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CCIE Service Provider Version 4 Written and Lab Exam Comprehensive Guide
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CCIE Service Provider Version 4 Written and Lab Exam Comprehensive Guide

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Completed on 2016-06-23

About the Book

This independently-authored study guide represents the author's personal journey to achieving the CCIE Service Providing Version 4 certification. Given the shortage of other study materials for this exam, the author created this book while studying for the test in real-time. It contains nearly 3,000 pages of in-depth and realistic lab tests, complete with configuration examples and diagrams. The book covers the vast majority of the CCIE SPv4 blueprint, plus other relevant Service Provider advanced technologies. The book is designed primarily for service provider professionals interested in passing both the CCIE SPv4 written and lab exams. Other network professionals, such as enterprise architects, will find value in this book as the core routing/switching concepts are inherent in any network. Below is an incomplete list of topics covered in this book: BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, EIGRP, RIP, PIM, MPLS, RSVP-TE, TE-FRR, Segment Routing (SR), L2VPN variations such as E-LINE/E-LAN/E-TREE, L3VPN, Provider Edge to Customer Edge (PE-CE) Routing Techniques, Multi-VRF CE, Ethernet VPN (EVPN), Inter-AS MPLS, Carrier Supporting Carrier (CSC), Internet routing (peering/transit), Service Provider security, Next Generation Multicast VPN (MVPN), Quality of Service (QoS), NetFlow, SNMP, EEM, IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Deep-Dive, IPv6 Transition, IP Fast-Reroute (IP-FRR), seamless/unified MPLS, Ethernet OAM tools (CFM, OAM, E-LMI), ITU-T Y.1731 Performance Monitoring, MPLS OAM, IP SLA and Object Tracking, Broadband Network Gateway with PPP over Ethernet (BNG with PPPoE), Non-stop Forwarding and Graceful Restart (NSF/GR), NBAR, NAT444, NAT464, Time Synchronization protocols, and more.

Note that almost all topics have corresponding labs, even minor topics. All configurations and source diagrams are available via Leanpub "Extras" download links when the book is purchased. Another "Extra" included with the purchase is a free CCIE/CCDE Evolving Technologies guide for the SP version 4.1 written exam.

About the Author

Nicholas Russo
Nicholas Russo

Nicholas (Nick) Russo, CCDE™ #20160041 and CCIE™ #42518, holds active CCIE certifications in both Routing and Switching and Service Provider. Nick was among the first individuals to pass the CCIE Service Provider version 4 lab examination and this book represents his personal journey towards that end. Nick also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science, and a minor in International Relations, from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Nick lives in Maryland, USA with his wife, Carla, and daughter, Olivia.

Reader Testimonials

Daniel Dib
Daniel Dib

Senior Network Architect (CCIE #37149/CCDE #20160011)

I have never seen anything quite like it with the amazing level of detail and how he was able to write about topics in detail that weren't available anywhere else. I would highly recommend CCIE SPv4 candidates to consider this book both for certification purposes but also to become experts in the field ... This is at the time of this writing the most comprehensive study guide out there for the SPv4 and none of the other training vendors have anything close to this.

Nathan Wall
Nathan Wall

Senior ISP Network Engineer (CCIE #43851)

I can only say bravo. Finally a document that is geared directly towards the CCIE-SP track (both written and lab) that actually has very solid and deep content. I would highly recommend this product. Coupled along with quality content/diagrams/configurations are deep level verify/debug/packet inspections to help the user better understand [the technology]. This book is worth every penny as this content should help fill any gaps left by a lack of existing training materials.

Esteban Serrano
Esteban Serrano

Senior Cisco TAC Engineer (CCIEx2 #37332)

**RECENTLY PASSED SPV4 LAB EXAM** Only [few] people in the world have passed CCIE SP after the version change last year … there was no real "one place to go" to find all you needed to prepare you for the task … We now have this option available with shows, debugs and multiple scenarios in complex topologies, super recommended. Written by one of few double CCIEs in the world who manage to pass this CCIE on it latest version. Worth your time and money!!!

David Raney
David Raney

Technical Sales Consultant (CCIE #24900)

Nick's book is great addition to my standard reading list for the CCIE SP track. It is helping me fill the gaps for the more obscure technologies on the written and prepare my own labs for the advanced sections of the practical. The advantage of using his book is the time savings required to research the individual written topics as well as identify your strong and weak points. These allow for more focused attention on those weak spots.

Marcin Kurek
Marcin Kurek

Senior ISP Engineer (CCIE #46576)

I've been studying for the new CCIE SP [for] a couple of months now. I picked up quite a few books along the way, but none of them covered so many aspects of the blueprint in one place. The book is well written, explanations are clear and easy to follow. Nick heavily relies on labs, so most statements are immediately backed up by config snippets and console outputs. I use the book on a daily basis now and I'm convinced it will greatly increase chances of passing both written and lab exams.

 David Dydson-Dzissah
David Dydson-Dzissah

Senior Network Engineer (CCIE #51355)

This book is the most powerful material I have ever laid my hands on. It blew my mind the amount of treasure hidden in this book. It takes on a whole new meaning with the SP technology. Every topic on each technology is fully covered into details with configuration samples and topologies; debug outputs with highlighted sections to help you identify what to look for ... Comparing this comprehensive book to the big name providers … this is the best [money] ever spent. It is a MUST have book.

Luke Bibby
Luke Bibby

Senior Serivce Provider Engineer (CCIEx2 #45527)

Having passed the CCIE SPv4 lab earlier this year, I can wholeheartedly say that this book is an absolute gem and a great resource for anyone studying for the CCIE SP or wanting to learn about SP technologies in expert detail. The book is geared towards learning by doing, with plenty of examples, show/debug output, use cases, and easy to understand explanations for every technology on the CCIE SPv4 blueprint. This workbook is massively comprehensive; all CCIE training vendors should take note.

Rob Riker
Rob Riker

Senior Network Engineer and CCIE Instructor (CCIE #50693)

This book came out at just the right time. There is no complete training for SP right now. This book is the SP bible and is the most complete, accurate and detailed comprehensive guide available. As a CCIE instructor, I commend Nick on his level of detail, which is needed to understand the technologies to the expert level. I am using this resource as I prepare for the CCIE SPv4 written and lab, as well as ensuring I have a deep understanding of the technologies when I teach them.

Kim Pedersen
Kim Pedersen

Senior ISP Engineer (CCIEx2 #29189)

Interested in the intricacies of Service Provider technology? Studying for your CCIE Service Provider lab? If your answer is Yes to any of these, then check out on this excellent book! I highly recommend it for anyone interested in details on service provider technologies! It gives you explanations along with configuration examples that will make it easier to understand than reading a ton of different configuration guides. Very few books on the market has the quality feel that Nick's book does.

Steven Jjeke
Steven Jjeke

Senior Network Engineer, CCIE #54750

*RECENTLY PASSED CCIE SPV4* [Nick’s] workbook is a game changer, to me at least, for two major reasons: 1) I don't know of any other provider or book that has the entire blueprint in one place. 2) I have two other workbooks that I bought from other providers. In one, the content depth is good but there are a lot of topics missing, [while] the other is shallow. Personally, [this guide was] invaluable to me because of the frustration I was getting looking around for good documentation.

Jason Pollard
Jason Pollard

Network Architect (CCIE #52498)

I just would like to say I think [the author] did an awesome job on the book! The level of detail and configurations for all the topics is amazing and shows how gifted [the author is] to be able to create something like this [by himself]. I have my CCIE in R&S (took me sometime ...) and it would have been nice to have a study guide for that track as well.

Nicolas Vallet
Nicolas Vallet

Senior Network Engineer (CCIE #35675)

I love this workbook, I did half [so far]. I am still amazed how you could gather all this knowledge alone considering the small amounts of books and other existing training about many of the service provider specific topics.

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