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MPLS is the technology of choice both inside service provider networks and in different campus structures. Depending on the precise area of deployment, a wide range of variants has been developed to set up the required label switched paths. The precise functioning modes as well as the necessary protocol procedures for the operation of MPLS will be discussed in this course. The imparted contents will enable the students to become actively involved in the design and implementation of MPLS networks. In addition, the participants will gain a deeper know-how of the protocol applications enabling them to work out customized solutions.


Course Contents

• Motivation of Label Switching
• Label Switching Router and Label Switched Paths
• Forwarding Information Base and Forwarding Equivalence Classes
• Label Distribution and LDP
• IP Routing in MPLS Networks
• Rerouting of Label Switched Paths
• VPN Concepts with MPLS
• Basic Features of BGP-4 and MP-BGP4
• MPLS VPNs According to RFC 2547 or RFC 4364 with MP-BGP-4
• DiffServ and IntServ with MPLS
• VPLS—Virtual Private LAN Service

The course contents will be deepened by hands-on exercises in a router network.

 Each participant will receive the comprehensive course documentation of the ExperTeach Networking series in German language. Optionally, we provide the printed version or an ExperTeach e-book.

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Target Group

This course is designed for everyone who wants to gain detailed know-how of MPLS on the protocol layer.

Knowledge Prerequisites

A profound knowledge of the standard LAN and WAN technologies and a solid know-how of the TCP/IP protocol stack, including IP routing, are essential. Participation in the courses TCP/IP and State-of-the-Art IP Routing is strongly recommended.