This five-day course is the second of four CCNP Service Provider (CCNP-SP) courses. It will prepare students for the Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE) exam required for the new CCNP-SP Certification. The course focuses on using Cisco routers that are typically found in the service provider network and on various technologies that are used to offer different services to customers. Upon completing this course, learners will be able to configure, verify and troubleshoot advanced Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) configuration, IP multicasting and IP version 6 (IPv6) transition mechanisms.

The course also includes classroom activities with remote labs that are useful to gain practical skills on deploying Cisco IOS/IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR features to operate and support service provider networks.

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Exam Name:
Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing
CCNP Service Provider

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


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

Course Content

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Configure the service provider network to support multiple BGP connections with customers and other autonomous systems
  • Describe common routing and addressing scalability issues in service provider network
  • Describe available BGP tools and features to secure and optimize the BGP routing protocol in a service provider environment
  • Introduce IP multicast services and the technologies present in IP multicasting
  • Introduce Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) as the most current scalable IP multicast routing protocol
  • Describe service provider IPv6 transition implementations

Course Outline

Module 1: Service Provider Connectivity with BGP

  • Lesson 1: Defining Customer-to-Provider Connectivity Requirements
  • Lesson 2: Connecting a Customer to Service Provider

Module 2: Scale Service Provider Network

  • Lesson 1: Scaling BGP in Service Provider Networks
  • Lesson 2: Introducing BGP Route Reflectors and Confederations

Module 3: Secure and Optimize BGP

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Advanced BGP Operations
  • Lesson 2: Improving BGP Convergence
  • Lesson 3: Improving BGP Configuration Scalability

Module 4: Multicast Overview

  • Lesson 1: Introducing IP Multicast
  • Lesson 2: Defining Multicast Distribution Trees and Forwarding
  • Lesson 3: Multicast on the LAN
  • Lesson 4: Populating Mroute Table

Module 5: Intra- and Inter-Domain Multicast Routing

  • Lesson 1: Introducing PIM-SM Protocol
  • Lesson 2: Implementing PIM-SM Enhancements
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Interdomain IP Multicast
  • Lesson 4: Identifying Rendezvous Point Distribution Solutions

Module 6: Service Provider IPv6 Transition Implementations

  • Lesson 1: Introducing IPv6 Services
  • Lesson 2: Defining IPv6 Transition Mechanisms
  • Lesson 3: Deploying IPv6 in the Service Provider Network