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Building Cisco Service Provider Next Generation Networks v1.2, Part 2 (SPNGN2)


Duration: 5 days

The Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 course is associated with the CCNA Service Provider certification. The course is a 5-day Instructor Lead Training course that provides network engineers and technicians with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to support a service provider network. The course provides knowledge of the major components of a network and helps learners to understand how service provider networks function. The course introduces IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture that helps service providers to build modern, scalable and reliable networks. The course also includes classroom activities with remote labs that are useful to gain practical skills for deploying basic Cisco IOS / IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR software features to operate and support service provider networks.


Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe the Cisco IP NGN architecture
  • Expand a small, switched LAN to a medium-size LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and STP
  • Describe routing concepts as they apply to a P-network and discuss considerations when implementing routing on the network
  • Implement internal and external routing protocols: OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP
  • Describe and implement basic MPLS
  • Determine how to apply ACLs that are based on network requirements, and implement ACLs on a P-network
  • Describe when to use NAT and implement NAT on Cisco routers
  • Describe basic IPv6 concepts and use different configuration scenarios to implement IPv6
  • Describe the fundamentals of Cisco IOS XR technology


Course Outline

Module 1: Service Provider Network Architecture

  • Lesson 1-1: Introduction to Service Providers
  • Lesson 1-2: Cisco IP NGN Architecture

Module 2: Advanced LAN Switching

  • Lesson 2-1: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Lesson 2-2: STP Enhancements
  • Lesson 2-3: Routing Between VLANs
  • Lesson 2-4: First Hop Redundancy Protocols

Module 3: Internal Service Provider Traffic Forwarding

  • Lesson 3-1: Link-State Routing Protocols
  • Lesson 3-2: Implementing OSPF
  • Lesson 3-3: Implementing IS-IS
  • Lesson 3-4: Implementing Route Redistribution
  • Lesson 3-5: MPLS Basics

Module 4: External Service Provider Routing

  • Lesson 4-1: Introducing BGP
  • Lesson 4-2: Understanding BGP Path Attributes
  • Lesson 4-3: Establishing BGP Sessions and Processing BGP Routes
  • Lesson 4-4: Configuring Basic BGP

Module 5: ACLs and IP Address Translation

  • Lesson 5-1: Implementing Access Control Lists
  • Lesson 5-2: Transitioning to IPv6

Module 6: Cisco Service Provider Platforms

  • Lesson 6-1: Describing Cisco Hardware Platform Placement
  • Lesson 6-2: Describing Cisco IOS XR Software Architecture and Features
  • Lesson 6-3: Explaining Software Maintenance Operations on Cisco IOS XR and Cisco IOS XE Software
  • Lesson 6-4: Explaining Configuration Management with Cisco IOS XR Software

Lab Details

  • Hardware Lab 1: Configure Advanced Switching
  • Hardware Lab 2: Configure Inter-VLAN Routing and Gateway Redundancy
  • Hardware Lab 3: Implement OSPF
  • Hardware Lab 4: Implement IS-IS
  • Hardware Lab 5: Configure Basic BGP
  • Hardware Lab 6: Implement ACLs
  • Hardware Lab 7: Manage the Cisco IOS XR Package


This section specifies the primary and secondary target audiences of this course by job roles and notes the relevance to each job role.

Primary target audience:

  • This course is intended primarily for network administrators, network engineers, network managers, and systems engineers who would like to to understand how service provider networks function.

Secondary target audience:

  • This course is intended for network designers and project managers. This course is also recommended to all individuals preparing for CCNA SP certification.


This subtopic lists the skills and knowledge that learners must possess to benefit fully from the course. This subtopic also includes recommended Cisco learning offerings that learners should first complete to benefit fully from this course.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco IOS, Cisco IOS XE, and Cisco IOS XR Software configuration
  • Skills and knowledge that are equivalent to those learned in the following:
  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1) v1.2


SPNGN2 640-878


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