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640-878 SPNGN2

Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks
Part 2

Exam Number 640-878 SPNGN2
Associated Certifications CCNA Service Provider
Duration 90 minutes (65-75 questions)
Available Languages English
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The 640-878 Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 exam is associated with the Cisco CCNA Service Provider certification. This exam tests the knowledge and skills that are necessary to implement and support a service provider network. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2) course.

The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. 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.

  • 21%     1.0   IP NGN Architecture

      • 1.1   Identify the functional components that are required to meet a given
                  network specification
      • 1.2   Troubleshoot common network problems at Layers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7
                 using a layered-model approach
      • 1.3   Describe the different types of service providers
      • 1.4   Describe service provider principal and reference NGN architecture
      • 1.5   Describe the IP address and AS number allocation process via
  • 23%     2.0   Switched Network Technologies II

      • 2.1   Configure enhanced switching technologies (including RSTP, MST,
                 and PVSTP) on Cisco IOS Software switches
      • 2.2   Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the
                 need for routing between them
      • 2.3   Configure VLANs on Cisco IOS Software switches
      • 2.4   Configure trunking on Cisco IOS Software switches
      • 2.5   Configure interVLAN routing
      • 2.6   Configure REP on Cisco IOS Software switches
      • 2.7   Configure QinQ on Cisco IOS Software switches
  • 24%     3.0   Routed Network Technologies II

      • 3.1   Configure basic single area OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 routing on Cisco
      • 3.2   Configure basic single area IS-IS routing on Cisco routers
      • 3.3   Describe the differences between static versus dynamic routing, as
                 well as distance vector versus link-state routing protocol operations
      • 3.4   Configure basic BGP routing on Cisco routers
      • 3.5   Describe the address family concept on Cisco routers
      • 3.6   Describe IPv6 transitioning technologies
      • 3.7   Configure first hop router redundancy protocol (HSRP, VRRP, GLBP
                 on Cisco routers
      • 3.8   Implement ACL on Cisco routers
      • 3.9   Describe Carrier Grade NAT and NAT64
      • 3.10   Describe MPLS functions in the SP IP NGN
      • 3.11   Configure LDP on Cisco routers
  • 32%     4.0   Cisco Operating Systems and Platforms II

      • 4.1   Manage the Cisco IOS XR configurations and software packages
      • 4.2   Describe Cisco IOS XE software packages
      • 4.3   Describe Cisco SP router platforms, their operating system and
                 placement in the SP IP NGN
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 2 (SPNGN2)

    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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