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[IPC_203] Exploring MPLS

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The Internet has to evolve on many fronts with regard to routing, QoS, addressing, efficiency and security. Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) belongs to the group of technologies designed to achieve this evolution. MPLS is designed to make the Internet fast, scalable, manageable, carry multimedia traffic, support QoS and support new routing architectures. This course is designed for those who need to understand how to deploy and manage MPLS networks. The course consists of three parts. The first part discusses MPLS technology including MPLS concepts, terminology, and signaling protocols. Next we cover MPLS applications such as IP-VPN, Layer 2 VPN, Pseuodowires, QoS, Traffic Engineering, and Voice over MPLS. These concepts and applications are explained with examples.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Explore the benefits and rationale for MPLS
• Sketch the MPLS architecture,
• Use the MPLS terminology and explain key concepts
• Describe the use of MPLS signaling protocols
• Show how MPLS network faults are identified and isolated
• List and explain the applications of MPLS
• Sketch the MPLS solutions for IP-VPN and Layer 2 VPN solutions
• Learn how MPLS is used to support QoS
• Describe different methods for deploying MPLS in IPV6-based networks
• Show how Traffic Engineering (TE) operations are executed in an MPLS network
• Sketch the redundancy solutions in MPLS networks (e.g. FRR)
• Explain the purpose and motivation for MPLS-TP

Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for technical audiences that wish to understand the benefits of MPLS, its network architecture, options for signaling, and the major applications that MPLS supports.

Course Length

2 Days Instructor Led

Course Outlines / Knowledge Knuggets

1. Prologue
1.1. The big picture

2. IP Foundation for MPLS
2.1. Communications overview
2.2. IP routing and forwarding
2.3. IP in ATM vs. MPLS networks

3. Introduction to MPLS
3.1. IP routing and forwarding
3.2. MPLS label switching

4. MPLS Networks
4.1. MPLS domain
4.2. Network components (LER, LSR)
4.3. Label Switched Path (LSP)
4.4. Forward Equivalence Class (FEC)

5. MPLS Labels
5.1. MPLS label structure
5.2. MPLS label binding
5.3. MPLS label distribution
5.4. Label swapping and forwarding

6. MPLS Protocols
6.1. Motivation for new protocols
6.2. Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
6.3. RSVP
6.4. BGP and MP-BGP

7. MPLS and QoS
7.1. Motivation for QoS
7.2. DiffServ in MPLS

8. MPLS and Traffic Engineering
8.1. Motivation for traffic engineering
8.2. Traffic engineering
8.3. Traffic engineering process
8.4. Fast re-route

9. MPLS Virtual Private Networks
9.1. Virtual Private Networks overview
9.2. L2VPN
9.3. L3VPN


- Self-paced, animated, and interactive

- $150/each course for 6 month license

- Immediate online access upon purchase

- Flexible way to take training at any hour

- Online training transcript available

- Electronic certificates at completion

- Full list of courses at


For any additional questions,
please contact Mr. Rod Marckese
at +1-972-664-0727 x246 or

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