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Operational Foundations for Cisco Service Provider Core Networks v1.0

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Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

Service Provider Operations OFCN 642-770

Course Title: Operational Foundations for Cisco Service

Provider Core Networks

Course Code: OFCN 642-770
Duration: 5 Days


Course Overview

The Operational Foundations for Cisco Service Provider Core Networks (OFCN) instructor led training course has been designed to introduce Tier 2 and 3 personnel to the service provider network operations environment, by providing teaching on processes-orientation, management tools and methods which will enable them to practice the primary roles and tasks associated with jobs in Network Operations. The aim is to help prepare individuals for the Cisco CCNP Service Provider Operations certification exams, by providing a strong foundation which candidates can then build upon when they attend further courses within the professional level accreditation.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the OFCN 642-770 Cisco training course include: service provider network operations organisations, specific to Tier 2 network operations personnel; Cisco engineers motivated to pursue Cisco certifications focused on service provider NGN operations; all service provider operations customers, partners supporting service provider NGN environments, and internal Cisco engineers who wish to pursue Cisco professional or expert level service provider operations certifications and Cisco Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) partners focused on service provider NGN networks, specific to the Tier 2 network operations personnel.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the OFCN 642-770 course candidates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate fault management procedures
  • Describe service provider NGN technology trends and their Describe the configuration management process
  • Impact on operational environments
  • Demonstrate change management procedures
  • Describe the various NMS tools available to monitor networks and network devices Identify performance management procedures
  • Implement incident (event) management procedures

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the OFCN 642-770 Cisco training course are required to have skills and knowledge of IP networking fundamentals (ICND1 is recommended). Candidates are also required to have operations process knowledge, represented by Enhanced Telecom Operations Map (eTOM) or Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) training or recommendations. Candidates should also have: troubleshooting methodology knowledge or experience as applied to IP network environments, UNIX or Linux operational system experience and have previously attended the SSPO course.

Testing and Certification

The OFCN Cisco training course is the recommended preparation for the 642-770 OFCN Operational Foundations for Cisco Service Provider Core Networks exam and forms part of the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Service Provider Operations Career Certification. The MSPRP, MSPVM and MSPQS courses are recommended for further study.

Course Content

Operations Functions, Models, and Processes Review:
  • Reviewing Network Operations, History, Structures, and Frameworks
  • Describing Service Transition
  • Describing Network Operations Processes and Metrics
Cisco IOS XR Software and Fundamentals:
  • Describing Cisco IOS XR Software Architecture and Features
  • Performing Standard Operations on Cisco IOS XR Software
  • Describing and Implementing an Initial Configuration
  • Downloading and Installing New Software and Patches
Change Management Procedures:
  • Describing Change Management, Specific to the Role of Tiers 2 and 3 Operations
  • Creating MOP Documents
Configuration Management Procedures:
  • Describing Release Management
  • Describing Tiers 2 and 3 Configuration Management Roles
  • Modifying Scripts that Support Process Automation
IP NGN Troubleshooting skills:
  • Describing Advanced Troubleshooting Methodologies
  • Describing Layer 1 and Layer Device Connectivity
  • Reviewing Routing
  • Using Protocol Analysers to View Traffic Flows
Perfomance Management on IP NGN Components:
  • Maintaining the Performance and Availability of Network Services
  • Understanding Problem Management
  • Understanding Capacity Manegement
  • Applying SLM
Labs:
  • Verify Lab Access
  • Review Incident Tickets
  • Implement an IP NGN Upgrade
  • Use the Cisco IOS XR Software CLI
  • Create, Submit, and Approve Change Requests
  • Create a Change MOP
  • Plan and Schedule a Change Request
  • Implement a Change Request
  • Change Management Labs Debrief
  • Use Tcl Scripts
  • Resolve Escalated Incident Tickets
  • Resolve an Escalated Layer 2 network issue
  • Use Wireshark,snoop and tcpdump
  • Resolve an Escalated Network Authentication Issue
  • Resolve an Escalated Timestamp issue
  • Resolve an Escalated Device Authentication Issue
  • Troubleshoot Labs Debrief
  • Resolve Performance Threshold Alert Issues
  • Execute Proactive Actions for Threshold Alerts

Recertification

Cisco professional level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCNP SP Operations, CCDP, CCSP, CCVP, and CCIP) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass any 642 exam that is part of the professional level curriculum or any CCIE/CCDE written exam before the certification expiration date. Achieving or recertifying any of the certifications above automatically extends active Associate and Professional level certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.

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