BCMPL: Building Core Networks with BGP, OSPF and MPLS

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

BGP and MPLS are now seperate courses.


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Introduction to Building Core Networks with OSPF, BGP and MPLS Boot Camp (1 topic)

  • Objectives

ISP Network Design 1 (3 topics)

  • Topology
  • IP Addressing
  • Routing Protocols

Navigating the Lab 1 (5 topics)

  • What are best current practices for Basic configuration
  • What are some Command Line Shortcuts
  • Lab Topology
  • Lab Network Implementation Package
  • What is the ISP/MPLS Lab Topology

Implementing OSPF 1 (5 topics)

  • Link State Protocol
  • OSPF
  • Scaling OSPF
  • OSPF Deployment
  • Configuring OSPF

Implementing BGP 1 (3 topics)

  • What is BGP
  • What is eBGP
  • Configuring BGP

Scaling BGP (5 topics)

  • BGP Scaling Issues and Solutions
  • Peer Groups
  • Dynamic Reconfiguration
  • Scaling with Route Reflectors
  • What are Confederations

Implementing BGP Policy Control (4 topics)

  • Routing Policy
  • Applying Policy with BGP
  • How does BGP Control Routing Policy
  • How Do I configure Routing Policy

ISP Case Study – PIPEX 1 (4 topics)

  • Network Design Principal
  • PoP Design Principle
  • Routing configuration
  • Services Locations

Implementing MPLS 1 (4 topics)

  • What & Why MPLS.
  • How Does MPLS Work
  • What Can I Do With MPLS
  • How Do I Configure MPLS

Implementing MPLS Virtual Private Network (VPN) (4 topics)

  • What is a VPN
  • How Do MPLS VPNs Work
  • What are Some MPLS VPN Scaling Techniques
  • How Do I Configure MPLS VPN's

Implementing MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE) (4 topics)

  • Why Traffic Engineer
  • How Does MPLS-TE Work
  • What Can I Control with MPLS-TE
  • How Do I Configure MPLS

AToM and L2 VPNs (3 topics)

  • What is AToM
  • How Does AToM Work
  • How Do I configure AToMWhat are Layer 2 VPNs


  • Field experience using the IOS command line interface (CLI) to configure, maintain and troubleshoot
  • Cisco routers as this course is lab-intensive.
  • Cisco IOS, routing fundamentals and IP addressing knowledge as covered in ICND (Interconnecting
  • Cisco Networking Devices) course, or equivalent experience. CCNA certification is the preferred source to gain this knowledge.
  • TCP/IP network design knowledge