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In this intermediate networking skills training, Keith Barker covers how to implement and verify an MPLS network with an emphasis on the MPLS application of L3VPNs.
If you’re working on a large network, then you should know MPLS. Service providers and large enterprises can use features such as MPLS L3VPNs to tunnel traffic from one site to another, forwarding the traffic over the provider’s core IPv4 network using label switching. This has multiple benefits including flexibility, support for multiple protocols, simplification of the routing tables in the network core and centralized control of the MPLS L3VPNs.
Before starting this MPLS, it would also be helpful if you have a good handle on Border Gateway Protocol, and have configured it on a Cisco router as well. After completing this MPLS Fundamentals training, you'll have a thorough understanding of MPLS, how to implement it, and when to use this label-based routing protocol.
For anyone who leads an IT team, this networking training can be used to onboard new network engineers, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a networking reference resource.
MPLS Fundamentals: What You Need to Know
This MPLS Fundamentals training has videos that cover topics including:
- Grasping the big picture behind MPLS
- Planning for label-based forwarding
- Implementing MPLS
- Establishing LSPs using LDP
- Using the MPLS L3VPN architecture
- Routing CE to PE
- Understanding control and data plane verification
Who Should Take MPLS Fundamentals Training?
This MPLS Fundamentals training is based on engineer-level networking training, which means it was designed for senior network administrators and network engineers.
New or aspiring network administrators. If you’re relatively new to network engineering, there’s a lot to learn about maintaining networks and optimizing network speeds. At the outset of your career, learning about multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) may seem an unnecessary specialization, but nothing could be further from the truth. As this training makes clear, understanding MPLS fundamentals from the start of your career can help speed your networks, reduce overhead and ensure reliable connections.
Experienced network engineers. No matter what industry you work in, if you’re a network engineer with several years of experience working on improving network speeds and reducing overhead, expertise in multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) will set you apart from peers. This training will help you to master the nuance behind speeding up traffic flow by avoiding complex lookups in routing tables and make you an MPLS master.