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CCNP

The Cisco® CCNP® Service Provider (CCNP Service Provider) certification is for networking professionals who have advanced or professional-level knowledge.

This certification validates the skills of these professionals in deploying and optimizing service provider IP next-generation networks.

As service provider infrastructures continue to consolidate legacy networks and adapt new, innovative service offerings over a common IP backbone, there is a growing demand for network engineers who can understand and translate complex network engineering designs and then accurately deploy and verify those implementations

The CCNP Service Provider certification provides networking engineers with a complete Cisco training and certification portfolio in service provider IP next-generation networking.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Service Provider (SP) network engineers including IP Backbone or IP Core Engineers, Infrastructure Engineers, Edge or Aggregation Engineer, Access Engineers, Implementation Engineers, Field Engineers
  • Generally, Service Provider oriented Network Engineers

WHAT YOU GET

  • Detailed Lab workbook (over 600+ Pages).
  • Recorded video sessions for future reference with labs.
  • Full access to all videos any time online and downloadable.
  • Understanding technology and co-relating with some real time examples and scenarios
  • Complete core technology with detailed labs verification.

PREREQUISITE

The following will act as a prerequisite:

Valid Cisco CCNA Service Provider,

OR

Valid Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching plus have passed minimum of 1 CCIP exam (QOS, BGP, MPLS, BGP+MPLS, ROUTE, BSCI),

OR

Valid Cisco CCIP

OR

Any Cisco CCIE certification

TRAINING OPTIONS

  • Online Training
  • Onsite Training
  • Instructor Led Training
  • Video Training series (Online/Download option)

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

A candidate must pass 4 required exams to obtain a CCNP Service Provider certification

Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing

Exam Number 642-883 SPROUTE

Associated Certifications CCNP Service Provider

Duration 90 minutes (65 – 75 questions)

The 642-883 SPROUTE Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing exam tests a candidate's knowledge to configure, verify, and troubleshoot routing protocols using Cisco carrier-grade devices and Cisco IOS, Cisco IOS XE, and Cisco IOS XR software.

OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 Routing in Service Provider Environments


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

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


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

BGP Routing in Service Provider Environments


    • Describe the Internet routing hierarchy: Network Service Providers (NSP), Network Access Point (NAP), ISP Tiers (Tier 1, 2 and 3)
    • Describe connectivity between an enterprise network and an SP that requires the use of BGP
    • Describe connectivity between a SP and upstream SPs
    • Describe BGP transit AS operations
    • Implement EBGP and IBGP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement BGP neighbor authentication on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Influence BGP route selection by using various BGP attributes on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Troubleshoot BGP IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

Route Manipulations in Service Provider Environments


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

High Availability Routing Features


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

Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing

Exam Number 642-885 SPADVROUTE

Associated Certifications CCNP Service Provider

Duration 90 minutes (65 – 75 questions)

The 642-885 SPADVROUTE, Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing exam tests a candidate's knowledge to configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 advanced BGP configuration, IP multicasting, and IPv6 transition mechanisms in implementing and supporting a service provider network.

This exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS XE and IOS XR operating systems.

BGP Routing Features in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment


    • Describe the BGP routing processes in IOS-XR
    • Configure the BGP timers on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Describe the need for BGP confederations in BGP transit backbones
    • Design and implement BGP route reflectors to scale IBGP in BGP transit backbones on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement BGP in SP IP NGN IOS-XR and IOS-XE PE routers to support multi-homed BGP Customers
    • Implement Remote Triggered Blackhole Filtering (RTBF) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement BGP TTL security on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement BGP maximum-prefix on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement BGP route dampening on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Troubleshoot BGP IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors in service provider environments
    • Optimize BGP IOS-XR configurations using af-groups, session-groups, and neighbor-groups
    • Optimize BGP IOS-XE configurations using peer-groups

Multicast Routing in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment


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

IPv6 in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment


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

High Availability Routing Features


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

Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services

Exam Number 642-887 SPCORE

Associated Certifications CCNP Service Provider

Duration 90 minutes (65 – 75 questions)

The 642-887 SPCORE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services exam. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the concepts and implementation of MPLS technology and MPLS-TE services.

It also validates the understanding of technology principles of basic Quality of Service, and Quality of Service with Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) to implement advanced features and functions.

QoS in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment


    • Describe the DiffServ and IntServ QoS models
    • Describe the QoS mechanisms (classification and marking, congestion management and avoidance, traffic policing and shaping)
    • Describe IPv6 Flow Label
    • Describe trust boundaries in Enterprise and SP environments
    • Describe Cisco MQC for QoS configurations
    • Describe hierarchical QoS configurations
    • Describe the Cisco NBAR feature for discovering network protocols and for packets classifications
    • Describe the typical Edge PE routers and Core P routers QoS requirements
    • Implement classification and marking in an interdomain network using QPPB on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement class-based markings on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement QoS pre-classify on tunnel interface on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement CB-WFQ on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement LLQ on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement WRED on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement traffic policing on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement traffic shaping on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Describe LPTS and hardware rate limiters on Cisco IOS-XR routers
    • Describe MPLS EXP bits
    • Describe MPLS QoS implementation concepts and models
    • Implement MPLS DiffServ Tunneling on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Troubleshoot QoS IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

MPLS/LDP in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment


    • Describe the CEF, FIB, LFIB and LIB tables on Cisco routers
    • Describe MPLS labels and label stack operations on Cisco routers
    • Describe LDP operations in Cisco routers
    • Describe MPLS OAM (MPLS LSP Ping and MPLS Traceroute)
    • Describe MPLS Applications in Service provider environment
    • Implement LDP on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Implement LDP high availability features on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
    • Troubleshoot LDP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

MPLS Traffic Engineering in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment


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

Transport Technologies


    • Describe the SP core transition from ATM/SONET/SDH based backbone to packet based IP/MPLS backbone
    • Implement 10/40/100 GigabitEthernet Interfaces on Cisco IOS-XR routers
    • Describe DWDM, IPoDWDM and ROADM
    • Implement IPoDWDM controller/interface on Cisco IOS-XR route

Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services

Exam Number 642-889 SPEDGE

Associated Certifications CCNP Service Provider

Duration 90 minutes (65 – 75 questions)

The 642-889 SPEDGE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services tests a candidate's knowledge of service provider VPN solutions through enabling point of presence to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs. This exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS XE and IOS XR operating systems.

VPN in Service Provider IP NGN Environments


    • Describe VPN implementation models (overlay, peer-to-peer)
    • Describe VPN technologies (L2TPv3, GRE, IPsec VPN, SSLVPN, DMVPN, GETVPN)
    • Describe layer 2 versus layer 3 VPNs

MPLS layer 3 VPNs in Service Provider IP NGN Environments


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

Layer 2 VPNs in Service Provider IP NGN Environments


    • Describe L2TPv3 VPNs over an IP core network
    • Describe layer 2 VPNs (AToM and VPLS) over an IP/MPLS core network
    • Describe AToM Interworking
    • Implement AToM on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE

Carrier Ethernet in Service Provider IP NGN Environments


    • Describe Carrier Ethernet forums and standards (MEF, IEEE, IETF)
    • Describe the concepts of User PE (U-PE) and Network PE (N-PE)
    • Describe E-Line versus E-LAN vs E-Tree
    • Describe QinQ tunneling
    • Describe Provider Backbone Bridge (PBB – aka MAC-in-MAC)
    • Describe VPWS versus VPLS
    • Describe VPLS versus H-VPLS
    • Describe VPLS signaling using LDP or BGP
    • Implement QinQ on Cisco ME 3400 Ethernet Access Switches
    • Implement VPLS on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE