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MPLS - Implementing Cisco MPLS V3.0 (5691)

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  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
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Course Overview

Course Duration: 5 days
MPLS - Implementing Cisco MPLS V3.0 - Enterprises and service providers face many challenges in terms of customer demand, including an ongoing need for value-added services. Conventional IP packet forwarding has several limitations, and more and more enterprise and service providers realize that something else is needed. Not only they must be concerned with protecting their existing infrastructure, but they must also find ways to generate new services that are not currently supportable using existing technologies.
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a high-performance method for forwarding packets through a network. MPLS enables routers at the edge of a network to apply simple labels to packets. This practice allows the edge devices to switch packets according to labels, with minimal lookup overhead. MPLS integrates the performance and traffic-management capabilities of data link Layer 2 with the scalability and flexibility of network Layer 3 routing. When used in conjunction with other standard technologies, MPLS gives the ability to support value-added features.

Who Should Attend

  • Primary target audience: This course is intended primarily for network administrators, network engineers, network managers and systems engineers who would like to implement MPLS and MPLS Traffic Engineering.
  • Secondary target audience: This course is intended for network designers and project managers. The course is also recommended to all individuals preparing for MPLS exam.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco IOS Software configuration
  • Configuring and troubleshooting EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS and BGP
Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in:
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices v2.0, Part 1 (ICND1) v2.0 and Part 2 (ICND2) v2.0, or
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated Version 2.0 (CCNAX) v2.0
  • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) v2.0
  • Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP) v4.0
  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 (SPNGN1) v1.2
  • Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 2 (SPNGN2) v1.2
  • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE) v1.2
  • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE) v1.2

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:
  • 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 Content

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

Course ID: 5691

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