This course is designed to help students prepare for MPLS exam. This update to the course reflects the most-recent developments in network design and technologies, using real-world scenarios to help reinforce the learning of key objectives.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:
Describe the features of MPLS
Describe how MPLS labels are assigned and distributed
Configure and troubleshoot frame-mode MPLS on Cisco IOS platforms
Describe the MPLS peer-to-peer architecture and explain the routing and packet-forwarding model in this architecture
Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot VPN operations
Describe how the MPLS VPN model can be used to implement managed services and Internet access
Describe the various Internet access implementations that are available and the benefits and drawbacks of each model
Describe the tasks and commands that are necessary to implement MPLS TE

  • MPLS Concepts

  • Introducing Basic MPLS Concepts
    Introducing MPLS Labels and Label Stack
    Identifying MPLS Applications

  • Label Assignmenet and Distribution

  • Discovering LDP Neighbors
    Introducing Typical Label Distribution in Frame-Mode MPLS
    Introducing Convergence in Frame-Mode MPLS

  • Frame-Mode MPLS Implementation on Cisco IOS Platforms

  • Introducing CEF Switching
    Configuring Frame-Mode MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms
    Monitoring Frame-Mode MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms
    Troubleshooting Frame-Mode MPLS on Cisco IOS Platforms

  • MPLS Virtual Private Network Technology

  • Introducing Virtual Private Networks
    Introducing MPLS VPN Architecture
    Introducing the MPLS VPN Routing Model
    Forwarding MPLS VPN Packets

  • MPLS VPN Implementation

  • MPLS VPN Implementation
    Configuring an MP-BGP Session Between PE Routers
    Configuring VRF Tables
    Configuring Small-Scale Routing Protocols Between PE and CE Routers
    Monitoring MPLS VPN Operations
    Configuring OSPF as the Routing Protocol Between PE and CE Routers
    Configuring BGP as the Routing Protocol Between PE and CE Routers
    Troubleshooting MPLS VPNs

  • Complex MPLS VPNs

  • Introducing Overlapping VPNs
    Introducing Central Services VPNs
    Introducing the Managed CE Routers Service

  • Internet Access and MPLS VPNs

  • Combining Internet Access with MPLS VPNs
    Implementing Internet Access in the MPLS VPN Environment

  • MPLS Traffic Engineering Overview

  • Introducing MPLS Traffic Engineering Components
    MPLS Traffic Engineering Operations
    Configuring MPLS Traffic Engineering on Cisco IOS Platforms
    Monitoring Basic MPLS TE on Cisco IOS Platforms


This course is intended primarily for network administrators, network engineers, network managers and systems engineers who would like to implement MPLS and MPLS Traffic Engineering. This course is also intended for network designers and project managers.




There are no stated prerequisites for this course. Please check with your representative for details.


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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