The Cisco Prime Network Intermediate - Administration and Operations (CPNI-AO) is a 4-day instructor-led lab-intensive course that introduces the learners to the Cisco Prime Network management application.
Cisco Prime Network is a service-centered comprehensive management solution for dynamic and complex multiservice networks, including Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Carrier Ethernet, data center, and mobility. The Cisco Prime Network course teaches you how to configure, customize, and effectively use Cisco Prime Network.
By attending the CPNI-AO training you gain an understanding of the primary components of the Cisco Prime Network architecture, guidelines for deployment, details of preparing the platform to manage the network, how to use the main Cisco Prime Network features (topology, inventory, fault management, reports, command implementation, configuration management, image management, and compliance audit), and the concepts, processes, and tools that allow customization of Cisco Prime Network to meet the specific needs of customers’ unique networks (Soft Properties, Command Builder, Command Manager, Transaction Manager, and VNE Customization Builder).


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe the purpose and deployment of the Cisco Prime Carrier Management suite and the part that Cisco Prime Network plays
  • Configure and use Cisco Prime Network


The course contains these components:
  • Overview
  • Lab: Lab Access
  • Predeployment
  • Initial System Configuration
  • Lab: Initial System Configuration
  • Using Cisco Prime Network
  • Lab: User Management
  • Lab: Global Settings
  • Lab: Topology
  • Lab: Inventory
  • Lab: Fault Management
  • Lab: Reports
  • Lab: Soft Properties
  • Lab: Command Builder
  • VNE Customization
  • Change and Configuration Management
  • Lab: Configuration Manager
  • Lab: Image Manager
  • Lab: Compliance Audit
  • Lab: Command Manager

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Basic Linux system administrator knowledge
  • Basic network management concepts (SNMP, MIBs, and so on)
  • TCP/IP network experience