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Cisco Service Provider Advanced Technologies

The Course Name: Cisco Service Provider Advanced Technologies


The Course Duration: 70 Hours / 10 days



  1. The following topics are not included (can be included by customer request):

IPv6 in MPLS Environment



IOS XR Route Policy Language

IOS XR Flexible CLI

  1. All the labs are going to be done using IOS-XR (IOS-XE can be added by customer request)



The Course Index:

Module 1: IP Fundamentals

  • OSI and TCP/IP Refresher
  • Internet Protocol and IP Addressing
  • Service Protocols (ARP, ICMP, etc.)
  • Understanding Ethernet Operations. Spanning-Tree Protocols
  • IEEE 802.1Q and 802.1ad
  • The principles of IP Routing
  • Understanding Service Provider Routing Protocols
  • Cisco IP NGN Architecture

Module 2: Implementing OSPF in Service Provider Network

Part 1: OSPF Fundamentals

  • Introducing OSPF Routing
  • OSPF Hierarchy
  • OSPF Neighbor Adjacencies
  • OSPF Packet Format
  • OSPF Packet Types
  • OSPF Neighbor States
  • OSPF Best Path Calculation
  • OSPF Authentication

Part 2: OSPF Advanced Features

  • Building the LSDB
  • OSPF LSA Types
  • OSPF Special Areas
  • OSPF Intra-Area Routing
  • OSPF Inter-Area Routing
  • OSPF External Routes
  • Default Routes in OSPF
  • OSPF Route Summarization
  • OSPF Virtual Link
  • Nonstop Forwarding
  • Nonstop Routing
  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
  • OSPF LSDB Overload Protection
  • OSPF Troubleshooting

Module 3: Implementing IS-IS in Service Provider Network

Part 1: IS-IS Fundamentals

  • Introducing IS-IS Routing
  • IS-IS Addressing
  • IS-IS Router Types
  • IS-IS Routing Logic
  • Asymmetric IS-IS Routing
  • Symmetric IS-IS Routing
  • IS-IS Adjacencies
  • IS-IS Packets
  • IS-IS Network Types
  • IS-IS LSP Flooding
  • IS-IS LSDB Synchronization

Part 2: IS-IS Advanced Features

  • Single and Multi Topologies IS-IS
  • IP Route Summarization
  • Optimizing the IS-IS Processes
  • Nonstop Forwarding
  • Nonstop Routing
  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
  • Troubleshooting IS-IS

Module 3: Implementing BGP in Service Provider Network

Part 1: BGP Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Border Gateway Protocol
  • BGP Attributes
  • Transit Networks. IBGP and EBGP
  • BGP Path Selection
  • Outbound Traffic Path Influence. Weight and Local Preference
  • Inbound Traffic Path Influence. MED and AS-PATH Prepending
  • Role of BGP Communities

Part 2: BGP Scalability

  • Route Propagation in Service Provider Networks. BGP NLRI
  • BGP Confederations
  • BGP Route Reflectors
  • Hierarchical Route Reflector design
  • Need for MP-BGP. AFI/SAFI

Part 3: BGP Optimization

  • Implementing Advanced BGP Operations
  • BGP Security Options
  • BGP Optimization Options
  • Improving BGP Convergence
  • BGP Timers and Intervals
  • BGP Route Dampening
  • Path MTU Discovery
  • Bidiractional Forwarding Detection for BGP
  • Improving BGP Configuration Scalability
  • BGP Peer Groups and Templates
  • Troubleshooting BGP

Module 4: IP Network Services

  • Cisco IP NGN Architecture Refresher
  • Explaining the Network Services
  • Understanding Point-to-Point Protocol
  • The Need for PPPoE
  • Understanding AAA using RADIUS
  • IP Tunneling Technologies

L3 P2P Tunnels Using GRE

L3 MP2MP Tunnels Using mGRE

Pseudowires-over-IP Using L2TPv3

  • Introduction to Deep Packet Inspection

Module 5: MPLS Fundamentals

  • MPLS Concept
  • MPLS Services
  • MPLS Labels and Label Stacks
  • Label Distribution Protocol
  • Label Switched Path
  • MPLS Convergence
  • MPLS Operations
  • MPLS Basic Configuration and Troubleshooting

Module 6: MPLS Traffci Engineering

  • MPLS TE Components
  • MPLS TE Traffic Tunnel and Link Resource Attributes
  • Constraint-Based Path Computation
  • Forwarding Traffic to a Tunnel
  • Autoroute and Forwarding Adjacency
  • Protecting MPLS TE Traffic
  • MPLS TE Autotunnels
  • BFD over MPLS TE LSPs
  • MPLS TE Bandwidth Control
  • DiffServ-Aware Traffic Engineering
  • Maximum Allocation (MAM) and Russian Dolls (RDM) Models

Module 7: MPLS L3 VPN

  • Introducing MPLS L3 VPN
  • VRF Tables and VPN-Aware Routing Protocols
  • Route Distinguishers and Route Targets
  • Implementing MPLS L3 VPN Backbone
  • PE-CE Routing
  • Implementing Customer Connectivity Using Static Routing
  • Implementing Customer Connectivity Using OSPF
  • Implementing Customer Connectivity Using BGP
  • BGP Exchange with Multi-Homed Sites
  • Overlapping VPNs
  • Central Services VPN
  • Implementing Internet Access

Module 8: MPLS Inter-Domain Solutions

  • Inter-AS Design Principles
  • Inter-AS Options A, B, С and AB
  • Carrier Supporting Carrier Overview
  • CSC Using IGP and LDP
  • CSC Using MP-EBGP

Module 9: MPLS L2 VPN

  • Introducing L2 VPN
  • L2TPv3 Refresher
  • MPLS L2 VPN Overview
  • Metro Ethernet Forum Service Types
  • MPLS P2P VPN Using L2 Pseudowire
  • VPLS MP-BGP Autodiscovery
  • Enhancing Layer 2 VPN Scalability With H-VPLS
  • Understanding EVPN
  • PBB-EVPN Overview
  • IRB-EVPN Overview
  • Understanding VXLAN-EVPN

Module 10: Segmented Routing Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Segment Routing
  • Segment Routing Traffic Engineering With IS-IS
  • Segment Routing Traffic Engineering With OSPF
  • BGP Dynamic Segment Routing Traffic Engineering
  • Dynamic Path Computation


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