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Designing and Implementing Cisco Service Provider Cloud Network Infrastructure (SPCNI)

  • Length 5 days
  • Price  $6590 inc GST
  • Version 1.0
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Why study this course

This training course teaches you how to design and implement virtualisation cloud infrastructures in a service provider network. You will learn about virtualised network function infrastructures and how to use programmability and orchestration to manage virtualisation cloud infrastructures. You will also learn about cloud computing and implementation of cloud interconnect and data center interconnect solutions. In addition, you will learn how to monitor and secure virtualisation cloud infrastructures and provide optimisation and high availability within the infrastructures.

This training prepares you for the 300-540 SPCNI v1.0 exam. If passed, you earn the Cisco Certified Specialist – Service Provider Cloud Network Infrastructure certification and satisfy the concentration exam requirement for the Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Service Provider certification. This training also earns you 40 Continuing Education (CE) credits toward recertification.

Digital courseware: Cisco provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

Exam Vouchers: Cisco exam vouchers are not included in the course fees but can be purchased separately where applicable.

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What you’ll learn

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Get an overview of Cisco Network Function Infrastructure, Cisco Network Infrastructure Manager, Cisco Virtualised Infrastructure Manager (VIM), and Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) Virtualised Infrastructure Manager

  • Understand the concept of networking and deployment operation in OpenStack platform

  • Get an overview the security features available in Cisco Network Functions Virtualisation (NFVI) solution

  • Describe the application hosting architecture on a Cisco IOS XR router

  • Introduce containers and describe container architecture

  • Describe Kubernetes concepts, such as Kubernetes objects, and how nodes, pods, and clusters fit into them

  • Describe cloud computing, cloud deployment models, cloud service models, and Carrier-Neutral Facilities (CNFs)

  • Implement and configure Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Segment Routing (SR), and SRv6

  • Describe the operation and data flow of the Layer 3 Virtual Private Network (VPN) control plane

  • Configure Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) security and optimisation options

  • Describe Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) control plane security mechanisms

  • Configure unicast reverse path forwarding, Media Access Control Security (MACsec), and remote-triggered black-hole filtering

  • Get an overview of high-availability technologies and multi-homing scenarios in the service provider network

  • Describe the benefits, enablement, implementation, and configuration of Segment Routing Traffic Engineering (SR-TE)

  • Describe Quality of Service (QoS) options for public cloud connectivity

  • Discuss high availability mechanisms used in routing (anycast) and services Domain Name System (DNS)

  • Implement On-Demand Next Hop

  • Comprehend and implement model-driven telemetry and use Cisco ThousandEyes for enhanced network visibility and management

  • Describe the basic concepts, history, and purpose of telemetry, including the telemetry push model and telemetry collectors

  • Discuss the efficiency and ease of use of various encoding methods, including Google Protocol Buffers (GPB), Compact GPB, and Key-value GPB, as well as JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and transport protocols

  • Describe gNMI subscription modes, gRPC outputs, performance with different encodings, and key ideas related to gRPC

  • Describe features, the architecture, and components of Cisco Crosswork Network Controller (CNC)

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Who is the course for?

  • System Engineers

  • Technical Support Personnel

  • Channel Partners

  • Resellers

Course subjects

  • Cisco NFV Infrastructure

  • Service Provider Model-Driven Programmability

  • Network Orchestration using NSO

  • Container Orchestration

  • Cloud Computing

  • MPLS and Segment Routing

  • Cloud Interconnect Solutions

  • Data Center Interconnect Solutions

  • Service Provider Control Plane Security

  • Service Provider Data Plane Security

  • Service Provider High Availability

  • Service Provider Core Optimisation

  • Service Provider Performance Monitoring

  • Cisco Crosswork Network Controller

Lab Outline

  • Deploy a VNF Using OpenStack

  • Configure and Verify Devices by Using Model-Driven Programmability

  • Network Orchestration using NSO

  • Configure and Verify Application Hosting Within a Docker Container

  • Configure and Verify Segment Routing

  • Configure and Verify SRv6

  • Configure and Verify Layer 3 VPN

  • Configure and Verify EVPN VPWS

  • Implement BGP Security

  • Implement RTBH Filtering

  • Configure and Verify SR TI-LFA Using IS-IS

  • Configure and Verify SR TI-LFA Using OSPF

  • Configure and Verify SR-TE Using IS-IS

  • Configure and Verify SR-TE Using OSPF

  • Configure and Verify ODN and Flexible Algorithm

  • Configure and Verify Model-Driven Telemetry


The knowledge and skills you are expected to have before attending this training are:

  • Routing protocol configuration experience with BGP, Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

  • Knowledge of Layer 2 IEEE switching and related protocols, including MPLS configuration and troubleshooting of Cisco routers in a large network environment

These skills can be found in the following Cisco Learning Offerings:

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