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Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Gen Core Network Services-SPCORE 1.0


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  • 5 Days Course
    Service Provider

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    This Instructor Lead Training course will prepare students for the SPCORE exam required for the new CCNP-SP Certification. This certifictation is designed to prepare students to work at the Professional level in a Service Provider environment.


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    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


    Module 1: Multiprotocol Label Switching

    Learn the features of MPLS, how to configure them, and how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed.


    Introducing MPLS

    Basic MPLS Concepts

    MPLS Labels

    MPLS Applications

    Running Label Distribution Protocol

    LDP Process

    Forming Label Switched Path

    MPLS Convergence

    Platform Switching Mechanisms


    Implementing MPLS in the Service Provider Core

    Configure MPLS

    Monitor MPLS

    Troubleshoot MPLS

    LAB: Implement MPLS in the Service Provider Core


    Module 2: MPLS Traffic Engineering

    Learn how to assess requirements for traffic engineering in modern service provider networks that must attain optimal resource utilization.


    Introducing MPLS Traffic Engineering Components

    MPLS TE Concepts

    MPLS TE Components

    MPLS TE Process

    Running MPLS Traffic Engineering

    Constraint-Based Path Computation

    Path Setup and Maintenance

    Assigning Traffic to Traffic Tunnels BGP Confederations


    Implementing MPLS TE

    MPLS TE Configuration

    MPLS TE Path Selection MPLS TE Process

    Protecting MPLS TE Traffic

    Link and Node Protection

    MPLS TE Bandwidth Control

    LAB: Implementing MPLS TE


    Module 3: QoS in the Service Provider Network

    This provides an understanding of the concept of QoS and explains the need to implement QoS.


    Understanding QoS

    Models for Implementing QoS

    Implementing Cisco QoS and QoS Mechanisms

    QoS Mechanisms


    Implementing QoS

    QoS in Service Provider Environment

    LAB: Use QoS Mechanisms


    Implementing MPLS Support for QoS

    MPLS QoS

    MPLS DiffServ QoS Models

    LAB: Implement MPLS Support for QoS


    Module 4: QoS Classification and Marking

    This describes how to successfully classify and mark network traffic to implement a policy according to QoS requirements.


    Understanding Classification and Marking

    Classification and Marking

    Using the Modular QoS CLI

    Using MQC for Classification

    Using MQC for Class-Based Marking


    Implementing Advanced QoS Techniques

    Network-Based Application Recognition

    QoS Tunneling Techniques

    QoS Policy Propagation via BGP

    Hierarchical QoS

    LAB: Implement Classification and Marking


    Module 5: QoS Congestion Management and Avoidance

    This describes different Cisco QoS queuing mechanisms used to manage network congestion and describes random early detection used to avoid congestion.


    Managing Congestion

    Introducing Queuing

    Understanding Queuing Implementations

    Configuring CBWFQ

    Configuring LLQ

     LAB: Implement Queuing


    Implementing Congestion Avoidance

    Introducing Congestion Avoidance

    Introducing RED

    Configuring WRED

    LAB: Implement Congestion Avoidance


    Module 6: QoS Traffic Policing and Shaping

    This describes the concept of traffic policing and shaping, including token bucket, dual token bucket, and dual-rate policing.

    Understanding Traffic Policing and Shaping

    Traffic Policing and Shaping

    Implementing Traffic Policing

    Class-Based Policing

    Local Packet Transport Services

    LAB: Implement Traffic Policing


    Implementing Traffic Shaping

    Class-Based Shaping

    LAB: Implement Traffic Shaping

    Target Audience

    • Channel Partner / Reseller
    • Customer
    • Employee



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

    • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and Cisco IOS XR Software configuration


    Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in these courses:

    • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1)
    • Building Cisco Service Provider Next Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2)
    • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)
    • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE)