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642-889 SPEDGE

Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services

Exam Number 642-889 SPEDGE
Associated Certifications CCNP Service Provider
Duration 90 minutes (65 - 75 questions)
Available Languages English
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The 642-889 SPEDGE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services tests a candidate's knowledge of service provider VPN solutions through enabling point of presence to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs. This exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS XE and IOS XR operating systems. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE) course.

Exam Topics

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.

  • 15%     1.0   VPN in Service Provider IP
                 NGN Environments

      • 1.1   Describe VPN implementation models
                (overlay, peer-to-peer)
      • 1.2   Describe VPN technologies
                (L2TPv3, GRE, IPsec VPN, SSLVPN, DMVPN, GETVPN)
      • 1.3   Describe layer 2 vs layer 3 VPNs
  • 40%     2.0   MPLS layer 3 VPNs in Service Provider
                IP NGN Environments

      • 2.1   Describe MPLS layer 3 VPN architecture and
                operations (RDs, RTs, VRFs, MP-BGP, PE-CE routing)
      • 2.2   Describe the design models for combining
                Internet access with MPLS Layer 3 VPN services
      • 2.3   Describe the various methods used to deploy
                IPv6 over MPLS (6PE and 6VPE)
      • 2.4   Implement MP-BGP between PE routers on IOS-XR
                and IOS-XE
      • 2.5   Implement PE-CE routings (static, EIGRP, OSPF
               , BGP) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
      • 2.6   Implement complex MPLS layer 3 VPNs on IOS-XR
                and IOS-XE
      • 2.7   Implement carrier supporting carrier (CSC) on
                IOS-XR and IOS-XE
      • 2.8   Troubleshoot MPLS layer 3 VPNs IOS-XR and
                IOS-XE configuration errors in service provider
  • 19%     3.0   Layer 2 VPNs in Service Provider IP
                NGN Environments

      • 3.1   Describe L2TPv3 VPNs over an IP
                core network
      • 3.2   Describe layer 2 VPNs (AToM and VPLS) over
                an IP/MPLS core network
      • 3.3   Describe AToM Interworking
      • 3.4   Implement AToM on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • 16%     4.0   Carrier Ethernet in Service Provider IP
                NGN Environments

      • 4.1   Describe Carrier Ethernet forums and standards
                (MEF, IEEE, IETF)
      • 4.2   Describe the concepts of User PE (U-PE) and
                Network PE (N-PE)
      • 4.3   Describe E-Line vs E-LAN vs E-Tree
      • 4.4   Describe QinQ tunneling
      • 4.5   Describe Provider Backbone Bridge (PBB - aka
      • 4.6   Describe VPWS vs VPLS
      • 4.7   Describe VPLS vs H-VPLS
      • 4.8   Describe VPLS signaling using LDP or BGP
      • 4.9   Implement QinQ on Cisco ME 3400 switches
      • 4.10   Implement VPLS on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE)

    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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