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Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)

Last date to test: February 23, 2020

The 642-883 SPROUTE exam will be retired on February 23, 2020.

642-883 SPROUTE

Certification: CCNP Service Provider

Duration: 90 minutes (65 - 75 questions)

Available languages: English

Exam overview

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge in configuring, verifying, and troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 advanced OSPF and IS-IS configuration, BGP configuration, using Cisco IOS-XR RPL to implement routing policies, and implementing high availability routing supporting a service provider network.

This exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and IOS-XR operating systems.

Exam preparation

Classroom training

Our authorized Learning Partners teach instructor-led classes around the world. For this exam, we recommend:


Practice your skills for this exam in these hands-on lab environments and then test your knowledge with this practice exam.

Study groups

Make new connections and study together by joining CCNP Service Provider study group.

Self-study materials

Design your own study plan using SPROUTE study material.

To schedule your exam

Last date to test: February 23, 2020


  1. Log into your account at Pearson VUE.
  2. Select Proctored Exams and enter the exam number, 642-883.
  3. Follow the prompts to register.

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