Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part1 (SPNGN1)

Detailed Outlines

Course Outlines

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

  • Network Definition
  • Network Utilization
  • Characteristics of a Network

Lesson 2: Introducing TCP/IP Layers and the OSI Reference Model

  • TCP/IP Layers and the OSI Model
  • Encapsulation
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Addresses
  • Host-to-Host Communication

Lesson 3: Managing IP Addressing

  • Types of Addresses
  • IP Headers
  • Assigning Addresses in IPv6
  • Internet Control Message Protocol
  • Verifying the IP Address of a Host
  • Domain Name System

Lesson 4: Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer

  • Transport Layer
  • TCP and UDP Headers
  • TCP Connection Establishment
  • TCP Connection Teardown
  • TCP Flow Control

Lesson 5: Explaining Network Security

  • History of Network Security
  • Implementation of Network Protection
  • Attacking a Network

Lesson 6: Explaining IP Addressing and Subnets

  • Subnets
  • Default Gateways
  • IP Address Plan

The lesson includes these activities:

  • Lab 1-1: Verify Host IP Configuration
  • Lab 1-2: Configure Subnetting

Module 2: Basic LAN Switching

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

Lesson 1: Understanding Ethernet

  • LAN Definition
  • History of Ethernet
  • MAC Address

Lesson 2: Connecting to an Ethernet LAN

  • Ethernet on Layer 1
  • Copper Ethernet
  • Ethernet Fiber Connection

Lesson 3: Using Switched LAN Technology

  • Ethernet Limitations
  • Hubs and Collisions
  • Switches and Bridges
  • Modern Switched Network

Lesson 4: Operating a Cisco Switch

  • Cisco IOS Software Features
  • Cisco IOS Command Line
  • Cisco IOS Configuration
  • Startup Process
  • Basic Configuration

Lesson 5: Understanding Switch Security

  • Securing Administrative Access
  • Restricting Access to the Switched Network

Lesson 6: Performing Switched Network Optimizations

  • Port Settings
  • Network Redundancy and Loops
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • EtherChannel
  • Flex Link

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Switch Issues

  • Layered Troubleshooting
  • Media Issues
  • Port Issues
  • Configuration Issues

The lesson includes these activities:

  • Lab 2-1: Configure Cisco Switches

Module 3: Basic IP Routing

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

Lesson 1: Exploring the Functions of Routing Router Basics Routing Table and Routing Decision Building a Routing Table Lesson 2: Introducing the Cisco IOS XR

  • Classes of Cisco Routers
  • Cisco IOS XR Command Line
  • Cisco IOS XR Configuration

Lesson 3: Configuring Basic Routing

  • Static Route Configuration
  • Routing Protocols
  • Routing Information Protocol
  • Configuring Routing Protocols

Lesson 4: Configuring EIGRP

  • EIGRP Introduction
  • EIGRP Configuration
  • EIGRP Load Balancing
  • EIGRP Authentication

Lesson 5: Understanding Cisco Router Security

  • Router Security
  • Accessing Remote Devices

The lesson includes these activities:

  • Lab 3-1: Configure Basic Router Configuration

Module 4: Connectivity Technologies

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

Lesson 1: Describing Access Technologies

  • Introducing WANs
  • WAN Hardware
  • WAN Encapsulation
  • Carrier Ethernet

Lesson 2: Introducing Service Provider Access, Edge, and Transport Technologies

  • Service Provider Access Technologies
  • Service Provider Transport Technologies

Lesson 3: Enabling the WAN Internet Connection

  • Internet Access Basics
  • NAT Basics
  • Static NAT
  • Dynamic NAT and PAT
  • Acquiring Addresses with DHCP

Lesson 4: Introducing Encapsulation

  • WAN Encapsulation
  • PPP Encapsulation
  • POS Encapsulation

Lesson 5: Introducing VPN

  • Describe VPNs
  • Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
  • IP Security Virtual Private Network
  • Generic Routing Encapsulation

The lesson includes these activities:

  • Lab 4-1: Implement Internet Connectivity
  • Lab 4-2: Configure Data Link Layer Encapsulation
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

  • Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Syslog
  • NetFlow

Lesson 2: Configuring Network Management Tools

  • Configuring SPAN
  • IP Service Level Agreement
  • Network Time Protocol
  • Smart Call Home
  • Opening a TAC Request

Lesson 3: Using AAA

  • AAA Overview
  • Implementing Authentication Using the Local Database
  • Implementing Authentication Using a Remote Authentication Server

The lesson includes these activities:

  • Lab 5-1: Configure Network Management Tools
  • Lab 5-2: Configure AAA

Objectives and Pre-requisites

Course Objectives

  • Using the host-to-host packet delivery process, describe issues that are related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and identify switched LAN technology solutions to Ethernet networking issues
  • Describe the reasons for extending the reach of a LAN and the methods that can be used
  • Describe the reasons for connecting networks with routers and how routed networks transmit data by using TCP/IP
  • Describe the function of WANs and the major devices of WANs
  • Configure PPP encapsulation, static and dynamic routing, and NAT
  • Describe different management tools that are used to manage a service provider network


The knowledge and skills you must have before attending this course are as follows:

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

Classroom training
Duration: 5 days
Price: US$ ----
CLC: 35

Course Schedule:
Egypt, Cairo,  Jan 2015
Dubai,  Feb, 2015
Qatar, Doha, May 2015

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