In this course, you will learn how to manage end-customer Virtual Private Network (VPN) environments built over a common service provider Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone. You will complete hands-on labs to reinforce MPLS VPN fundamental concepts, benefits, and classification, MPLS components, MPLS control plane and data plane operations, MPLS VPN routing using Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), Layer 2 and Layer 3 MPLS VPNs, IPv6 MPLS VPN implementations, IP Multicast VPNs, and shared services VPNs. The course also covers solutions for deploying MPLS VPN crossing multiple Service Provider domains that improve the use of network bandwidth. This course prepares you for the CCNP Service Provider concentration exam 300-515.


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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- How networks function, identifying major components, and function of network components.
- Understand issues related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and identify switched LAN technology solutions to Ethernet networking issues
- Extending the reach of a LAN and the methods that can be used with a focus on RF wireless access
- Functions of Wide Area Networks (WANs), the major devices of WANs, and configure PPP encapsulation, static and dynamic routing, PAT and RIP routing.
- Use of the command-line interface to discover neighbors on the network and managing the router startup and configuration.
Technical Features of this course include the following:
- The Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference model.
- Ethernet and TCP/IP
- IOS Software
- Wireless LANs
- LAN and WAN Technologies
- Associated Certification: CCENT

  • Introducing VPN Services

  • VPN Fundamentals
    MPLS VPN Control Plane Operation

  • Troubleshooting MPLS VPN Underlay

  • Troubleshoot Core Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP)
    Troubleshoot Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

  • Implementing Layer 3 MPLS VPNs

  • Multiprotocol BGP (MP-BGP) Routing Requirements in MPLS VPNs
    Provider Edge to Customer Edge (PE-to-CE) Routing Requirements in Layer 3 MPLS VPNs

  • Implementing Layer 3 Interdomain MPLS VPNs

  • Inter-Autonomous System (AS) for Layer 3 MPLS VPNs
    Content Security and Control (CSC) for Layer 3 MPLS VPNs

  • Implementing Layer 3 Multicast MPLS VPNs

  • Multicast VPN (MVPN) Fundamentals
    Implement Intranet MVPN

  • Troubleshooting Intra-AS Layer 3 VPNs

  • Troubleshoot PE-CE Connectivity
    Troubleshoot PE-to-Route Reflector

  • Implementing Layer 2 VPNs

  • Layer 2 Service Architecture and Carrier Ethernet Services
    Refresh on Traditional Ethernet LAN (E-LAN), E-Line, and E-Tree Solutions

  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 VPNs

  • Troubleshoot Common Issues for Traditional E-Line, E-LAN, and E-Tree Ethernet Solutions
    Troubleshoot Common Issues for Ethernet VPN (EVPN) Native, EVPN Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS), and EVPN Integrated Routing and Bridging (IRB) Solutions

  • Implementing Layer 3 IPv6 MPLS VPNs

  • Classical Solutions for Deploying IPv6 over IPv4 Environments
    Using 6VPE to Deploy IPv6 Connectivity over MPLS Environment

  • Troubleshooting Layer 3 IPv6 MPLS VPNs

  • Troubleshooting PE-to-PE Connectivity

  • Lab Outline

  • Verify the Service Provider Backbone Operation for MPLS VPN
    Work with VRF Instances
    Troubleshoot the MPLS VPN Backbone
    Configure MP-BGP as the PE-CE Routing Protocol
    Configure and Verify PE-to-CE Routing Requirements
    Enable Shared Services VPN
    Deploy Internet Access as a VPN Service
    Troubleshoot Layer 3 MPLS VPN End-Customer Connectivity
    Implement Different EVPN Solutions
    Troubleshoot EVPN VPWS
    Implement IPv6 VPN Provider Edge Router (6VPE)


This course is for network professionals who need to learn the techniques to implement, configure, monitor, and support Service Provider VPN solutions based on MPLS backbones. Job roles could include Network administrators, Network engineers, Network supervisors, Network managers, Network Operations Center (NOC) personnel, Network designers, Network architects, Channel partners.




While there are no prerequisites for this course, please ensure you have the right level of experience to be successful in this training.


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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