The Cisco Prime Provisioning (CPP) v6.5 instructor-led course is a 5-day lab-intensive course that introduces students to the Cisco Prime Provisioning System, as well as its features and functions.You will learn the important theoretical concepts on which the provisioning is based, and gain the practical knowledge and skills to successfully deploy it in your network. You will be able to determine that prerequisite configuration parameters based on Cisco for SNMP, Telnet, SSH, logging, ACLs, and so forth are configured on your network devices to work with Cisco Prime Provisioning. In hands-on labs, you will learn to install the Cisco Prime Provisioning software, create and configure MPLS services such as Layer 3 VPNs and complex Layer 2 VPNs, deploy common routing protocols, implement IP multicast, and deploy Multiprotocol Label Switching Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE) in the classroom environment. You will also perform basic troubleshooting of MPLS services and device discovery. This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that you are able to successfully deploy a Cisco Provisioning System network.


  • Identify the core features and uses of Cisco Prime Provisioning
  • Discuss subversion and the use of SVN commands
  • Describe the use of the GUI within Cisco Prime
  • Explain the new features that come from version 6.5
  • Configure provisioning policies
  • Deploy provisioning service requests
  • Audit service requests
  • Configure API accesses and reporting
  • Identify the methods of troubleshooting Cisco Prime services and obtaining technical support
  • Create complex MPLS (Layer 3 and Layer 2) services from Cisco Prime Provisioning


  • Module 1: Introduction to Cisco Prime Suite
  • Module 2: MPLS Overview
  • Module 3: Cisco Prime Provisioning Repository
  • Module 4: Cisco Prime Provisioning Service Process
  • Module 5: Complex VPN Topologies and Management VPN
  • Module 6: L3 VPNs
  • Module 7: VPLS
  • Module 8: L2 Complex VPNs
  • Module 9: TDM-CEM Service IP RAN MPLS
  • Module 10: MPLS-TE and TP Services
  • Module 11: Advanced L2/EVC/EWS Components
  • Module 12: Multicast over MPLS
  • Module 13: IP and Cisco XR Support
  • Module 14: Troubleshooting
  • Module 15: API Commands and System Integration
  • Module 16: Policy Customization (Managing Additional Information)
  • Module 17: Cisco Prime Provisioning Administration

The lab outline is as follows:
  • Lab 1: Launching Cisco Prime Provisioning
  • Lab 2: Navigating the GUI
  • Lab 3: Populating Provisioning Repository
  • Lab 4: Defining a Management VPN
  • Lab 5: Provisioning a Managament VPN
  • Lab 6: Defining MPLS L3 VPN
  • Lab 7: Provisioning MPLS L3 VPN Service
  • Lab 8: Defining MPLS L2 (EWS and ERS)
  • Lab 9: Provisioning MPLS L2 Service
  • Lab10: Defining MPLS VPLS
  • Lab11: Provisoning MPLS VPLS Service
  • Lab 12: Configuring MPLS-TP
  • Lab 13: Configuring MPLS-TE
  • Lab 14: MPLS L2VPN Advanced Concepts
  • Lab 15: Discovering XR Devices
  • Lab 16: Prerequistes for Discover
  • Lab 17: Troubleshooting Discover, Service Requests, and Audits
  • Lab 18: Policy Customization: Additional Infomation

Prerequisite Knowledge

  • A solid understanding of IPv4, IPv6, OSPF, MPLS, BGP, and TCP/IP
  • A solid understanding of Linux or Windows system administration
  • CCNA level of knowledge or a good understanding of Cisco IOS Software and Cisco IOS XR Software commands