SPCORE Training

SPCORE Training is a five-day course, the third of four CCNP Service Provider (CCNP-SP) courses. It will prepare students for the SPCORE exam required for the new CCNP-SP Certification. The Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE) course introduces the concepts of MPLS and describes its implementation as well as exploring the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) traffic engineering (TE) services built on the MPLS technology. MPLS is a high-performance method for forwarding packets through a network and enables routers at the edge of a network to apply simple labels to packets. This practice allows the core devices, typically the routers in the center of the service provider core, to forward packets according to labels, with minimal lookup overhead. The course also enables learners to use the technology principles of basic Quality of Service (QoS) and QoS with MPLS to implement advanced features and functions. The focus of the course is on technology issues of MPLS and on best practices for implementing QoS from the service provider’s perspective and how to configure some of those features and functions in an existing routed environment.

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 core network services.

Exam Number:
642-887
Exam Name:
Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services
Certifications:
CCNP Service Provider
Duration:
5

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What's Included

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

Prerequisites

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:
  • Describe the features of MPLS and how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed
  • Discuss the requirement for traffic engineering in modern networks that must attain optimal resource utilization
  • Introduce the concept of QoS and explain the need to implement QoS
  • Classify and mark network traffic to implement an administrative policy requiring QoS
  • Introduce different Cisco QoS queuing mechanisms used to manage network congestion
  • Introduce the concept of traffic policing and shaping, including token bucket, dual token bucket and dual-rate policing

Course Outline

Module 1: Multiprotocol Label Switching

  • Lesson 1: Introducing MPLS
  • Lesson 2: Running Label Distribution Protocol
  • Lesson 3: Implementing MPLS in the Service Provider Core

Module 2: MPLS Traffic Engineering

  • Lesson 1: Introducing MPLS Traffic Engineering Components
  • Lesson 2: Running MPLS Traffic Engineering
  • Lesson 3: Implementing MPLS TE
  • Lesson 4: Protecting MPLS TE Traffic

Module 3: QoS in the Service Provider Network

  • Lesson 1: Understanding QoS
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco QoS and QoS Mechanisms
  • Lesson 3: Implementing MPLS Support for QoS

Module 4: QOS Classification and Marking

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Classification and Marking
  • Lesson 2: Using Modular QoS CLI
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Advanced QoS Techniques

Module 5: QoS Congestion Management and Avoidance

  • Lesson 1: Managing Congestion
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Congestion Avoidance

Module 6: QoS Traffic Policing and Shaping

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Traffic Policing and Shaping
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Traffic Policing
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Traffic Shaping