This Advanced MPLS Tutorial for Cisco Network Engineers training prepares network admins to optimize traffic through particularly large or complex networks by configuring Multiprotocol Label Switching on their network routers.
Once a network gets complex enough or large enough —or both — it needs a better way to direct traffic through its nodes than long addresses and address tables. One of the better ways available to experienced network administrators and engineers is multiprotocol label switching, which uses short path labels rather than long addresses to choose where each piece of traffic should go next. This can help with network efficiency so that only certain kinds of traffic transit certain areas and low-urgency traffic can take longer, slower routes. Learning to configure MPLS on network devices is an advanced skill that can accelerate a network professional’s career.
After finishing the videos in this Advanced MPLS Tutorial for Cisco Network Engineers training, you'll know how to optimize traffic through particularly large or complex networks by configuring Multiprotocol Label Switching on your network routers.
For anyone who manages their Cisco training, this Cisco training can be used to onboard new network admins, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a Cisco reference resource.
Advanced MPLS Tutorial for Cisco Network Engineers: What You Need to Know
This Advanced MPLS Tutorial for Cisco Network Engineers training has videos that cover topics such as:
- Configuring VPLS and EoMPLS
- Configuring the core interfaces for MPLS TE
- Understanding multi-domain segment routing traffic engineering
- Configuring BGP and PCEP
Who Should Take Advanced MPLS Tutorial for Cisco Network Engineers Training?
This Advanced MPLS Tutorial for Cisco Network Engineers training is considered associate-level Cisco training, which means it was designed for network admins. This MPLS skills course is designed for network admins with three to five years of experience with Cisco networking.
New or aspiring network admins
. MPLS is an advanced networking topic, and network administrators with little to no work experience could find themselves overwhelmed. But if you find yourself in need of an MPLS tutorial, this is one of the better places to learn, as you'll also practice configuring MPLS.
Experienced network admins
. Network administrators with a few years of experience should take this course if the next step in their career is network engineering or network design. If you'd like to move away from the nuts and bolts of administration and start working on more advanced protocols like MPLS, this is a great place to start.
David Smith, Nugget trainer since 2021
“I love to be able to explain a technology to someone who does not fully understand it — so that they can implement it properly and hopefully advance their careers.”
David Smith brings 25 years of IT experience to his training. He also has a background in helping people learn IT, having served as CCIE bootcamp instructor prior to joining CBT Nuggets. David dates his love of technology to when he was 12 years old after his grandfather gave him a TRS-80 Model 1 for his birthday. In his spare time, David enjoys gaming, watching movies, music, and going off-roading.
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