INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSE

Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU)

Course Information

Duration: 5 days

Version: SPFNDU

Price: $4,500.00

Certification:

Exam:

Learning Credits: 45

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OVERVIEW

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 the 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

Prerequisites:

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • 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

Target Audience:

This course is designed for network and software engineers and hold job roles such as:

  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Network manager
  • System engineer
  • Project manager
  • Network designer

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you 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:

  • 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