Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) – (Corporate Only)


This two day MPLS training course aims to explain the evolving role of MPLS and GMPLS in modern telecommunication networks. This course explains the concepts and implementation of the technology in detail. The course explores key areas of the technology :

  • Scaling GMPLS networks,
  • Label Stack Encoding,
  • MPLS and GMPLS Security,
  • Traffic Engineering and
  • Fundamental understanding of the Label Distribution Protocol.

The processes are examined in depth, with emphasis being placed on the expanding role of IP and associated protocols and the use of MPLS over existing ATM and Frame Relay networks.

Course Pre-requisites

The candidate attending the course should have knowledge of Routing Protocols (OSPF/IS-IS and BGP/MP- BGP) & IP Routing.

Course Summary

  • MPLS Architecture
  • Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
  • MPLS Label Switching Routers (LSR)
  • MPLS Applications
  • Traffic Engineering over MPLS
  • Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Scalability
  • MPLS Management
  • Layer2 Transport over MPLS

After attending this program, you should be able to

  • Thoroughly understand the architecture of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Identify the functional capabilities of MPLS that are required to implement an efficient and reliable operational network
  • Explain how network resources can be utilized to enhance traffic performance characteristics
  • Indentify how the MPLS Architecture enables the use of ATM and Frame Relay switches to be used within the network as Label Switching Routers (LSR)
  • Discuss how MPLS encapsulation can be used when transmitting labeled packets within ATM networks
  • Explain how Label Stack Encoding uses specific rules, techniques and procedures to process labeled packets
  • Recognize and address the security aspects that are relevant in the context of MPLS and GMPLS by describing the security threats and related defensive techniques
  • Understand the fundamental concept in MPLS that Label Switching Routers (LSR) must agree on the meaning of the labels used to forward traffic between and through them – achieved by using the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
  • Describe the management architecture for MPLS and indicate the interrelationships between the different MIB modules used for MPLS network management.

Course Details

MPLS Architecture

  • MPLS Introduction
  • MPLS Standards
  • Link-Layer Support
  • Label Description
  • Type & Scope of LSP

  Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

  • LDP Introduction
  • Supported LDP standards
  • LDP Operation & Tunneling
  • LDP message Type
  • LDP Session Protection

  MPLS Label Switching Routers (LSR)

  • LSR
  • Edge LSR

  MPLS Applications

  • Load sharing
  • Fast Reroute
  • Link protection
  • Network optimization

  Traffic Engineering Over MPLS

  • RSVP Overview and Operation
  • RSVP Message Type
  • MTU Signalling
  • Link Protection
  • Fast Reroute

  GMPLS Overview

  • GMPLS Standards
  • GMPLS Operations
  • GMPLS with OSPF

  MPLS Management

  • Protection and restoration
  • Bandwidth and Delay Measurements
  • Fine Tuning MPLS TE
  • Advanced Protection Issues



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