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Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1

Overview

This design document is for the first version of the new Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1 v1.0 course. This five-day instructor-led course 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 delegates 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 basic Cisco IOS/IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR features to operate and support service provider network.

Target Audience:

  • Cisco Build-Operate-Transfer partners who are focused on service provider NGN networks, specific to entry-level network operations personnel.
  • Service provider network operations organizations, specific to entry-level network operations personnel.
  • Cisco engineers who are motivated to pursue Cisco certifications focused on service provider NGN operations.
  • All service provider operations customers, partners who support service provider NGN environments, and internal Cisco engineers who wish to pursue Cisco professional or expert-level SP operations certifications.

Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the operation of IP and data network
  • Describe IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes
  • Configure switched network technologies
  • Describe routed network technologies
  • Configure IP services
  • Configure Cisco operating systems and platforms
  • Configure transport technologies
  • Configure access and edge technologies
  • Configure security in the network
  • Describe MPLS
  • Describe multicast
  • Describe high availability
  • Configure network management
  • Describe VPN technologies

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites

  • Basic computer literacy

  • Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills

  • Basic Internet usage skills

Course Content

Course Outline

Module 1: IP Fundamentals

Describe IP fundamentals important to build IP network, host-to-host communication, as well as network components and functions.

  • Lesson 1: Defining Functions of Networking
  • Lesson 2: Introducing TCP/IP Layers and the OSI Reference Model
  • Lesson 3: Managing IP Addressing
  • Lesson 4: Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Lesson 5: Explaining Network Security
  • Lesson 6: Explaining IP Addressing and Subnets

Module 2: Basic LAN Switching

Describe basic LAN switching, as well as configure and verify basic LAN switch functions.

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Ethernet
  • Lesson 2: Connecting to an Ethernet LAN
  • Lesson 3: Using Switched LAN Technology
  • Lesson 4: Operating a Cisco Switch
  • Lesson 5: Understanding Switch Security
  • Lesson 6: Performing Switched Network Optimizations
  • Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Switch Issues

Module 3: Basic IP Routing

Describe routing concepts and discuss considerations when implementing routing on the network.

  • Lesson 1: Exploring the Functions of Routing
  • Lesson 2: Introducing the Cisco IOS XR
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Basic Routing
  • Lesson 4: Configuring EIGRP
  • Lesson 5: Understanding Cisco Router Security

Module 4: Connectivity Technologies

Describe the characteristics, functions, and components of a service provider WAN network.

  • Lesson 1: Describing Access Technologies
  • Lesson 2: Introducing Service Provider Access, Edge, and Transport Technologies
  • Lesson 3: Enabling the WAN Internet Connection
  • Lesson 4: Introducing Encapsulation
  • Lesson 5: Introducing VPN

Module 5: Network Management and Security

Describe network management concepts and discuss considerations when implementing network management tools and features on the network.

  • Lesson 1: Collecting Device Data
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Network Management Tools
  • Lesson 3: Using AAA

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