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.