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CI-CCNA Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions
CI-SPAUI Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI) v1.0
CI-SPVI Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI) v1.0
CI-SPRI Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI) v1.0
CI-SPCOR Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) v1.0

CI-CCNA Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions

Introduction

The Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0 course gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. Through a combination of lecture, hands-on labs, and self-study, you will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The course also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking.

Target Audience

  • Entry-level network engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Network support technician
  • Help desk technician

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge

There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but you should make sure to have a good understanding of the exam topics.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
  • Understand the model of host-to-host communication
  • Describe the features and functions of the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) software
  • Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
  • Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
  • Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
  • Describe the TCP/IP Internet layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting
  • Describe the TCP/IP Transport layer and Application layer
  • Explore functions of routing
  • Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
  • Explain host-to-host communications across switches and routers
  • Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing
  • Describe IPv6 main features and addresses, and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
  • Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing
  • Describe, implement, and verify Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and trunks
  • Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
  • Explain the basics of dynamic routing protocols and describe components and terms of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Explain how Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) work
  • Configure link aggregation using EtherChannel
  • Describe the purpose of Layer 3 redundancy protocols
  • Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts
  • Describe the operation of Access Control Lists (ACLs) and their applications in the network
  • Configure Internet access using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) clients and explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT) on Cisco routers
  • Describe basic Quality of Service (QoS) concepts
  • Describe the concepts of wireless networks, which types of wireless networks can be built, and how to use Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs)
  • Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization
  • Introduce the concept of network programmability and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and describe smart network management solutions such as Cisco DNA Center, Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), and Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
  • Configure basic IOS system monitoring tools
  • Describe the management of Cisco devices
  • Describe the current security threat landscape
  • Describe threat defense technologies
  • Implement a basic security configuration of the device management plane
  • Implement basic steps to harden network devices

Duration: 5 Days
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CI-SPAUI Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI) v1.0

Introduction

The Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI) v1.0 course prepares you to implement and support automation solutions in a Service Provider network infrastructure, using network programmability principles, protocols, tools, and mechanisms. Through a combination of lessons and hands-on labs, you will learn to deploy, configure, monitor, and operate Service Provider network environments using modern data models. These models allow you to represent operational data and new network management protocols in order to administer hundreds or thousands of devices in a single operation, replacing traditional, time-consuming, error prone, device-by-device Command Line Interface (CLI) management. The course also introduces powerful automation solutions that can streamline network operations. This course covers Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) data models and validation tools, Representational State Transfer Configuration Protocol RESTCONF and Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) management protocols, model-driven telemetry with Google Remote Procedure Call (gRPC) and Google Network Management Interface (gNMI), traffic automation with XR Transport Control (XTC), Secure Shell (SSH)-based automation tools like NetMiko and Ansible, orchestration provided by Network Services Orchestration (NSO), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) lifecycle management with Elastic Services Controller (ESC), and network operations automation with WAN Automation Engine (WAE).

This course will help you:

  • Use network programmability to scale and streamline Service Provider network infrastructure
  • Gain hands-on experience in using modern data models to manage Service Provider network infrastructure
  • Prepare for the 300-535 SPAUTO exam

Target Audience

This course is designed for Service Provider networking professionals in job roles such as:

  • Network administrators
  • Network architects
  • Network designers
  • Network engineers
  • Network managers
  • Network Operations Center (NOC) personnel
  • Network supervisors

Prerequisites

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

  • CCNP equivalent level of knowledge for Routing and Switching (R&S)
  • Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS XE) and Cisco IOS XR working experience
  • SP Operations experience with routing, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) Solutions
  • Network Programmability Basics (Network Programming Foundations, APIs and Protocols, Network Model Driven APIs and Protocols, Configuration Management with Ansible, Service Provider Network Automation workflows)

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course:

  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR)
  • Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI)
  • Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI)
  • Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU)

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Use NETCONF and RESTCONF programmability protocols on Cisco devices
  • Describe and use tools to validate YANG data models on Cisco devices
  • Describe and configure model-driven telemetry on Cisco devices
  • Describe and configure network traffic automation with Cisco XTC
  • Describe and use network automation tools that utilize SSH
  • Automate service provider network configuration with Cisco NSO
  • Describe how to automate virtualized resources with Cisco ESC
  • Describe how to automate service provider WAN with Cisco WAE

Duration: 5 Days
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CI-SPVI Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI) v1.0

Introduction

The Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI) v1.0 course prepares you to manage end-customer Virtual Private Network (VPN) environments built over a common service provider Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone. You will complete hands-on labs to reinforce MPLS VPN fundamental concepts, benefits, and classification, MPLS components, MPLS control plane and data plane operations, MPLS VPN routing using Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), Layer 2 and Layer 3 MPLS VPNs, IPv6 MPLS VPN implementations, IP Multicast VPNs, and shared services VPNs. The course also covers solutions for deploying MPLS VPN crossing multiple Service Provider domains that improve the use of network bandwidth.

This course will help you:

  • Gain valuable skills in reinforcing MPLS VPN fundamental concepts, benefits, and classifications
  • Learn to configure optional paths for traffic to avoid network congestion
  • Prepare to take the 300-515 SPVI exam

Target Audience

This course is for network professionals who need to learn the techniques to implement, configure, monitor, and support Service Provider VPN solutions based on MPLS backbones.

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Network supervisors
  • Network managers
  • Network Operations Center (NOC) personnel
  • Network designers
  • Network architects
  • Channel partners

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have Service Provider knowledge at the professional level, equivalent to the material in the following Cisco courses:

  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 (SPNGN1) v1.2
  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 2 (SPNGN2) v1.2
  • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)

In the new certification program, foundational material is covered in these courses:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
  • Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU)
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR)

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe VPN concepts and operation in a Service Provider environment
  • Implement Layer 3 MPLS VPN operations in a Service Provider environment
  • Implement Layer 3 Inter-domain MPLS VPN services traversing multiple Service Providers
  • Implement Layer 3 Multicast MPLS VPN operations in a Service Provider environment
  • Troubleshoot typical issues in Layer 3 MPLS VPN environments
  • Implement Layer 2 VPN operations in a Service Provider environment
  • Troubleshoot Layer 2 VPN issues in a Service Provider network
  • Implement MPLS VPN solutions for IPv6 environments
  • Troubleshoot MPLS VPN solutions for IPv6 environments

Associated Certification & Exam

This course prepares you for the 300-515 Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI) exam. By passing this exam, you earn the Cisco Certified Specialist - Service Provider VPN Services Implementation certification, and you satisfy the concentration exam requirement for the CCNP Service Provider certification.


Duration: 5 Days
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CI-SPRI Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI) v1.0

Introduction

The Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI) course teaches you theories and practices to integrate advanced routing technologies including routing protocols, multicast routing, policy language, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and segment routing, expanding your knowledge and skills in service provider core networks.

This course will help you:

  • Gain the high-demand skills to maintain and operate advanced technologies related to Service Provider core networks
  • Increase your knowledge and skills for implementing Service Provider core advanced technologies though hands-on application and practical instruction
  • Prepare to take the 300-510 SPRI exam

Target Audience

This course is for professionals who need knowledge about implementing various Service Provider core technologies and advanced routing technologies.

  • Network administrators
  • System engineers
  • Project managers
  • Network designers

Prerequisites

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

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS) or IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR Software configuration
  • Knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6 TCP/IP networking
  • Intermediate knowledge of BGP, OSPF, and ISIS routing protocols
  • Understanding of MPLS technologies
  • Understanding of multicast technologies
  • Familiarity with segment routing

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course:

  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 (SPNGN1)
  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 2 (SPNGN2)
  • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)
  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
  • Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU)
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR)

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the main characteristics of routing protocols that are used in Service provider environments
  • Implement advanced features of multiarea Open Shortest Path First (OSPFv2) running in Service Provider networks
  • Implement advanced features of multilevel Intermediate System to Intermediate System (ISIS) running in Service Provider networks
  • Configure route redistribution
  • Configure Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) in order to successfully connect the Service Provider network to the customer or upstream Service Provider
  • Configure BGP scalability in Service Provider networks
  • Implement BGP security options
  • Implement advanced features in order to improve convergence in BGP networks
  • Troubleshoot OSPF, ISIS, and BGP
  • Implement and verify MPLS
  • Implement and troubleshoot MPLS traffic engineering
  • Implement and verify segment routing technology within an interior gateway protocol
  • Describe how traffic engineering is used in segment routing networks
  • Implement IPv6 tunneling mechanisms
  • Describe and compare core multicast concepts
  • Implement and verifying the PIM-SM protocol
  • Implement enhanced Protocol-Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) features
  • Implement Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) in the interdomain environment
  • Implement mechanisms for dynamic Rendezvous Point (RP) distribution

Associated Certification & Exam

This course prepares you for the 300-510 Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI) exam.


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CI-SPCOR Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) v1.0

Introduction

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) v1.0 course teaches you how to configure, verify, troubleshoot, and optimize next-generation, Service Provider IP network infrastructures. It provides a deep dive into Service Provider technologies including core architecture, services, networking, automation, quality of services, security, and network assurance.

This course will help you:

  • Configure, verify, troubleshoot, and optimize next-generation, Service Provider IP network infrastructures
  • Deepen your understanding of Service Provider technologies including core architecture, services, networking, automation, quality of services, security, and network assurance
  • Prepare to take the 350-501 Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) exam.

Target Audience

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Network managers
  • System engineers
  • Project managers
  • Network designers

Prerequisites

  • Intermediate knowledge of Cisco IOS or IOS XE
  • Familiarity with Cisco IOS or IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR Software configuration
  • Knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6 TCP/IP networking
  • Intermediate knowledge of IP routing protocols
  • Understanding of MPLS technologies
  • Familiarity with VPN technologies

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Service Provider network architectures, concepts, and transport technologies
  • Describe the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS) software architectures, main IOS types, and their differences
  • Implement Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) in the Service Provider network
  • Implement Integrated Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS) in the Service Provider network
  • Implement Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing in Service Provider environments
  • Implement route maps and routing policy language
  • Describe IPv6 transition mechanisms used in the Service Provider networks
  • Implement high-availability mechanisms in Cisco IOS XR software
  • Implement traffic engineering in modern Service Provider networks for optimal resource utilization
  • Describe segment routing and segment routing traffic engineering concepts
  • Describe the VPN technologies used in the Service Provider environment
  • Configure and verify Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) L2VPN in Service Provider environments
  • Configure and verify MPLS L3VPN in Service Provider environments
  • Implement IP multicast services
  • Describe the Quality of Service (QoS) architecture and QoS benefits for SP networks
  • Implement QoS in Service Provider environments
  • Implement control plane security in Cisco devices
  • Implement management plane security in Cisco devices
  • Implement data plane security in Cisco devices
  • Describe the Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) data modeling language
  • Implement automation and assurance tools and protocols
  • Describe the role of Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) in Service Provider environments
  • Implement virtualization technologies in Service Provider environments

Associated Certification & Exam

This course also helps you prepare to take the 350-501 Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) exam, which is part of the new CCNP Service Provider certification and the Cisco Certified Specialist – Service Provider Core certification.


Duration: 5 Days
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CI-CCNA Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions
CI-SPAUI Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI) v1.0
CI-SPVI Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI) v1.0
CI-SPRI Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI) v1.0
CI-SPCOR Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) v1.0