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Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next Generation EDGE Network Services v1.2

Course Description


The Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE) v1.2 course is an instructor-led course presented by Cisco Learning Partners to their end-user customers. This five-day course provides network engineers and technicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement and support a service provider network. The course is designed to provide service provider professionals with information on the use of service provider VPN solutions. The goal is to train professionals to enable service provider points of presence (POPs) to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs. The course reinforces the learning by providing students with hands-on labs to ensure that they thoroughly understand how to implement VPNs within their networks. The course also includes classroom activities with remote labs that are useful to gain practical skills in deploying Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR features to operate and support service provider VPN solutions.  


This course is intended primarily for:
  • Network administrators, network engineers, network managers, and systems engineers who would like to implement MPLS VPN service in their networks.
  • Network designers and project managers. This course is also recommended to all individuals preparing for Cisco CCNP SP certification
  • Program managers.


Students considered for this training will have attended the following courses or obtained equivalent-level training:
  • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE) v1.0
  • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE) v1.0
  • Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE) v1.0

Key topics

Course Introduction
  • Overview
  • Learner Skills and Knowledge
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow
  • Additional References
Module 1: VPN Technologies
  • Introducing VPNs
  • Introducing MPLS VPNs
Module 2: MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Implementing MPLS Layer 3 VPN Backbones
  • Connecting Customers Using Simple Routing Protocols
  • Connecting Customers Using BGP or OSPF
  • Deploying IPv6 and MPLS
Module 3: Complex MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Implementing Complex MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Implementing Internet Access and MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
  • Introducing MPLS Interdomain Solutions
Module 4: Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet Services
  • Introducing Layer 2 VPNs
  • Introducing AToM
  • Implementing VPLS


After the completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Introduce the VPN technologies that are used in the service provider environment and the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN peer-to-peer architecture
  • Describe the implementation steps that are needed to provide MPLS Layer 3 VPN service in service provider networks
  • Describe how the MPLS Layer 3 VPN model can be used to implement managed services and Internet access
  • Describe Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet services

Course Duration

5 Days
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