Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 v1.2 - SPNGN1 (Associate)

Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 v1.2 - SPNGN1 (Associate) Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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he Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1) v1.2 is a course that provides network engineers and technicians with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to support a service provider network.

The course provides knowledge of the major components of a network and helps learners to understand how service provider networks function. The course introduces IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture that helps service providers to build modern, scalable and reliable networks.

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 a service provider network.

Exam format
Exam Number: 640-875 SPNGN1
Associated Certifications: CCNA Service Provider
Duration: 90 minutes (65-75 questions)
Register with: Pearson VUE

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Intended Audience for this Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 v1.2 - SPNGN1 (Associate) Course

  • » This course is intended primarily for network administrators, network engineers, network managers, and systems engineers who would like to to understand how service provider networks function.
  • » This course is intended for network designers and project managers. The course is also recommended to all individuals preparing for CCNA SP certification.

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Course Prerequisites for Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 v1.2 - SPNGN1 (Associate)

  • » Basic computer literacy
  • » Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills
  • » Basic Internet usage skills

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Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 v1.2 - SPNGN1 (Associate) Course Objectives

  • » Describe IP fundamentals that are important to build IP networks, host-to-host communication, and network components and functions
  • » Describe basic LAN switching and configure and verify basic LAN switch functions
  • » Describe routing concepts and discuss considerations when implementing routing on a network
  • » Describe the characteristics, functions, and components of a service provider WAN network
  • » Describe network management concepts and discuss considerations when implementing network management tools and features on the network

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Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 v1.2 - SPNGN1 (Associate) Course Outline

      1. IP Fundamentals
        1. Defining Functions of Networking
          1. Network Definition
          2. Common Physical Components of a Network
          3. Interpreting a Network Diagram
          4. Network Benefits
          5. Cisco Hierarchical Model
          6. Cisco IP NGN Model
          7. Cisco IP NGN User Applications
          8. Impact of User Applications on the Network
          9. Cisco IP NGN Infrastructure
          10. Characteristics of a Network
          11. Physical and Logical Topology
          12. Bus Topology
          13. Single-Ring and Dual-Ring Topology
          14. Star and Extended-Star Topology
          15. Full-Mesh and Partial-Mesh Topology
          16. Types of Physical Connections
        2. Introducing TCP/IP Layers and the OSI Reference Model
          1. OSI Reference Model
          2. Layers of the OSI Model
          3. TCP/IP Stack
          4. TCP/IP Stack versus the OSI Model
          5. Protocol Data Units
          6. Data Encapsulation
          7. Data De-Encapsulation
          8. Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation Across a Network
          9. Layer 2 Address: MAC
          10. Internet Protocol
          11. IPv4 Header Format
          12. IPv6 Header Format
          13. IPv4 and IPv6 Header Comparison
          14. IPv4 Address Representation
          15. IPv4 Address Structure
          16. IPv6 Address Representation
          17. IPv6 Address Structure
          18. Mapping an IP Address to a MAC Address
          19. ARP Table
          20. ICMP in the IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
          21. Host-to-Host Communication
          22. Host-Based Tools: ping
          23. Host-Based Tools: arp
          24. Host-Based Tools: tracert
        3. IP Addressing Overview
          1. Types of IPv4 Addresses
          2. Reserved IPv4 Address
          3. Private and Public IPv4 Addresses
          4. IPv6 Address Formats and Types
          5. Link-Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses
          6. Global IPv6 Unicast Addresses
          7. Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses
          8. Special-Purpose IPv6 Unicast Addresses
          9. Multicast IPv6 Addresses
          10. Anycast IPv6 Addresses
          11. Assigning IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses
          12. Stateless IPv6 Autoconfiguration
          13. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6
          14. Internet Control Message Protocol
          15. ICMP Types
          16. Verifying the IP Address of a Host
          17. The ipconfig Command
          18. Domain Name System
          19. DNS-Supported Objects
          20. DNS Lookups
          21. DNS Tree Structure
        4. Explaining IP Addressing and Subnets
          1. Subnets
          2. Subnet Masks
          3. End-System Subnet Mask Operations
          4. Default Gateways
          5. How Routers Use Subnet Masks
          6. Applying the Subnet Address Scheme
          7. IP Address Plans
          8. Procedure for Implementing Subnets
          9. Example of Determining Subnet Addresses
          10. Example of Applying a Subnet Mask for a Class C Address
          11. Example of Applying a Subnet Mask for a Class B Address
          12. Example of Applying a Subnet Mask for a Class A Address
          13. Introduction to VLSM
          14. Example of VLSM
        5. Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer
          1. Transport Layer
          2. Reliable versus Best-Effort Comparison
          3. UDP Characteristics
          4. UDP Header
          5. TCP Characteristics
          6. TCP Header
          7. TCP/IP Application Layer Overview
          8. Interaction with Network and Application Layers
          9. TCP Three-Way Handshake
          10. TCP Connection Teardown
          11. TCP Flow Control
          12. TCP Sequence and Acknowledgment Numbers
          13. TCP Windowing
      2. Basic LAN Switching
        1. Understanding Ethernet
          1. LAN Definition
          2. LAN Components
          3. LAN Functions
          4. LAN Sizes
          5. Ethernet Evolution
          6. LAN Standards
          7. Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection
          8. Ethernet Frame
          9. Ethernet MAC Address Notations
        2. Connecting to an Ethernet LAN
          1. Ethernet on Layer 1
          2. Network Interface Card
          3. Ethernet Media
          4. Copper Ethernet
          5. Copper Ethernet Media Requirements
          6. RJ-45 Connector
          7. Straight-Through Ethernet Cables
          8. Crossover Ethernet Cables
          9. Straight-Through versus Crossover Cables
          10. Ethernet Fiber Connection
          11. Fiber-Optic Materials
          12. Fiber Types
          13. Optical Transmitters
          14. Fiber Connector Types
          15. Fiber Connector Maintenance
          16. Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing
        3. Using Switched LAN Technology
          1. Ethernet Limitations
          2. Extending Ethernet LAN Segments
          3. Collision Domains and Broadcast Domains
          4. Switches and Bridges
          5. Ethernet Bridges
          6. Ethernet Switches
          7. Features of Modern Ethernet Switches
          8. Switching Operation
          9. Modern LANs
        4. Operating a Cisco Switch
          1. Cisco IOS Software Features
          2. Configuring Network Devices
          3. External Configuration Sources
          4. Router or Switch Internal Components
          5. Cisco IOS Command Line
          6. Cisco IOS EXEC Modes
          7. CLI Help Facilities
          8. CLI Error Messages
          9. Enhanced Editing Commands
          10. Command History
          11. show version Command
          12. show flash Command
          13. Cisco IOS Configuration
          14. Viewing an IOS Configuration
          15. Loading an IOS Configuration
          16. Device Configurations Files
          17. Cisco IOS copy Command
          18. Saving and Backing up the Configuration
          19. The Device Startup Process
          20. Detailed Power-on Boot Sequence
          21. Locating Cisco IOS Image Files
          22. Configuration Register Value
          23. Initial Bootup Output from a Switch
          24. Initial Configuration Using Setup
          25. Configuring Device Identification
          26. Configuring Domain Name
          27. Configuring the Switch Management IP Address
          28. Configuring the Switch Default Gateway
        5. Performing Switched Network Optimizations
          1. Duplex Overview
          2. Media Rates
          3. Setting Duplex and Speed Options
          4. Verifying Duplex and Speed Options
          5. Cisco ME Series Port Types
          6. Configuring the Port Type in Cisco ME Series Switches
          7. Network Redundancy and Loops
          8. Redundant Switched Topology Issues
          9. Spanning Tree Protocol
          10. Spanning-Tree Standards
          11. Comparison of Spanning-Tree Protocols
          12. Spanning-Tree Operation
          13. Root Bridge Selection
          14. Root Port Election
          15. Spanning-Tree Port States
          16. Rapid Spanning Tree Protocols
          17. Default Spanning Tree Configuration
          18. Configuring Rapid PVST+ on Cisco ME Switches
          19. Verifying Rapid PVST+ on Cisco ME Switches
          20. Unidirectional Link Detection Protocol
          21. EtherChannel Overview
          22. Configuring EtherChannel
          23. Verifying EtherChannel
          24. Flex Links Overview
          25. Configuring Flex Links
          26. Verifying Flex Links
        6. Troubleshooting Switch Issues
          1. Layered Troubleshooting
          2. Copper Media Issues
          3. Fiber Media Issues
          4. show interfaces Command
          5. Excessive Noise
          6. Excessive Collisions
          7. Port Issues
          8. Duplex-Related Issues
          9. Speed-Related Issues
          10. Configuration Issues
      3. Basic IP Routing
        1. Exploring the Functions of Routing
          1. Cisco IP NGN Infrastructure Layer
          2. Router Basics
          3. Router Characteristics
          4. Router Functions
          5. Path Determination
          6. Routing Tables
          7. Types of Routes
          8. Routing Metrics
          9. Administrative Distance
          10. Routing Methods
          11. Route Summarization
        2. Introducing Cisco IOS XR Software
          1. Cisco IOS Versions
          2. Cisco IOS XR Architecture
          3. Cisco IOS XR Process Restart
          4. Cisco IOS XR CLI Access
          5. CLI Prompt Syntax
          6. Access and Login
          7. Command Modes
          8. Command Mode Examples
          9. Cisco IOS XR Configuration
          10. Command-Line Editing
          11. Configuration Editing
          12. Committing a Configuration
          13. Configuration Management
          14. Configuration Session Management
        3. Implementing Basic Routing
          1. Routing Operations
          2. Comparing Static and Dynamic Routes
          3. Static Route Configuration
          4. Default Route Configuration
          5. Routing Protocols
          6. Autonomous Systems
          7. Classes of IGP Routing Protocols
          8. Maintaining Routing Information
          9. Converged Routing Table
          10. Counting to Infinity
          11. Routing Loops
          12. Solution to Routing Loops: Split Horizon
          13. Solution to Routing Loops: Route Poisoning and Poison Reverse
          14. Solution to Routing Loops: Hold-Down Timers
          15. Triggered Updates
          16. Example of Eliminating Routing Loops
          17. Routing Information Protocol
          18. RIP Comparison
          19. Configuring RIP
          20. Verifying RIP
          21. Configuring RIPng
          22. Virtual Routing and Forwarding
        4. Implementing EIGRP
          1. EIGRP Introduction
          2. EIGRP Tables
          3. EIGRP Path Calculation
          4. EIGRP Metric
          5. Configuring EIGRP
          6. Verifying EIGRP
          7. EIGRP Autosummarization
          8. IPv6 Support for EIGRP
          9. EIGRP Load Balancing
          10. EIGRP Unequal-Cost Load Balancing
          11. EIGRP Authentication
          12. Configuring EIGRP Authentication
      4. Connectivity Technologies
        1. Describing Access Technologies
          1. Introducing WAN
          2. Need for WAN
          3. WAN versus LAN
          4. WAN: Connecting LANs
          5. WAN Hardware
          6. WAN Physical Layer
          7. Serial Point-to-Point Connections
          8. WAN Encapsulation
          9. WAN Link Options
          10. WAN Access and the OSI Reference Model
          11. Carrier Ethernet
          12. Carrier Ethernet Services
          13. Transport of Carrier Ethernet Services
          14. CFM and E-LMI
        2. Introducing Service Provider Access, Edge, and Transport Technologies
          1. Service Provider Access and Edge Technologies
          2. Frame Relay Overview
          3. Frame Relay Terminology
          4. ATM Cell Relay Technology
          5. Metro Ethernet
          6. DSL Technology
          7. DSL Service Types
          8. Digital T1, T3, E1, and E3 Circuits
          9. ISDN
          10. ISDN Access Options
          11. Mobile Networks
          12. Cable-Based WANs
          13. Passive Optical Networks
          14. Fiber-FTTx
          15. Broadband Remote Access Server
          16. Broadband Network Gateway
          17. DSL Forum TR-101
          18. Service Provider Transport Technologies
          19. SONET and SDH
          20. DWDM and ROADM
          21. CES and TDM over IP
          22. IP over DWDM
          23. Gigabit Ethernet
        3. Enabling the WAN Internet Connection
          1. The Global Internet
          2. Connection Types
          3. Internet Access Equipment
          4. IPv4 Address Allocation and NAT
          5. Network Address Translation
          6. NAT Types
          7. Static NAT
          8. Implementing Static NAT
          9. Dynamic NAT
          10. Implementing Dynamic NAT
          11. Port Address Translation
          12. Implementing PAT
          13. Acquiring Addresses with DHCP
          14. DHCP Configuration Parameters and Options
          15. DHCPv4 Sequence of Operations
          16. DHCPv4 Relay Agent
          17. DHCPv6
          18. DHCPv6 Operation
          19. Configuring a DHCP Server
          20. Configuring a DHCP Relay
          21. Configuring a DHCP Client
        4. WAN Encapsulation
          1. DOCSIS Overview
          2. DOCSIS Data Flow
          3. PPP Encapsulation
          4. PPP Session Establishment
          5. PPP Authentication Protocols
          6. PPP and Authentication Overview
          7. Configuring PPP and Authentication
          8. Verify the PPP Encapsulation
          9. DSL Encapsulation
          10. PPPoE Encapsulation
          11. PPPoE Negotiation Process
          12. PPPoE Characteristics
          13. POS Encapsulation
          14. Encapsulating IP into a POS Frame
          15. PPP in HDLC-Like Framing
          16. POS Frame Information
          17. Implementing POS
        5. Introducing VPN
          1. VPN Basics
          2. VPN Benefits
          3. Site-to-Site VPN
          4. Remote-Access VPN
          5. Internet Protocol Security
          6. IPsec Security Services
          7. Tunnel-Free VPN
          8. Group Encrypted Transport VPN
          9. Generic Routing Encapsulation
          10. Default GRE Characteristics
          11. GRE Routing Considerations
          12. Configuring a GRE Tunnel
          13. Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network
          14. DMVPN Deployment Models
      5. Network Management and Security
        1. Collecting Network Device Data
          1. Network Management and Security in Cisco IP NGN Infrastructure
          2. Cisco Discovery Protocol
          3. Collecting Information with Cisco Discovery Protocol
          4. Default Cisco Discovery Protocol Configuration
          5. Configuring Cisco Discovery Protocol
          6. Verifying Cisco Discovery Protocol
          7. Simple Network Management Protocol
          8. Obtaining Data from SNMP Agent
          9. Configuring SNMP on Cisco Devices
          10. Syslog
          11. Syslog Message Format
          12. Configuring Syslog on Cisco Devices
          13. Verifying Syslog on Cisco Devices
          14. NetFlow
          15. NetFlow Flow Definition
          16. NetFlow Data Export Versions
          17. NetFlow Configuration
        2. Configuring Network Management Tools
          1. Understanding SPAN
          2. SPAN Session
          3. Configuring SPAN on Cisco Switches
          4. Verifying SPAN on Cisco Switches
          5. IP Service Level Agreement
          6. IP SLA Measurements
          7. IP SLA Operations
          8. IP SLA Source and Responder
          9. IP SLA Operation with Responder
          10. IP SLA Responder Time Stamps
          11. Configuring IP SLA
          12. Verifying IP SLA
          13. Importance of Correct Time
          14. Network Time Protocol
          15. NTP Stratum Levels
          16. NTP Architecture
          17. Configuring NTP on Cisco Devices
          18. Verifying NTP on Cisco Devices
          19. Smart Call Home
          20. Cisco TAC
        3. Explaining Network Security
          1. Threat Capabilities
          2. Closed Networks
          3. Open Networks
          4. The Need for Network Security
          5. Network Protection Implementation Cost and Benefits
          6. CIA Triad
          7. Cisco Network Foundation Protection
          8. E-Business Challenge
          9. Attacking a Network
          10. Service Provider Specific Attacks
        4. Understanding Switch Security
          1. Securing Administrative Access
          2. Password Attack Threat Mitigation
          3. Configuring Passwords
          4. Configuring the Banner
          5. Telnet versus SSH
          6. Enabling SSH Access
          7. Verifying SSH
          8. Restricting Access to the Switched Network
          9. Configuring Port Security
          10. Verifying Port Security
          11. Port Security with Sticky MAC Addresses
          12. Securing Unused Ports
        5. Understanding Cisco Router Security
          1. Router Security
          2. Task Groups and User Groups in Cisco IOS XR Software
          3. Configuring User Groups and Users in Cisco IOS XR Software
          4. Configuring RADIUS and TACACS+
          5. Implementing Logging in Cisco IOS XR Software
          6. Implementing SNMP in Cisco IOS XR Software
          7. Telnet Connections to Remote Devices
          8. Suspending, Resuming, and Closing a Telnet Session
          9. SSH Access in Cisco IOS XR Software
          10. SSH Connection to Remote Devices
          11. Connectivity Tests
        6. Implementing AAA
          1. AAA Overview
          2. Implementing Local Authentication
          3. Implementing Authentication Using External AAA Servers
          4. Configuring Local Authentication
          5. Verifying Local Authentication
          6. Benefits of Using External AAA Servers
          7. TACACS+ and RADIUS AAA Protocols
          8. Configuring Authentication Using an External Authentication Server
          9. Verifying Authentication Using an External Authentication Server
          10. Configuring AAA Authorization and Accounting
      6. Lab
        1. Verify Host IP Configuration
        2. Define IP Subnets
        3. Configure Cisco Switches
        4. Configure Basic Router Configuration
        5. Implement Internet Connectivity
        6. Configure Data Link Layer Encapsulation
        7. Configure Network Management Tools
        8. Secure Network Devices
        9. Configure AAA

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

  • » 640-875 SPNGN1 : Building Cisco Service Provider Next Generation Networks, Part 1 (SPNGN1) 1.2

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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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