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MPLS Applications Training

MPLS Applications Training

MPLS Applications Training:

MPLS Applications Training Course ( Online, Onsite, and Classroom Live!)

In this MPLS Applications Training course, following a high-level review of the basics of MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching), we will undertake an in-depth study of some of the more advanced or emerging functionality including circuit emulation, Multicast applications, scalability enhancements, and OAM features.

The topics/features to be covered are updated each time the MPLS Applications course is taught to keep up with the technology evolution and to include topics of special interest to a given client.

What’s Included?

  • 2 days of MPLS Applications Training with an expert instructor
  • MPLS Applications Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


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Customize It:

  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this MPLS Applications Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the MPLS Applications Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the MPLS Applications course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience/Target Group

The target audience for this MPLS Applications course:

  • Technical professionals, including those who plan for, design, or implement MPLS networks or applications, who need an in-depth understanding of MPLS’s capabilities and future direction.


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this MPLS Applications course are:

  • You should be familiar with data networking concepts and TCP/IP and have some prior exposure to MPLS. An understanding of Frame Relay, ATM, and TDM will also be helpful.


After completing this MPLS Applications course, attendees will be able to:

  • Summarize the key capabilities and features of MPLS
  • List the newer features of MPLS
  • Describe the basic architecture of MPLS
  • Explain the operation of MPLS
  • List the major MPLS services and applications

Course Syllabus:


  • Why MPLS
  • Players involved with the MPLS specs
  • Basic MPLS framework
  • Today’s MPLS applications

Understanding Networks and MPLS in Terms of Planes

  • Control plane
  • Data plane
  • Management plane

Generalized MPLS (GMPLS)

  • MPλS
  • Switching in time, wavelength, and space
  • GMPLS as a control plane of Wavelength-Switched Optical Network (WSON)


  • Layer 3:  BGP-based
  • Layer 2:  Point-to-point
  • Layer 2:  Multipoint
  • Layer 1 circuit emulation

MPLS Traffic Engineering

  • Need for traffic engineering on the Internet and other IP-based networks
  • TE Parameters
  • Unequal cost load balancing via metric manipulation
  • Advantages of MPLS traffic engineering
  • Basic concepts of MPLS traffic engineering
  • MPLS traffic engineering elements (dynamic/static LSPs)
  • MPLS traffic engineering configuration
  • Resource Reservation Protocol for Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE)
  • QoS and MPLS

Multicast L2/L3

  • Mcast backbone requirements
  • P2MP LSPs
  • P2MP PW
  • BGP P2MP
  • mVPN

MPLS Applications Training – Inter-AS/CSC

  • Inter-carrier requirements
  • Multi-segment PW

Circuit Emulation

  • SAToP
  • TDMoIP
  • CEM

Hierarchical LSP’s

  • Route aggregation and H-LDP
  • Hierarchical resource reservation

MPLS Resilience and OAM

  • Node/network-level recovery
  • LSP/PW ping/traceroute
  • VCCV
  • PW redundancy
  • MC-LAC
  • MPLS/Ethernet OAM interworking

MPLS and Advanced/Emerging Technologies

  • Fixing the problems of SONET
  • Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) and Automatic Switched Optical Networks (ASON)
  • Separation of connectivity and services: Next Generation Network (NGN)
  • Getting rid of SONET: MPLS and Optical Transport Network (OTN)
  • MPLS and emerging very high-speed Ethernet (>100 Mb/s)
  • New architectures for layer 2 functionality
  • Virtualization and Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and MPLS

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