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[IPC_407] IP Routing and Ethernet Bridging Workshop

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IP Convergence is the key enabler for wireless, wire-line, cable and enterprise networks of the future. In-depth understanding of Interconnection of IP and Ethernet networks is essential for those designing, operating and monitoring large complex carrier networks. This course focuses on technologies and protocols used to connect different IP networks and Ethernet LAN segments to create large and complex IP networks using both Ethernet switching (Layer 2) and IP/MPLS routing (Layer 3). The course covers IP routing Protocols such as OSPF and BGPv4, as well as Ethernet bridging protocols STP, RSTP, MSTP and PVSTP+. In addition, the use of MPLS to interconnect networks through Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks (L3VPN) is covered in the course. Appropriate hands-on exercises are included in the course to supplement the theory.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Sketch/Configure Ethernet bridging solutions with L2 protocols such as MSTP
• Implement L2 redundancy using MSTP
• Explain IP Routing concepts
• Implement basic multi-area OSPF routed networks
• Detail the functions and the usage of the BGPv4 Protocol
• Implement BGP routed VPN solution
• Isolate routing amongst different VRFs
• List and explain key routing issues
• Sketch how OSPF & BGP routing protocols and STP come together in a 3G/4G wireless network
• Troubleshoot basic routing failures

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those who are engaged in planning, operating and monitoring complex IP/Ethernet networks.

Suggested Prerequisites

• [IPC_405 or IPC_406] IP Networking Workshop (Instructor Led)

Course Length

4 Days Instructor Led

Course Outlines / Knowledge Knuggets

1. Prologue
1.1. Routing and switching in 4G – An end-to-end view
1.2. The lab configuration

2. Spanning Tree Protocol
2.1. Concepts
2.2. Rapid STP (RSTP)
2.3. Multiple STP (MSTP)
2.4. Lab: L2 redundancy

3. The Routing Table
3.1. How to read a routing table
3.2. Administrative distance
3.3. Longest match rule
3.4. Equal cost multiple path
3.5. Recursive searches
3.6. Troubleshooting black holes
3.7. Redistribution
3.8. Lab: Static and default routing

4. OSPF Key Concepts
4.1. OSPF areas
4.2. Router types
4.3. Link state advertisements

5. OSPF in Wireless Networks
5.1. Neighbor discovery
5.2. Adjacencies
5.3. Database synchronization
5.4. End-to-end scenarios
5.4.1. Route propagation
5.4.2. Traffic flows
5.5. Routing lab: OSPF in wireless

6. L3 VPNs in Wireless
6.1. Interconnecting MTSOs
6.2. Architecture
6.3. High level operations

7. BGPv4 Key Concepts
7.1. iBGP and eBGP
7.2. Route reflectors
7.3. Confederations

8. BGPv4 in Wireless Networks
8.1. Route manipulation using BGP attributes
8.2. BGP communities
8.3. BGP path determination

9. L3VPN Routing
9.1. Provider/customer model
9.2. VPN Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
9.3. VPN route distribution
9.4. VPN-IPv4 address family
9.5. Route distinguishers
9.6. Route targets

10. Putting it all together
10.1. End-to-end routing
10.2. End-to-end traffic
10.3. Routing issues
10.3.1. Route flapping
10.3.2. Convergence
10.4. Troubleshooting lab


- 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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