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 (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.