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  1. 5 Days

Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next - Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE)


In this course, you will be introduced to the concepts of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and its implementation. You will learn about the MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS TE) services built on the MPLS technology, and you'll learn to use the principles of quality of service (QoS) and QoS with MPLS to implement advanced features and functions

You will focus on the technology issues of MPLS, the best practices for implementing QoS from the service provider perspective, and how to configure those features and functions in an existing routed environment. Through hands-on labs, you will gain practical skills on deploying Cisco IOS/IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR features to operate and support service provider networks

This course helps you prepare for Exam 642-887 SPCORE, which is needed for CCNP Service Provider certification


This course is for Network administrators, engineers, and managers who want to implement MPLS and MPLS TE in the core portion of service provider environments and ensure QoS in the service provider backbone, Systems engineers and Individuals preparing for CCNP Service Provider certification


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

• SPNGN1 - Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1

• SPNGN2 - Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2

• SPROUTE - Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing

• SPADVROUTE - Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing v1.0

Follow-On Courses

• SPEDGE - Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services v1.0

Certification Programs and Certificate Tracks

• This course is part of the following programs or tracks:

• CCNP Service Provider


This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussions and practical exercise


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to :

• Features of MPLS and how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed

• Requirements for traffic engineering in modern networks that must attain optimal resource utilization

• QoS and the need to implement it

• Classify and mark network traffic to implement an administrative policy requiring QoS

• Cisco QoS queuing mechanisms used to manage network congestion

• Traffic policing and shaping, including token bucket, dual token bucket, and dual-rate policing

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Module 1 - MPLS

• Basics

o Concepts
o Labels
o Applications
• Running Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
o LDP Process
o Forming Label Switched Path
o MPLS Convergence
o Platform Switching Mechanisms
• Implementing MPLS in the Service Provider Core
o Configure MPLS
o Monitor MPLS
o Troubleshoot MPLS

Module 2 - MPLS TE

• Basics

o Concepts

o Components

o Process

• Running MPLS TE

o Constraint-Based Path Computation

o Path Setup and Maintenance

o Assigning Traffic to Traffic Tunnels BGP Confederations

• Implementing MPLS TE

o MPLS TE Configuration

o MPLS TE Path Selection

o MPLS TE Process

• Protecting MPLS TE Traffic

o Link and Node Protection

o MPLS TE Bandwidth Control

Module 3 - QoS In The Service Provider Network

• Understanding QoS

o Models for Implementing QoS

• Implementing Cisco QoS and QoS Mechanisms

o QoS Mechanisms

o Implementing QoS

o QoS in Service Provider Environment

• Implementing MPLS Support for QoS


o MPLS DiffServ QoS Models

Module 4 - QoS Classification And Marking

• Using the Modular QoS CLI (MQC)

o Using MQC for Classification

o Using MQC for Class-Based Marking

• Implementing Advanced QoS Techniques

o Network-Based Application Recognition

o QoS Tunneling Techniques

o QoS Policy Propagation via BGP

o Hierarchical QoS

Module 5 - QoS Congestion Management And Avoidance

• Managing Congestion

o Queuing

o Queuing Implementations

o Configuring Class-Based Weighted Fair Queueing (CBWFQ)

o Configuring Low Latency Queuing (LLQ)

• Implementing Congestion Avoidance

o Congestion Avoidance

o Random Early Detection (RED)

o Configuring Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)

Module 6 - QoS Traffic Policing And Shaping

• Implementing Traffic Policing

o Class-Based Policing

o Local Packet Transport Services

• Implementing Traffic Shaping

o Class-Based Shaping


• Lab 1 - Implement MPLS in the Service Provider Core

• Lab 2 - Implement MPLS TE

• Lab 3 - Use QoS Mechanisms

• Lab 4 - Implement MPLS Support for QoS

• Lab 5 - Implement Classification and Marking

• Lab 6 - Implement Queuing

• Lab 7 - Implement Congestion Avoidance

• Lab 8 - Implement Traffic PolicingLab 9: Implement Traffic Shaping

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