A detailed study of BGP, from the basics of how it works through to advanced issues such as route reflectors, policy, filtering, route selection and routing registries. The course culminates with a study of an industrial strength BGP template illustrating important issues such as bogon filtering. Practical hands on with routers follow the major sessions to reinforce the theory.
A multiple choice exam, leading to the LAIT III certification, is available after the course. The exam consists of 60 questions and lasts 2 hours.
LAIT I and II OR CCNP and take LAIT I and LAIT II exams whilst on this course.
IGPs, EGPs, What’s BGP? BGP RIB, in/out process,
tables peers, adding routes.
Hands on Simple configuration and troubleshooting.
ASs, AS numbers, Internet structure, ISP types,
ISP network design, IXs, peering vs. transit, public/
private peering, bi/multi-lateral peering.
Hands on AS information gathering.
Incremental updates, Path vector protocols, BGP
protocol stack, the BGP header, message types,
NLRI, withdrawn routes, route refresh, route
Hands on More troubleshooting, packet analysis.
Multiprotocol routing, AFI, SAFI, MBGP and
multicasts, IPv6, MPLS VPNs.
Hands on IPv6
CIDR, benefits, techniques, shortcuts, configuring
BGP aggregation, leaking routes.
Hands on Reducing routing table size.
BGP attributes, attribute types, route selection
order, Local preference, AS prepend, MEDs.
Hands on Influencing traffic with BGP.
What is policy? Examples, route filtering, AS
filtering, REs, applying preference selectively, peer
Hands on Sophisticated policies.
RIRs, Allocations, assignments, PI vs. PA. Objects,
RPSL, routing registry,
Hands on The RIPE database.
Automation tools, whois, IRRToolSet, Bogon lists, tracking bogon lists, HTTP, Peering, routing registries, DNS.
What is a community? Community names,
communities for: peer types and geography. RFC
1998, default communities.
Hands on Setting local preference on other routers.
What are route servers? LINX route servers, route
server policy control, What are route collectors,
Hands on Setting up and working with a route server.
IBGP, EBGP, next hop self, advertising routes
into/out of BGP, synchronisation.
Hands on IBGP, troubleshooting a large BGP network.
Full mesh IBGP, Route reflectors, RR
configuration and design, confederations,
Hands on RR configuration.
Stub vs. transit AS, when to use BGP,
multihoming strategies and issues, default routes.
Multihop EBGP, load balancing.
Hands on Multihoming.
RFC 7454, security steps, BGP TTL security,
filters, RPKI, ROAs, rsync, rrdp, validators. A
secure BGP template.
Hands on RPKI prefix validation.
"It is a good base level BGP training to participate at LINX and essential for all LINX staff."
"Great teaching and good depth … always answered questions with good detail so helped a lot."
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.