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Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services

The Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services course builds on the students’ knowledge of Layer 2 services. The course outlines the theoretical aspects of virtual private LAN service (VPLS), management VPLS (M-VPLS) and hierarchical VPLS (H-VPLS). Design considerations, verification, and troubleshooting are also covered through extensive lab exercises. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand and deploy complex VPLS designs.

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Course Number



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


Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services (4A0-105)

Credit Towards Certification

  • Nokia Service Routing Architect

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Nokia Scalable IP Networks
  • Nokia Multiprotocol Label Switching

Course Objectives

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Review Ethernet technology, MPLS features and the terminology of SAPs and SDPs in services
  • Using the basic components of services (SAPs and SDPs), create a simple VPLS
  • Describe the advantages of a VPLS and configure a VPLS service
  • Explain the impacts of MTU on a distributed VPLS service
  • Describe the VPLS FDB and list the tools required to maintain the VPLS FDB
  • Manage a VPLS infrastructure, and troubleshoot and repair a misconfigured VPLS
  • Describe the purpose and operation of policy-based forwarding
  • Implement loop control mechanisms such as rapid spanning tree in a VPLS environment
  • Define management VPLS (M-VPLS) and how it can be used with STP to provide redundancy and load balancing
  • Describe the use of LAG and MC-LAG in providing resiliency in a VPLS configuration
  • Describe the use of active and standby pseudowires to achieve redundancy instead of STP
  • Explain the key scalability concerns in large VPLS deployments
  • Explain the concept of a hierarchical VPLS and its benefits for large VPLS networks
  • Explain the concept of PBB (provider backbone bridging) and how it resolves the problem of MAC explosion when connecting to multiple bridging sites

Course Modules

  • Module 1 – Service Fundamentals Review
  • Module 2 – Introduction to VPLS
  • Module 3 – VPLS FDB Maintenance
  • Module 4 – Building Resilient VPLS Topologies
  • Module 5 – VPLS Network Design and Scaling
  • Module 6 – OAM Capabilities




Schedule and Locations

Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services

Price for this course is $3125 (USD) per seat
Start Date End Date Location Delivery Provider
03 May 21 07 May 21 France - Paris Virtual NOKIA Register
09 Aug 21 13 Aug 21 India - Bangalore Virtual NOKIA Register
09 Aug 21 13 Aug 21 USA - Plano Virtual NOKIA Register
25 Oct 21 29 Oct 21 France - Paris Virtual NOKIA Register
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