The Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE) v1.0 course is designed to help delegates prepare for Cisco CCNP® Service Provider certification. This course is a component of the CCNP SP curriculum.
The course introduces the concepts of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and describes its implementation It explains the MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS 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—ATM switches or existing routers in the center of the service provider core—to switch packets according to labels, with minimal lookup overhead. The course also enables delegates 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 the technology issues of MPLS and on best practices for implementing QoS from the service provider perspective, as well as 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, IOS XE, and IOS XR features to operate and support the service provider network.
The primary audience for this course is:
Network administrators, network engineers, network managers, and systems engineers who would like to implement MPLS and MPLS TE in the core portion of service provider environments, and ensure QoS in the service provider backbone.
The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
Network designers and project managers. The course is also recommended to all individuals preparing for CCNP SP certification.
Cisco Certified Network Professional Service Provider (CCNP SERVICE PROVIDER)
At the end of this course you will be able to:
1: Multiprotocol Label Switching
Learn the features of MPLS, how to configure them, and how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed.
Running Label Distribution Protocol
Implementing MPLS in the Service Provider Core
LAB: Implement MPLS in the Service Provider Core
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
Running MPLS Traffic Engineering
Implementing MPLS TE
Protecting MPLS TE Traffic
LAB: Implementing MPLS TE
3: QoS in the Service Provider Network
This provides an understanding of the concept of QoS and explains the need to implement QoS.
Implementing Cisco QoS and QoS Mechanisms
LAB: Use QoS Mechanisms
Implementing MPLS Support for QoS
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
Using the Modular QoS CLI
Implementing Advanced QoS Techniques
LAB: Implement Classification and Marking
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.
LAB: Implement Queuing
Implementing Congestion Avoidance
LAB: Implement Congestion Avoidance
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
Implementing Traffic Policing
LAB: Implement Traffic Policing
Implementing Traffic Shaping
LAB: Implement Traffic Shaping
Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in these courses: