The Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE) v1.2 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces the learners to the use of advanced routing in implementing scalability for Cisco routers that are connected to LANs and WANs. The goal is to train professionals to dramatically increase the number of routers and sites using these techniques instead of redesigning the network when additional sites or wiring configurations are added. The SPROUTE training reinforces the instructions by providing learners with hands-on labs to ensure that they thoroughly understand how to implement advanced routing within their networks.
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:
  • Identify the typical routing requirements, and list the routing protocols that are used in service provider networks
  • Describe the steps that are needed to implement OSPF in a service provider network
  • Describe the importance of the Integrated IS-IS routing protocol for internal routing, and list the steps to follow when you are implementing Integrated IS-IS in a service provider network
  • Implement BGP to connect an enterprise to a service provider and to connect a service provider to an upstream service provider
  • Describe the tools that are used for routing protocol manipulation, route redistribution, and BGP route selection


The course contains these components:
  • Module 1: Service Provider Routing
  • Module 2: Implement OSPF in the Service Provider Network
  • Hardware Lab 1: Implement OSPF Routing
  • Hardware Lab 2: Implement OSPF Special Area Types
  • Module 3: Implement Integrated IS-IS in the Service Provider Network
  • Hardware Lab 3: Implement Integrated IS-IS Routing
  • Module 4: Implement BGP in the Service Provider Network
  • Hardware Lab 4: Implement Basic BGP Routing
  • Module 5: Routing Protocol Tools and Route Manipulation
  • Hardware Lab 5: Implement Route Redistribution
  • Hardware Lab 6: Influence BGP Route Selection

Prerequisite Knowledge

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

Associated certifications