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TROU09: BGP Techniques

TROU09: BGP Techniques

Duration½ day
Level of StudyIntermediate


Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is one of the key routing protocols that run the Internet. Routing protocol defines how messages are transferred from a host to a destination within the Internet. This tutorial will focus on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the protocol behind all inter-domain routing decisions on the Internet. The discussion will focus on the protocol features and attributes, BGP configuration, routes and peer groups.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for network engineers, systems administrators, and anyone who wishes to advance their knowledge of IP networks.


Basic understanding of Internet networking, TCP/IP and Routing fundamentals is recommended.

Course Outline:

  • What is BGP?
  • BGP Features
  • Path Vector Protocol
  • Autonomous System
  • BGP General Operation
  • Configuring BGP
  • What is an attribute?
  • BGP path attributes
  • Well-known and Optional Attributes
  • Mandatory and Discretionary Attributes
  • AS-Path, Next-Hop
  • Local Preferences
  • Community and MED

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