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Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP) v4.0



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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.

You Will Learn How To

  • 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

Important Course Information


  • 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

Exam Information:

  • Course tuition does not include an exam voucher.

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Course Outline

  • 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

Lesson 7: Module Summary

Lesson 8: Module Self-Check

  • Module 2: BGP Transit Autonomous Systems

Lesson 1: Working with Transit AS

Lesson 2: Interacting with IBGP and EBGP in Transit AS

Lesson 3: Forwarding Packets in Transit AS

Lesson 4: Monitoring and Troubleshooting IBGP in Transit AS

Lesson 5: Module Summary

Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

  • 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

Lesson 7: Module Summary

Lesson 8: Module Self-Check

  • 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

Lesson 6: Module Summary

Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

  • 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 Customer to a Single Service Provider

Lesson 4: Connecting a Multihomed Customer to Multiple Service Providers

Lesson 5: Module Summary

Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

  • Module 6: Scaling Service Provider Networks

Lesson 1: Scaling IGP and BGP in Service Provider Networks

Lesson 2: Introducing and Designing Route Reflectors

Lesson 3: Configuring and Monitoring Route Reflectors

Lesson 4: Module Summary

Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

  • 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

Lesson 5: Module Summary

Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

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