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SPROUTE - Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Course Duration: 5 days
SPROUTE - Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing 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.

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

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Intermediate knowledge of Cisco IOS/IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR software configuration
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills
  • Basic Internet skills
  • SPNGN1 - Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1
  • SPNGN2 - Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2

Course Objectives

  • 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

Course Content

1. Service Provider Routing
  • Protocols
    • Characteristics and Requirements for Routing Protocols in Service Provider Environments
    • OSPF in Service Provider Environments
    • IS-IS in Service Provider Environments
    • BGP in Service Provider Environments
2. Implementing OSPF in the Service Provider Network
  • OSPF Routing
    • OSPF Characteristics
    • Structure of OSPF Network
    • OSPF Operation
    • OSPF Link-State Database
    • OSPF Operation
    • OSPF Packets
    • OSPF Neighbor States
    • OSPF Network Types
    • Enabling OSPF on a Link
  • Implementing OSPF Routing
    • Advanced OSPF Setup
    • Securing OSPF
  • Implementing OSPF Special Area Types
    • OSPF Area Types
    • OSPF Stub Area
    • OSPF Not-so-Stubby Area
3. IS-IS
  • IS-IS Routing
    • IS-IS Addressing
    • IS-IS Router Types
    • IS-IS Packets
    • IS-IS Network Types
  • Implementing Integrated IS-IS Routing
    • Implement OSI Area Routing
    • Implement IS-IS Routing
  • BGP Routing
    • Connecting a Service Provider with BGP
    • BGP Operation
  • Implementing Basic BGP Routing
    • BGP Neighbor Authentication and Neighbor Reset
    • BGP Route Selection Process and Path Attributes
4. Routing Protocol Tools and Route Manipulation
  • Routing Protocol Tools
    • Prefix Lists
    • AS Path-Based Filtering
    • Route Maps
    • Routing Policy Language
  • Implementing Route Redistribution
    • Need for Redistribution
  • Influencing BGP Route Selection
    • BGP Weight
    • BGP Local Preference
    • AS Path Prepending
    • BGP Multi-Exit Discriminators
    • BGP Communities


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