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SPNGN1 1.0: Service Provider Edge Technologies

SPNGN1 1.0: Service Provider Edge Technologies

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The connection between the service provider and its customers is often referred to as the last mile. Over the years, the connection options have begun a shift from more traditional TDM connections to fiber optic and Ethernet technologies. Knowledge of these technologies is important for those who work on edge devices in a customer or service provider domain. This course covers technologies used for this connectivity between WAN providers and their customers. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Cisco exam Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 exam (640-875 SPNGN1). This exam counts toward the CCNA Service Provider certification.

Target Audience
This course is targeted at networking engineers who must interface with Cisco IOS, IOS XR and IOS XE devices. Additionally, those who have a need to understand technologies used in the service provider realm will benefit.


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SPNGN1 1.0: Service Provider Edge Technologies

  • start the course
  • describe service provider access and edge technologies in the Cisco IP NGN model
  • describe Frame Relay
  • define Frame Relay terminology
  • describe ATM cell switching
  • describe Metro Ethernet
  • describe DSL
  • list DSL service types and their characteristics
  • recognize WAN connection speeds
  • describe ISDN
  • describe basics of mobile networks
  • describe cable-based WANs
  • define GPON
  • define FTTx
  • define BRAS and BNG
  • describe DSL Forum TR-101
  • describe service provider transport technologies in the Cisco IP NGN model
  • describe and contrast SONET/SDH
  • describe DWDM and ROADM
  • describe the need for CES and TDMoIP
  • describe IP over DWDM
  • list characteristics of 10,40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • understand service provider edge technologies and access connections
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