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Nokia Multiprotocol Label Switching

The Nokia course covers multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) concepts, terminology, signaling protocols, design considerations such as resiliency, and the implementation, monitoring and basic troubleshooting of an MPLS network. Successful completion of the Nokia Multiprotocol Label Switching course will enable students to demonstrate a good understanding of MPLS and the establishment of label switched paths (LSPs) using either label distribution protocol (LDP) or resource reservation protocol with traffic engineering (RSVP-TE).

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Credit Towards Certification

  • Nokia Network Routing Specialist II
  • Nokia Mobile Routing Professional
  • Nokia Triple Play Routing Professional
  • Nokia Service Routing Architect


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


Nokia Multiprotocol Label Switching (4A0-103)

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Recommended Prerequisites

  • Nokia Scalable IP Networks
  • Nokia Interior Routing Protocols

Course Objectives

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts of MPLS technology such as forwarding equivalence classes (FECs), labels and label stacks, label distribution, LSPs and MPLS packet forwarding
  • Describe the MPLS header structure and explain the label operations of pop, push and swap
  • List the characteristics of different label distribution protocols and compare them
  • Explain how LDP works to distribute labels for FECs and establish LSPs
  • Describe traffic engineering and its advantage in an MPLS network
  • Identify the traffic engineering extensions made to the IGP routing protocols and understand how they are used with CSPF to establish traffic engineered LSPs
  • Demonstrate how RSVP-TE is used to establish traffic engineered LSPs using RSVP signaling messages to distribute labels, specify constraints for the LSP and request LSP protection mechanisms
  • Describe the concept of a shared risk link group (SRLG) and its use in traffic engineering
  • State the purpose of using LDP over RSVP tunnels to provide traffic engineering in a hierarchical network
  • Configure an MPLS-based core network using LDP, RSVP-TE, and LDP over RSVP
  • List the various LSP protection mechanisms (Secondary/Standby LSP, fast reroutes)
  • Describe MPLS for IP routing (MPLS shortcuts)
  • Configure 6PE on a network of 7750 SRs
  • Configure RSVP-TE LSPs using each of the possible protection mechanisms
  • Understand how to manage, monitor and perform basic troubleshooting of LDP-established LSPs on the Nokia 7750 Service Router (SR) and Nokia 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS)
  • Understand how to manage, monitor and perform basic troubleshooting of RSVP-TE-established LSPs on the Nokia 7750 SR and 7450 ESS

Course Modules

  • Module 1 – MPLS Introduction
  • Module 2 – MPLS Fundamentals
  • Module 3 – Label Distribution Protocol
  • Module 4 – RSVP
  • Module 5 – Traffic Engineering
  • Module 6 – Resiliency


Schedule and Locations

Nokia Multiprotocol Label Switching

Price for this course is $3125 (USD) per seat
Start Date End Date Location Delivery Provider
15 Jul 19 19 Jul 19 China - Shanghai Virtual NOKIA Register
22 Jul 19 26 Jul 19 India - Gurgaon Classroom NOKIA Register
29 Jul 19 02 Aug 19 Canada - Ottawa Classroom NOKIA Register
19 Aug 19 23 Aug 19 France - Paris Virtual NOKIA Register
23 Sep 19 27 Sep 19 USA - Plano Virtual NOKIA Register
14 Oct 19 18 Oct 19 China - Shanghai Virtual NOKIA Register
28 Oct 19 01 Nov 19 USA - Plano Classroom NOKIA Register
04 Nov 19 08 Nov 19 Belgium - Antwerp Classroom NOKIA Register
04 Nov 19 08 Nov 19 India - Bangalore Virtual NOKIA Register
02 Dec 19 06 Dec 19 USA - Plano Virtual NOKIA Register
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