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eROU04: BGP Attributes & Path Selection Process

eROU04: BGP Attributes & Path Selection Process

DeliveryeLearning (this course is conducted online)
Duration1 hour
Level of StudyIntermediate


The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is one of the key routing protocols that run the Internet. This course will discuss several BGP attributes, types and classification, path selection logic, and how this influences the route selection process.

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at network engineers, systems administrators, and anyone wishing to advance their knowledge of IP networks.


Working knowledge of TCP/IP and routing. It is recommended that participants attend the eROU03 course prior to attending this course.

Course Outline:

  • What is an attribute?
  • BGP path attributes
  • Mandatory and Discretionary Attributes
  • AS-Path, Next-Hop
  • Local Preferences
  • Community and MED

Other requirements:

  • Updated web browser with Adobe Flash Player 11 or above
  • Broadband connection running at a minimum of 256kbps or better
  • Headset (to reduce noise)

Maximum number of attendees:

50 participants per session


  • Free

All eLearning courses are free of charge for participants, with priority given to APNIC Members.

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