The Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE) v1.2 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces the service provider professionals to the information on the use of service provider VPN solutions. The goal is to train professionals to enable service provider point of presence to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs. The SPEDGE training reinforces the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs to ensure that they thoroughly understand how to implement VPNs 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:
  • Describe the VPN technologies that are used in the service provider environment and the MPLS VPN peer-to-peer architecture
  • Describe the implementation steps that are needed to provide MPLS Layer 3 VPN service in the service provider network
  • Describe how the MPLS Layer 3 VPN model can be used to implement managed services and Internet access
  • Describe MPLS solutions for IPv6 and interdomain communication
  • Describe Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet services


The course contains these components:
  • Module 1: VPN Technologies
  • Module 2: MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Hardware Lab 1: Implement MPLS Layer 3 VPN Backbones
  • Hardware Lab 2: Connect MPLS VPN Sites via Static, RIP, and EIGRP
  • Hardware Lab 3: Connect MPLS VPN Sites via BGP and OSPF
  • Module 3: Special Connectivity in MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Hardware Lab 4: Overlapping and Common Services VPNs
  • Hardware Lab 5: Internet Connectivity in MPLS VPNs
  • Module 4: MPLS IPv6 and Interdomain Solutions
  • Hardware Lab 6: Implement 6VPE
  • Hardware Lab 7: Implement CSC
  • Module 5: Layer 2 VPNs
  • Hardware Lab 8: Implement EoMPLS
  • Hardware Lab 9: Implement VPLS
  • Hardware Lab 10: Enhance Layer 2 VPN Scalability

Prerequisite Knowledge

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

Associated certifications