Network Expert’s Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)

MPLS Fundamentals

  • Explain basic core MPLS technology and concepts
  • Explain the function of MPLS Labels and Label Stack
  • Identify MPLS Applications
  • MPLS Operation

  • Describe the characteristics and behaviors of Label Distribution in Frame-mode MPLS
  • Explain Convergence in Frame-mode MPLS
  • Describe the characteristics and behaviors of Label Distribution over LC-ATM Interfaces and VC Merge
  • Describe the features of MPLS Label Allocation, Distribution, and Retention Modes
  • Explain the process of LDP Neighbor Discovery
  • Frame-Mode/Cell-Mode MPLS Implementation, Configuration and Troubleshooting

    • Identify the functions of CEF Switching
    • Explain and configure Frame-mode MPLS on Cisco IOS platforms
    • Monitor MPLS on Cisco IOS platforms - Frame-mode interfaces
    • Troubleshoot Frame-Mode MPLS configurations on Cisco IOS Platforms
    • Explain and configure Label-Controlled ATM MPLS
    • Explain and configure LC-ATM MPLS over ATM Virtual Path
    • Monitor LC-ATM MPLS on Cisco IOS platforms
    • MPLS Virtual Private Networks Technology

      • Describe the characteristics and functions of Virtual Private Networks
      • Describe Overlay and Peer-to-Peer VPNs
      • Explain Major VPN Categorization
      • Describe MPLS VPN Architecture
      • Describe the MPLS VPN Routing Model
      • Explain the process of MPLS VPN Packet Forwarding
      • MPLS VPN Implementation, Configuration and Troubleshooting

        • Explain MPLS VPN Mechanisms supported on Cisco Platforms
        • Configure VRF tables
        • Configure MP-BGP Session between PE routers
        • Configure Small Scale Routing Protocols
        • Monitor MPLS VPN Operation
        • Configure OSPF as the Routing Protocol
        • Configure BGP as the Routing Protocol
        • Troubleshoot basic MPLS VPN configuration errors
        • Complex MPLS VPNs

          • Describe the advanced VRF Import/Export Features
          • Explain the characteristics of Overlapping VPNs
          • Explain the features of Central Services VPNs
          • Describe Managed CE Router Service
          • Internet Access from a MPLS VPN

            • Explain VPN Internet Access Topologies
            • Describe VPN Internet Access Implementation Methods
            • Describe the methods to Separate Internet Access from VPN Service
            • Internet Access Backbone as a Separate VPN
            • Layer 2 VPLS

              Describe MPLS TE


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