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Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers


The Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP) v3.2 course provides students with in-depth knowledge of BGP, the routing protocol that is one of the underlying 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 students with the skills needed 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 students to design and implement efficient, optimal and trouble free BGP networks.

After completing this course the student should be able to:

Given a network scenario with multiple domains, configure, monitor and troubleshoot basic BGP to enable interdomain routing

Given a network scenario where connections to multiple ISPs must be supported, use BGP policy controls to influence the route selection process with minimal impact on BGP route processing

Given a network scenario where multiple connections must be supported, use BGP attributes to influence the route selection process

Given customer connectivity requirements, implement the correct BGP configuration to successfully connect the customer?s network to the Internet

Given a typical service provider network with multiple BGP connections to other autonomous systems, enable the provider network to behave as a transit autonomous system

Given a typical service provider network, identify common BGP scaling issues and enable route reflection and confederations as possible solutions to these issues

Given a typical BGP network, use available BGP tools and features to optimize the scalability of the BGP routing protocol


Module 1: BGP Overview

Lesson 1: Introducing BGP

Lesson 2: Understanding BGP Path Attributes

Lesson 3: Establishing BGP Sessions

Lesson 4: Processing BGP Routes

Lesson 5: Configuring Basic BGP

Lesson 6: Monitoring and Troubleshooting BGP

Module 2: BGP Transit Autonomous Systems

Lesson 1: Working with a Transit AS

Lesson 2: Interacting with IBGP and EBGP

Lesson 3: Forwarding Packets in a Transit AS

Lesson 4: Configuring a Transit AS

Lesson 5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting in a Transit AS IBGP in a Transit AS

Module 3: Route Selection Using Policy Controls

Lesson 1: Using Multihomed BGP Networks

Lesson 2: Employing AS-Path Filters

Lesson 3: Filtering with Prefix-Lists

Lesson 4: Using Outbound Route Filtering

Lesson 5: Applying Route-Maps as BGP Filters

Lesson 6: Implementing Changes in BGP Policy

Module 4: Route Selection Using Attributes

Lesson 1: Influencing BGP Route Selection with Weights

Lesson 2: Setting BGP Local Preference

Lesson 3: Using AS-Path Prepending

Lesson 4: Understanding BGP Multi-Exit Discriminators

Lesson 5: Addressing BGP Communities

Module 5: Customer-to-Provider Connectivity with BGP

Lesson 1: Understanding Customer-to-Provider Connectivity Requirements

Lesson 2: Implementing Customer Connectivity Using Static Routing

Lesson 3: Connecting a Multihomed Customer to a Single Service Provider

Lesson 4: Connecting a Multihomed Customer to Multiple Service Providers

Module 6: Scaling Service Provider Networks

Lesson 1: Scaling IGP and BGP in Service Provider Networks

Lesson 2: Introducing Route Reflectors

Lesson 3: Designing Networks with Route Reflectors

Lesson 4: Configuring and Monitoring Route Reflectors

Lesson 5: Introducing Confederations

Lesson 6: Configuring and Monitoring Confederations

Module 7: Optimizing BGP Scalability

Lesson 1: Improving BGP Convergence

Lesson 2: Limiting the Number of Prefixes Received from a BGP Neighbor

Lesson 3: Implementing BGP Peer Groups

Lesson 4: Using BGP Route Dampening


Completion of Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND) or Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)

Completion of Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) or equivalent HSRP


Those who will benfit most from this course will be pre-and post sales technical engineers who are responsible for designing, implementing, or troubleshooting BGP networks.

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$3995.00 List Price

5 Days Course

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