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Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers

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USD 3,100 excl. VAT

5 Days


Who Should Attend

• This course is intended primarily for network administrators, network engineers, network managers and systems engineers who would like to implement BGP.

Secondary target audience:
• This course is intended for network designers and project managers. The course is also recommended to all individuals preparing for BGP exam.



The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco IOS Software configuration
• Configuring and troubleshooting RIP, EIGRP, OSPF and IS-IS
Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in:
• Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices v2.0, Part 1 (ICND1 v2.0) and Part 2 (ICND2 v2.0), or Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated Version 2.0 (CCNAX v2.0)

• Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE v2.0)
• Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 (SPNGN1) v1.2
• Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 2 (SPNGN2) v1.2

What you will learn

What you will Learn

Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers version 4.0 provides students with in-depth knowledge of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the routing protocol that is one of the 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 that provide learners with the skills that they need to configure and troubleshoot BGP networks in customer environments. Different service solutions in the curriculum cover BGP network design issues and usage rules for various BGP features, preparing learners to design and implement efficient, optimal, and troublefree BGP networks.


Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet the following objectives:
• Describe how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot basic BGP to enable interdomain routing in a network scenario with multiple domains
• Describe how to use BGP policy controls to influence the BGP route selection process in a network scenario in which you must support connections to multiple ISPs
• Describe how to use BGP attributes to influence the route selection process in a network scenario where you must support multiple connections.

• Describe how to successfully connect the customer network to the Internet in a network scenario in which multiple connections must be implemented
• Describe how to configure the service provider network to behave as a transit AS in a typical implementation with multiple BGP connections to other autonomous systems.
• Enable route reflection as possible solution to BGP scaling issues in a typical service provider network with multiple BGP connections to other autonomous systems
• Describe the available BGP tools and features to optimize the scalability of the BGP routing protocol in a typical BGP network


Course Outline

Module 1: BGP Overview
Module 2: BGP Transit Autonomous Systems
Module 3: Route Selection Using Policy Controls
Module 4: Route Selection Using Attributes
Module 5: Customer-to-Provider Connectivity with BGP
Module 6: Scaling Service Provider Networks
Module 7: Optimizing BGP Scalability
Discovery 1: Configure Basic BGP
Discovery 2: Announcing Networks in BGP
Discovery 3: Implement BGP TTL Security Check
Discovery 4: BGP Route Propagation
Discovery 5: IBGP Full Mesh
Discovery 6: BGP Administrative Distance
Discovery 7: Configure Non-Transit Autonomous System
Discovery 8: Filtering Customer Prefixes
Discovery 9: Prefix-Based Outbound Route Filtering
Discovery 10: Configure Route Maps as BGP Filters

Discovery 11: Configure Per-Neighbor Weights
Discovery 12: Configure and Monitor Local Preference
Discovery 13: Configure Local Preference Using Route Maps
Discovery 14: Configure AS Path Prepending
Discovery 15: Configure MED
Discovery 16: Configure Local Preference Using the Communities
Discovery 17: Configure Route Reflector
Discovery 18: Configure BGP Route Limiting
Discovery 19: Configure BGP Peer Groups
Discovery 20: Configure BGP Route Dampening
Challenge 1: Configure a Basic BGP Network
Challenge 2: Configure a BGP Transit AS
Challenge 3: Configure BGP Using BGP Filtering
Challenge 4: Configure BGP Route Selection Using BGP Attributes
Challenge 5: Configure BGP Route Reflectors


Further information
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