The Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2) v1.2 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces the learners to the knowledge and skills that are necessary to implement and support a provider network (P-network).
The course focuses on using Cisco routers and switches that are connected in LANs and WANs, and they are typically found in the P-network. Upon completing this course, learners will be able to configure, verify, and troubleshoot the various Cisco networking devices.
The course also includes classroom activities with remote labs that are useful to gain practical skills when deploying Cisco IOS, Cisco IOS XE, and Cisco IOS XR Software features to operate and support the P-network.
The SPNGN2 course is associated with the CCNA Service Provider certification.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe the Cisco IP NGN architecture
  • Expand a small, switched LAN to a medium-size LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and STP
  • Describe routing concepts as they apply to a P-network and discuss considerations when implementing routing on the network
  • Implement internal and external routing protocols: OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP
  • Describe and implement basic MPLS
  • Determine how to apply ACLs that are based on network requirements, and implement ACLs on a P-network
  • Describe when to use NAT and implement NAT on Cisco routers
  • Describe basic IPv6 concepts and use different configuration scenarios to implement IPv6
  • Describe the fundamentals of Cisco IOS XR technology


The course contains these components:
  • Module 1: Service Provider Network Architecture
    • Introduction to Service Providers
    • Cisco IP NGN Architecture
  • Module 2: Advanced LAN Switching
    • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
    • Spanning Tree Protocol Enhancements
    • Hardware Lab 1: Configure Advanced Switching
    • Routing Between VLANs
    • First Hop Redundancy Protocols
    • Hardware Lab 2: Configure Inter-VLAN Routing and Gateway Redundancy
  • Module 3: Internal Service Provider Traffic Forwarding
    • Link-State Routing Protocols
    • Implementing OSPF
    • Hardware Lab 3: Implement OSPF
    • Implementing IS-IS
    • Hardware Lab 4: Implement IS-IS
    • Implementing Route Redistribution
    • MPLS Basics
  • Module 4: External Service Provider Routing
    • Introducing BGP
    • Understanding BGP Path Attributes
    • Establishing BGP Sessions and Processing BGP Routes
    • Configuring Basic BGP
    • Hardware Lab 5: Configure Basic BGP
  • Module 5: ACLs and IP Address Translation
    • Implementing Access Control Lists
    • Hardware Lab 6: Implement ACLs
    • Transitioning to IPv6
  • Module 6: Cisco Service Provider Platforms
    • Cisco Hardware Platform Placement
    • Describing Cisco IOS XR Software Architecture and Features
    • Explaining Software Maintenance Operations on Cisco IOS XR and Cisco IOS XE
    • Explaining Configuration Management with Cisco IOS XR Software
    • Hardware Lab 7: Manage Cisco IOS XR Package

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:

Associated certifications