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Code PDN075

This course has been superseded by the MPLS Transport Networks, VPNs & Control Plane course.


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Next Generations Network Architecture (14 topics)

  • Components of Next Generation Networks
  • Access
  • Aggregation and concentration
  • iNode and Services from the Metro
  • Core Network
  • QoS requirements
  • Providing Services to the User
  • Pre-NGN Services
  • TDM
  • SDH
  • ATM
  • New Services
  • QoS Ethernet
  • VPN

MPLS: An Introduction (12 topics)

  • Functions of the core
  • Routing Approaches
  • A Faster Solution
  • Why MPLS
  • Key Terminology
  • Label Switched Paths
  • LSP Based upon Routed Networks
  • Explicitly Routed LSP
  • Encapsulations
  • ATM
  • Frame Relay
  • PPP & LAN

Label Distribution Protocols (11 topics)

  • Purpose of LDP
  • Label Distribution Methods
  • Downstream SPF Tree
  • On Demand SPF Tree
  • Distribution Control: Ordered vs Independent
  • Label Retention Methods
  • LDP RFC 3036
  • Constraint Based LSP using LDP RFC 3212
  • Preemption and Bumping
  • Setup of LSP on demand using RSVP RFC 3029
  • OAM for MPLS RFC 4377

Pseudo Wire Emulation (18 topics)

  • Carrier Circuit Services
  • Edge to Edge Circuits
  • Pseudo-Wire Standardization
  • Requirements for PWE3 Pseudo-Wire Edge to Edge: RFC 3916
  • PWE3 Architecture RFC 3985
  • Edge-to-Edge Emulation of TDM RFC 4197
  • Edge-to-Edge Emulation Control Word over MPLS RFC 4385
  • IANA Allocations RFC 4446
  • Pseudowire Setup and Maintenance of LDP RFC 4447
  • Structure Agnostic TDM over Packet RFC 4553
  • PWE3 Fragmentation and Reassembly RFC 4623
  • Encapsulation Methods for:
  • Ethernet Over MPLS RFC 4448
  • Frame Relay RFC RFC 4619
  • PPP/HDLC RFC 4618
  • ATM RFC 4717
  • ATM Transparent Cell Transport Service RFC 4816
  • PWE3 Management MIBs

Generalization of MPLS for Carrier Deployment (GMPLS) (11 topics)

  • GMPLS Structure
  • GMPLS Building Blocks
  • GMPLS Mechanisms
  • Link Management Protocol
  • Traffic Engineering
  • TE Database
  • Traffic protection
  • Primary and Secondary LSP
  • Fault Tolerance for LDP RFC 3479
  • Virtual private LAN Service (VPLS) RFC 4665 and 4664
  • VPLS using LDP RFC 4762


Delegates should have a basic understanding of IP and telecommunications.

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