eROU05: eLearning

Intro to MPLS

11:00 - 31 October 2018 (UTC + 10)
12:00 - 31 October 2018 (UTC + 10)

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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 Technology.


  • Free

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

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

  • Definition of MPLS
  • Advantages of MPLS
  • MPLS application
  • MPLS architecture
  • MPLS header
  • MPLS terminology
  • LSP (Label Switched Path) setup
  • Forwarding operations
  • MPLS TTL (Time to Live)
  • MPLS OAM (Operation, Administration and Maintenance)
  • MPLS MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)

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