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642-780 MSPVM

Maintaining Cisco Service Provider VPNs and MPLS Networks

Exam Number 642-780 MSPVM
Last day to test January 31, 2015
Associated Certifications CCNP Service Provider Operations
Duration 75 minutes (60 - 70 questions)
Available Languages English
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The 642-780 MSPVM Maintaining Cisco Service Provideer exam tests a candidate's knowledge and use of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and associated technologies in supporting service-provider environments. Furthermore, the exam assesses candidate's knowledge regarding monitoring and troubleshooting MPLS in SP environments. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the MSPVM Maintaining Cisco Service Provider VPNs and MPLS Networks course.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

  • 18%     1.0   Describe and configure MPLS VPN
                technology in an IP service provider
                network

      • 1.1   Describe L2 VPN fundamentals
         
      • 1.2   Describe L3 VPN fundamentals
         
      • 1.3   Configure L2 / L3 VPNs using IOS and verify configuration
                using show commands
         
      • 1.4   Configure L2 / L3 VPNs using IOS XR and verify configuration
                using show commands
         
  • 26%     2.0   Manage MPLS VPNs in an IP service provider
                network to aid with fault and incident management
               

      • 2.1   Determine statistics needed to identify VPN faults
         
      • 2.2   Obtain L2 MPLS VPN statistics using IOS
         
      • 2.3   Obtain L2 MPLS VPN statistics using IOS XR
         
      • 2.4   Obtain L3 MPLS VPN statistics using IOS
         
      • 2.5   Obtain L3 MPLS VPN statistics using IOS XR
         
      • 2.6   Determine the source of the fault given L2/L3 VPN and
                IP VPN statistics
         
      • 2.7   Determine how to resolve VPN incident and restore service
         
  • 31%     3.0   Describe and configure MPLS in an IP service
                provider network

      • 3.1   Describe the MPLS architecture
         
      • 3.2   Describe MPLS Traffic Engineering
         
      • 3.3   Describe multi-protocol BGP
         
      • 3.4   Configure MPLS using IOS and verify configuration
                using show commands
         
      • 3.5   Configure MPLS using IOS XR and verify configuration
                using show commands
         
      • 3.6   Describe MPLS Operation Administration Management
         
  • 13%     4.0   Manage MPLS in an IP service provider
                network to aid with fault and
                incident management

      • 4.1   Determine statistics needed to identify MPLS faults
         
      • 4.2   Obtain MPLS statistics using IOS
         
      • 4.3   Obtain MPLS statistics using IOS XR
         
      • 4.4   Determine the source of the fault
                given MPLS statistics
         
      • 4.5   Determine how to resolve MPLS incident
                and restore service
         
  • 12%     5.0   Manage customer service performance
                an IP service provider network to aid
                with fault and incident management

      • 5.1   Describe the elements of IP SLAs
         
      • 5.2   Determine SLA parameters to be monitored
                in order to identify SLA violations which
                could impact customer service performance
         
      • 5.3   Describe the elements of network performance
         
      • 5.4   Determine parameters to be monitored in
                order to identify network performance violations
         
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Maintaining Cisco Service Provider VPNs and MPLS Networks (MSPVM)

    Courses listed are offered by Cisco Learning Partners-the only authorized source for Cisco IT training delivered exclusively by Certified Cisco Instructors. Check the List of Learning Partners for a Cisco Learning Partner nearest you

    A variety of Cisco Press titles may be available for this exam. These titles can be purchased through the Cisco Marketplace Bookstore, directly from Cisco Press.

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