Courses Details
Course Overview
(IP/MPLS) Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology has been widely adopted by service providers for use in their backbone networks.  It has significant advantages compared to legacy ATM, Frame-Relay, Ethernet, or IP networks. 

One of the biggest challenges for service providers who migrate from legacy networks to modern IP/MPLS VPN networks is to acquire the knowledge of IP/MPLS VPN, especially for the newly developed pseudowire-based Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) technologies such as Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS) and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS).

This course provides the participants with a thorough understanding of the IP/MPLS VPN technology as well as an introduction to IPSEC for necessary security of the VPN. 
Course Schedule
Target Audience
Professionals involved in IP Networking and Systems. 
Course Prerequisites
Good Data Communications and IP knowledge. 
Expected Accomplishments
  • Grasp the concept and business requirements of a VPN. 
  • Identify and describe the differences between various types of available VPN technologies and options. 
  • Grasp the concepts of MPLS and MPLS VPN operation. 
  • Master the concepts of MPLS Layer 2 VPN, its implementation and operation. 
  • Master the concepts of MPLS Layer 3VPN, its implementation and operation. 
  • Grasp the concept of securing VPNs using IPSec. 
  • Describe the operation of IPSec.
Course Outline
Introduction to IP VPNs
Types of VPN, VPN Attributes, Components of a VPN

VPN Comparisons
Legacy VPNs vs IP VPNs, Trusted and Secure VPNs, L2TP, IPSec, MPLS, SSL 

MPLS Operation, MPLS Architecture, MPLS Tunnels and Label Stacks 

Virtual Private Wire Service, Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), VPLS Operation-Pseudo wires Signalling 

BGP/MPLS VPN, BGP/MPLS VPN Establishment Scenario.

IPsec Protocols, IPSec Modes, IKE, SA.