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Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 (CPNGN 2)

Duration: 5 Days        Exam: 640-878 CPNGN2

Who should attend:

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • This course comprises network administrators, network engineers, network managers and systems engineers working in the service provider environment.

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • This course is intended for network designers and project managers.

The tertiary audience for this course is as follows:

  • This course is intended for program managers.

The course is also recommended to all individuals preparing for CCNA Service Provider certification.


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/IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR software configuration
  • Skills and knowledge that are equivalent to those learned in the Building Cisco
  • Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1) course
Course Content

The Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2) v1.0 is a course that provides network engineers and technicians with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to implement and support a provider network (P-network).
The course focuses on using Cisco switches and routers that are connected in LANs and WANs and that are typically found in the P-network. Upon completing this course, learners will be able to configure, verify, and troubleshoot the various Cisco networking devices.
The course also includes classroom activities with remote labs that are useful to gain practical skills on deploying Cisco IOS/IOS XE Software and Cisco IOS XR Software features to operate and support the P-network.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe the Cisco IP Next-Generation Network (Cisco IP NGN) architecture
  • Expand a small, switched LAN to a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and Spanning Tree Protocol
  • 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

Course Outline

The course contains these components:

  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1: Service Provider Network Construction
  • Module 2: Advanced LAN Switching
  • Module 3: Internal Service Provider Traffic Forwarding
  • Module 4: External Service Provider Routing
  • Module 5: ACLs and IP Address Translation
  • Module 6: Cisco IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR Software
  • 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


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