Implementing Cisco MPLS (MPLS)

 

Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco Multiprotocol Label Switching training teaches you the high-performance method for forwarding packets through a network. MPLS enables 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. When used in conjunction with other standard technologies, MPLS gives the ability to support value-added features. How You'll Benefit

  • Acquire the skill of implementing MPLS high-performance methods for forwarding packets in a network
  • Learn to configure routers at the network edge to apply simple labels to packets
  • Gain the knowledge to enable edge devices, ATM switches, or existing routers to switch packets based on labels within the service provider core
  • Master the skill of minimizing lookup overhead in the packet-switching process
  • Gain proficiency in integrating the performance and traffic-management capabilities of data-link Layer 2 using MPLS
  • Acquire the skill of combining the scalability and flexibility of network Layer 3 routing through MPLS
  • Learn to leverage MPLS with other standard technologies to implement value-added features for service providers' networks

Who should attend

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Network managers
  • Systems engineers (who would like to implement MPLS and MPLS Traffic Engineering)

Prerequisites

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco IOS Software configuration
  • Configuring and troubleshooting EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS and BGP

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course:

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the 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

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