Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU)

 

Course Overview

The Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU) v1.0 course is designed to provide you with the foundational knowledge for the suite of Cisco® CCNP® Service Provider courses. The course expands what you learned from the Cisco CCNA® course with a focus on theoretical and practical knowledge needed for the Service Provider environment. Through a combination of lessons and hands-on practice, you will learn about architectures, protocols, software and hardware platforms, and solutions within the Service Provider realm. While this course does not lead directly to a certification exam, it does cover foundational knowledge critical to the success in the Service Provider Technology track. This course also earns you 30 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.

This course will help you:

  • Acquire the foundational knowledge to understand the Cisco Service Provider Network methodologies, tools, and functions
  • Learn the skills to manage the software and hardware platforms, structures, and protocols within the Service Provider realm

This is a Cisco Learning Services course and is delivered directly by Cisco.

Who should attend

This course is designed for network and software engineers and hold job roles such as:

  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Network manager
  • System engineer
  • Project manager
  • Network designer

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6 Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networking
  • Familiarity with typical service provider environment
  • Basic knowledge about networking devices and their roles

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe network architectures, devices, and software used by service providers
  • Describe the various Internet governance organizations, their roles, and tools available for governance information verification
  • Configure Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS®) and Cisco IOS XE routers
  • Describe Cisco IOS XR software, perform initial configuration, and explain platform daily tasks
  • Describe various access and core technologies used by service providers
  • Describe various major switching technologies used by service providers
  • Describe major overlay technologies and their usage, and configure Virtual Extensible LAN I (VxLAN)
  • Describe various major routing protocols used by service providers
  • Configure Layer 3 services used by service providers
  • Describe Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), components, protocols, and MPLS usage
  • Describe usage of various services used and maintained by service providers
  • Introduce Linux networking, Bourne Again Shell (BASH) scripting, and their usage within Cisco IOS XR software

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

Duration
5 days

Courseware language: English

Classroom Training

Duration
5 days

Price

Courseware language: English

E-Learning

Subscription duration
180 days

Price
  • Germany: 800.— €
 

Schedule

This computer icon in the schedule indicates that this date/time will be conducted as Instructor-Led Online Training.

English

Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)   ±1 hour

Online Training Time zone: British Summer Time (BST)

7 hours difference

Online Training Time zone: Central Daylight Time (CDT)

8 hours difference

Online Training Time zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)