The course covers fundamental BGP configuration as well as specific BGP issues such as creating a routing policy, building scalable BGP configurations, building a multi-homed network, getting an AS number and how to connect to an Internet exchange.

Target audience

The course is targeted for people working with design, maintenance and configuration of routers in IP networks.


This course requires good TCP/IP knowledge as well as fundamental routing protocol knowledge.


This is a theoretical training with practical exercises.

NOTE: This course is not delivered with the FoldOut methodology.

Course content

BGP Fundamentals

  • Border Gateway Protocol
  • Autonomous System (AS)
  • Peer
  • Peering
  • Transit
  • Default Free Zone (DFZ)

Basic functions

  • external BGP (eBGP)
  • internal BGP (iBGP)

BGP Configuration BGP Attributs

  • AS-Path
  • Next HOP
  • iBGP Next HOP
  • Origin
  • Aggregator
  • Local-pref
  • Weight
  • Multi-exit Discriminator (MED)
  • Community

BGP path algorithm The BGP protocol BGP Policy

  • Route-maps
  • Example
  • Building a scaleable BGP configuration
  • dynamic reconfiguration
  • “Soft reconfiguration”
  • BGP Peer-groups
  • BGP Route-reflectors
  • BGP Confederations
  • Route-flap dampening
  • Scaling iBGP

BGP Hints

  • Injecting IGP or BPG routes
  • Combining two AS

BGP vs IGP as OSPF/IS-IS Troubleshooting

  • iBGP
  • eBGP
  • Confederations

Route source

  • Oscillating routes
  • Route selection
  • Routing loop

Duration: 3 days


Classroom training: € 2410

Virtual classroom training: € 1680

We offer substantial discounts for group bookings, and we have corporate rates with most of the operators and equipment suppliers in the world.

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