Course Duration


Course Objectives

Over the last few years, two technologies have come to dominate fixed enterprise networks: multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and Ethernet. Demand for both MPLS IP / VPN and Ethernet services are booming these days. Carriers, operators and service providers have multiple network technologies to choose from: Standard IP routing, MPLS with Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE), MPLS Transport Protocol (MPLS-TP) or Carrier Ethernet.

Telecontran’s 3-day Workshop on MPLS/IP Traffic Engineering and Carrier Ethernet Services is designed to provide a comprehensive analysis on MPLS technology, its configuration, network design issues, operations, VPN, traffic engineering, GMPLS, MPLS-TP and how QoS, DiffServ, OAM is supported.

After successful completion of this 3 day workshop, participants will be able to

  • Describe the underlying concepts of MPLS, MPLS labels, different label formats and Packet Processing
  • Gain knowledge of MPLS architecture and operation of the MPLS variants as well as designs and configurations in MPLS Networks.
  • Get a solid understanding of the relationship between QoS and DiffServe and how VPN is provisioned in MPLS Network
  • Demonstrate a knowledge on the overview on MPLS-TP, utilisation of MPLS-TP and its OAM Capabilities.
  • Understand the technical interactions of TCP/IP, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet and how MPLS can provide transport services for Carrier Ethernet

Target Audience

This course is aimed to Network Architects, Service Providers, Technical managers, network design engineers, software engineers, telecommunications & ICT installation, commissioning and maintenance engineers and technicians who need a good grasp of the technologies involved in modern IP networks and Layer 2 or 3 network services.

Course Curriculum

Overview of TCP / IP
  • OSI 7 Layers
  • TCP/IP Model
  • IP Packet Architecture
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • IPv4 Subnetting
  • IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing, Security
  • IPv6 compatibility with IPv4
  • IP Routing Protocols - EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP
  • VLAN / VTP / STP / Trunk / Access
  • Layer 4 - TCP and UDP
  • Routing vs. Switching
Introduction to MPLS
  • What is MPLS?
  • Objectives of MPLS
  • Applications of MPLS
  • MPLS mapping into different link layer technologies
MPLS Architecture
  • MPLS Node Architecture
  • Elements and Operations
  • Label Switched Routers
  • Ingress and Egress Label Edge Routers
  • Forward Equivalent Classes
  • Label Switched Paths
  • Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
  • L2 mapping, L2 mux/demux support
  • TTL Processing
  • MPLS Packet Processing

Course Curriculum

MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE)
  • Traffic Trunks, Assigning traffic, Path Selection
  • Traffic Engineering using CBR, CSPF
  • RSVP and RSVP-TE and CD-LDP
  • Use of BGP
  • Path Protection and Recovery
  • Components and Functionality of MPLS VPN
  • Operation of BGP VPNs
  • Layer 2 VPN
  • Use of BGP within L3 VPNs
  • Route distribution in MPLS L3 VPN
  • VPN addressing
  • Customer Edge (CE) and Provider Edge (PE) Routing Protocols
MPLS QoS and DiffServ
  • QoS requirements for various applications
  • Operation of RTP and RTCP
  • QoS approach -- IntServ / RSVP
  • QoS approach -- DiffServ
  • E-LSPs vs C-LSPs
  • Deploying QoS and DiffServ
  • Use of DSCP
  • Forwarding models for DiffServ LSRs
  • RSVP extensions

Course Curriculum

Pseudowire Emulation and Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS)
  • PWE3
  • CESoPSN (Pseudo wires)
  • Pseudowires and PSN Tunnels
  • Pseudowires over an MPLS backbone
  • Extending MPLS to GMPLS
  • GMPLS Structure and Control Plane
  • TDM Emulation over PSN
  • Structured TDM services
  • MPLS-TP Requirements
  • MPLS-TP OAM Analysis
  • MPLS TP Network Management Requirements
  • MPLS TP Survivability Framework
  • Data Plane, Control Plane and Management Plane
  • FCAPS and Generic Associated Channel (GACh)
  • Carrier Ethernet services over MPLS-TP
Carrier Ethernet and its Services
  • What is Carrier Ethernet and its services
  • Ethernet Networks LAN - E-Line, E-LAN, VLAN, E-Access
  • Ethernet Topologies
  • Ethernet Over SONET
  • The MAN/WAN Connection
  • Ethernet Equipments
  • Ethernet Linear/Ring Protection Switching
  • Carrier Ethernet over MPLS & MPLS-TP
  • Ethernet Testing

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