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eROU05: Introduction to MPLS

eROU05: Introduction to MPLS

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

Synopsis:

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.

Pre-requisites:

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

Fees

  • Free

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

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