Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI)

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Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI) course is designed for learners aiming to enhance their skills in service provider network routing. This course covers the critical routing technologies and protocols specific to service provider networks, ensuring that participants can manage modern, scalable, and reliable networks.By completing the SPRI course, learners will be well-equipped with the know-how to implement and troubleshoot advanced routing services, significantly benefiting their careers in the service provider industry.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Understand the differences and similarities between OSPF and IS-IS routing protocols, enabling informed decisions on implementation.
  • Acquire troubleshooting skills for OSPF and IS-IS in both IPv4 and IPv6 multiarea and multilevel operations.
  • Gain knowledge of BGP scalability and performance, and develop the ability to troubleshoot BGP issues effectively.
  • Learn IPv6 tunneling mechanisms to facilitate the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 networks.
  • Implement fast convergence techniques to improve network stability and resilience.
  • Compare and contrast multicast routing concepts and implement and troubleshoot PIM-SM operations.
  • Understand routing policy language and route maps to effectively control routing decisions and policies.
  • Develop skills to troubleshoot route manipulation for both Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs) and BGP.

Course Prerequisites

To ensure a successful learning experience in the Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI) course, participants should have the following minimum required knowledge:

  • Understanding of network fundamentals, including basic knowledge of IP addressing and subnetting.
  • Familiarity with concepts of routing and switching.
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR software configuration.
  • Prior experience with managing network devices (routers and switches) within a service provider environment is advantageous.
  • Comprehension of Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs) such as OSPF or IS-IS, and an understanding of how these protocols operate within a network.
  • Basic understanding of BGP and its role in service provider networks.
  • Awareness of IPv6 fundamentals and IPv6 implementation in a network.
  • Some exposure to MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) is helpful but not mandatory.

Target Audiance

  • Network Engineers involved in service provider environments
  • Network Administrators aiming to specialize in routing solutions
  • Network Architects designing SP networks with advanced routing
  • Systems Engineers focused on implementing and troubleshooting Cisco networks
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners needing in-depth knowledge of service provider routing
  • Network Design Engineers looking to craft scalable network architectures
  • Network Professionals seeking to advance their career with Cisco certifications
  • Technical Support Personnel responsible for maintaining a service provider network infrastructure

Schedule Dates

Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI)
08 July 2024 - 11 July 2024
Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI)
08 October 2024 - 11 October 2024
Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI)
13 January 2025 - 16 January 2025
Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI)
14 April 2025 - 17 April 2025

Course Content

  • Covering foundational concepts and protocols essential for service provider networks.

  • Delving into advanced configurations and optimization techniques for OSPF and IS-IS routing protocols.

  • Exploring BGP scalability mechanisms and advanced policy implementations for efficient routing in service provider environments.

  • Understanding MPLS VPN deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting in service provider networks.

  • Learning advanced MPLS traffic engineering concepts and implementation strategies for optimizing network performance.

  • Examining multicast routing protocols and deployment scenarios in service provider networks.

  • Integrating IPv6 into service provider networks, including addressing, routing, and transition mechanisms.

  • Implementing redundancy and resilience mechanisms to ensure high availability of services in service provider networks.


The SPRI course focuses on advanced routing techniques and solutions tailored specifically for service provider networks. It delves into intricate routing protocols, network scaling, and optimization strategies vital for managing large-scale service provider environments effectively.

The course is designed for network engineers, administrators, and architects working in service provider environments who seek to enhance their skills in advanced routing technologies and solutions.

Participants are expected to have a strong understanding of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP protocols, OSI model, routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP, and experience working with Cisco networking devices. Completion of the Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI) course is recommended.

The course covers advanced topics such as advanced OSPF and BGP configurations, MPLS VPNs, multicast routing, IPv6 implementation, network optimization techniques, and high availability strategies tailored for service provider networks.

The course is typically delivered through a combination of lectures, hands-on lab exercises, and discussions. Participants engage in practical scenarios to reinforce their understanding of advanced routing concepts and techniques.

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