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Advanced MPLS (3 days)

Synopsis

MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) is a mechanism that forwards traffic based on labels instead of IP headers. This workshop will provide an overview of MPLS architecture, VPN service models, traffic engineering and implementation techniques, through a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises.

Target audience

Technical staff who are building or operating a service provider or enterprise network with international and/or multi-provider connectivity, and engaged in providing customers solutions pre and post sales.

Prerequisites

It is assumed that participants have good understanding of following:

  • How IP Routing works 
    • IGP (IS-IS/OSPF) & BGP
  • Basic understanding of IPv6 protocol
  • VPN concepts
  • Basic knowledge of MPLS and labels assignment techniques
  • Familiar with router command line interface

Academy resources to be completed before start of workshop:

Course outline

  • MPLS and its architecture
  • Label forwarding mechanism
  • MPLS VPN Service Models
  • How to implement layer 2/3 MPLS VPNs
  • How to carry IPv6 over MPLS
  • MPLS traffic engineering 

Other requirements

Participants are advised to bring their own laptop computers with high-speed Wi-Fi (802.11a/g/n/ac) and administrative access to system. It is also recommended that laptops have Intel i5 or i7 processor, >=8GB of RAM and 30GB of free hard disk space.

Maximum number of attendees

40 participants per workshop.

Please note

Certificate of participation is provided upon successful completion of the course.

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