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Velisa Africa is the official Global Knowledge partner in Sub-Saharan Africa. Course details : https://www.globalknowledge.co.uk/courses/cisco/service_provider/spedge.html

This 5-day course is designed to provide service provider professionals with information on the use of service provider VPN solutions. The goal is to train professionals to enable service provider point of presence (POP) to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs.Hands-on labs are provided to reinforce the students understanding of how to implement VPNs within their network, as well as providing practice on Cisco IOS and IOS XE deployment and the features of Cisco IOS XR required for the operation and support of service provider networks.

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR Software configuration.
  • Attended Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)
  • Atteneded Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE)
  • Attended Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE)

VPN Technologies

  • Introducing VPNs
  • Introducing MPLS VPNs

MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

  • Implementing MPLS Layer 3 VPN Backbones
  • Deploying Basic Routing in MPLS VPNs
  • Deploying OSPF and BGP in MPLS VPNs

Special Connectivity in MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

  • Implementing Special Connectivity in MPLS VPNs
  • Implementing Internet Access in MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

MPLS IPv6 and Interdomain Solutions

  • Deploying IPv6 in an MPLS Environment
  • Introducing MPLS Interdomain Solutions

Layer 2 VPNs

  • Introducing Layer 2 VPNs
  • Implementing AToM
  • Implementing VPLS
  • Enhancing Layer 2 VPN Scalability


  • Hardware Lab 1:Implement MPLS Layer 3 VPN Backbones
  • Hardware Lab 2:Connect MPLS VPN Sites via Static RIP and EIGRP
  • Hardware Lab 3:Connect MPLS VPN Sites via BGP and OSPF
  • Hardware Lab 4:Overlapping and Common Services VPNs
  • Hardware Lab 5:Internet Connectivity in MPLS VPNs
  • Hardware Lab 6:Implement 6VPE
  • Hardware Lab 7:Implement CSC
  • Hardware Lab 8:Implement EoMPLS
  • Hardware Lab 9:Implement VPLS
  • Hardware Lab 10:Enhance Layer 2 VPN Scalability

After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the VPN technologies that are used in the Service Provider environment and the MPLS VPN peer-to-peer architecture
  • Describe the implementation steps that are needed to provide MPLS Layer 3 VPN service in the service provider network
  • Describe how the MPLS Layer 3 VPN model can be used to implement managed services and Internet access
  • Describe MPLS Solutions for IPv6 and interdomain communication Describe Layer 2 VPNs and Ethernet services

This course is intended for network administrators, network engineers, network managers, and systems engineers who would like to implement MPLS VPN service in their networks.

Recommended preparation for exam(s):

  • 642-889 – Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next Generation EDGE Network Services

This is one of the 4 exams required for delegates looking to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Professional for Service Providers.


Cisco professional level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Service Provider Operations, CCNP Wireless, CCDP, CCNP Security CCNP Voice, and CCNP Service Provider) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following exams before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current 642-XXX professional level exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam,
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications

For more information please contact us:

Enquiries in Johannesburg and Cape Town : pauli@velisaafrica.co.za

International Enquiries : hema.chugh@globalknowledge.ae

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