Learn BGP Concepts and Best Practices
Merit Professional Development is proud to present BGP and Advanced Routing Concepts: A Practical Workshop.
During this advanced course, you will learn BGP and related routing concepts, including configuration, path selection, best practice recommendations and examples of BGP problems and solutions. You will configure Cisco routers in a lab environment to simulate different BGP configurations. This course is developed and presented by engineers from NYSERNet, New York’s research and education network.
Prerequisites and Computer Requirements
To attend the workshop you must have experience with general router configuration. Some knowledge of routing protocols is recommended. You must have a computer that is capable of connecting with Adobe Connect; specifications are listed here. Your computer must have terminal emulation software installed.
In addition, students will learn about computer forensics and its role in handling and responding to incidents. The course will cover incident response teams, IT incident management training methods and incident recovery techniques in detail.
Course Outline

1. Basic routing review

Routing protocols
Interior and exterior routing
Next hop routing
Path selection
Routing asymmetry

2. Introduction to BGP

Autonomous systems
iBGP and eBGP
BGP attributes and path selection algorithms
Address families and peer groups
Prefix lists and AS path filters

3. Case studies

Drawn from real examples

4. Tuning BGP

Route maps
Load balancing
Manipulating outbound traffic
Routing policy best practices

5. Configuring BGP

Cisco and Juniper architecture
Address families: IPv4 unicast and multicast; IPv6 unicast
Route maps, prefix lists and communities
BGP neighbors and routing tables

6. Labs

Step 1: Configure a BGP session to the commercial upstream provider
Step 2: Verify the BGP session to the upstream provider
Step 3: Configure a BGP session to the I2 provider
Step 4: Verify the routes to I2 are preferred
Step 5: Configure private peering with the other lab networks
Step 6: Verify the private peering sessions
Step 7: Configure MBGP