Cisco CCNA 640-875 SPNGN1

Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks, Part 1

by Jeremy Cioara

Total Videos : 34 Course Duration: 14:35:53
1. Welcome to SPNGN1: Cisco Certification and Getting the Most From This Course (00:12:33)
2. IP Networks: Understanding Service Provider Network Architecture (00:37:53)
3. IP Networks: Key Network Devices (00:29:41)
4. IP Networks: The Fantastic OSI and TCP/IP Models (00:36:15)
5. IP Networks: Connections, Diagrams, and Applications (00:14:15)
6. IP Addressing: The Key to IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing (00:29:04)
7. IP Addressing: Simple Subnetting - Finding Networks (00:37:56)
8. IP Addressing: Simple Subnetting - Finding Hosts (00:17:37)
9. IP Addressing: Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM) (00:21:57)
10. IP Addressing: Host and Server IP Configuration and Testing Tools (00:30:28)
11. Switching: Welcome to the Ethernet World (00:19:33)
12. Switching: Working with the Cisco IOS (00:27:53)
13. Switching: Base Switch Configuration (00:44:02)
14. Switching: Spanning-Tree and Flex Links (00:38:31)
15. Routing: Did Cisco Invent the Router? (and other routing mysteries) (00:25:39)
16. Routing: Base Configuration from IOS to IOS-XR (00:42:07)
17. Routing: Implementing Static Routing (00:18:35)
18. Routing: RIP Lives On! (00:18:47)
19. Routing: EIGRP Concepts (00:30:04)
20. Routing: EIGRP IPv4 Configuration (00:42:30)
21. Routing: EIGRP IPv6 Configuration (00:19:42)
22. Routing: Advanced Routing Concepts (00:23:57)
23. IP Services: NAT Concepts (00:20:52)
24. IP Services: NAT Configuration (00:27:58)
25. IP Services: DHCP for IPv4 and IPv6 (00:18:57)
26. IP Services: ICMPv4, ICMPv6, and DNS (00:25:13)
27. SP Transport: Service Provider Optics (00:22:52)
28. SP Transport: Service Provider "Last Mile" (00:25:07)
29. Security: Service Provider Security Foundations (00:20:44)
30. Security: Security with AAA (00:23:07)
31. Device Management: SNMP, IP SLA, and Netflow (00:20:12)
32. Device Management: NTP, Syslog, and SPAN (00:22:21)
33. Device Management: Managing IOS Software and Configuration Files (00:17:57)
34. Device Management: Reaching Out for Help From Cisco (00:11:34)
This Cisco video training course with Jeremy Cioara covers networking concepts that are crucial to service provider architecture, including the OSI Model, switch and router functionality, IOS, network services, and more.

Related area of expertise:
  • Cisco Service Provider

Recommended skills:
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic understanding of network functionality

Recommended equipment:
  • Cisco 2600 series router
  • Cisco 2950 or 3550 (ideal) switch
  • Any router running IOS-XR (rental)

Related certifications:
  • CCNA Service Provider

Related job functions:
  • Service provider network design
  • Service provider support technician


This CBT Nuggets SPNGN1 course truly covers a broad set of information that needs to be known in order to pass the SPNGN1 640-875 certification exam. You begin the course by understanding network fundamentals, discussing topics such as the OSI Model, switch and router functionality, and cabling standards. From there, you will move quickly into understanding the differences between IOS and IOS-XR (Cisco’s service provider-specific OS), configuration of routing protocols in both IPv4 and IPv6, network services, and device management.

Unlike most other Cisco courses, there are no pre-requisites for the SPNGN1 certification course. However, this course does move faster than most because Cisco assumes most individuals aspiring to work in a service provider role have some previous background in a technology arena. In addition, Jeremy has created a “reduced schedule” of videos for those already competing the CCENT (ICND1) or CCNA (ICND2) courses. Be sure to view the first video for the complete list!

Welcome to SPNGN1: Cisco Certification and Getting the Most From This Course

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 provider certification.
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 certification program,
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 certification, which
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 fantastic series
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 standalone program.
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 replaced CCENT.
00:02:35 - There's no see CCENT requirement.
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 service provider.
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 something beyond.
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, it automatically
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 between these
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 service provider
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 networks, right?
00:05:06 - It's like the dream networks, where
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 Provider Ops,
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 provider customers.
00:06:24 - Do you see the big difference?
00:06:26 - Big picture, design, architecture.
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 and architecture,
00:06:51 - and I would say initial configuration.
00:06:53 - I'm not saying this is configuration
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 information before.
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 comes together.
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 how enlightening.
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, sometimes literally,
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.

IP Networks: Understanding Service Provider Network Architecture

IP Networks: Key Network Devices

IP Networks: The Fantastic OSI and TCP/IP Models

IP Networks: Connections, Diagrams, and Applications

IP Addressing: The Key to IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing

IP Addressing: Simple Subnetting - Finding Networks

IP Addressing: Simple Subnetting - Finding Hosts

IP Addressing: Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM)

IP Addressing: Host and Server IP Configuration and Testing Tools

Switching: Welcome to the Ethernet World

Switching: Working with the Cisco IOS

Switching: Base Switch Configuration

Switching: Spanning-Tree and Flex Links

Routing: Did Cisco Invent the Router? (and other routing mysteries)

Routing: Base Configuration from IOS to IOS-XR

Routing: Implementing Static Routing

Routing: RIP Lives On!

Routing: EIGRP Concepts

Routing: EIGRP IPv4 Configuration

Routing: EIGRP IPv6 Configuration

Routing: Advanced Routing Concepts

IP Services: NAT Concepts

IP Services: NAT Configuration

IP Services: DHCP for IPv4 and IPv6

IP Services: ICMPv4, ICMPv6, and DNS

SP Transport: Service Provider Optics

SP Transport: Service Provider "Last Mile"

Security: Service Provider Security Foundations

Security: Security with AAA

Device Management: SNMP, IP SLA, and Netflow

Device Management: NTP, Syslog, and SPAN

Device Management: Managing IOS Software and Configuration Files

Device Management: Reaching Out for Help From Cisco

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Jeremy Cioara

Jeremy Cioara

CBT Nuggets Trainer

Certifications:
Cisco CCNA, CCDA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNP, CCSP, CCVP, CCDP, CCIE R&S; Amazon Web Services CSA; Microsoft MCP, MCSE, Novell CNA, CNE; CompTIA A+, Network+, iNet+

Area Of Expertise:
Cisco network administration and development. Author or coauthor of numerous books, including: CCNA Voice 640-461 Official Cert Guide; CCNA Voice Official Exam Certification Guide (640-460 IIUC); CCENT Exam Prep (Exam 640-822); CCNA Exam Cram (Exam 640-802) 3rd Edition; and CCNA Voice 640-461 Official Cert Guide.


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