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This course provides in-depth knowledge of BGP, the routing protocol that is one of the underlying foundations of the Internet and new-world technologies such as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). This curriculum covers the theory of BGP, configuration of BGP on Cisco IOS routers, detailed troubleshooting information and hands-on exercises. Different service solutions cover BGP network design issues and usage rules for various BGP features preparing students to design and implement efficient, optimal and trouble free BGP networks. Additional terms and conditions apply–please ask your Account Executive.

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Overview:

This course provides in-depth knowledge of BGP, the routing protocol that is one of the underlying foundations of the Internet and new-world technologies such as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). This curriculum covers the theory of BGP, configuration of BGP on Cisco IOS routers, detailed troubleshooting information and hands-on exercises. Different service solutions cover BGP network design issues and usage rules for various BGP features preparing students to design and implement efficient, optimal and trouble free BGP networks. Additional terms and conditions apply–please ask your Account Executive.

Prerequisite(s):

CCNA, BSCI or equivalent HSR

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Outline:

Lesson 1: BGP Overview

  • Introducing BGP
  • Understanding BGP Path Attributes
  • Establishing BGP Sessions
  • Processing BGP Routes
  • Configuring Basic BGP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting BGP

Lesson 2: BGP Transit Autonomous Systems

  • Working with a Transit AS
  • Interacting with IBGP and EBGP in a Transit AS
  • Forwarding Packets in a Transit AS
  • Configuring a Transit AS
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting IBGP in a Transit AS

Lesson 3: Route Selection Using Policy Controls

  • Using Multihomed BGP Networks
  • Employing AS-Path Filters
  • Filtering with Prefix-Lists
  • Using Outbound Route Filtering
  • Applying Route-Maps as BGP Filters
  • Implementing Changes in BGP Policy

Lesson 4: Route Selection Using Attributes

  • Influencing BGP Route Selection with Weights
  • Setting BGP Local Preference
  • Using AS-Path Prepending
  • Understanding BGP Multi-Exit Discriminators
  • Addressing BGP Communities

Lesson 5: Customer-to-Provider Connectivity with BGP

  • Understanding Customer-to-Provider Connectivity Requirements
  • Implementing Customer Connectivity Using Static Routing
  • Connecting a Multihomed Customer to a Single Service Provider
  • Connecting a Multihomed Customer to Multiple Service Providers

Lesson 6: Scaling Service Provider Networks

  • Scaling IGP and BGP in Service Provider Networks
  • Introducing Route Reflectors
  • Designing Networks with Route Reflectors
  • Configuring and Monitoring Route Reflectors
  • Introducing Confederations
  • Configuring and Monitoring Confederations

Lesson 7: Optimizing BGP Scalability

  • Improving BGP Convergence
  • Limiting the Number of Prefixes Received from a BGP Neighbor
  • Implementing BGP Peer Groups
  • Using BGP Route Dampening

Additional information

Length

5 days

Guaranteed to run

No