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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.

What will you learn
  • 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

  • Duration
  • 3 days

  • Dates & prices
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MPLS training course contents

  • What is MPLS?
  • What does MPLS stand for? What is MPLS? Core MPLS, MPLS and the 7 layer model, MPLS is a protocol, MPLS is a standard, MPLS runs on routers, MPLS history, Why MPLS? For service providers, For enterprises.

  • MPLS Architecture
  • Label Switch Routers, two types of LSR, PE and P router roles, FEC, swapping labels, MPLS packet format, Loops, TTL control.
    Hands on: Building the base network. Enabling MPLS. Simple testing and troubleshooting of MPLS.

  • Label distribution
  • Label review, label switch path, label distribution methods, piggybacking, Label distribution Protocols, LDP, LDP operation, LDP packets, discovery messages, session messages, advertisement messages, notification message, Label Information Base, routing tables, the LFIB, MPLS forwarding, penultimate hop popping, handling labels, LSP control modes, when to distribute labels, how long to keep labels, aggregation, label merging.
    Hands on: LDP traffic analysis.

  • MPLS TE and QoS
  • What is MPLS TE? Why TE? TE versus shorted path, how MPLS TE works, CR-LDP, OSPF-TE, IS-IS-TE, TE with BGP, RSVP-TE, MPLS Fast reroute, MPLS QoS.
    Hands on: Enabling MPLS-TE.

  • BFD
  • BFD, hello the BFD protocol.

  • What is a VPN? MPLS VPN types, MPLS VPN comparison, MPLS L3 VPN, VRFs, MBGP, MPLS VPN architecture, VRF RD, VRF RT, the label stack, L2 VPNs, VPWS, AToM, VPLS.
    Hands on: MPLS L3 VPN setup, troubleshooting.

Learning path



Based on customer reviews

J. S. - Framestore CFC:

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."

D. F. - Thales:

"Very well prepared, covered everything."

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.