Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) Course Overview

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Course Overview

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) course is designed to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to implement and maintain a service provider network. Aimed at helping learners prepare for the 350-501 SPCOR exam, the course offers deep insight into various aspects of service provider architectures, networking, MPLS and segment routing, services, as well as automation and assurance. Through the course, participants will gain hands-on experience in describing architectures, implementing routing protocols like IS-IS and OSPF, and managing MPLS and VPN services. The curriculum also delves into the quality of service (QoS) architectures, security for control, management, and data planes, and introduces modern network automation using REST APIs, NSO, and data modeling languages like YANG. Learners looking to boost their careers in the service provider domain will find the SPCOR training invaluable, as it equips them with the necessary expertise to operate complex service provider networks effectively.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Understand the design and operation of service provider architectures, including Cisco’s network software.
  • Implement and troubleshoot advanced routing protocols such as IS-IS, OSPF, and BGP, and manage routing policies.
  • Grasp the concepts of service provider virtualization and how it impacts network functions and performance.
  • Describe and apply Quality of Service (QoS) architecture to prioritize network traffic and ensure efficient bandwidth usage.
  • Implement MPLS and Segment Routing to optimize network traffic flow and enhance the scalability of service provider networks.
  • Configure and manage Layer 2 (L2VPN) and Layer 3 (L3VPN) virtual private network services, including multicast services.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of network security, including control, management, and data plane security techniques.

Course Prerequisites

To ensure a successful learning experience in the Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) course, it is recommended that participants have the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching concepts.
  • Familiarity with Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, including IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Knowledge of Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) or IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR software configuration.
  • Experience with managing network devices using Command Line Interface (CLI) commands.
  • Understanding of fundamental concepts of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).

Target Audiance

  • Network Engineers in the Service Provider field
  • Network Specialists aiming to work with Service Providers
  • Network Designers focusing on Service Provider infrastructure
  • Network Administrators involved with Service Provider environments
  • System Engineers preparing for the CCNP Service Provider certification
  • IT Professionals seeking expertise in Cisco Service Provider solutions
  • Technical Support Personnel who aid in maintaining Service Provider networks
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners working on Service Provider technology solutions

Schedule Dates

Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) Course Overview
01 July 2024 - 04 July 2024
Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) Course Overview
01 October 2024 - 04 October 2024
Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) Course Overview
06 January 2025 - 09 January 2025
Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR) Course Overview
07 April 2025 - 10 April 2025

Course Content

  • Covering foundational concepts and principles.

  • Understanding routing protocols and their implementation in SP networks.

  • Exploring MPLS architecture and deployment in Service Provider networks.

  • Managing and optimizing network performance and traffic.

  • Securing SP networks against evolving threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Deploying Segment Routing technology in Service Provider environments.

FAQs

The Cisco SPCOR course is designed to equip network engineers with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and operate core service provider network technologies. It covers a range of topics including architecture, routing, multicast, and VPN services.

This course is ideal for network engineers and professionals working in service provider environments who want to enhance their understanding and proficiency in core networking technologies offered by Cisco.

The course covers a comprehensive range of topics including Cisco IOS XR software installation and operation, routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP, multicast protocols, MPLS, and various VPN services.

The course is typically delivered through a combination of instructor-led training sessions, hands-on lab exercises, and interactive discussions. Participants will have access to Cisco’s learning resources and materials.

Cisco Learning Partners in Dubai regularly offers the SPCOR course. You can check the schedules and enroll through their websites or by contacting them directly. It’s advisable to plan and secure your spot in advance due to the course’s popularity.

 

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