Thursday, October 21, 2010

CCIE SP 3.0 Blueprint Expansion

After looking at the CCIE SP Lab 3.0 Checklist aka expansion to the lab blueprint, I would say I'm quite impressed with the topics covered in the exam. It looks like it has covered all the technologies in carrier-grade Service Provider. Now we are talking!

1. Implement, Optimize and Troubleshoot Core IP Technologies

1.1. Packet over SONET

1.1.1. Cisco HDLC encapsulation
1.1.2. PPP encapsulation
1.1.3. Frame Relay encapsulation
1.1.4. Maximum transmission unit (MTU)
1.1.5. Cyclic redundancy check (CRC)
1.1.6. Keepalive timer
1.1.7. Frame Relay DLCI on point to point sub-interface
1.1.8. SONET Controller
1.1.9. POS channel

1.2. GE/10GE in the Core

1.2.1. MAC accounting
1.2.2. Speed
1.2.3. Duplex mode
1.2.4. Carrier Delay
1.2.5. MTU
1.2.6. Flow control
1.2.7. 802.1Q VLAN sub-interface

1.3. IGP routing

1.3.1. IS-IS Multi topology
1.3.2. IS-IS Multi instance
1.3.2. IS-IS System Type
1.3.3. IS-IS Metric Type
1.3.4. IS-IS Area
1.3.5. IS-IS Designated Intermediate Systems
1.3.6. IS-IS Interface Circuit Type
1.3.7. IS-IS Interface Metric
1.3.8. IS-IS Retransmission Throttle Interval
1.3.9. IS-IS LSP Interval and Lifetime
1.3.10. IS-IS Point-to-point Adjacency over Broadcast Media
1.3.11. IS-IS route leaking
1.3.12. OSPF multi instance
1.3.13. OSPF Multi Areas
1.3.14. OSPF router ID
1.3.15. OSPF over different physical network
1.3.16. OSPF neighbor
1.3.17. OSPF interface cost
1.3.18. OPSF designated router
1.3.19. OSPFv3 support for IPv6
1.3.20. EIGRP multi instance
1.3.21. EIGRP Autonomous System Configuration
1.3.22. EIGRP Cost Metrics
1.3.23. EIGRP Equal and Unequal Cost Load Balancing
1.3.24. EIGRP support for IPv6
1.3.25. RIP v2
1.3.26. RIP support for IPv6
1.3.27. Redistribution between OSPF,IS-IS and EIGRP
1.3.28. Redistribution of Directly connected routes
1.3.29. Redistribution of Static routes
1.3.30. Route summary
1.3.31. IOS-XR routing policy language (RPL)
1.3.32. Routing policy using route-map

1.4. MPLS and LDP

1.4.1. IP CEF
1.4.2. LDP router ID
1.4.3. LDP interface
1.4.4. LDP neighbor auto discovery
1.4.5. MPLS MTU
1.4.6. MPLS LDP Static label
1.4.7. MPLS LDP—Local Label Allocation Filtering
1.4.8. MPLS LDP-IGP synchronization
1.4.9. MPLS LDP Inbound/outbound Label Binding Filtering

1.5. MPLS Traffic Engineering

1.5.1. IS-IS support for MPLS TE
1.5.2. OSPF support for MPLS TE
1.5.3. RSVP for MPLS TE
1.5.4. MPLS TE tunnel setup
1.5.5. MPLS TE Tunnel bandwidth
1.5.6. MPLS TE Automatic Bandwidth
1.5.7. MPLS TE Static route
1.5.8. MPLS TE Auto route
1.5.9. MPLS TE Policy route
1.5.10. MPLS TE Forwarding adjacency
1.5.11. MPLS TE Metric
1.5.12. MPLS TE LSP attributes
1.5.13. MPLS TE Class-based Tunnel selection
1.5.14. MPLS TE Policy-based Tunnel selection
1.5.15. MPLS Pseudowire Tunnel Selection
1.5.16. Point to multi point ( P2MP) MPLS TE
1.5.17. Inter-Domain MPLS TE
1.5.18. Inter-Area MPLS TE

1.6. BGP

1.6.1. IBGP IPv4/IPv6 Peering
1.6.2. EBGP IPv4/IPv6 Peering
1.6.3. EBGP IPv4/IPv6 multi hop peering
1.6.4. BGP IPv4/IPv6 routes advertising
1.6.5. EBGP IPv4/IPv6 peering using local-AS
1.6.6. EBGP IPv4/IPv6 peering using AS-override
1.6.7. BGP IPv4/IPv6 using private AS number
1.6.8. Dual AS configuration for Network AS migration
1.6.9. BGP Next-Hop
1.6.10. BGP Weight
1.6.11. BGP Local Preference
1.6.12. BGP MED
1.6.13. BGP Origin
1.6.14. BGP Communites
1.6.15. BGP Confederation
1.6.16. BGP Router reflector
1.6.17. BGP Cluster list
1.6.18. BGP Peer Groups
1.6.19. BGP Synchronization
1.6.20. BGP Aggregation
1.6.21. BGP Conditional Advertising
1.6.22. BGP Routing policy
1.6.23. Redistributing IGP, static and connected route into BGP
1.6.24. BGP Multi-path Load Sharing
1.6.25. BGP Link Bandwidth

1.7. Multicast

1.7.1. IPv4/IPv6 Multicast addressing
1.7.2. IPv4/IPv6 Multicast routing
1.7.3. PIM Sparse Mode for IPv4/IPv6
1.7.4. IGMP V2/V3
1.7.5. IPV6 Multicast Listener Discover (MLD)
1.7.6. PIM Source Specific Multicast (SSM) for IPv4/IPv6
1.7.7. Multicast Rate-limiting
1.7.8. PIM Bidirectional (BiDir)
1.7.9. PIM Static RP
1.7.10. PIM Bootstrap Router (BSR)
1.7.11. PIM Auto RP
1.7.12. PIM Anycast RP
1.7.13. Multicast Administrative Boundaries
1.7.14. MSDP
1.7.15. MP-BGP peer for Multicast
1.7.16. MP-BGP Multicast route advertising

1.8. High Availability

1.8.1. NSF/SSO for IGP routing
1.8.2. NSF/SSO for BGP routing
1.8.3. NSF/SSO for LDP, TE, Multicast
1.8.5. Graceful Restart
1.8.6. Control Plane Policing (CPP)
1.8.7. Bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD)
1.8.8. IP event dampening
1.8.9. IGP Fast Re-route
1.8.10. MPLS TE Fast Re-route (FRR)
1.8.11. Link Protection using MPLS-TE
1.8.12. Node Production using MPLS-TE
1.8.13. Embedded event management (EEM)

1.9. Convergence

1.9.1. IS-IS fast convergence
1.9.2. IS-IS to utilize the Overload Bit
1.9.3. OSPF fast convergence
1.9.4. BGP fast convergence
1.9.5. BGP Route Dampening
1.9.6. BGP Fast Peering Session Deactivation
1.9.7. BGP Prefix Independent Convergence (PIC)
1.9.8. BGP next hop tracking
1.9.9. BGP address tracking filter
1.9.10. BGP path MTU discovery
1.9.11. IP fast reroute (IPFRR)
1.9.12. Multicast-only Fast Re-Route (MoFRR)
1.9.13. MPLS LDP convergence

1.10. SP QoS

1.10.1. Marking using DSCP, IP precedence and CoS
1.10.2. Priority Queuing
1.10.3. Custom Queuing
1.10.4. Weighted Fair Queuing
1.10.5. WRED
1.10.6. Policing
1.10.7. Class-based Weighted Faire Queuing (CB-WFQ)
1.10.8. Low-Latency Queuing (LLQ)
1.10.9. Random-Detect using MQC
1.10.10. NBAR for QoS
1.10.11. MPLS EXP
1.10.12. Differentiated Services Traffic Engineering (DS-TE)
1.10.13. Maximum Allocation Model (MAM)
1.10.14. Russian Dolls Model (RDM)
1.10.15. Class-Based Tunnel Selection: CBTS
1.10.16. Policy-based Tunnel Selection: PBTS

1.11. Security in core

1.11.1. Standard Access-lists
1.11.2. Extended Access-lists
1.11.3. Routing Protocol Authentication for RIP V2
1.11.4. Routing Protocol Authentication for EIGRP
1.11.5. Routing Protocol Authentication for OSPF
1.11.6. Routing Protocol Authentication for IS-IS
1.11.7. Routing Protocol Authentication for BGP
1.11.8. BGP TTL Security Check
1.11.9. Infrastructure ACL
1.11.10. Anti Fragment Attacks
1.11.11. Filtering RFC 1918 Routes
1.11.12. uRPF for Anti-Spoofinng
1.11.13. Selective packet discard (SPD)
1.11.14. LDP authentication
1.11.15. Remote triggered black hole (RTBH)
1.11.16. NTP
1.11.17. Attack mitigation
1.11.18. SNMP Management
1.11.19. IP packet Accounting
1.11.20. Syslog

2. Implement, Optimize and Troubleshoot Edge/Access Technologies
2.1. FE/GE and Ethernet Trunk

2.1.1. Ethernet channel
2.1.2. Virtual Trunking Protocol (VTP)
2.1.3. Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
2.1.4. 802.1Q VLAN
2.1.5. 802.1QinQ
2.1.6. 802.1ad Provider Bridges (PB)
2.1.7. 802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridge (PBB)
2.1.8. Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)

2.2. Frame-Relay connection

2.2.1. Frame-Relay DLCI
2.2.2. Frame-Relay map
2.2.3. Frame-Relay switching
2.2.4. Frame-Relay multilink
2.2.5. Frame-Relay LMI-Type
2.2.6. PPP over Frame-Relay

2.3. PPP connections

2.3.1. PPP encapsulation
2.3.2. PPP multilink
2.3.3. PPP Multi chassis multilink
2.3.4. PPPoE client
2.3.5. PPPoE server
2.3.6. PPP authentication

3. Implement, Optimize and Troubleshoot Layer 3 VPN

3.1. Intra AS L3 MPLS VPN

3.1.1. MP-IBGP VPNv4/VPNv6 peering
3.1.2. MP-IBGP peering using loopback interface
3.1.3. VPNv4/VPNv6 Route Reflector
3.1.4. VRF definition
3.1.5. Route Distinguisher
3.1.6. Route Target
3.1.7. Route Target import/export
3.1.8. Intra AS MPLS VPNV4/VPNV6 load balancing
3.1.9. SOO Community
3.1.10. PE-CE – RIP V2
3.1.11. PE-CE – IS-IS
3.1.12. PE-CE – OSPF
3.1.13. PE-CE – EBGP
3.1.14. PE-CE – Static Routes
3.1.15. Redistributing dynamic PE-CE routes into VPNv4/VPNv6
3.1.16. Redistributing static PE-CE routes into VPNv4/VPNv6
3.1.17. Redistributing VPN4/VPNv6 routes into PE-CE routing table
3.1.18. Intra-AS MPLS VPN multipath
3.1.19. Intra-AS MPLS VPN path selection

3.2. Inter AS L3 MPLS VPN

3.2.1. MP-EBGP VPNv4/VPNv6 peering using direct interface
3.2.2. MP-EBGP VPNv4/VPNv6 peer using multi-hop interface
3.2.3. MP-EBGP VPNv4/VPNv6 peer between RRs
3.2.4. VPNV4/VPNv6 next-hop unchanged
3.2.5. VPNV4/VPNv6 next-hop self
3.2.6. Multi VRF between ASPEs
3.2.7. Inter-AS MPLS VPNV4/VPNv6 multipath
3.2.8. Route target rewrite
3.2.9. Inter-AS MPLS VPN path selection

3.3. Carrier supporting carrier

3.3.1. MPLS LDP in customer carrier site
3.3.2. EBGPv4 + label between CSC-PE and CSC-CE
3.3.3. IGP + LDP between CSC-PE and CSC-CE
3.3.4. MPLS VPNv4 between customer carrier sites PEs
3.3.5. CSC VPN load balancing
3.3.6. VRF definition in customer carrier site
3.3.7. Customer carrier site PE-CE routing

3.4. VPN Extranet and internet access

3.4.1. MP-BGP VPNv4/VPNv6 Extra-Net
3.4.2. MP-BGP VPNv4/VPNv6 internet access

3.5. VRF service

3.5.1. Multiple VRF
3.5.2. Multiple VRF routing
3.5.3. VRF Selection based on Source IP Address

3.6. Multicast VPN

3.6.1. Default MDT
3.6.2. Data MDT
3.6.3. MP-BGP mdt peering
3.6.4. Multicast routing in VPN site
3.6.5. PM-SM in VPN site
3.6.6. RP in VPN site
3.6.7. Multicast VPN extranet

3.7. GRE L3 VPN

3.7.1. MPLS VPN—L3VPN over GRE

4. Implement, Optimize and Troubleshoot Layer 2 VPN

4.1. AToM

4.1.1. Psuedowire class
4.1.2. Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS)
4.1.3. Ethernet VLAN over MPLS
4.1.4. Frame Relay over MPLS (FRoMPLS)
4.1.5. HDLC over MPLS (HDLCoMPLS)
4.1.6. PPP over MPLS (PPPoMPLS)
4.1.7. PWE3 control using LDP
4.1.8. Psuedowire redundancy
4.1.9. AToM interworking
4.1.10. AToM local switching
4.1.11. AToM intra-as support
4.1.12. AToM inter-as support
4.1.13. Traffic Engineering with AToM

4.2. VPLS and Carrier Ethernet

4.2.1. VPLS
4.2.2. H-VPLS
4.2.3. VFI definition
4.2.4. VPLS BGP auto discovery
4.2.5. VLAN attached circuit
4.2.6. QinQ attached circuit
4.2.7. 802.1ad attached circuit
4.2.8. 802.1ah attached circuit
4.2.9. VPLS/H-VPLS redundancy

4.3. L2TPV3 for L2VPN

4.3.1. L2TPv3
4.3.2. L2TPv3 VPN local switching
4.3.3. L2TPv3 VPN interworking

4.4. GRE L2VPN

4.4.1. L2VPN over GRE

5. Implement, Optimize and Troubleshoot Managed Services Traversing the Core

5.1. Managed Voice/Video services traversing the core

5.1.1. Traverse Voice/video packet
5.1.2. Traverse call signal packet

5.2. Managed Security services traversing the core

5.2.1. Traverse IKE packet
5.2.2. Traverse ESP, AH packet
5.2.3. Traverse SSL packet

5.3. Service Level Agreements for managed services

5.3.1. IP SLA sender
5.3.2. IP SLA responder
5.3.3. IP SLA for MPLS VPN
5.3.4. Netflow
5.3.5. Netflow for MPLS
5.3.6. Netflow for Multicast


Nguyen said...
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Nguyen said...


I'm a 23 year-old CCIE (R&S) but the SP track is what I love most, I've been quite disappointed since the new blueprint v3.0 of SP track was announced, how can I install all these knowledge into my brain, I guess that it could be a very long time for me to take the new CCIE SP Lab exam.

Nguyen Tuan Anh

Himawan Nugroho said...

Hi Nguyen, you are a CCIE already, no need to pressurize yourself to take the 2nd one just for the sake of having double CCIE. If you like SP technologies then try to get a job in SP or vendor/partner who does project with SP. Learn the technology by doing it, get real world experience, later you can take the CCIE SP track if you want to

CCIEdude said...

Its about time they updated the CCIE SP lab. I'm not sure how we will find lab gear to study on now that the equipment requirements are so high.