CCNP Service Provider Exam Description (SPEDGE )

642-889 SPEDGE Exam Topics

Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services

1.00Implement Layer 2 Technologies
1.10Implement Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
(a) 802.1d
(b) 802.1w
(c) 802.1s
(d) Loop guard
(e) Root guard
(f) Bridge protocol data unit (BPDU) guard
(g) Storm control
(h) Unicast flooding
(i) Port roles, failure propagation, and loop guard operation
1.20Implement VLAN and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
1.30Implement trunk and trunk protocols, Ether Channel, and load-balance
1.40Implement Ethernet technologies
(a) Speed and duplex
(b) Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet
(c) PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)
1.50Implement Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), Remote Switched Port Analyzer (RSPAN), and flow control
1.60Implement Frame Relay
(a) Local Management Interface (LMI)
(b) Traffic shaping
(c) Full mesh
(d) Hub and spoke
(e) Discard eligible (DE)
1.70Implement High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) and PPP
2.00Implement IPv4
2.10Implement IP version 4 (IPv4) addressing, sub netting, and variable-length subnet masking (VLSM)
2.20Implement IPv4 tunnelling and Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)
2.30Implement IPv4 RIP version 2 (RIPv2)
2.40Implement IPv4 Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
(a) Standard OSPF areas
(b) Stub area
(c) Totally stubby area
(d) Not-so-stubby-area (NSSA)
(e) Totally NSSA
(f) Link-state advertisement (LSA) types
(g) Adjacency on a point-to-point and on a multi-access network
(h) OSPF graceful restart
2.50Implement IPv4 Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
(a) Best path
(b) Loop-free paths
(c) EIGRP operations when alternate loop-free paths are available, and when they are not available
(d) EIGRP queries
(e) Manual summarization and auto summarization
(f) EIGRP stubs
2.60Implement IPv4 Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
(a) Next hop
(b) Peering
(c) Internal Border Gateway Protocol (IBGP) and External Border Gateway Protocol (EBGP)
2.70Implement policy routing
2.80Implement Performance Routing (PfR) and Cisco Optimized Edge Routing (OER)
2.90Implement filtering, route redistribution, summarization, synchronization, attributes, and other advanced features
3.00Implement IPv6
3.10Implement IP version 6 (IPv6) addressing and different addressing types
3.20Implement IPv6 neighbor discovery
3.30Implement basic IPv6 functionality protocols
3.40Implement tunneling techniques
3.50Implement OSPF version 3 (OSPFv3)
3.60Implement EIGRP version 6 (EIGRPv6)
3.70Implement filtering and route redistribution
4.00Implement MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
4.10Implement Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
4.20Implement Layer 3 virtual private networks (VPNs) on provider edge (PE), provider (P), and customer edge (CE) routers
4.30Implement virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) and Multi-VRF Customer Edge (VRF-Lite)
5.00Implement IP Multicast
5.10Implement Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) sparse mode
5.20Implement Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
5.30Implement inter domain multicast routing
5.40Implement PIM Auto-Rendezvous Point (Auto-RP), unicast rendezvous point (RP), and bootstrap router (BSR)
5.50Implement multicast tools, features, and source-specific multicast
5.60Implement IPv6 multicast, PIM, and related multicast protocols, such as Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)
5.00Implement Network Security
6.01Implement access lists
6.02Implement Zone Based Firewall
6.03Implement Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF)
6.04Implement IP Source Guard
6.05Implement authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) (configuring the AAA server is not required, only the client-side (IOS) is configured)
6.06Implement Control Plane Policing (CoPP)
6.07Implement Cisco IOS Firewall
6.08Implement Cisco IOS Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
6.09Implement Secure Shell (SSH)
6.10Implement 802.1x
6.11Implement NAT
6.12Implement routing protocol authentication
6.13Implement device access control
6.14Implement security features
7.00Implement Network Services
7.10Implement Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
7.20Implement Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
7.30Implement Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
7.40Implement Network Time Protocol (NTP)
7.50Implement DHCP
7.60Implement Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP)
8.00Implement Quality of Service (QoS)
8.10Implement Modular QoS CLI (MQC)
(a) Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR)
(b) Class-based weighted fair queuing (CBWFQ), modified deficit round robin (MDRR), and low latency queuing (LLQ)
(c) Classification
(d) Policing
(e) Shaping
(f) Marking
(g) Weighted random early detection (WRED) and random early detection (RED)
(h) Compression
8.20Implement Layer 2 QoS: weighted round robin (WRR), shaped round robin (SRR), and policies
8.30Implement link fragmentation and interleaving (LFI) for Frame Relay
8.40Implement generic traffic shaping
8.50Implement Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
8.60Implement Cisco AutoQoS
9.00Troubleshoot a Network
9.10Troubleshoot complex Layer 2 network issues
9.20Troubleshoot complex Layer 3 network issues
9.30Troubleshoot a network in response to application problems
9.40Troubleshoot network services
9.50Troubleshoot network security
10.00Optimize the Network
10.01Implement syslog and local logging
10.02Implement IP Service Level Agreement SLA
10.03Implement NetFlow
10.04Implement SPAN, RSPAN, and router IP traffic export (RITE)
10.05Implement Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
10.06Implement Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
10.07Implement Remote Monitoring (RMON)
10.08Implement FTP
10.09Implement TFTP
10.10Implement TFTP server on router
10.11Implement Secure Copy Protocol (SCP)
10.12Implement HTTP and HTTPS
10.13Implement Telnet

Exam Description

The 642-889 SPEDGE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services exam is associated with the CCNP Service Provider certification. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of the use of service provider VPN solutions through enabling service provider point of presence to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs. It also tests knowledge of deploying Cisco IOS/IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR software features required to operate and support a service provider network. 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 likely to be included on the 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 guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

VPN in Service Provider IP NGN Environments
MPLS layer 3 VPNs in Service Provider IP NGN Environments
Layer 2 VPNs in Service Provider IP NGN Environments
Carrier Ethernet in Service Provider IP NGN Environments

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