The Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1) v1.2 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces the learners to the basic knowledge and skills necessary to support a service provider network.
The course provides knowledge of the major components of a network and helps learners to understand how service provider networks function. The course introduces IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture that helps service providers to build modern, scalable and reliable networks.
The course also includes classroom activities with remote labs that are useful to gain practical skills on deploying Cisco IOS, Cisco IOS XE, and Cisco IOS XR features to operate and support a service provider network.
The SPNGN1 course is associated with the CCNA Service Provider certification.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe IP fundamentals that are important to build IP networks, host-to-host communication, and network components and functions
  • Describe basic LAN switching and configure and verify basic LAN switch functions
  • Describe routing concepts and discuss considerations when implementing routing on a network
  • Describe the characteristics, functions, and components of a service provider WAN network
  • Describe network management concepts and discuss considerations when implementing network management tools and features on the network


The course contains these components:
  • Module 1: IP Fundamentals
    • Defining Functions of Networking
    • Introducing TCP/IP Layers and the OSI Reference Model
    • IP Addressing Overview
    • Explaining IP Addressing and Subnets
    • Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer
    • Hardware Lab 1: Verify Host IP Configuration
    • Paper Lab 2: Define IP Subnets
  • Module 2: Basic LAN Switching
    • Understanding Ethernet
    • Connecting to an Ethernet LAN
    • Using Switched LAN Technology
    • Operating a Cisco Switch
    • Performing Switched Network Optimizations
    • Troubleshooting Switch Issues
    • Hardware Lab 3: Configure Cisco Switches
  • Module 3: Basic IP Routing
    • Exploring the Functions of Routing
    • Introduction to the Cisco IOS XR
    • Implementing Basic Routing
    • Implementing EIGRP
    • Hardware Lab 4: Configure Basic Router Configuration
  • Module 4: Connectivity Technologies
    • Describing Access Technologies
    • Introducing Service Provider Access, Edge, and Transport Technologies
    • Enabling the WAN Internet Connection
    • Hardware Lab 5: Implement Internet Connectivity
    • WAN Encapsulation
    • Hardware Lab 6: Configure Data Link Layer Encapsulation
    • Introducing VPN
  • Module 5: Network Management and Security
    • Collecting Network Device Data
    • Configuring Network Management Tools
    • Hardware Lab 7: Configure Network Management Tools
    • Explaining Network Security
    • Understanding Switch Security
    • Understanding Cisco Router Security
    • Hardware Lab 8: Secure Network Devices
    • Implementing AAA
    • Hardware Lab 9: Configuring AAA

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills

Associated certifications