Service Provider Edge Technologies

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


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.



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Access and Edge Technologies in the NGN Model

  • describe service provider access and edge technologies in the Cisco IP NGN model
  • Frame Relay Overview

  • describe Frame Relay
  • Frame Relay Terminology

  • define Frame Relay terminology
  • ATM Cell Relay Technology

  • describe ATM cell switching
  • Metro Ethernet

  • describe Metro Ethernet
  • DSL

  • describe DSL
  • DSL Service Types Overview

  • list DSL service types and their characteristics
  • T1 or E1 and T3 or E3

  • recognize WAN connection speeds
  • ISDN

  • describe ISDN
  • Mobile Networks

  • describe basics of mobile networks
  • Cable-Based WANs

  • describe cable-based WANs
  • GPON

  • define GPON
  • FTTx

  • define FTTx
  • BRAS and BNG

  • define BRAS and BNG
  • DSL Forum TR-101

  • describe DSL Forum TR-101
  • Service Provider Transport Technologies

  • describe service provider transport technologies in the Cisco IP NGN model

  • describe and contrast SONET/SDH
  • DWDM and ROADM

  • describe DWDM and ROADM
  • CES and TDMoIP

  • describe the need for CES and TDMoIP
  • IP over DWDM

  • describe IP over DWDM
  • 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet

  • list characteristics of 10,40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Exercise: Using Edge and Access Connections