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Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Gen Edge Network Services-SPEDGE 1.0


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  • 5 Days Course
    Service Provider

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    This event is five-day Instructor Lead Training program that helps students to prepare for the SPEDGE exam required for the new CCNP-SP Certification. This certification is designed to prepare students to work at the Professional level in a Service Provider environment.


    New version available:


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

    • Introduce the VPN technologies that are used in the service provider environment and the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN peer-to-peer architecture
    • Describe the implementation steps that are needed to provide MPLS Layer 3 VPN service in service provider networks
    • Describe how the MPLS Layer 3 VPN model can be used to implement managed services and Internet access
    • Describe Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet services


    Module 1: VPN Technologies

    Introduction to VPN technologies that are used in the service provider environment and the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN peer-to-peer.

    Introducing VPNs

    Describe the concept of VPNs and the reasons why VPNs were introduced

    Describe VPN implementation models, and list benefits and drawbacks of VPNs


    Introducing MPLS VPNs

    Explain the MPLS VPN architecture, RDs, RTs, and virtual routing tables

    Describe end-to-end routing update flow

    Describe VPN label propagation between PE routers and the MPLS VPN end-to-end forwarding mechanism


    Module 2: MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

    Learn how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot VPN operations and identify IPv6 strategies in service provider environments.

    Implementing MPLS Layer 3 VPN Backbones

    Describe VRF

    Enable VRF

    Enable MP-BGP

    LAB: Implement MPLS Layer 3 VPN Backbones


    Connecting Customers Using Simple Routing Protocols

    Connect customers using per-VRF static routes, RIP PE-CE routing sessions, and EIGRP PE-CE routing sessions


    LAB: Connect Customers to MPLS Layer 3 VPNs


    Connecting Customers Using BGP or OSPF

    Configure an OSPF PE-CE routing session

    Configure a BGP PE-CE routing session

    Describe how to troubleshoot MPLS VPNs

    LAB: Connect Advanced Customers to MPLS Layer 3 VPNs


    Deploying IPv6 and MPLS

    Describe the various methods that are used to deploy IPv6 over MPLS


    Module 3: Complex MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

    Learn how to implement the most important and complex Layer 3 VPN features.


    Implementing Complex MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

    Describe overlapping VPNs

    Describe central service VPNs and advanced VRF features

    Describe managed CE router service

    LAB: Establish Overlapping and Common Services Layer 3 VPNs


    Implementing Internet Access and MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

    Describe common customer Internet connectivity scenarios and identify design models for combining Internet access with MPLS Layer 3 VPN services

    Describe implementation of the Internet access service totally separate from MPLS Layer 3 VPN services

    Describe implementation of the Internet access solutions in which the Internet access is provided as a separate VPN

    LAB: Establish Internet Connectivity with an MPLS Layer 3 VPN


    Introducing MPLS Interdomain Solutions

    Describe MPLS interdomain solutions

    Describe the CSC feature

    Describe inter-AS MPLS models

    LAB: Implement CSC


    Module 4: Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet Services

    Learn about Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet services.


    Introducing Layer 2 VPNs

    Explain Layer 2 VPN services that are available with IP and MPLS core

    Introducing AToM

    Introduce AToM

    Implement AToM

    Implementing VPLS

    Discuss VPLS

    Implement VPLS and H-VPLS

    LAB: Implement Layer 2 VPN (VPWS and VPLS)

    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 IOS XR Software configuration.


    Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in these courses:

    • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)
    • Deploying Cisco Service Provider
    • Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE)
    • Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services(SPCORE)