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Concise MPLS for engineers

A 3 day
HANDS ON
training course

MPLS training course description

A hands-on introduction to MPLS covering the basics of what MPLS is and how to configure it, through to more advanced concepts such as MPLS VPNs and traffic engineering with MPLS.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Describe MPLS
  • Explain how MPLS works
  • Describe the interaction between OSPF/IS-IS/BGP and MPLS
  • Describe MPLS traffic engineering

MPLS training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with MPLS.
Prerequisites:
IP Routing
BGP
Duration:
3 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

MPLS training course contents

Introduction
What is MPLS?, Routers and problems with routing table lookups.
Hands on: Building the base network for later exercises

MPLS Technology
Label Switch Routers, Label Distribution Protocol, What MPLS does, How MPLS works, CE routers, PE routers, P routers.
Hands on: Basic MPLS configuration.

MPLS operation
How MPLS works (detailed examples), MPLS protocol stack.
Hands on: Analysing LDP packets.

MPLS History
Tag switching, Layer 3 switching, MPLS interaction with ATM, New applications of MPLS, VPNs, MPLS standards.

MPLS Traffic Engineering
Constraint based routing, Path selection procedures, Path signalling, Data forwarding, Forwarding tables, RSVP-TE, CR-LDP.
Hands on: MPLS TE.

MPLS VPNs (MPLS-VPN)
MPLS concepts and goals, routing information exchanges, forwarding mechanisms, MPLS interaction with OSPF, BGP and customer routing protocols, backbone and VPN addressing, extended communities.
Hands on: vrf tables, MPLS and BGP, MPLS VPNs.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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