Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services v1.2 - SPCORE Course Outline

(5 Days)


Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE) v1.2 is a training program designed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP SP certification. It introduces the concepts of Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and describes its implementation as well as exploring the MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE) services built on the MPLS technology.

The course enables learners to use the technology principles of basic Quality of Service, and Quality of Service with MPLS to implement advanced features and functions. The focus of the course is on technology issues of MPLS and on best practices for implementing QoS from the Service Providers perspective and how to configure some of those features and functions in an existing routed environment.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee


• The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows: • SPNGNG1 and SPNGN2, SPROUTE and SPADVROUTE and SPCORE Recommended

At Course Completion

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to meet the following objectives:

  • 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

Course Outline

Module 1: Multiprotocol Label Switching

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Cisco IP NGN Architecture
  • Lesson 2: Introducing MPLS
  • Lesson 3: Introducing MPLS Applications
  • Lesson 4: Label Distribution Protocol
  • Lesson 5: Introducing MPLS Forwarding
  • Lesson 6: Operating MPLS Forwarding
  • Lesson 7: Implementing MPLS in the Service Provider Core

Module 2: MPLS Traffic Engineering

  • Lesson 1: Introducing MPLS Traffic Engineering Components
  • Lesson 2: MPLS Traffic Engineering Operations
  • Lesson 3: Implementing MPLS TE
  • Lesson 4: Protecting MPLS TE Traffic

Module 3: QoS in the Service Provider Network

  • Lesson 1: Understanding QoS
  • Lesson 2: Implementing QoS in the SP Network
  • Hardware Lab 3: The Need for QoS
  • Lesson 3: Implementing MPLS Support for QoS

Module 4: QoS Classification and Marking

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Classification and Marking
  • Lesson 2: Using Modular QoS CLI
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Advanced QoS Techniques

Module 5: QoS Congestion Management and Avoidance

  • Lesson 1: Managing Congestion
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Congestion Avoidance

Module 6: QoS Traffic Policing and Shaping

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Traffic Policing and Shaping
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Traffic Policing
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Traffic Shaping