Course Details

Name: BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) Implementation 

Number: 090201 

Prerequisites: CCNA or equivalent. Attendees should be comfortable with the Cisco IOS command line.   

Audience: Technicians, engineers, network administrators and network maintenance personnel tasked with managing BGP peering routers. 

Objectives: Upon successful completion students will be able to:
  • Understand the need for BGP and its place in the internetwork.
  • Understand how BGP sessions are initiated and maintained.
  • Set up the BGP routing protocol for single-honed, mulit-honed and transiting scenarios.
  • Redistribute routes from other protocols into BGP.
  • Aggregate routes in BGP.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot BGP installations.
  • Implement AS-Path filters, prefix-list filters and router maps.
  • Understand BGP path attributes.
  • Influence path selection with local preference route maps, AS-path prepending, multi-exit discriminators (MEDs) and BGP communities.
  • Implement reducdancy into BGP peering devices using static routes.
  • Understand iBGPs vs EBGP in route propagation.

Content: Topics include:
  • BGP fundamentals
  • BGP attributes
  • BGP route selection using policies to control routes
  • AS number and addressing requirements for single and multi-honed customers
  • Transiting Autonomous System Issues
  • Service Provider Networks and the use of router reflectors and confederations.
  • Managing Autonomous System traffic from neighbors

Activities: Lectures, hands-on exercies and extensive laboratory exercises using various Cisco Router models.  

Class Size: Up to 8 attendees 

Duration: 3 days 

Assessment: Attendees with be given a written examiniation to assess their understanding of the material.  

Note: This course is designed for experienced technicians with an existing background in IP networking who would like to learn the BGP protocol. This is not an introductory course. Neither is this course the full BGP accrediation program course.  



 ©2002- 14 Paradigm Learning Services Inc.