The Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE) v1.2 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces the learners to the knowledge and skills necessary to implement and support a service provider network. The course focuses on using Cisco routers that are typically found in the service provider network and on various technologies that are used to offer different services to customers. Upon completing this course learners will be able to configure, verify, and troubleshoot advanced BGP configuration, IP multicasting, and IPv6 transition mechanisms.
This course is a component of the CCNP SP curriculum and is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP SP certification.
The course also includes classroom activities with remote labs that are useful to gain practical skills on deploying Cisco IOS or IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR features to operate and support service provider network.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Configure the service provider network to support multiple BGP connections with customers and other autonomous systems
  • Describe common routing and addressing scalability issues in the service provider network
  • Describe available BGP tools and features to secure and optimize the BGP routing protocol in a service provider environment
  • Introduce IP multicast services and the technologies that are present in IP multicasting
  • Introduce PIM-SM as the most current scalable IP multicast routing protocol
  • Describe service provider IPv6 transition implementations


The course contains these components:
  • Module 1: Service Provider Connectivity with BGP
  • Module 2: Scale Service Provider Network
  • Hardware Lab 1: Implement BGP Route Reflectors
  • Module 3: Secure and Optimize BGP
  • Hardware Lab 2: Implement BGP Security Options
  • Hardware Lab 3: Improve BGP Scalability
  • Module 4: Multicast Overview
  • Hardware Lab 4: Implement Layer 2 and Layer 3 Multicast
  • Module 5: Intradomain and Interdomain Multicast Routing
  • Hardware Lab 5: Enable and Optimize PIM-SM
  • Hardware Lab 6: Implement PIM-SM Enhancements
  • Hardware Lab 7: Implement Rendezvous Point Distribution
  • Module 6: Service Provider IPv6 Transition Implementations
  • Hardware Lab 8: Implement a DHCPv6 Server with Prefix Delegation
  • Hardware Lab 9: Implement IPv6 Multicasting
  • Hardware Lab 10: Implement Tunnels for IPv6

Prerequisite Knowledge

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

Associated certifications