Cisco MPLS – Implementing Cisco MPLS v2.2

This updated 5-day Authorized Cisco course is designed to introduce you to MPLS concepts, installation, migration, operation, inspection, and troubleshooting. In the first two days, you’ll get an overview of MPLS and MPLS operation. After that, you’ll concentrate on MPLS VPN deployment.

The MPLS fundamentals covered in this class will provide the theory and hands-on knowledge to implement, integrate, and deploy an MPLS infrastructure. The MPLS VPN lecture and labs will cover the models, diversity, implementation, troubleshooting, and flexibility of MPLS VPNs.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
Technical professionals responsible for designing, implementing, and/or troubleshooting MPLS networks or solutions based on MPLS technology.

Individuals who are working toward their CCIP certification or Communications & Services CCIE. Students will benefit from the presentation and extensive labs of MPLS.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Describe the features of MPLS
  • Describe how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed
  • Configure and troubleshoot frame-mode MPLS on Cisco IOS platforms
  • Describe the MPLS peer-to peer architecture and explain the routing and packet forwarding model in this architecture
  • Configure, monitor and troubleshoot VPN operations
  • Describe 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 drabacks of each model
  • Describe the task and commands that are necessary to implement MPLS TE
Course outline

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introducing Basic MPLS Concepts

Objective: Describe the basic concepts of MPLS.

  • This lesson includes these topics:
    • Foundations of Traditional IP Routing
    • Basic MPLS Features
    • Benefits of MPLS
    • MPLS Terminology: Label Switch Router
    • MPLS Terminology: Label-Switched Path
    • MPLS Terminology: Upstream and Downstream
    • MPLS Architecture Components
    • Architecture of Ingress Edge LSRs
    • Architecture of Intermediate LSRs
    • Architecture of Egress Edge LSRs
    • Summary
Lesson 2: Introducing MPLS Labels and Label Stack

Objective: Describe the structure and function of MPLS labels and MPLS label stack

  • This lesson includes these topics:
    • MPLS Labels
    • FEC and MPLS Forwarding
    • MPLS Label Format
    • MPLS Label Imposition
    • MPLS Label Stack
    • Summary
Lesson 3: Identifying MPLS Applications

Objective: Identify the different services in which you can use MPLS

  • This lesson includes these topics:
    • MPLS Services
    • MPLS Unicast IP Routing
    • MPLS Multicast IP Routing
    • MPLS VPNs
    • MPLS Traffic Engineering
    • MPLS Quality of Service
    • Any Transport over MPLS
    • Interactions Between MPLS Services
    • Summary
Lesson 4: Module Summary
  • This lesson includes these topics:
  • References
Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

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