TrainACE offers MPLS training in Greenbelt, MD, Ashburn, VA and Fort Meade, MD

MPLS Training provides an in-depth overview of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, including MPLS theory, architecture, configuration, design issues, operations, troubleshooting, VPN, Traffic Engineering (TE), GMPLS (Generalized MPLS), MPLS-TP, and Seamless MPLS.

TrainACE offers CCNA training in Greenbelt, MD, Ashburn, VA and Fort Meade, MD

Classroom-Based Training Cost: $2,495 Per Enrollment

Price Includes:

  • Courseware and Supplemental Material
  • Hands-on Labs


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Topics & Concepts Covered in MPLS Training Include:

  • Challenges for new IP centric networks
  • Limitations of traditional IP networking
  • Achieving QoS
  • Understanding the fundamentals
  • Proprietary approaches to MPLS
  • IP Switching (Nokia), IP Navigator (Lucent), Tag Switching (Cisco)
  • Basic MPLS operation
  • MPLS Terminology
  • Forwarding Equivalence Class
  • Label encoding, distribution and binding
  • MPLS VPNTraffic Engineering (TE)

Label Distribution and Signaling

  • Routing of LSPs
  • Label distribution methods
  • RSVP as a label distribution protocol
  • MPLS extensions to RSVP
  • Label distribution and binding with RSVP
  • The Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) and CR-LDP
  • LDP operation
  • Label Retention modes
  • Comparison of RSVP and LDP

MPLS Architecture

  • MPLS Operation
  • MPLS Node Architecture
  • MPLS Elements
  • Loop Survival, Detection, and Prevention in MPLS

A Comparison of Frame Relay, ATM and MPLS

  • Integration of IP and ATM
  • Challenges Faced by Service Providers
  • Frame Relay and MPLS
  • Label Ranges and processing
  • Label Distribution
  • Hybrid Switches
  • Multipoint and VC merging
  • ATM and MPLS
  • Mapping to ATM QoS

MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE)

  • Overview of Traffic Engineering
  • MPLS Traffic Engineering Elements
  • MPLS Traffic Engineering Configuration
  • LSP Path determination
  • Explicit routes and constraint based routing
  • Fast Re-routing: Taking account of Network Failures
  • MPLS deployment Edge or Core
  • ATM and Traffic Engineering
  • Unequal-Cost Load Balancing via Metric Manipulation
  • Advantages of MPLS Traffic Engineering

MPLS Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

  • Introducing Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • MPLS VPN Architecture
  • MPLS VPN Routing Model
  • VPN Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
  • OSPF as the Routing Protocol Between PE and CE Routers
  • BGP as the Routing Protocol Between PE and CE Routers
  • EIGRP Between PE and CE Routers

Recommended MPLS Training Audience & Prerequisites

Anyone seeking a technical overview of MPLS.