Vendor: Cisco
Mode: On Demand Digital
Level: Professional
Exam: NA
Exam at your place: NA
Duration: Self Paced
Language: German, French, Italian, English

SKU: SPCNCI-DL Categories: , ,

Course Price

CHF 800.00

(excl. VAT)

Discount available for multiple students and dedicated classes.

What you’ll learn

The Implementing Cisco Crosswork Network Controller (SPCNCI) course provides an introduction to the Cisco® Crosswork Network Controller (CNC) and its installation process. Through a blend of lectures and hands-on labs, participants will explore how to leverage Cisco CNC to streamline, manage, and automate various service lifecycle functions, including service provisioning, visualization, monitoring, and optimization. The course covers an overview of Cisco CNC as an IP transport network controller platform, its components, and its applications in different use-cases such as enhancing operational agility, facilitating intent-based service delivery, and reducing operational costs.

Furthermore, participants will learn about creating custom service definitions, implementing tactical traffic engineering policies, automating service provisioning, and optimizing real-time traffic. Additionally, the course delves into the implementation of closed-loop automation workflows for tasks like remediation, optimization, and maintenance. Finally, participants will gain an understanding of APIs for interfacing with other systems, along with best practices including sizing guidelines across CNC components to meet scalability and high-availability requirements.

Who should enroll
  • Network administrators
  • Network operators
  • Network architects
  • System installers
  • System integrators
  • System administrators

Technology areas

Service Provider

Training overview

By enrolling in this course, you’ll gain the skills to deploy the CNC, its associated components, and applications. You’ll also grasp the advantages of using CNC for managing service lifecycle functions, understand how to integrate it with other systems, and gain a thorough understanding of Cisco CNC as an IP transport network controller platform.


To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Basic management of network components (routers, switches, etc.)
  • Knowledge of segment routing and MPLS
  • Working knowledge of traffic engineering
  • Basic knowledge of the Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI)
  • Basic knowledge of programming (Python or any scripting language)
  • Basic knowledge of the NETCONF communication protocol and Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) data modeling
  • Basic knowledge of XML, YAML, or JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data structures and schemas

These are the recommended Cisco offerings that may help you meet these prerequisites:


After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the advantages of CNC for service lifecycle functions
  • Describe the architecture of the Cisco Crosswork Network Controller and its components
  • Describe the main operations features and capabilities of CNC
  • Perform the installation and initial configuration of the Cisco Crosswork Network Controller
  • Onboard network devices in CNC
  • Enable data collection in CNC using Crosswork Data Gateway
  • Provision traffic engineering policies to be used by network services
  • Explore network topology and inventory details by using the available visualizing tools
  • Optimize a network service instance for bandwidth utilization during the lifetime of service instances
  • Bind newly provisioned Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN service instances to traffic engineering policies
  • Develop custom Layer 2 and Layer 3 Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN service definitions
  • Configure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor the health of devices
  • Develop plays and playbooks for closed loop automation
  • Automate network operations and maintenance tasks
  • Explore closed loop workflows
  • Use northbound application programing interfaces to integrate other systems with CNC
  • Send alerts to northbound systems
  • Configure the collection and exporting of data to external endpoints
  • Manage the Crosswork cluster
  • Deploy CNC for optimal availability, scalability, and performance
  • Troubleshoot CNC issues

Course Outline

  • Introducing Cisco CNC
  • Exploring Cisco CNC Architecture
  • Describing Cisco CNC Unified Functions
  • Installing and Configuring Cisco CNC
  • Onboarding Network Devices
  • Setting Up Data Collection
  • Provisioning Traffic Engineering Policies
  • Visualizing and Exploring Network Topology and Inventory Details
  • Optimizing Networks Using Closed-Loop Automation
  • Orchestrating VPN Services
  • Developing Custom L2VPN and L3VPN Service Definitions
  • Configuring KPIs to Monitor Device Health
  • Automating Maintenance and Closed Loop Remediation
  • Automating Network Maintenance Tasks
  • Exploring Closed Loop Workflows
  • Exploring Northbound APIs for External System Integration
  • Managing System Alerts
  • Collecting and Exporting Data to External Endpoints
  • Operating a Cisco Crosswork Cluster
  • Implementing CNC for High Availability, Scalability, and Performance
  • Troubleshooting Cisco CNC

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