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Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (642-883)

Exam Description:

The 642-883 SPROUTE Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing exam is associated with the CCNP® Service Provider certification. This 90-minute, 65−75 questions exam tests a candidate's knowledge in configuring, verifying, and troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 advanced OSPF and IS-IS configuration, BGP configuration, using Cisco IOS-XR RPL to implement routing policies, and implementing high availability routing supporting a service provider network. This exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and IOS-XR operating systems. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE) course. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Session Topic Contents
1 OSPFv2 AND OSPFv3 ROUTING IN SERVICE PROVIDER ENVIRONMENTS
  • Describe multi-area OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 operations
  • Implement multi-area OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement different OSPF areas (stubby, totally stubby, NSSA) on IOSXR and IOS-XE
  • Implement OSPF neighbor authentication on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Troubleshoot OSPF IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors
2 IS-IS, IPv4 AND IPv6 IN SERVICE PROVIDER ENVIRONMENTS
  • Describe multi-area IS-IS operations
  • Implement multi-area IS-IS for IPv4 and IPv6 on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement IS-IS neighbor authentication on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Troubleshoot IS-IS IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors
3 BGP ROUTING IN SERVICE PROVIDER ENVIRONMENTS
  • Describe the Internet routing hierarchy: Network Service Providers(NSP), Network Access Point (NAP), ISP Tiers (Tier 1, 2 and 3)
  • Describe connectivity between an enterprise network and an SP that requires the use of BGP
  • Describe connectivity between a SP and upstream SPs
  • Describe BGP transit AS operations
  • Implement EBGP and IBGP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement BGP neighbor authentication on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Optimize BGP IOS-XR configurations using af-groups, session-groups, and neighbor- groups
  • Optimize BGP IOS-XE configurations using peer-groups
  • Influence BGP route selection by using various BGP attributes on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Troubleshoot BGP IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors
4 ROUTE MANIPULATIONS IN SERVICE PROVIDER ENVIRONMENTS
  • Implement Routing Policy Language (RPL) to configure a desired routing policy on IOS- XR
  • Implement Route-Maps to configure a desired routing policy on IOS-XE
  • Implement route filterings using prefix-list, distribute-list, and as-path list on IOS-XE
  • Implement route redistributions on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
5 HIGH AVAILABILITY ROUTING FEATURES
  • 5.1 Implement NSF/NSR/Graceful Restart for OSPF on IOS-XR and IOSXE
  • 5.2 Implement NSF/NSR/Graceful Restart for IS-IS on IOS-XR and IOSXE
  • Implement Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for OSPF on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for IS-IS on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (642-885)

Exam Description:

The 642-885, SPADVROUTE, Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing exam is associated with the CCNP® Service Provider certification. This 90-minute, 65−75 questions exam tests a candidate's knowledge in configuring, verifying, and troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 advanced BGP configuration, IP multicasting, and IPv6 transition mechanisms in implementing and supporting a service provider network. This exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and IOS-XR operating systems. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE) course. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Session Topic Contents
1 BGP ROUTING FEATURES IN A SERVICE PROVIDER IP NGN ENVIRONMENT
  • Describe the BGP routing processes in IOS-XR
  • Configure the BGP timers on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Describe the need for BGP confederations in BGP transit backbones
  • Design and implement BGP route reflectors to scale IBGP in BGP transit backbones on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement BGP in SP IP NGN IOS-XR and IOS-XE PE routers to support multi-homed BGP Customers
  • Implement Remote Triggered Blackhole Filtering (RTBF) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement BGP TTL security on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement BGP maximum-prefix on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement BGP route dampening on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Troubleshoot BGP IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors in service provider environments
  • Optimize BGP IOS-XR configurations using af-groups, session-groups, and neighbor-groups
  • Optimize BGP IOS-XE configurations using peer-groups
2 MULTICAST ROUTING IN A SERVICE PROVIDER IP NGN ENVIRONMENT
  • Describe Multicast Concepts (multicast distribution trees, multicast routing protocols and IGMP operations)
  • Describe Any-source multicast (ASM) versus Source Specific Multicast(SSM)
  • Describe Intra Domain versus Inter Domain Multicast Routing
  • Describe the mapping of multicast IP addresses to MAC addresses
  • Describe and illustrate how RFP check can fail if the unicast and multicast topologies are non-congruent
  • Describe multiprotocol BGP functions in mroute distribution
  • Describe the principles and operations of PIM-SM
  • Describe multicast source discovery protocol (MSDP) operations
  • Describe methods used to secure multicast
  • Implement PIM-SM operations on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement Auto-RP, PIMv2 BSR, Anycast RP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement Bi-Dir PIM operations in SP IP NGN environment on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement SSM operations on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement MSDP operations on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Troubleshoot multicast routing IOS-XR and IOS-XE configurations errors in service provider environments
3 LAYER 2 VPN IN SERVICE PROVIDER IP NGN ENVIRONMENTS
  • Describe DNS and DHCP operation in IPv6
  • Describe the fields that are used in the IPv6 header to support QoS functions
  • Describe Cisco IOS/IOS-XE and IOS-XR IPv6 network management and troubleshooting tools like traceroute/ping
  • Describe dual-stack implementations
  • Describe IPv6 tunneling mechanisms
  • Configure IPv6 multicast routing
  • Configure static IPv6-in-IPv4 tunnels on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Configure dynamic 6to4 tunnels on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
4 CARRIER ETHERNET IN SERVICE PROVIDER IP NGN ENVIRONMENTS
  • Implement NSF/NSR/Graceful Restart for BGP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for BGP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement high availability and optimization multicast routing features on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (642-887)

Exam Description:

The 642-887, SPCORE, Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services exam is associated with the CCNP® Service Provider certification. This 90-minute, 65−75 questions exam tests a candidate's knowledge on the concepts and implementation of MPLS, LDP, MPLS-TE and QoS policies from the Service Provider perspective. This exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and IOS-XR operating systems. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE) course. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Session Topic Contents
1 QOS IN A SERVICE PROVIDER IP NGN ENVIRONMENT
  • 1.1 Describe the DiffServ and IntServ QoS models
  • 1.2 Describe the QoS mechanisms (classification and marking, congestion management and avoidance, traffic policing and shaping)
  • 1.3 Describe IPv6 Flow Label
  • 1.4 Describe trust boundaries in enterprise and SP environments
  • 1.5 Describe Cisco MQC for QoS configurations
  • 1.6 Describe hierarchical QoS configurations
  • 1.7 Describe the Cisco NBAR feature for discovering network protocols and for packets classifications
  • 1.8 Describe the typical Edge PE routers and Core P routers QoS requirements
  • 1.9 Implement classification and marking in an inter-domain network using QPPB on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • 1.10 Implement class-based markings on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • 1.11 Implement QoS pre-classify on tunnel interface on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • 1.12 Implement CB-WFQ on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • 1.13 Implement LLQ on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • 1.14 Implement WRED on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • 1.15 Implement traffic policing on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • 1.16 Implement traffic shaping on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • 1.17 Describe LPTS and hardware rate limiters on Cisco IOS-XR routers
  • 1.18 Describe MPLS EXP bits
  • 1.19 Describe MPLS QoS implementation concepts and models
  • 1.20 Implement MPLS DiffServ tunneling on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • 1.21 Troubleshoot QoS IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors
2 MPLS/LDP IN A SERVICE PROVIDER IP NGN ENVIRONMENT
  • Describe the CEF, FIB, LFIB and LIB tables on Cisco routers
  • Describe MPLS labels and label stack operations on Cisco routers
  • Describe LDP operations in Cisco routers
  • Describe MPLS OAM (MPLS LSP ping and MPLS traceroute)
  • Describe MPLS applications in service provider environment
  • Implement LDP on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement LDP high availability features on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Troubleshoot LDP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors
3 MPLS/LDP IN A SERVICE PROVIDER IP NGN ENVIRONMENT
  • Describe MPLS traffic engineering (TE) concepts
  • Describe MPLS TE constraint-based path computations
  • Describe the details of MPLS TE tunnels, including path setup procedures and path maintenance
  • Describe methods of assigning traffic into MPLS TE tunnels
  • Implement MPLS TE tunnels on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement MPLS TE bandwidth control on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement MPLS TE link and node protections on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
4 TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES
  • Describe the SP core transition from ATM/SONET/SDH based backbone to packet based IP/MPLS backbone
  • Implement 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces on Cisco IOS-XR routers
  • Describe DWDM, IPoDWDM and ROADM
  • Implement IPoDWDM controller/interface on Cisco IOS-XR routers

Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next Generation Edge Network Services (642-889)

Exam Description:

The 642-889 SPEDGE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services exam is associated with the CCNP® Service Provider certification. This 90-minute, 65−75 questions exam tests a candidate's knowledge on the concepts and implementation of VPN solutions from the Service Providers perspective, including simple and complex layer 3 MPLS VPNs, CSC, 6VPE, and layer 2 VPNs such as AToM and VPLS. This exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and IOS-XR operating systems. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE) course. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Session Topic Contents
1 VPN IN SERVICE PROVIDER IP NGN ENVIRONMENTS
  • Describe VPN implementation models (overlay, peer-to-peer)
  • Describe VPN technologies (L2TPv3, GRE, IPsec VPN, SSLVPN, DMVPN, GETVPN)
  • Describe L2 vs L3 VPNs
2 MPLS LAYER 3 VPNs IN SERVICE PROVIDER IP NGN ENVIRONMENTS
  • Describe MPLS L3 VPN architecture and operations (RDs, RTs, VRFs, MPBGP, PE-CE routing)
  • Describe the design models for combining Internet access with MPLS L3 VPN services
  • Describe the various methods used to deploy IPv6 over MPLS (6PE and 6VPE)
  • Implement MP-BGP between PE routers on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement PE-CE routings (static, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement complex MPLS layer 3 VPNs on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Implement carrier supporting carrier (CSC) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • Troubleshoot MPLS L3 VPNs IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors in service provider environments
3 LAYER 2 VPNs IN SERVICE PROVIDER IP NGN ENVIRONMENTS
  • Describe L2TPv3 VPNs over an IP core network
  • Describe L2 VPNs (AToM and VPLS) over an IP/MPLS core network
  • Describe AToM Interworking
  • Implement AToM on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
4 CARRIER ETHERNET IN SERVICE PROVIDER IP NGN ENVIRONMENTS
  • Describe Carrier Ethernet forums and standards (MEF, IEEE, IETF)
  • Describe the concepts of User PE (U-PE) and Network PE (N-PE)
  • Describe E-Line versus E-LAN versus E-Tree
  • Describe QinQ tunneling
  • Describe Provider Backbone Bridge (PBB - aka MAC-in-MAC)
  • Describe VPWS versus VPLS
  • Describe VPLS versus H-VPLS
  • Describe VPLS signaling using LDP or BGP
  • Implement QinQ on Cisco ME 3400 Series Switches
  • Implement VPLS on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

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