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Introduction to MPLS VPNs

We are pleased to offer an Introduction to MPLS VPNs, a new two day course, aimed at IT professionals working with MPLS technologies. It is designed to equip them with a high level overview and practical experience needed to implement MPLS VPNs within a production environment. The course will be delivered using a blend of taught classes, live demonstrations, hands-on lab exercises and rack access to allow delegates to practice their newly acquired skills.

This is the first in a series of intensive short courses developed from our world-leading full/part-time MSc Advanced Internetwork Engineering ( programme which provides the knowledge and skills needed for Cisco CCIE certification and delivered in partnership with

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the key components of MPLS and how they work together
  • Configure customer routers to connect to the service provider network
  • Configure LDP across a provider network
  • Configure OSPF within the provider network
  • Configure multiprotocol BGP to carry customer routing information across the provider network
  • Configure CE-PE routing using common customer routing protocols
  • Implement an end-to-end MPLS Layer 3 VPN using all the technologies mentioned above



Day One:  MPLS fundamentals, use of the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) within the service provider network, connecting customer routing domains to the provider using Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) Instances, MPLS Layer 3 VPN PE-CE Routing with RIPv2

Day Two:  Putting the pieces together, Enterprise routing and MPLS, MPLS Layer 3 VPN PE-CE Routing with EIGRP, MPLS Layer 3 VPN PE-CE Routing with OSPF


As shown in the diagram below, each day includes a technical discussion of related technologies, a practical demonstration and hands-on labs that allow delegates to configure the technologies themselves.

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Glasgow Caledonian University


To Be Confirmed 


£1000 per student 

Technical courses are also available for bespoke delivery to corporate customers.

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