Cisco BGP 3.2 Instructor Series: Route Selection Using Attributes

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


This course is part of Skillsoft's Instructor Series, technical courses presented in spontaneous lecture-style by subject matter experts. This is 3 of 6 of the Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP) 3.2 series. The largest and most sophisticated network in the world today is none other than the Internet. Border Gateway Protocol makes this critical network possible. As if this fact is not enough, BGP is also one of the underlying foundations of new-world technologies such as Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS). This course covers the theory of BGP and the configuration of BGP on Cisco IOS routers. This course also provides detailed troubleshooting information and hands-on exercises that provide students with the skills needed to configure and troubleshoot BGP networks in customer environments. Different service solutions in the course cover BGP network design issues and usage rules for various BGP features preparing students to design and implement efficient, optimal, and trouble-free BGP networks.

Target Audience

This course is recommended for any student interested in mastering advanced Internet and related Cisco technologies. It is also perfect for students interested in pursuing Cisco’s Certified Internetwork Professional certification or the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert.


Students enrolled in this course should possess a strong knowledge of networking a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Successful completion of the following courses (or equivalent experience) is strongly recommended: – Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices – Building Scalable Cisco internetworks

Expected Duration

104 min.

Course Objectives

Influencing BGP Route Selection with Weights

Setting BGP Local Preference

Using AS-Path Prepending

Understanding the BGP Multi-Exit Discriminator (MED)

Addressing BGP Communities

Labs: Addressing BGP Communities

  • Labs: Addressing BGP Communities