Cisco ISCW 1.0: Frame Mode MPLS Implementation

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


To recognize the MPLS architecture and functionality, configure frame mode MPLS on IOS routers, and distinguish between MPLS VPN and traditional VPN operation

Target Audience

Network administrators; network engineers; network managers; systems managers; network designers who wish to validate their ability to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 nodes


Completion of the course Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND)

Expected Duration

170 min.

Course Objectives

Cisco ISCW 1.0: Frame Mode MPLS Implementation

  • recognize the elements of the MPLS conceptual model and the router switch mechanisms.
  • recognize the main components of the MPLS architecture, the structure and format of an MPLS label, and the function of LSRs.
  • recognize how labels are allocated, distributed, and advertised in a frame mode MPLS network.
  • recognize how routers populate the LFIB database, how IP packets cross an MPLS network, and how PHP enhances MPLS performance.
  • recognize how to configure frame mode MPLS on a Cisco IOS router.
  • configure frame mode MPLS on IOS routers to link a network into the ISP’s network, given a scenario.
  • recognize MPLS VPN architecture and how it improves on traditional methods of overlay and peer-to-peer VPN.
  • recognize how routing information is propagated across the P-network.
  • recognize the end-to-end flow of routing updates in an MPLS VPN.