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Total MPLS VPN for engineers

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

MPLS VPN training course description

A hands on course concentrating solely on MPLS VPNs. The course begins with a review of VPN basics before moving onto L3VPNs and MBGP, followed by L2VPNs.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Compare, contrast and evaluate MPLS L2VPNs versus L3VPNs.
  • Describe, configure and troubleshoot MPLS L3VPNs.
  • Configure and troubleshoot MBGP.
  • Describe, configure and troubleshoot MPLS L2VPNs.

MPLS VPN training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with MPLS VPNs
Prerequisites:
Concise MPLS for engineers
Duration:
2 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 VPN training course contents


MPLS VPN basics
LSR, PE and P router roles. What is a VPN? MPLS VPN types, MPLS VPN comparison, MPLS L3VPN, L2VPN. VPN architectures.
Hands on: Building the base network.

L3VPN
Separate routing tables, The Virtual Routing Table, VRFs, Route Distinguisher (RD), VNPv4 addresses.
Hands on: Minimal VRF configuration, routing between customer and provider (PE-CE).

MBGP
MP-BGP, IPv4 routing, IPv6 routing, VPNv4 addresses, VPNv6 addresses. Exchanging labels. Exchanging routes. Route targets, communities. Route reflectors.
Hands on: MBGP setup. MPLS L3VPN troubleshooting.

L2VPN
Why L2 not L3? Services: TDM, ATM, Frame Relay, Ethernet. Pseudowires.
Hands on: Simple L2VPN configuration.

Pseudowires
VPWS, AToM, Attachment Circuit, Traffic encapsulation, Ethernet over MPLS. Ethernet MTU considerations. VC types.
Hands on: PW configuration and troubleshooting.

VPLS
Ethernet multipoint connectivity. Virtual Forwarding Instance (VFI), Virtual Switching Instance. Flooding, MAC address management, split horizons. Hierarchical VPLS. Signalling: LDP based. BGP based. Auto discovery.
Hands on: VPLS configuration and troubleshooting.

Next generation L2VPN
E-VPN, PBB-EVPN.

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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