Description

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) v1.0 is a 5-day instructor-led, virtual instructor-led, or E-learning course that teaches you how to configure, verify, troubleshoot, and optimize next-generation, Service Provider IP network infrastructures. It provides a deep dive into Service Provider technologies including core architecture, services, networking, automation, quality of services, security, and network assurance.

This course also helps you prepare to take the 350-501 Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) exam, which is part of the new CCNP Service Provider certification and the Cisco Certified Specialist – Service Provider Core certification.

Objectives

This course will help you:
  • Configure, verify, troubleshoot, and optimize next-generation, Service Provider IP network infrastructures
  • Deepen your understanding of Service Provider technologies including core architecture, services, networking, automation, quality of services, security, and network assurance
  • Prepare to take the 350-501 Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) exam.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the Service Provider network architectures, concepts, and transport technologies
  • Describe the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS) software architectures, main IOS types, and their differences
  • Implement Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) in the Service Provider network
  • Implement Integrated Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS) in the Service Provider network
  • Implement Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing in Service Provider environments
  • Implement route maps and routing policy language
  • Describe IPv6 transition mechanisms used in the Service Provider networks
  • Implement high-availability mechanisms in Cisco IOS XR software
  • Implement traffic engineering in modern Service Provider networks for optimal resource utilization
  • Describe segment routing and segment routing traffic engineering concepts
  • Describe the VPN technologies used in the Service Provider environment
  • Configure and verify Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) L2VPN in Service Provider environments
  • Configure and verify MPLS L3VPN in Service Provider environments
  • Implement IP multicast services
  • Describe the Quality of Service (QoS) architecture and QoS benefits for SP networks
  • Implement QoS in Service Provider environments
  • Implement control plane security in Cisco devices
  • Implement management plane security in Cisco devices
  • Implement data plane security in Cisco devices
  • Describe the Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) data modeling language
  • Implement automation and assurance tools and protocols
  • Describe the role of Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) in Service Provider environments
  • Implement virtualization technologies in Service Provider environments

Outline

This course contains the following components:
  • Describing Service Provider Network Architectures
  • Describing Cisco IOS Software Architectures
  • Implementing OSPF
  • Implementing IS-IS
  • Implementing BGP
  • Implementing Route Maps and Routing Protocol for LLN [Low-Power and Lossy Networks] (RPL)
  • Transitioning to IPv6
  • Implementing High Availability in Networking
  • Implementing MPLS
  • Implementing Cisco MPLS Traffic Engineering
  • Describing Segment Routing
  • Describing VPN Services
  • Configuring L2VPN Services
  • Configuring L3VPN Services
  • Implementing Multicast
  • Describing QoS Architecture
  • Implementing QoS
  • Implementing Control Plane Security
  • Implementing Management Plane Security
  • Implementing Data Plane Security
  • Introducing Network Programmability
  • Implementing Automation and Assurance
  • Introducing Cisco NSO
  • Implementing Virtualization in Service Provider Environments

Lab outline:
  • Deploy Cisco IOS XR and IOS XE Basic Device Configuration
  • Implement OSPF Routing
  • Implement Integrated IS-IS Routing
  • Implement Basic BGP Routing
  • Filter BGP Prefixes Using RPL
  • Implement MPLS in the Service Provider Core
  • Implement Cisco MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE)
  • Implement Segment Routing
  • Implement Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS)
  • Implement MPLS L3VPN
  • Implement BGP Security
  • Implement Remotely Triggered Black Hole (RTBH) Filtering

Prerequisite Knowledge

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:
  • Intermediate knowledge of Cisco IOS or IOS XE
  • Familiarity with Cisco IOS or IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR Software configuration
  • Knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6 TCP/IP networking
  • Intermediate knowledge of IP routing protocols
  • Understanding of MPLS technologies
  • Familiarity with VPN technologies