Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a high-performance method for forwarding packets through a network enabling routers at the edge of a network to apply simple labels to packets. This practice allows the edge devices to switch packets according to labels, with minimal lookup overhead. MPLS integrates the performance and traffic-management capabilities of data link Layer 2 with the scalability and flexibility of network Layer 3 routing.
This course covers both introductory and advanced MPLS and MPLS VPNs concepts. Configuration, implementation and troubleshooting skills are all included with a significnat focus on the use of labs to consolidate the learners knowledge. At the end of this course you should be able to design, implement and maintain core IP routing network infrastructures.
Each student will have their own virtual pod of equipment with access to the labs 24x7 for 90 days
This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration, including Active Directory administration. No prior experience with any version of Windows PowerShell, or any scripting language, is assumed.
Upon completing this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Describe the features of MPLS
Describe how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed
Identify the Cisco IOS tasks and command syntax necessary to implement MPLS on frame-mode Cisco IOS platforms
Describe the MPLS peer-to-peer architecture and explain the routing and packet forwarding model in this architecture
Identify the Cisco IOS command syntax required to successfully configure, monitor, and troubleshoot VPN operations
Identify how the MPLS VPN model can be used to implement managed services and internet access
Describe the various internet access implementations that are available and the benefits and drawbacks of each model
Provide an overview of MPLS Traffic Engineering
(MPLS exam is 642-611 MPLS)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification or equivalent level of working knowledge and experience
Completion of CCNA Basics and ICND courseware is recommended training for CCNA
Equivalent knowledge and skill that can be acquired by attending Cisco's training courses Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) and Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP)
Practical experience with deploying and operating networks based on Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS is strongly recommended
The QoS course is highly recommended because QoS knowledge is assumed in several sections of the course
Introducing Basic MPLS Concepts
Introducing MPLS Labels and Label Stack
Identifying MPLS Applications
Label Assignment and Distribution
Discovering LDP Neighbors
Introducing Typical Label Distribution in Frame-Mode MPLS
Introducing Convergence in Frame-mode MPLS
Frame-Mode MPLS Implementation on Cisco IOS Platforms
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