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This course provides students with 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).


 
Course Outline
This course provides students with 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 in the curriculum cover BGP network design issues and usage rules for various BGP features preparing students to design and implement efficient, optimal, and troublefree BGP networks.  Recommended prerequisites include ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNA Certification and BSCI or equivalent work experience.  Systems engineers and technical specialists would find this course beneficial.

Audience
Anyone pursuing CCIP Certification or advanced routing and switching knowledge.  Systems engineers, technical specialists.

Skills taught
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  • Given a network scenario with multiple domains, configure, monitor and troubleshoot basic BGP to enable interdomain routing
  • Given a network scenario where connections to multiple ISPs must be supported, use BGP policy controls to influence the route selection process with minimal impact on BGP route processing
  • Given a network scenario where multiple connections must be supported, use BGP attributes to influence the route selection process
  • Given customer connectivity requirements, implement the correct BGP configuration to successfully connect the customer's network to the Internet
  • Given a typical service provider network with multiple BGP connections to other autonomous systems, enable the provider network to behave as a transit autonomous system
  • Given a typical service provider network, identify common BGP scaling issues and enable route reflection and confederations as possible solutions to these issues
  • Given a typical BGP network, use available BGP tools and features to optimize the scalability of the BGP routing protocol
Course Outline

Module 1:  BGP Overview
  • Lesson 1:  Introducing BGP
  • Lesson 2:  Understanding BGP Path Attributes
  • Lesson 3:  Establishing BGP Sessions
  • Lesson 4:  Processing BGP Routes
  • Lesson 5:  Configuring Basic BGP
  • Lesson 6:  Monitoring and Troubleshooting BGP
Module 2:  BGP Transit Autonomous Systems
  • Lesson 1:  Working with a Transit A S
  • Lesson 2:  Interacting with IBGP & EBGP in a Transit A S
  • Lesson 3:  Forwarding Packets in a Transit A S
  • Lesson 4:  Configuring a Transit A S
  • Lesson 5:  Monitoring & Troubleshooting IBGP in a Transit A S
Module 3:  Route Selection Using Policy Controls
  • Lesson 1:  Using Multihomed BGP Networks
  • Lesson 2:  Employing A S-Path Filters
  • Lesson 3:  Filtering with Prefix-Lists
  • Lesson 4:  Using Outboard Route Filtering
  • Lesson 5:  Applying Route-Maps as BGP Filters
  • Lesson 6:  Implementing Changes in BGP Policy
Module 4:  Route Selection Using Attributes
  • Lesson 1:  Influencing BGP Route Selection with Weights
  • Lesson 2:  Setting BGP Local Preference
  • Lesson 3:  Using A S-Path Prepending
  • Lesson 4:  Understanding BGP Multi-Exit Discriminators
  • Lesson 5:  Addressing BGP Communities
Module 5:  Customer-to-Provider Connectivity with BGP
  • Lesson 1:  Understanding Customer-to-Provider Connectivity Requirements
  • Lesson 2:  Implementing Customer Connectivity Using Static Routing
  • Lesson 3:  Connecting a Multihomed Customer to a Single Service Provider
  • Lesson 4:  Connecting a Multihomed Customer to Multiple Service Providers
Module 6:  Scaling Service Provider Networks
  • Lesson 1:  Scaling IGP & BGP in Service Provider Networks
  • Lesson 2:  Introducing Route Reflectors
  • Lesson 3:  Designing Networks with Route Reflectors
  • Lesson 4:  Configuring & Monitoring Route Reflectors
  • Lesson 5:  Introducing Confederations
  • Lesson 6:  Configuring & Monitoring Confederations
Module 7:  Optimizing BGP Scalability
  • Lesson 1:  Improving BGP Convergence
  • Lesson 2:  Limiting the Number of Prefixes Received from a BGP Neighbour
  • Lesson 3:  Implementing BGP Peers Groups
  • Lesson 4:  Using BGP Route Dampening
Labs:
  • Initial Lab Setup
  • Configuring Basic BGP
  • Configuring a Transit A S
  • Using Multihomed BGP Networks
  • Employing A S-Path Filters
  • Filtering with Prefix-Lists
  • Implementing Changes in BGP Policy
  • Influencing BGP Route Selection with Weights
  • Setting BGP Local Preference
  • Understanding BGP Multi-Exit Discriminators
  • Addressing BGP Communities
  • Introducing Route Reflectors
  • Configuring & Monitoring Confederations
  • Limiting the Number of Prefixes Received from a BGP Neighbour
  • Implementing BGP Peer Groups
  • Using BGP Route Dampening

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNA Certification strongly recommended.
BSCI or equivalent work experience strongly recommended.

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


Cancellation Policy
Public Schedule - Instructor Led Training:
Cancellation notice of 10 (ten) business days is required to cancel a course without penalty. Cancellation of less than 10 (ten) business days prior to the start of the course or non-attendance will result in a charge of 100% of the course cost.
Group (Dedicated) Training: Cancellation notice of 15 (fifteen) days is required to cancel a private course without penalty. Cancellation of less than 15 (fifteen) days will result in a charge of 100% of the private training cost.

Substitutions of enrolled students in scheduled classes are permitted prior to the class start on the first day. ARP's choice of instructor for any course is subject to change.


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