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eROU05: Introduction to MPLS

eROU05: Introduction to MPLS

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


Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a standards-based forwarding mechanism defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force IETF. This course teaches the basic concepts of MPLS LDP and MPLS VPN.

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at network engineers working in service provider environments, enterprise WAN environments, and others interested in learning about MPLS.


Intermediate level knowledge of routing protocols such as OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP, as well as a good understanding of control and forwarding plane concepts.

Course Outline:

  • What is MPLS?
  • Drawbacks of traditional Routing Protocols
  • History of MPLS
  • Overview of MPLS functions
  • MPLS Terminology
  • MPLS Header
  • Label Distribution Protocol
  • Label Stacking and its uses
  • Overview of L3 MPLS VPNs
  • Overview of L2 MPLS VPNs (p2p and p2mp)

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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