Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU)

Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU) Course Overview:

The “Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Foundations (SPFNDU) v1.0” course provides foundational knowledge for the Cisco CCNP Service Provider track. You will learn about Service Provider architectures, protocols, software and hardware platforms, and solutions through lessons and hands-on practice. While it doesn’t lead to a certification exam, the course earns you 30 Continuing Education (CE) credits and lays the groundwork for success in the Service Provider Technology track.

How you’ll benefit
This course will help you:
● Acquire the foundational knowledge to understand the Cisco Service Provider Network methodologies, tools, and functions
● Learn the skills to manage the software and hardware platforms, structures, and protocols within the Service Provider realm
● Earn 30 CE credits toward recertification

Who should enroll
This course is designed for network and software engineers and hold job roles such as:
● Network administrator
● Network engineer
● Network manager
● System engineer
● Project manager
● Network designer

Technology areas
● Service Provider


After taking this course, you should be able to:
● Describe network architectures, devices, and software used by service providers
● Describe the various Internet governance organizations, their roles, and tools available for governance
information verification
● Configure Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS®) and Cisco IOS XE routers
● Describe Cisco IOS XR software, perform initial configuration, and explain platform daily tasks
● Describe various access and core technologies used by service providers
● Describe various major switching technologies used by service providers
● Describe major overlay technologies and their usage, and configure Virtual Extensible LAN I (VxLAN)
● Describe various major routing protocols used by service providers
● Configure Layer 3 services used by service providers
● Describe Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), components, protocols, and MPLS usage
● Describe usage of various services used and maintained by service providers
● Introduce Linux networking, Bourne Again Shell (BASH) scripting, and their usage within Cisco IOS XR software

Introducing Service Provider Architectures
● Describing Internet Governance Organizations
● Configuring the Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Router
● Configuring Cisco IOS XR Router
● Introducing Access and Core Technologies in the Service Provider Environment
● Introducing Routing Technologies in the Service Provider Environment
● Describing MPLS

● Implementing Layer 3 Services
● Introducing Switching Technologies in the Service Provider Environment
● Introducing Overlay Technologies
● Implementing Service Provider Services
● Introducing Programmability on Cisco IOS XR Routers

● Review Lab Environment
● Examine Governance Data
● Perform an Initial Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS XE) Configuration
● Configure Connectivity and Connectivity Verification on Cisco IOS XE Devices
● Perform Initial Cisco IOS XR Configuration
● Configure and Verify Connectivity on Cisco IOS XR
● Configure Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
● Configure Routing Information Protocol (RIPv2) and RIP extension (RIPng)
● Configure Basic Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
● Configure MPLS
● Configure Internet Protocol Service Level Agreement (IP SLA)
● Configure Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) with Object Tracking
● Configure Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRFs)
● Configure Network Time Protocol (NTP)
● Use Linux Command Line Interface
● Configure IOS XR Using a Bash Script

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:
● Knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6 Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networking
● Familiarity with typical service provider environment
● Basic knowledge about networking devices and their roles

Discover the perfect fit for your learning journey

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Live Online

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  • Interaction and collaboration
  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
  • Personal attention


  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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