SPNGN1 1.0: Protocol Suites and the Internet Layer of IP

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
102 minutes

In the past there were many protocol suites to choose from including IPX, OSI, IPv4, and AppleTalk. Today’s choices are narrower with IPv4 and IPv6 being the predominant network models. In this course, you’ll learn about the basics of network protocol models and the Internet layer of both IPv4 and IPv6. Exposure to these protocols will lay the foundation for many technologies and represents crucial information to the network engineer. 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.


TCP/IP Layers and the OSI Reference Model

  • start the course
  • describe the purpose of a layered network model
  • describe OSI Model Layer 1
  • describe OSI Model Layer 2
  • describe OSI Model Layer 3
  • describe OSI Model Layer 4
  • describe OSI Model Layer 5
  • describe OSI Model Layer 6
  • describe OSI Model Layer 7
  • describe the TCP/IP Stack
  • compare the TCP/IP Stack and OSI Model
  • define Protocol Data Units
  • describe data encapsulation
  • describe data de-encapsulation
  • identify where encapsulation and de-encapsulation occurs as a packet is transported across a network
  • identify the fields of a MAC address
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing

  • list characteristics of IP
  • describe how an IPv4 address is represented
  • describe the structure of an IPv4 address
  • describe how an IPv6 address is represented
  • describe the structure of an IPv6 address
  • describe how a device maps a layer 3 address to a layer 2 address
  • describe how communication occurs over a network
  • use ping and arp
  • perform a Tracert
  • Practice: Understanding the OSI Model

  • choose the appropriate OSI model layer




    Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.