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642-887 SPCORE

Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services

Exam Number 642-887 SPCORE
Associated Certifications CCNP Service Provider
Duration 90 minutes (65 - 75 questions)
Available Languages English
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The 642-887 SPCORE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services exam. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the concepts and implementation of MPLS technology and MPLS-TE services. It also validates the understanding of technology principles of basic Quality of Service, and Quality of Service with Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) to implement advanced features and functions. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE) 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.

  • 38%     1.0   QOS in a Service Provider IP NGN
                Environment

      • 1.1   Describe the DiffServ and IntServ QoS models
         
      • 1.2   Describe the QoS mechanisms (classification and
                marking, congestion management and avoidance,
                traffic policing and shaping)
         
      • 1.3   Describe IPv6 Flow Label
         
      • 1.4   Describe trust boundaries in Enterprise and
                SP environments
         
      • 1.5   Describe Cisco MQC for QoS configurations
         
      • 1.6   Describe hierarchical QoS configurations
         
      • 1.7   Describe the Cisco NBAR feature for discovering
                network protocols and for packets classifications
         
      • 1.8   Describe the typical Edge PE routers and Core P
                routers QoS requirements
         
      • 1.9   Implement classification and marking in an
                interdomain network using QPPB on Cisco IOS-XR
                and IOS-XE
         
      • 1.10   Implement class-based markings on Cisco
                  IOS-XR and IOS-XE
         
      • 1.11   Implement QoS pre-classify on tunnel interface
                  on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
         
      • 1.12   Implement CB-WFQ on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
         
      • 1.13   Implement LLQ on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
         
      • 1.14   Implement WRED on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
         
      • 1.15   Implement traffic policing on Cisco IOS-XR
                  and IOS-XE
         
      • 1.16   Implement traffic shaping on Cisco IOS-XR
                  and IOS-XE
         
      • 1.17   Describe LPTS and hardware rate limiters
                  on Cisco IOS-XR routers
         
      • 1.18   Describe MPLS EXP bits
         
      • 1.19   Describe MPLS QoS implementation concepts and models
         
      • 1.20   Implement MPLS DiffServ Tunneling on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
         
      • 1.21   Troubleshoot QoS IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors
         
  • 32%     2.0   MPLS/LDP in a Service Provider IP NGN
                Environment

      • 2.1   Describe the CEF, FIB, LFIB and LIB tables
                on Cisco routers
         
      • 2.2   Describe MPLS labels and label stack operations
                on Cisco routers
         
      • 2.3   Describe LDP operations in Cisco routers
         
      • 2.4   Describe MPLS OAM (MPLS LSP Ping and
                MPLS Traceroute)
         
      • 2.5   Describe MPLS Applications in Service
                provider environment
         
      • 2.6   Implement LDP on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
         
      • 2.7   Implement LDP high availability features
                on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
         
      • 2.8   Troubleshoot LDP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
                configuration errors
         
  • 22%     3.0   MPLS/LDP in a Service Provider IP
                NGN Environment

      • 3.1   Describe MPLS traffic engineering
                (TE) concepts
         
      • 3.2   Describe MPLS TE constraint-based path
                computations
         
      • 3.3   Describe the details of MPLS TE tunnels,
                including path setup procedures and path maintenance
         
      • 3.4   Describe methods of assigning traffic into
                MPLS TE tunnels
         
      • 3.5   Implement MPLS TE tunnels on Cisco IOS-XR
                and IOS-XE
         
      • 3.6   Implement MPLS TE bandwidth control on
                Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
         
      • 3.7   Implement MPLS TE link and node protections
                on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
         
  •   8%     4.0   Transport Technologies

      • 4.1   Describe the SP core transition from
                ATM/SONET/SDH based backbone to packet
                based IP/MPLS backbone
         
      • 4.2   Implement 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet
                Interfaces on Cisco IOS-XR routers
         
      • 4.3   Describe DWDM, IPoDWDM and ROADM
         
      • 4.4   Implement IPoDWDM controller/interface
                on Cisco IOS-XR routers
         
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE)

    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

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