00:00:00 - Hello, and welcome to the
Building Cisco Service Provider
00:00:03 - Next Generation Networks
Part One Series.
00:00:07 - That's a mouthful.
00:00:07 - Part of the CCNA service
00:00:10 - My name is Jeremy Cioara.
00:00:12 - I will be your instructor
through this series,
00:00:14 - which is going to be awesome.
00:00:15 - And this Nugget lays the
foundation for the whole thing.
00:00:18 - In this Nugget, I
like to approach it
00:00:20 - as kind of a frequently asked
questions about this series.
00:00:24 - What is CCNA service provider?
00:00:26 - How does it compare to
CCNA service provider ops?
00:00:29 - What if I already have a CCNA?
00:00:31 - All those kind of
questions, as well as how
00:00:33 - you should be
approaching this series,
00:00:35 - from an educational perspective.
00:00:37 - Let's get started.
00:00:39 - Let's start off talking about
the certifications themselves.
00:00:42 - So Cisco has
00:00:44 - that's probably why
many of you are here
00:00:46 - right now, that validates
somebody knows what they're
00:00:49 - doing in a particular
area of technology.
00:00:52 - Now most people will
come into the Cisco world
00:00:54 - by Googling how
do I learn Cisco?
00:00:57 - And just about everybody will
learn about ICND1 and ICND2.
00:01:01 - Which, the combination of those
exams will get you a CCNA.
00:01:05 - But also, Cisco has built
their certification program
00:01:08 - off this CCENT
00:01:11 - comes from passing
a single exam.
00:01:13 - CCENT is a welcome
to Cisco world.
00:01:18 - What is a network?
00:01:19 - What is a router?
00:01:20 - What is a switch?
00:01:21 - You know, just kind of fill
in from the ground level
00:01:23 - somebody that just
knows basic technology,
00:01:25 - and get them into
the Cisco world.
00:01:27 - Which makes it a
00:01:29 - to get people into
just about anything.
00:01:32 - There's a lot you're, like
CCNA voice, CCNA security,
00:01:36 - CCNS wireless.
00:01:37 - Essentially CCENT the
foundation of them all.
00:01:40 - And I know what some of
you are thinking right now,
00:01:42 - you're like Jeremy, Jeremy,
you forgot a line right here.
00:01:45 - No, actually I didn't.
00:01:47 - Cisco approached the
CCNA service provider
00:01:50 - completely different
with this realm,
00:01:52 - to where it's self standing.
00:01:54 - Which makes my little
flow chart painful.
00:01:56 - Ah, it's like a severed
limb over there.
00:01:58 - It needs line.
00:01:59 - But it's not, it's a
00:02:02 - I think Cisco did
that because there's
00:02:04 - a lot of people that are
working in a service provider
00:02:07 - environment.
00:02:07 - Sometimes working
at the help desk,
00:02:09 - you know somebody
will call, hey,
00:02:11 - how do I reboot my DSL modem?
00:02:14 - So it's kind of taking
people, a lot of them,
00:02:16 - that are working
in those positions,
00:02:18 - and saying OK, you have a
little background with this.
00:02:20 - Right?
00:02:21 - You're working there, or maybe
you work at a hosting company,
00:02:24 - or something like that, you're
looking to get into the service
00:02:26 - provider realm, is there
a fast track, if you will?
00:02:30 - That's what I think CCNA service
provider was designed to do,
00:02:33 - and that's why they
00:02:35 - There's no see
00:02:37 - There's just this series,
and the following one,
00:02:40 - the Building Cisco Service
Provider Next Generation
00:02:42 - Networks Part Two,
or SPNGN2, will
00:02:46 - get you the CCNA
00:02:48 - Now let me fill in my bulletin.
00:02:49 - Let me just remind myself to
talk more about that FAST.
00:02:54 - Most people go after the
normal CCNA first, that's fine.
00:02:57 - You may already have
a CCNA by the time
00:02:59 - you're here, listening to me.
00:03:00 - I'll talk about that
in just a moment.
00:03:02 - These have an exploration
of three years.
00:03:04 - Meaning when you get
certified, let's say
00:03:05 - you get your CCNA service
provider, or your CCNA,
00:03:09 - three years from now
you will lose it,
00:03:10 - unless you do
something about that.
00:03:12 - You can either A, go and
take the same exam again
00:03:16 - and renew the certification.
00:03:17 - Or B, you can take
00:03:20 - Now you don't have
to, for instance,
00:03:21 - achieve an entire CCNP
because that is currently
00:03:24 - three exams, ROUTE,
SWITCH, and TSHOOT.
00:03:27 - You just have to take
one of them and pass.
00:03:29 - So if you pass ROUTE,
let's say you got your CCNA
00:03:31 - 2 and 1/2 years ago,
00:03:34 - applies this to your
CCNP, but also renews
00:03:37 - this for another three years.
00:03:39 - You kind of start over from the
ground and start counting up.
00:03:41 - So you pass SWITCH, it
renews ROUTE as well as
00:03:45 - giving you a fresh
three years on CCNA.
00:03:47 - Now it's not cumulative.
00:03:48 - You can't keep passing
an exam, you're
00:03:50 - like, I've got a CCNA
that expires in 90 years!
00:03:52 - It doesn't work that way.
00:03:54 - But it will keep renewing.
00:03:56 - And just to give
the example, I've
00:03:57 - been in Cisco for a long time.
00:03:59 - I'm going on 14 years.
00:04:03 - That's freaking me out.
00:04:04 - But I have a CCIE in
routing and switching,
00:04:07 - as well as a whole gamut
of these certifications.
00:04:10 - But I don't worry about those.
00:04:11 - I just renew this once every two
years, matter of fact, in May
00:04:14 - I have to do that.
00:04:15 - If I don't do it
in May I lose it.
00:04:17 - So I have to go renew
this, and it automatically
00:04:21 - renews everything else below it.
00:04:22 - So I don't even have
to think about these.
00:04:24 - Which is great.
00:04:25 - I don't have to spend a
lot of time doing that.
00:04:27 - Now, OK, I wrote FAST.
00:04:30 - So let me mention
FAST, and then I'll
00:04:32 - get into the difference
00:04:34 - two, service provider
versus service provider ops.
00:04:37 - So what do I mean by FAST?
00:04:39 - What I mean is, CCNA
00:04:41 - really replaces a lot of
the information from CCENT.
00:04:44 - And overlaps heavily with it.
00:04:46 - You'll see a lot of
the same concepts
00:04:49 - here as you will in ICND1.
00:04:52 - However, it comes at it a little
faster, a little differently,
00:04:54 - because it's almost
assumed that as you
00:04:57 - come into this
environment you are
00:05:00 - kind of dealing with this world.
00:05:01 - Service provider, and
I'm trying to quantify
00:05:03 - that, service
providers are really
00:05:05 - the pinnacles of
00:05:06 - It's like the dream
00:05:08 - pieces of equipment cost
hundreds of thousands
00:05:10 - of dollars, if not millions
of dollars to install.
00:05:13 - That's the kind of environment
that we're walking into.
00:05:16 - So it would be
assumed that you may
00:05:18 - have heard of, for instance,
fiber optic cabling,
00:05:20 - and how that works.
00:05:22 - Maybe you're a technician
that works in SONET rings
00:05:25 - and connects those
kind of cables.
00:05:27 - And you're saying,
OK, I want to move
00:05:28 - from working at
the physical layer
00:05:30 - into working in more of
a NOC, network operations
00:05:33 - kind of environment.
00:05:34 - That's what this
course is geared for.
00:05:36 - So it does.
00:05:37 - I was really impressed, saying
it does come at you fast.
00:05:40 - And there's a lot of
material to cover,
00:05:41 - that's why the series is
longer than the typical ones
00:05:44 - that we have at CBT Nuggets.
00:05:46 - So what's the difference then?
00:05:48 - What's the difference
between CCNA Service Provider
00:05:51 - Ops, or operations, and
CCNA Service Provider?
00:05:55 - Why did they have this
kind of disjointed feel?
00:05:57 - Well CCNA Service
Provider is for those
00:05:59 - that are building
from the ground up.
00:06:02 - Essentially you
walk in saying OK,
00:06:04 - let me build a service provider.
00:06:06 - What's the right way to
design a service provider?
00:06:08 - How do service providers
connect to people?
00:06:10 - What's the architecture
of service providers?
00:06:12 - I mean that's really the mindset
that you're approaching this
00:06:15 - with.
00:06:15 - Whereas the Service
00:06:17 - and it's going to
sound very similar,
00:06:19 - but it's more of somebody
coming into a service provider
00:06:22 - and supporting service
00:06:24 - Do you see the big difference?
00:06:26 - Big picture, design,
00:06:28 - This is somebody coming in and
supporting a service provider.
00:06:31 - You know, starting off maybe
at a help desk with a service
00:06:34 - provider, and then
progressing into more of like,
00:06:37 - OK, now I'm going in and
helping and troubleshooting
00:06:39 - and working in the data center.
00:06:41 - And then as I come
down to here, I'm
00:06:43 - the ninja that they pull out
of the closet when everything's
00:06:45 - gone wrong, if you will.
00:06:47 - So that's really the
two different mindsets,
00:06:49 - is one of design
00:06:51 - and I would say
00:06:53 - I'm not saying this
00:06:55 - free by any means,
but there'll be
00:06:56 - a lot more talk of
concepts and design.
00:06:59 - Whereas this is
more of like, OK,
00:07:01 - how do you set it up
from the ground level?
00:07:02 - How do you troubleshoot?
00:07:03 - What's some show commands?
00:07:04 - Oh, there's a good one.
00:07:06 - A lot more show commands
in the Service Provider
00:07:08 - Ops of how do you figure
out if something's off,
00:07:10 - or something's wrong.
00:07:12 - Now I know some of
you coming in here
00:07:13 - may already be a CCENT or
CCNA, or essentially you've
00:07:17 - gone through the ICND1
00:07:20 - What I did as I went through
that, I know some of you
00:07:23 - are looking at this going, thank
you, because I know I would.
00:07:25 - What I did is, as I
recorded this series,
00:07:28 - I notated the new stuff,
that is not in ICND1.
00:07:32 - So that you don't
have to go through all
00:07:34 - the redundant information.
00:07:35 - You can still see it, it's
a pretty sizable amount.
00:07:37 - But there's large gaps in
there that is essentially stuff
00:07:40 - that you don't
have to listen to.
00:07:42 - Which, if you combine this
stuff in the spreadsheet right
00:07:45 - here, with the
knowledge from ICND1,
00:07:47 - you should be able to
go take the SPNGN1 exam,
00:07:51 - and do just fine.
00:07:52 - Well before I get into how you
should approach this series,
00:07:55 - I want to talk about how
we train at CBT Nuggets.
00:07:57 - And I can boil it all down
to one word, apprenticeship.
00:08:01 - I think some of the best
learning I've ever received
00:08:04 - has been when somebody takes
me under their wing and says,
00:08:07 - OK, Jeremy, check this out.
00:08:08 - This is how it all
00:08:11 - Just this is last week, can I
give you a practical example?
00:08:13 - I was at a data center
with another engineer,
00:08:16 - and we were installing
some equipment in the rack,
00:08:18 - and he goes, ah, I
don't think we're
00:08:19 - going to have enough
amps for this rack.
00:08:21 - And I looked and I
was like, ah, power.
00:08:23 - I said amperage,
wattage, voltage, power.
00:08:27 - I don't get, I know that router
right there draws 100 watts.
00:08:31 - How does that relate to
16 amps that we get for--?
00:08:33 - And he goes oh, dude.
00:08:35 - So he pulls out
this piece of paper.
00:08:36 - And I can't describe
00:08:39 - I was empowered.
00:08:39 - Hey, look at that.
00:08:40 - For the next 15 minutes
he just goes through
00:08:42 - and is like this and this, and
I'm like, oh, that makes sense.
00:08:46 - And that's really the
goal that we're after,
00:08:48 - is to create these little short,
20 to 30 minute sessions that
00:08:52 - accomplish just that.
00:08:53 - Where somebody walks
away going, oh, I get it.
00:08:56 - And we do that without
a lot of fancy flying
00:08:59 - stuff on the screen.
00:09:00 - It's like, here's a whiteboard,
and let's talk through it.
00:09:03 - Here's a router,
let's configure it.
00:09:05 - Also realizing that we are never
reading from a teleprompter.
00:09:08 - We don't read bullets
or anything like that.
00:09:10 - So I say um.
00:09:13 - As I'm saying it.
00:09:14 - I fall down,
00:09:15 - sometimes figuratively.
00:09:16 - I'll be halfway through a
config, scratching my head,
00:09:19 - going well, hang on.
00:09:20 - But I have found
that sometimes it's
00:09:22 - the best learning
experience is when things
00:09:24 - don't go right the first time.
00:09:25 - And we kind of work through it.
00:09:27 - Anyway, all of this, is
at the end of the day,
00:09:30 - this is one of the most amazing
careers that you can have.
00:09:33 - So of course I'm here
to convey knowledge.
00:09:35 - But you can get knowledge just
surfing the internet, right?
00:09:38 - Everything I'm going to say
now, or for the rest of my life,
00:09:40 - is probably somewhere
out on the internet.
00:09:43 - So knowledge is
one piece, but just
00:09:45 - seeing how it all fits together
and going oh, that's amazing.
00:09:49 - That's the other piece.
00:09:50 - So let me blend
that into now, how
00:09:52 - to get the most
from this series.
00:09:53 - Number one, repetition.
00:09:55 - CBT Nuggets is everywhere,
iPhone, iPad, Android, TV,
00:09:59 - computer, laptop, everywhere.
00:10:01 - So I'm often driving to
destination, I'm like, hey,
00:10:04 - let me through on Shawn Powers
teaching me Ubuntu Linux.
00:10:07 - And I'll chuck it in
the passenger seat
00:10:09 - and just listen to him
talking through it.
00:10:11 - And I'm like, oh.
00:10:11 - By the time I get
to my destination
00:10:13 - I've learned something new.
00:10:14 - Take notes.
00:10:15 - Writing keyed information down.
00:10:16 - Because sometimes just hearing
it, here's a terrible fact,
00:10:20 - I'm hesitant to even
share this, did you know,
00:10:23 - if you hear something and a
month later don't do anything
00:10:26 - with it, you will remember
2% of what you hear.
00:10:29 - Seriously.
00:10:30 - So combine what you're hearing
right now with some other thing
00:10:33 - that you're doing.
00:10:34 - Of course visually watching it,
but also writing things down,
00:10:37 - pausing it, trying it, seeing
how it all fits together.
00:10:40 - You know, being active
in the learning, not just
00:10:42 - kind of a passive TiVo listener.
00:10:45 - Build or rent a lab.
00:10:46 - I know right now we're in the
CCNA service provider series,
00:10:49 - so IOS XR devices are not cheap.
00:10:52 - We're talking carrier equipment.
00:10:53 - So there's, you know, you might
just go on Google and type
00:10:56 - in IOX XR rental.
00:10:57 - There's a lot of places that
have equipment, sometimes
00:11:00 - pretty cheap, that
you can rent, so you
00:11:02 - get a little bit more
hands on experience.
00:11:04 - Of course study hard, dig
deeper, and fall in love.
00:11:07 - What do I mean by that?
00:11:09 - I mean that the more
you know something,
00:11:11 - the more you love it.
00:11:12 - And I will tell you, and I know
this sounds sad, but it's true,
00:11:16 - every time I get into
something new, I don't like it.
00:11:19 - I know I've gone into
security, network security.
00:11:22 - I don't like it.
00:11:23 - And then I study,
study, learn, learn,
00:11:24 - and then I'm like oh,
that's pretty cool.
00:11:26 - Because I'm feeling proficient.
00:11:28 - Voice over IP, I
got into it, I'm
00:11:29 - like, I don't want
to run phones.
00:11:31 - I don't want to
make phones ring.
00:11:33 - And then I learned more, and
I'm like oh, that's pretty cool.
00:11:36 - So as you gain more
knowledge in something,
00:11:39 - you fall in love with it.
00:11:40 - I mean good grief, you can
apply that to everything.
00:11:42 - I mean your wife,
your husband, right?
00:11:45 - The more I learn about
my wife, if, huh?
00:11:48 - Here we go.
00:11:48 - Man, where's this
series going, right?
00:11:50 - If I put the time
and effort into it
00:11:53 - to learn more and dig deeper,
study hard on my wife,
00:11:58 - the more I'm like oh
man, you're awesome.
00:11:59 - And the more that
she's awe-- that's
00:12:03 - why we have five kids, right?
00:12:04 - So anyway.
00:12:06 - Where am I going with this?
00:12:08 - That's the same mindset that you
can approach this CBT Nuggets
00:12:12 - series with.
00:12:13 - It's that mindset
of this is hard.
00:12:16 - There may be times
where I don't get it.
00:12:18 - But as you push yourself,
dig deeper, study hard,
00:12:21 - you are going to be like, oh.
00:12:23 - And then, then,
true love results.
00:12:26 - And with that, I
launch you into SPNGN1.
00:12:29 - I hope this has been
informative for you.
00:12:31 - And I'd like that
thank you for viewing.