Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing - SPROUTE (Professional)

Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing - SPROUTE (Professional) Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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The Cisco Certified Network Professional Service Provider (CCNP Service Provider) certification is for service provider network engineers, systems engineers, and network specialists who are responsible for delivering a scalable carrier-grade infrastructure capable of rapid expansion to support ongoing introduction of new managed services and other customer requirements.

Exam format
Exam Number: 642-883 SPROUTE
Associated Certifications: CCNP Service Provider
Duration: 90 minutes (65-75 questions)
Register with: Pearson VUE

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Intended Audience for this Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing - SPROUTE (Professional) Course

  • » Network administrators, engineers, and managers who would like to implement IP routing in service provider environments
  • » Systems engineers
  • » Network designers and project managers
  • » Individuals preparing for CCNP Service Provider certification

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Course Prerequisites for Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing - SPROUTE (Professional)

  • » Intermediate knowledge of Cisco IOS/IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR software configuration
  • » Basic computer literacy
  • » Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills
  • » Basic Internet skills

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Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing - SPROUTE (Professional) Course Objectives

  • » Service provider routing protocols
  • » Implement OSPF in the service provider network
  • » Implement integrated IS-IS in the service provider network
  • » Implement BGP in the service provider network
  • » Routing protocol pools and route manipulation
  • » Outputs are updated with the latest IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR versions

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Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing - SPROUTE (Professional) Course Outline

      1. Service Provider Routing
        1. Understanding Service Provider Routing Protocols
          1. Cisco IP NGN Architecture
          2. Overview of Routing Protocols
            1. Interior Gateway Protocols
            2. Overview of OSPF
            3. Overview of IS-IS
          3. BGP Overview
      2. Implement OSPF in the Service Provider Network
        1. Introducing OSPF Routing
          1. OSPF in the Cisco IP NGN Architecture
          2. OSPF and OSPFv3 Key Characteristics
          3. Structure of OSPF Network
          4. Hierarchical Structure of OSPF in a Service Provider Environment
          5. OSPF LSA Types
          6. OSPF Operation
          7. OSPF Best Path Calculation
            1. OSPF Metric
          8. Building the LSDB
          9. LSA Operation
          10. OSPF Link-State Database
            1. OSPF Intra-Area Routing
            2. OSPF Inter-Area Routing
            3. OSPF External Routes
          11. OSPF Virtual Link
          12. Interpreting OSPF Routes in the Routing Table
          13. Calculating Costs for E1 and E2 OSPF Routes
          14. OSPF LSDB Overload Protection
        2. Understanding OSPF Operation
          1. OSPF Functions
          2. OSPF Packet Format
          3. OSPF Packet Types
          4. OSPF Neighbor States
          5. OSPF Link-State Flooding
          6. Debug OSPF Packets
          7. OSPF Network Types
          8. IPv6 Support for OSPF Modes
        3. Implementing OSPF Routing
          1. Implement OSPF
          2. Verifying Basic OSPF
          3. OSPF Virtual Links
          4. Cisco Nonstop Forwarding
          5. Cisco Nonstop Routing
          6. Cisco NSF and NSR for OSPF
          7. Graceful Restart for OSPFv3
          8. Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
          9. OSPF Authentication Overview
        4. Implementing OSPF Special Area Types
          1. OSPF Summarization
            1. OSPF Interarea Route Summarization
            2. OSPF External Route Summarization
          2. Default Routes in OSPF
          3. OSPF Area Types
          4. OSPF Router and LSA Types
          5. OSPF Stub Area and Totally Stubby Area
          6. OSPF Not-So-Stubby Area and Totally Not-So-Stubby Area
      3. Implement Integrated IS-IS in the Service Provider Network
        1. Introducing IS-IS Routing
          1. IS-IS in the Cisco IP NGN
          2. Integrated IS-IS Routing
          3. Integrated IS-IS Design Principles
          4. Similarities Between IS-IS and OSPF
          5. IS-IS Addressing
          6. IS-IS Router Types
          7. IS-IS Routing Logic
          8. Asymmetric IS-IS Routing
          9. Symmetric IS-IS Routing
          10. IS-IS Packets
          11. Integrated IS-IS for IPv6
          12. IS-IS Network Types
          13. IS-IS Operations
          14. IS-IS LSP Flooding
          15. IS-IS LSDB Synchronization
          16. IS-IS Adjacencies
          17. IS-IS Single Topology Restrictions
          18. Multitopology IS-IS for IPv6
        2. Implementing Integrated IS-IS Routing
          1. Implement OSI Area Routing
          2. Implement IS-IS Routing
          3. Optimizing the IS-IS Processes
          4. Bidirectional Forwarding Detection for IS-IS
          5. Nonstop Forwarding for IS-IS
          6. IP Route Summarization Configurations in IS-IS Networks
          7. Verification of IS-IS
          8. Troubleshooting IS-IS Commands
          9. Configuring IS-IS to Support IPv6
      4. Implement BGP in the Service Provider Network
        1. Enterprise Connectivity to Service Providers
          1. Enterprise Connectivity Requirements
          2. Routing Method Selection
          3. Connection Options
          4. Single-Homed Enterprises
          5. Dual-Homed Enterprises
          6. Multihomed Enterprises
          7. Dual-Multihomed Enterprises
        2. Introducing BGP Routing
          1. BGP Terminology
          2. Autonomous System and BGP
          3. BGP Routing Between Autonomous Systems
          4. BGP Path Vector Functionality
          5. BGP Routing Policies
          6. BGP Features
          7. BGP Databases
          8. BGP Message Types
          9. Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP4
          10. MPLS VPN Overview
        3. Implementing Basic BGP Routing
          1. Planning for BGP
          2. Configure Basic EBGP
          3. Advertising BGP Networks
          4. Configure Basic IBGP
            1. Full-Mesh IBGP
          5. BGP Support for IPv6
          6. Shutting Down a BGP Neighbor
          7. BGP Next-Hop Behavior
            1. BGP Next Hop Self
          8. Cisco IOS XR BGP Configuration Templates
          9. BGP Neighbor States
          10. BGP Neighbor Authentication
          11. Clearing the BGP Session
          12. Monitoring BGP Routes
          13. BGP Path Selection
            1. BGP Route Selection Decision Process
          14. BGP Weight Attribute
          15. BGP Local Preference Attribute
          16. BGP AS Path Attribute
          17. BGP Multi-Exit Discriminator Attribute
      5. Routing Protocol Tools and Route Manipulation
        1. Introducing Routing Protocol Tools
          1. Routing Protocol Tools Overview
            1. Example: OSPF Filtering
            2. Example: BGP Filtering
          2. Route Filtering Tools
            1. Prefix Lists Overview
            2. Prefix List Syntax in Cisco IOS or IOS XE Software
          3. AS Path-Based Filtering
            1. AS Path Access List Syntax in Cisco IOS or IOS XE Software
            2. Regular Expressions, Special Characters
            3. Commonly Used Regular Expressions
            4. AS Path Access List Examples
        2. Introducing Route Maps and Routing Policy Language
          1. Route Maps Overview
            1. Route Map Processing
            2. Route Maps Syntax
          2. Routing Policy Language
            1. RPL Conditions
            2. RPL Operators
            3. RPL Boolean Operators
            4. RPL Nesting
            5. RPL Setting Attributes and Parameters
            6. RPL Setting BGP Attributes and Parameters
            7. RPL Setting OSPF and IS-IS Parameters
            8. RPL Parameterization
          3. Applying Routing Policies
          4. Maintaining Routing Policies
          5. Value Sets
          6. AS Path Sets
          7. Standard Community Sets
          8. Prefix Sets
          9. Monitoring Routing Policies
          10. Testing Routing Policies
          11. Translating Route Maps to Routing Policies
        3. Implementing Route Redistribution
          1. The Need for Redistribution
          2. Route Redistribution
          3. Using Seed Metrics in Route Redistribution
            1. Default Seed Metrics in Route Redistribution
          4. One-Point Route Redistribution
          5. Multipoint Route Redistribution
          6. Route Redistribution Techniques
          7. Redistribution Implementation Considerations
          8. Implement Redistribution
            1. Redistribution into OSPF
            2. Redistribution into IS-IS
            3. Redistribution into BGP
          9. Administrative Distance
            1. Modifying OSPF Administrative Distance
            2. Modifying IS-IS and BGP Administrative Distance
          10. Redistribution to Prevent Routing Loops
        4. Influencing BGP Route Selection
          1. BGP Weight
            1. Configuring Per-Neighbor Weights
            2. Changing Weights with RPLs or Route Maps
            3. BGP Weight Attachment Points
          2. BGP Local Preference
            1. Changing Local Preference
            2. Monitoring Local Preference
          3. AS Path Prepending
            1. AS Path Prepending Design Considerations
          4. AS Path Filtering Concerns: AS Path Prepending
          5. BGP Multi-Exit Discriminators
          6. BGP Communities
            1. Steps for Designing a BGP solution around BGP communities
            2. BGP Named Community Lists
            3. BGP Support for Sequenced Entries in Extended Community Lists
            4. Matching BGP Communities
            5. Monitoring BGP Communities
      6. Labs
        1. Lab 1: Implement OSPF Routing
        2. Lab 2: Implement OSPF Special Area Types
        3. Lab 3: Implement Integrated IS-IS Routing
        4. Lab 4: Implement Basic BGP Routing
        5. Lab 5: Implement Route Redistribution
        6. Lab 6: Influence BGP Route Selection

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

David M.
- Networking expert with several Cisco certifications, including CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCSI, and CCVP. - Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning. - Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.


David has been in the Networking field for the past eleven years and holds several Cisco certifications. He has been an instructor since 2005 and has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.

David is an extremely enthusiastic trainer with a raw passion towards teaching and delivering Cisco information and takes great pride in his career as an instructor, which has lead him to develop and deliver the class in his own unique way; very professional and knowledgeable, yet pleasant and enjoyable. His classes have a high passing rate for students taking certification exams, and averages 8.75 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Michael G.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
- An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
- High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.


Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
William D.
- Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania, in addition to several IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry; background ranges from engineering, administration and escalation support in networks.


William is a highly-skilled IT professional with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, with experience in engineering, administration and escalation support in networks ranging from small to large scale complex enterprise environments.

As a Cisco and CompTIA Subject Matter Expert, he holds several certifications, including Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE. William is one of NetCom's top trainers, consistently scoring high marks in student evaluations.

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