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  • 5 Days Course
    Prime Network Management

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    The Cisco Prime™ Network (CPNET) version 4.0 instructor-led course offered by Learning Services High-Touch Delivery is a lab-intensive course that introduces you to the Cisco Prime Network management application. Cisco Prime Network is a servicecentered comprehensive management solution for dynamic and complex multiservice networks, including Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Carrier Ethernet, data center, and mobility. Cisco Prime Network offers comprehensive service assurance and device management for the packet/IP domain with advanced capabilities including virtual connectivity discovery, root-cause identification, topology-driven troubleshooting, and alarm reduction through topology-based correlation and deduplication. The Cisco Prime Network course teaches students how to install, configure, customize, and effectively use Cisco Prime Network.


    Students gain an understanding of the primary components of the Cisco Prime Network architecture; guidelines for deployment; details of preparing the platform to manage the network; usage of the main Cisco Prime Network features (topology, inventory, fault management, reports, command implementation, configuration management, image management, and compliance audit); and the concepts, processes, and tools that allow customization of Cisco Prime Network to meet the specific needs of the customer’s unique network (Soft Properties, Command Builder, Command Manager, Transaction Manager, and VNE Customization Builder).


    This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that you are able to successfully deploy Cisco Prime Network in order to manage your


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

    • Describe service provider NGN technology trends and their impact on operational environments
    • Describe the various NMS tools available to monitor networks and network devices
    • Implement incident (event) management procedures
    • Demonstrate fault management procedures
    • Describe the configuration management process
    • Demonstrate change management procedures
    • Identify performance management procedures


    • Module 1: Overview
    • Module 2: Predeployment
    • Module 3: Installation
    • Module 4: Initial System Configuration
    • Module 5: Using Cisco Prime Network
    • Module 6: VNE Customization
    • Module 7: Change and Configuration Management

    Lab Outline

    • Lab 1: Lab Access
    • Lab 2: Architecture Review
    • Lab 3: Initial System Configuration
    • Lab 4: User Management
    • Lab 5: Global Settings
    • Lab 6: Topology
    • Lab 7: Inventory
    • Lab 8: Fault Management
    • Lab 9: Reports
    • Lab 10: Soft Properties
    • Lab 11: Command Builder
    • Lab 12: Configuration Manager
    • Lab 13: Image Manager
    • Lab 14: Compliance Audit
    • Lab 15: Command Manager

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy the Cisco Prime Network management application in their network environments. The primary audience for

    • this course includes:
    • Network administrators
    • System administrators
    • System integrators and professional services


    Following are the prerequisites for this course:

    • Basic Linux system administrator knowledge
    • Basic network management concepts (SNMP, MIBs, and so on)
    • TCP/IP network experience