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SPROUTE - Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing

Learn the typical routing requirements and routing protocols used in service provider networks.

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In this course, you will learn how to use advanced routing techniques to implement scalability for Cisco routers that are connected to LANs and WANs.

This course helps you prepare for Exam 642-883 SPROUTE, needed for CCNP Service Provider certification.


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What You'll Learn

  • Service provider routing protocols
  • Implement OSPF in the service provider network
  • Implement integrated IS-IS in the service provider network
  • Implement BGP in the service provider network
  • Routing protocol pools and route manipulation
  • Outputs are updated with the latest IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR versions


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1. Service Provider Routing

  • Understanding Service Provider Routing Protocols
    • Cisco IP NGN Architecture
    • Overview of Routing Protocols
      • Interior Gateway Protocols
      • Overview of OSPF
      • Overview of IS-IS
    • BGP Overview

2. Implement OSPF in the Service Provider Network

  • Introducing OSPF Routing
    • OSPF in the Cisco IP NGN Architecture
    • OSPF and OSPFv3 Key Characteristics
    • Structure of OSPF Network
    • Hierarchical Structure of OSPF in a Service Provider Environment
    • OSPF LSA Types
    • OSPF Operation
    • OSPF Best Path Calculation
      • OSPF Metric
    • Building the LSDB
    • LSA Operation
    • OSPF Link-State Database
      • OSPF Intra-Area Routing
      • OSPF Inter-Area Routing
      • OSPF External Routes
    • OSPF Virtual Link
    • Interpreting OSPF Routes in the Routing Table
    • Calculating Costs for E1 and E2 OSPF Routes
    • OSPF LSDB Overload Protection
  • Understanding OSPF Operation
    • OSPF Functions
    • OSPF Packet Format
    • OSPF Packet Types
    • OSPF Neighbor States
    • OSPF Link-State Flooding
    • Debug OSPF Packets
    • OSPF Network Types
    • IPv6 Support for OSPF Modes
  • Implementing OSPF Routing
    • Implement OSPF
    • Verifying Basic OSPF
    • OSPF Virtual Links
    • Cisco Nonstop Forwarding
    • Cisco Nonstop Routing
    • Cisco NSF and NSR for OSPF
    • Graceful Restart for OSPFv3
    • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
    • OSPF Authentication Overview
  • Implementing OSPF Special Area Types
    • OSPF Summarization
      • OSPF Interarea Route Summarization
      • OSPF External Route Summarization
    • Default Routes in OSPF
    • OSPF Area Types
    • OSPF Router and LSA Types
    • OSPF Stub Area and Totally Stubby Area
    • OSPF Not-So-Stubby Area and Totally Not-So-Stubby Area

3. Implement Integrated IS-IS in the Service Provider Network

  • Introducing IS-IS Routing
    • IS-IS in the Cisco IP NGN
    • Integrated IS-IS Routing
    • Integrated IS-IS Design Principles
    • Similarities Between IS-IS and OSPF
    • IS-IS Addressing
    • IS-IS Router Types
    • IS-IS Routing Logic
    • Asymmetric IS-IS Routing
    • Symmetric IS-IS Routing
    • IS-IS Packets
    • Integrated IS-IS for IPv6
    • IS-IS Network Types
    • IS-IS Operations
    • IS-IS LSP Flooding
    • IS-IS LSDB Synchronization
    • IS-IS Adjacencies
    • IS-IS Single Topology Restrictions
    • Multitopology IS-IS for IPv6
  • Implementing Integrated IS-IS Routing
    • Implement OSI Area Routing
    • Implement IS-IS Routing
    • Optimizing the IS-IS Processes
    • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection for IS-IS
    • Nonstop Forwarding for IS-IS
    • IP Route Summarization Configurations in IS-IS Networks
    • Verification of IS-IS
    • Troubleshooting IS-IS Commands
    • Configuring IS-IS to Support IPv6

4. Implement BGP in the Service Provider Network

  • Enterprise Connectivity to Service Providers
    • Enterprise Connectivity Requirements
    • Routing Method Selection
    • Connection Options
    • Single-Homed Enterprises
    • Dual-Homed Enterprises
    • Multihomed Enterprises
    • Dual-Multihomed Enterprises
  • Introducing BGP Routing
    • BGP Terminology
    • Autonomous System and BGP
    • BGP Routing Between Autonomous Systems
    • BGP Path Vector Functionality
    • BGP Routing Policies
    • BGP Features
    • BGP Databases
    • BGP Message Types
    • Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP4
    • MPLS VPN Overview
  • Implementing Basic BGP Routing
    • Planning for BGP
    • Configure Basic EBGP
    • Advertising BGP Networks
    • Configure Basic IBGP
      • Full-Mesh IBGP
    • BGP Support for IPv6
    • Shutting Down a BGP Neighbor
    • BGP Next-Hop Behavior
      • BGP Next Hop Self
    • Cisco IOS XR BGP Configuration Templates
    • BGP Neighbor States
    • BGP Neighbor Authentication
    • Clearing the BGP Session
    • Monitoring BGP Routes
    • BGP Path Selection
      • BGP Route Selection Decision Process
      • BGP Weight Attribute
      • BGP Local Preference Attribute
      • BGP AS Path Attribute
      • BGP Multi-Exit Discriminator Attribute

5. Routing Protocol Tools and Route Manipulation

  • Introducing Routing Protocol Tools
    • Routing Protocol Tools Overview
      • Example: OSPF Filtering
      • Example: BGP Filtering
    • Route Filtering Tools
      • Prefix Lists Overview
      • Prefix List Syntax in Cisco IOS or IOS XE Software
    • AS Path-Based Filtering
      • AS Path Access List Syntax in Cisco IOS or IOS XE Software
      • Regular Expressions, Special Characters
      • Commonly Used Regular Expressions
      • AS Path Access List Examples
  • Introducing Route Maps and Routing Policy Language
    • Route Maps Overview
      • Route Map Processing
      • Route Maps Syntax
    • Routing Policy Language
      • RPL Conditions
      • RPL Operators
      • RPL Boolean Operators
      • RPL Nesting
      • RPL Setting Attributes and Parameters
      • RPL Setting BGP Attributes and Parameters
      • RPL Setting OSPF and IS-IS Parameters
      • RPL Parameterization
    • Applying Routing Policies
    • Maintaining Routing Policies
    • Value Sets
    • AS Path Sets
    • Standard Community Sets
    • Prefix Sets
    • Monitoring Routing Policies
    • Testing Routing Policies
    • Translating Route Maps to Routing Policies
  • Implementing Route Redistribution
    • The Need for Redistribution
    • Route Redistribution
    • Using Seed Metrics in Route Redistribution
      • Default Seed Metrics in Route Redistribution
    • One-Point Route Redistribution
    • Multipoint Route Redistribution
    • Route Redistribution Techniques
    • Redistribution Implementation Considerations
    • Implement Redistribution
      • Redistribution into OSPF
      • Redistribution into IS-IS
      • Redistribution into BGP
    • Administrative Distance
      • Modifying OSPF Administrative Distance
      • Modifying IS-IS and BGP Administrative Distance
    • Redistribution to Prevent Routing Loops
  • Influencing BGP Route Selection
    • BGP Weight
      • Configuring Per-Neighbor Weights
      • Changing Weights with RPLs or Route Maps
      • BGP Weight Attachment Points
    • BGP Local Preference
      • Changing Local Preference
      • Monitoring Local Preference
    • AS Path Prepending
      • AS Path Prepending Design Considerations
    • AS Path Filtering Concerns: AS Path Prepending
    • BGP Multi-Exit Discriminators
    • BGP Communities
      • Steps for Designing a BGP solution around BGP communities
      • BGP Named Community Lists
      • BGP Support for Sequenced Entries in Extended Community Lists
      • Matching BGP Communities
      • Monitoring BGP Communities


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Lab 1: Implement OSPF Routing

Lab 2: Implement OSPF Special Area Types

Lab 3: Implement Integrated IS-IS Routing

Lab 4: Implement Basic BGP Routing

Lab 5: Implement Route Redistribution

Lab 6: Influence BGP Route Selection


  • Intermediate knowledge of Cisco IOS/IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR software configuration
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills
  • Basic Internet skills

Who Should Attend

  • Network administrators, engineers, and managers who would like to implement IP routing in service provider environments
  • Systems engineers
  • Network designers and project managers
  • Individuals preparing for CCNP Service Provider certification

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This course can be purchased with Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

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