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Nokia Multicast Protocols

The Nokia Multicast Protocols course provides in-depth training on IP Multicast including concepts, terminology, addressing, signaling protocols, design, and implementation considerations. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of IP multicast theories and concepts; Describe the operation of a multicast enabled network; Describe the operation of Internet Group Management Protocol and Protocol (IGMPv2 and IGMP v3) and Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM); Describe the techniques used for providing resiliency in multicast networks; Implement IPv6 multicast using MLD, SSM, and ASM; Describe the operation of and implement a multicast VPN (multicast virtual private network) using Draft Rosen; Describe the operation and configuration of a next generation MVPN (NG MVPN). The course includes hands-on lab exercises to help students understand how to configure and implement multicast in a Nokia Service Router network.

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5 Days (classroom hours and in-depth lab training)


Nokia Multicast Protocols (4A0-108)

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Credit Towards Certification

  • Nokia Service Routing Architect (elective exam)

Recommended Prerequisites​

  • Nokia Multiprotocol Label Switching
  • Nokia Border Gateway Protocol
  • Nokia Virtual Private Routed Networks (VPRN)

Credit for other IP certifications

If you have already received an IP certification from Cisco or Juniper, and your certification is still valid, you may be eligible to receive credit towards prerequisite written exams in the Nokia Service Routing Certification program. To find out which third-party certifications are eligible for credit, which SRC exam exemptions you may be qualified to receive, and instructions on how to request an exemption, please visit Please note that your third-party certification must be current/active to receive credit.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the need for multicasting and the types of multicast applications
  • Differentiate between the methods of IP packet delivery and their characteristics
  • Recognize the component protocols of a multicast enabled network
  • Understand IP multicast addressing
  • Understand the role of the interior gateway protocol (IGP) in a multicast-enabled network
  • Describe the operation of Internet Group Management
  • Protocol (IGMPv2 and IGMPv3) and IGMP snooping
  • Configure and verify the operation of IGMP and identify its parameters
  • Understand the issues and solutions of multicasting on Layer 2 and Layer 3
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of protocol independent multicast – sparse mode (PIM-SM) and protocol independent multicast – source specific multicast (PIM-SSM) protocol behavior
  • List the benefits of SM/SSM (Content control, Redundancy, Simplicity)
  • Implement multicast using SSM and IGMPv2
  • Differentiate between shared- and source-based trees and their usage
  • Successfully configure, monitor and troubleshoot a PIMSM and PIM-SSM intra-domain multicast deployment using Nokia verification and debugging tools
  • Explain convergence in the multicast access and multicast core network
  • Provide a scalable, redundant rendezvous point solution
  • Describe the multicast routing policy and mCAC policy
  • Describe the structure of IPv6 multicast address and identify its fields (flags, scope, group ID)
  • Operate and configure Multicast Listener Discovery Protocol (MLD)
  • Operate and configure PIM source-specific multicast (SSM) in the context of IPv6
  • Operate and configure PIM Any source multicast (ASM) in the context of IPv6
  • Describe the impact of IPv6 on RPs (embedded RP)
  • Describe the purpose and operation of the I-PMSI and S-PMSI in Draft Rosen
  • Describe PIM signaling in a Draft Rosen network
  • Configure a network of Nokia 7750 SRs for Draft
  • Rosen and verify their correct operation
  • List the differences between NG MVPN and Draft Rosent
  • Describe the enhancements to MP-BGP for auto discovery (AD) in an NG MVPN
  • Explain how the I-PMSI and S-PMSI are created with BGP AD
  • Configure a network of Nokia 7750 SRs for an NG VPN with BGP AD
  • Describe how customer multicast group information can be distributed with MP-BGP
  • Configure a network of Nokia 7750 SRs to distribute customer multicast groups with MP-BGP
  • Describe how an NG MVPN can be created with a PIM-free core using MPLS LSPs
  • Describe the operation of mLDP to signal point-to-multipoint LSPs
  • Describe the operation of RSVP-TE to signal point-tomultipoint LSPs.
  • Configure and verify the correct operation of an NG MVPN with mLDP and RSVP-TE point to multipoint LSPs

Course Modules

  • Module 1 - Technology Overview of IP Multicast
  • Module 2 - Intra-domain Multicast protocols (IGMP, PIM)
  • Module 3 - Multicast Resiliency and Policy
  • Module 4 - IPv6 Multicast
  • Module 5 - Draft Rosen
  • Module 6 - NG MVPN


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Schedule and Locations

Nokia Multicast Protocols

Price for this course is $3125 (USD) per seat
Start Date End Date Location Delivery Provider
15 Mar 21 19 Mar 21 USA - Plano Virtual NOKIA Register
22 Mar 21 26 Mar 21 India - Bangalore Virtual NOKIA Register
07 Jun 21 11 Jun 21 France - Paris Virtual NOKIA Register
14 Jun 21 18 Jun 21 India - Bangalore Virtual NOKIA Register
13 Sep 21 17 Sep 21 France - Paris Virtual NOKIA Register
13 Sep 21 17 Sep 21 USA - Plano Virtual NOKIA Register
15 Nov 21 19 Nov 21 France - Paris Virtual NOKIA Register
22 Nov 21 26 Nov 21 India - Bangalore Virtual NOKIA Register
29 Nov 21 03 Dec 21 USA - Plano Virtual NOKIA Register
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