-based path computations
3.3 Describe the details of MPLS TE tunnels, including path setup procedures and path maintenance
3.4 Describe methods of assigning traffic into MPLS TE tunnels
3.5 Implement MPLS TE tunnels on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
3.6 Implement MPLS TE bandwidth control on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
3.7 Implement MPLS TE link and node protections on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE

Transport Technologies

4.1 Describe the SP core transition from ATM/SONET/SDH based backbone to
packet based IP/MPLS backbone
4.2 Implement 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces on Cisco IOS-XR routers
4.3 Describe DWDM, IPoDWDM and ROADM
4.4 Implement IPoDWDM controller/interface on Cisco IOS-XR routers

VPN in Service Provider IP NGN Environments

1.1 Describe VPN implementation models (overlay, peer-to-peer)
1.2 Describe VPN technologies (L2TPv3, GRE, IPsec VPN, SSLVPN, DMVPN, GETVPN)
1.3 Describe L2 vs L3 VPNs

MPLS layer 3 VPNs in Service Provider IP NGN Environments

2.1 Describe MPLS L3 VPN architecture and operations (RDs, RTs, VRFs, MP-BGP, PE-CE routing)
2.2 Describe the design models for combining Internet access with MPLS L3 VPN services
2.3 Describe the various methods used to deploy IPv6 over MPLS (6PE and 6VPE)
2.4 Implement MP-BGP between PE routers on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.5 Implement PE-CE routings (static, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.6 Implement complex MPLS layer 3 VPNs on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.7 Implement carrier supporting carrier (CSC) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.8 Troubleshoot MPLS L3 VPNs IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors in service provider environments

Layer 2 VPNs in Service Provider IP NGN Environments

3.1 Describe L2TPv3 VPNs over an IP core network
3.2 Describe L2 VPNs (AToM and VPLS) over an IP/MPLS core network
3.3 Describe AToM Interworking
3.4 Implement AToM on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

Carrier Ethernet in Service Provider IP NGN Environments

4.1 Describe Carrier Ethernet forums and standards (MEF, IEEE, IETF)
4.2 Describe the concepts of User PE (U-PE) and Network PE (N-PE)
4.3 Describe E-Line versus E-LAN versus E-Tree
4.4 Describe QinQ tunneling
4.5 Describe Provider Backbone Bridge (PBB – aka MAC-in-MAC)
4.6 Describe VPWS versus VPLS
4.7 Describe VPLS versus H-VPLS
4.8 Describe VPLS signaling using LDP or BGP
4.9 Implement QinQ on Cisco ME 3400 Series Switches
4.10 Implement VPLS on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

SPEDGE - Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services v1.2

What You'll Learn

What You'll Learn

  • VPN technologies used in the service provider environment
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN peer-to-peer architecture
  • Steps to provide MPLS Layer 3 VPN service in service provider networks
  • Use the MPLS Layer 3 VPN model to implement managed services and Internet access
  • Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet services
  • Traffic policing and shaping, including token bucket, dual token bucket, and dual-rate policing