Course Overview

Achieving CCNP Service Provider certification proves your skills with service provider solutions. To earn CCNP Service Provider certification, you pass two exams: one that covers core service provider technologies and one service provider concentration exam of your choice, so you can customize your certification to your technical area of focus.

Zavic Solutions - Best Courses

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCNP Service Provider, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

CCNP candidates often also have three to five years of experience implementing service provider solutions.

Core Exam: Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR) v1.0

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) v1.0 course teaches you how to configure, verify, troubleshoot, and optimize next-generation, Service Provider IP network infrastructures. It provides a deep dive into Service Provider technologies including core architecture, services, networking, automation, quality of services, security, and network assurance.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Service Provider network architectures, concepts, and transport technologies
  • Describe the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS®) software architectures, main IOS types, and their differences
  • Implement Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) in the Service Provider network
  • Implement Integrated Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS) in the Service Provider network
  • Implement Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing in Service Provider environments
  • Implement route maps and routing policy language
  • Describe IPv6 transition mechanisms used in the Service Provider networks
  • Implement high-availability mechanisms in Cisco IOS XR software
  • Implement traffic engineering in modern Service Provider networks for optimal resource utilization
  • Describe segment routing and segment routing traffic engineering concepts
  • Describe the VPN technologies used in the Service Provider environment
  • Configure and verify Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) L2VPN in Service Provider environments
  • Configure and verify MPLS L3VPN in Service Provider environments
  • Implement IP multicast services
  • Describe the Quality of Service (QoS) architecture and QoS benefits for SP networks
  • Implement QoS in Service Provider environments
  • Implement control plane security in Cisco devices
  • Implement management plane security in Cisco devices
  • Implement data plane security in Cisco devices
  • Describe the Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) data modeling language
  • Implement automation and assurance tools and protocols
  • Describe the role of Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) in Service Provider environments
  • Implement virtualization technologies in Service Provider environments
  • Intermediate knowledge of Cisco IOS or IOS XE
  • Familiarity with Cisco IOS or IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR Software configuration
  • Knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6 TCP/IP networking
  • Intermediate knowledge of IP routing protocols
  • Understanding of MPLS technologies
  • Familiarity with VPN technologies
  • Describing Service Provider Network Architectures
  • Describing Cisco IOS Software Architectures
  • Implementing OSPF
  • Implementing IS-IS
  • Implementing BGP
  • Implementing Route Maps and Routing Protocol for LLN [Low-Power and Lossy Networks] (RPL)
  • Transitioning to IPv6
  • Implementing High Availability in Networking
  • Implementing MPLS
  • Implementing Cisco MPLS Traffic Engineering
  • Describing Segment Routing
  • Describing VPN Services
  • Configuring L2VPN Services
  • Configuring L3VPN Services
  • Implementing Multicast
  • Describing QoS Architecture
  • Implementing QoS
  • Implementing Control Plane Security
  • Implementing Management Plane Security
  • Implementing Data Plane Security
  • Introducing Network Programmability
  • Implementing Automation and Assurance
  • Introducing Cisco NSO
  • Implementing Virtualization in Service Provider Environments
  • Deploy Cisco IOS XR and IOS XE Basic Device Configuration
  • Implement OSPF Routing
  • Implement Integrated IS-IS Routing
  • Implement Basic BGP Routing
  • Filter BGP Prefixes Using RPL
  • Implement MPLS in the Service Provider Core
  • Implement Cisco MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE)
  • Implement Segment Routing
  • Implement Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS)
  • Implement MPLS L3VPN
  • Implement BGP Security
  • Implement Remotely Triggered Black Hole (RTBH) Filtering

Concentration Exams

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the main characteristics of routing protocols that are used in Service provider environments
  • Implement advanced features of multiarea Open Shortest Path First (OSPFv2) running in Service Provider networks
  • Implement advanced features of multilevel Intermediate System to Intermediate System (ISIS) running in Service Provider networks
  • Configure route redistribution
  • Configure Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) in order to successfully connect the Service Provider network to the customer or upstream Service Provider
  • Configure BGP scalability in Service Provider networks
  • Implement BGP security options
  • Implement advanced features in order to improve convergence in BGP networks
  • Troubleshoot OSPF, ISIS, and BGP
  • Implement and verify MPLS
  • Implement and troubleshoot MPLS traffic engineering
  • Implement and verify segment routing technology within an interior gateway protocol
  • Describe how traffic engineering is used in segment routing networks
  • Implement IPv6 tunneling mechanisms
  • Describe and compare core multicast concepts
  • Implement and verifying the PIM-SM protocol
  • Implement enhanced Protocol-Independent Multicast – Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) features
  • Implement Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) in the interdomain environment
  • Implement mechanisms for dynamic Rendezvous Point (RP) distribution

Prerequisites

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

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS®) or IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR Software configuration
  • Knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6 TCP/IP networking
  • Intermediate knowledge of BGP, OSPF, and ISIS routing protocols
  • Understanding of MPLS technologies
  • Understanding of multicast technologies
  • Familiarity with segment routing

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course:

  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 (SPNGN1)
  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 2 (SPNGN2)
  • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)
  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®)
  • Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU)
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR)

Outline

  • Implementing and Verifying Open Shortest Path First Multiarea Networks
  • Implementing and Verifying Intermediate System to Intermediate System Multilevel Networks
  • Introducing Routing Protocol Tools, Route Maps, and Routing Policy Language
  • Implementing Route Redistribution
  • Influencing Border Gateway Protocol Route Selection
  • Scaling BGP in Service Provider Networks
  • Securing BGP in Service Provider Networks
  • Improving BGP Convergence and Implementing Advanced Operations
  • Troubleshooting Routing Protocols
  • Implementing and Verifying MPLS
  • Implementing Cisco MPLS Traffic Engineering
  • Implementing Segment Routing
  • Describing Segment Routing Traffic Engineering (SR TE)
  • Deploying IPv6 Tunneling Mechanisms
  • Implementing IP Multicast Concepts and Technologies
  • Implementing PIM-SM Protocol
  • Implementing PIM-SM Enhancements
  • Implementing Interdomain IP Multicast
  • Implementing Distributed Rendezvous Point Solution in Multicast Network

Lab outline

  • Implement OSPF Special Area Types (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Implement Multiarea IS-IS
  • Implement Route Redistribution
  • Influence BGP Route Selection
  • Implement BGP Route Reflectors
  • Implement BGP Security Options
  • Troubleshoot Routing Protocols
  • Implement MPLS in the Service Provider Core
  • Implement Cisco MPLS TE
  • Configure and Verify Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) Segment Routing
  • Implement Tunnels for IPv6
  • Enable and Optimize PIM-SM
  • Implement PIM-SM Enhancements
  • Implement Rendezvous Point Distribution

The Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI) v1.0 course prepares you to manage end-customer Virtual Private Network (VPN) environments built over a common service provider Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone.

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe VPN concepts and operation in a Service Provider environment
  • Implement Layer 3 MPLS VPN operations in a Service Provider environment
  • Implement Layer 3 Inter-domain MPLS VPN services traversing multiple Service Providers
  • Implement Layer 3 Multicast MPLS VPN operations in a Service Provider environment
  • Troubleshoot typical issues in Layer 3 MPLS VPN environments
  • Implement Layer 2 VPN operations in a Service Provider environment
  • Troubleshoot Layer 2 VPN issues in a Service Provider network
  • Implement MPLS VPN solutions for IPv6 environments
  • Troubleshoot MPLS VPN solutions for IPv6 environments

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have Service Provider knowledge at the professional level, equivalent to the material in the following Cisco courses:

  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 (SPNGN1) v1.2
  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 2 (SPNGN2) v1.2
  • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)

In the new certification program, foundational material is covered in these courses:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®)
  • Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU)
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR)

Outline

  • Introducing VPN Services
    • VPN Fundamentals
    • MPLS VPN Control Plane Operation
  • Troubleshooting MPLS VPN Underlay
    • Troubleshoot Core Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP)
    • Troubleshoot Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Implementing Layer 3 MPLS VPNs
    • Multiprotocol BGP (MP-BGP) Routing Requirements in MPLS VPNs
    • Provider Edge to Customer Edge (PE-to-CE) Routing Requirements in Layer 3 MPLS VPNs
  • Implementing Layer 3 Interdomain MPLS VPNs
    • Inter-Autonomous System (AS) for Layer 3 MPLS VPNs
    • Content Security and Control (CSC) for Layer 3 MPLS VPNs
  • Implementing Layer 3 Multicast MPLS VPNs
    • Multicast VPN (MVPN) Fundamentals
    • Implement Intranet MVPN
  • Troubleshooting Intra-AS Layer 3 VPNs
    • Troubleshoot PE-CE Connectivity
    • Troubleshoot PE-to-Route Reflector
  • Implementing Layer 2 VPNs
    • Layer 2 Service Architecture and Carrier Ethernet Services
    • Refresh on Traditional Ethernet LAN (E-LAN), E-Line, and E-Tree Solutions
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 VPNs
    • Troubleshoot Common Issues for Traditional E-Line, E-LAN, and E-Tree Ethernet Solutions
    • Troubleshoot Common Issues for Ethernet VPN (EVPN) Native, EVPN Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS), and EVPN Integrated Routing and Bridging (IRB) Solutions
  • Implementing Layer 3 IPv6 MPLS VPNs
    • Classical Solutions for Deploying IPv6 over IPv4 Environments
    • Using 6VPE to Deploy IPv6 Connectivity over MPLS Environment
  • Troubleshooting Layer 3 IPv6 MPLS VPNs
    • Troubleshooting PE-to-PE Connectivity

Lab outline

  • Verify the Service Provider Backbone Operation for MPLS VPN
  • Work with VRF Instances
  • Troubleshoot the MPLS VPN Backbone
  • Configure MP-BGP as the PE-CE Routing Protocol
  • Configure and Verify PE-to-CE Routing Requirements
  • Enable Shared Services VPN
  • Deploy Internet Access as a VPN Service
  • Troubleshoot Layer 3 MPLS VPN End-Customer Connectivity
  • Implement Different EVPN Solutions
  • Troubleshoot EVPN VPWS
  • Implement IPv6 VPN Provider Edge Router (6VPE)

The Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI) v1.0 course prepares you to implement and support automation solutions in a Service Provider network infrastructure, using network programmability principles, protocols, tools, and mechanisms.

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Use NETCONF and RESTCONF programmability protocols on Cisco devices
  • Describe and use tools to validate YANG data models on Cisco devices
  • Describe and configure model-driven telemetry on Cisco devices
  • Describe and configure network traffic automation with Cisco XTC
  • Describe and use network automation tools that utilize SSH
  • Automate service provider network configuration with Cisco NSO
  • Describe how to automate virtualized resources with Cisco ESC
  • Describe how to automate service provider WAN with Cisco WAE

Prerequisites

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

  • CCNP equivalent level of knowledge for Routing and Switching (R&S)
  • Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS XE) and Cisco IOS XR working experience
  • SP Operations experience with routing, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) Solutions
  • Network Programmability Basics (Network Programming Foundations, APIs and Protocols, Network Model Driven APIs and Protocols, Configuration Management with Ansible, Service Provider Network Automation workflows)

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course:

  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR)
  • Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI)
  • Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI)
  • Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU)

Outline

  • Implementing Network Device Programmability Interfaces with NETCONF and RESTCONF
    • Implement NETCONF Protocol
    • Implement RESTCONF Protocol
  • Implementing Model-Driven Programmability with YANG
    • YANG Data Models
    • YANG Tools
    • YANG Development Kit
  • Implementing Model-Driven Telemetry
    • Implementing Model-Driven Telemetry with gRPC
    • Implementing Model-Driven Telemetry with gNMI
  • Automating Service Provider Network Traffic with Cisco XTC
    • Cisco XTC Fundamentals
    • Configure Cisco XTC
  • Automating Networks with Tools That Utilize SSH
    • Implement Device Configurations with Python Netmiko Library
    • Implement Device Configurations with Ansible Playbooks
  • Orchestrating Network Services with Cisco NSO
    • Cisco NSO Fundamentals
    • Cisco NSO Device Manager
    • Cisco NSO Services
    • Implement Device Configurations with Python
  • Automating Virtualized Resources with Cisco Elastic Services Controller
    • Cisco ESC Architecture
    • Cisco ESC Resource Management
  • Automating the WAN with Cisco WAE
    • Describe the Cisco WAE Components

Lab outline

  • Explore NETCONF Protocol in Cisco Devices
  • Configure Cisco IOS XE Devices with RESTCONF
  • Explore Cisco and OpenConfig YANG Data Models with YANG Tools
  • Use ncclient and Python to Configure Cisco Devices
  • Use YANG Development Kit (YDK) to Configure Cisco Devices
  • Configure Model-Driven Telemetry with gRPC
  • Configure Model-Driven Telemetry with gNMI
  • Configure Path Disjointness with Cisco XTC
  • Use Python Netmiko Library to Configure Cisco Devices
  • Use Ansible to Configure Cisco Devices
  • Use Cisco NSO Device Manager
  • Create a Loopback Service Template
  • Use Cisco NSO REST API with Postman
  • Explore and Use Cisco WAE Features

Why Learn With Zavic?

Zavic Solutions has everything that you will ever need to excel in the field of networking.

  • Over 5,000 Students Placed

    Curabitur non nulla sit amet nisl tempus convallis quis ac lectus.

  • Over 5,000 Students Placed

    Curabitur non nulla sit amet nisl tempus convallis quis ac lectus.

  • Over 5,000 Students Placed

    Curabitur non nulla sit amet nisl tempus convallis quis ac lectus.

Request A Demo

    Got Queries?

    Get in touch with us for more information