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Building Cisco Service Provider Next Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2)

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Module 1: Service Provider Network Construction

Present a unified view of a service provider network in relation to the Cisco IP NGN.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Service Providers

  • Interconnecting ISP Networks
  • Global IP Address Space Management
  • Global Routing

Lesson 2: Cisco IP NGN Architecture

  • Cisco IP NGN Architecture
  • Components of a Cisco IP NGN Infrastructure Layer
  • Cisco IP NGN of the Future

Lesson 3: Cisco Hardware Platform Placement

  • Cisco Routers, Switches, and Other Devices
  • Cisco Routers in the Core Network
  • Cisco Routers and Switches in the Edge and Aggregation Network
  • Cisco Routers in the Access Network
  • Cisco Switches in the Access Network
Module 2: Advanced LAN Switching

Present advanced LAN features and technologies for ensuring stable and redundant LAN topology.

Lesson 1: Implementing VLANs and Trunks

  • Introduction to VLANs
  • Trunking
  • QinQ

Lesson 2: Spanning Tree Protocol Enhancements

  • RSTP
  • MSTP
  • Spanning Tree Options
  • REP

The lesson includes these activities:

  • Lab 2-1: Configure Advanced Switching.

Lesson 3: Routing Between VLANs

  • Concept of Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Configuring a Router for Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Configuring a Layer 3 Switch for Inter-VLAN Routing

Lesson 4: First Hop Redundancy Protocols

  • Gateway Redundancy Problem
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol

The lesson includes these activities:

  • Lab 2-2: Configure Inter-VLAN Routing and Gateway Redundancy
Module 3: Internal Service Provider Traffic Forwarding

Configure and verify Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), and describe Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Label Distribution Protocol (LDP).

Lesson 1: Link-State Routing Protocols

  • Service Provider IP and MPLS Core Network
  • Link-State Routing Protocol Basics
  • Link-State Database and SPF Calculations

Lesson 2: Implementing OSPF

  • OSPF Basics
  • Adding Interfaces to OSPF
  • OSPF Load Balancing
  • OSPF Authentication

Lesson 3: Implementing IS-IS

  • IS-IS Basics
  • Adding Interfaces to IS-IS
  • IS-IS Load Balancing
  • IS-IS Authentication

The lesson includes these activities:

  • Lab 3-2: Implement IS-IS

Lesson 4: Implementing Route Redistribution

  • Route Redistribution Basics
  • Route Redistribution into OSPF
  • Route Redistribution into IS-IS

Lesson 5: MPLS Basics

  • MPLS Introduction
  • Label Distribution Protocol
  • MPLS Configuration
Module 4: External Service Provider Routing

Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot basic Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to enable interdomain routing in a network scenario with multiple domains.

Lesson 1: Introducing BGP

  • Introduction to the Interdomain Routing
  • AS Types and Redundancy
  • BGP Characteristics and Limitations
  • Address Families

Lesson 2: Understanding BGP Path Attributes

  • BGP Path Attributes
  • Attribute Examples

Lesson 3: Establishing BGP Sessions

  • BGP Peering
  • External and Internal Border Gateway Protocol
  • Authentication

Lesson 4: Processing BGP Routes

  • Network Layer Reachability Information
  • Best Route Selection Criteria
  • Route Propagation
  • Advertising Networks

Lesson 5: Configuring Basic BGP

  • Configuring the BGP Process
  • Configuring Routing Parameters

The lesson includes these activities:

  • Lab 4-1: Configure Basic BGP
Module 5: ACLs and IP Address Translation

Describe access control list (ACL) and IP address translation.

Lesson 1: Applying Access Control Lists

  • Access Control Lists
  • Standard ACLs
  • Extended ACLs
  • IPv6 ACLs
  • Service Provider Edge Filtering

The lesson includes these activities:

  • Lab 5-1: Implement ACLs

Lesson 2: Transitioning to IPv6

  • Transition Issues
  • Carrier-Grade NAT
  • NAT64
  • Dual-Stack
  • IPv6-in-IPv4 Tunneling
Module 6: Cisco IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR Software

Describe Cisco IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR Software fundamentals.

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco IOS XR Software Architecture and Features

  • Cisco IOS XR Software Architecture
  • Cisco IOS XR Software High-Availability Features
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Release Cycle

Lesson 2: Explaining Software Maintenance Operations on Cisco IOS XR and Cisco IOS XE

  • Cisco IOS XR Software Packages
  • Cisco IOS XR Software Upgrades
  • Installing Cisco IOS XR from the Beginning
  • Cisco IOS XR Firmware Updates
  • Cisco IOS XE Software Packages

Lesson 3: Explaining Configuration Management with Cisco IOS XR Software

  • Committing Configuration
  • Configuration Rollback Points