Cisco Advance Multicast


Cisco Advance Multicast

This course is designed to provide students with detailed coverage of multicast protocols including Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP), Protocol Independent Multicast-Dense Mode (PIM-DM), Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), Bidirectional PIM, and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP).

Target Audience

This course benefits individuals responsible for implementing, monitoring, and troubleshooting multicast components in a service provider’s network.Technical engineers and delegates seeking Cisco certifications including CCNP RS or CCNA/CCNP Service provider or Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE Routing & Switching ) or CCIE Service ProviderThis course is recommended for any student interested in mastering advanced Internet and related Cisco technologies


Students should have basic networking knowledge and an understanding of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and the TCP/IP protocol suite.Students should have the knowledge of Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) and Routing & Switching.

Course Objectives

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:Describe IP multicast traffic flow .Identify the components of IP multicast.Explain how IP multicast addressing works.Describe the need for reverse path forwarding (RPF) in multicast.Explain the role of IGMP and describe the available IGMP versions.Configure and monitor IGMP.Identify common multicast routing protocols.Explain the differences between dense-mode and sparse-mode protocols.Describe rendezvous point (RP) discovery options.Describe bidirectional PIM.Configure and monitor rendezvous point discovery mechanisms.Configure bidirectional PIM sparse mode.Explain the purpose and operation of MSDP.Describe the usage of MSDP within a single PIM domain with anycast-RP.Describe the usage of MSDP across multiple PIM domains.Configure and monitor MSDP.Compare the any-source multicast (ASM) and source-specific multicast (SSM) service models.Describe the basic requirements, benefits, and caveats of SSM.List the address ranges used for SSM.Illustrate the role of IGMPv3 and PIM-SM in an SSM implementation.Configure and monitor SSM.Describe the default PIM sparse mode information distribution.Explain how routing policies control IGMP joins.Explain how routing policies alter PIM protocol message flow.Identify the role of a policy in controlling MSDP message advertisement.Explain how you can use a policy to scope multicast groups.Configure and monitor PIM dense mode and PIM sparse mode.Describe IPv6 multicast addresses.Describe IPv6 multicast scoping.Compare IPv6 Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) versions with IPv4’s IGMP protocol versions.Describe IPv6 SSM.  

Course Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to Multicast
Overview of MulticastMulticast AddressesReverse Path ForwardingInternet Group Management Protocol
Section 2: Multicast Routing Protocol
Overview of Multicast Routing ProtocolsPIM Dense Mode OperationLab 2: PIM Dense ModePIM Sparse Mode Operation
Section 3: MSDP
Section 4: Source-Specific Multicast
 Overview of SSM OperationSSM AddressesIGMPv3 and SSMPIM-SM and SSMSSM Case Study
Section 5: Multicast and Policy
 Multicast and Policy OverviewControlling PIM Join and Register MessagesControlling BSR MessagesControlling MSDP SA MessagesImplementing Multicast Scoping
Section 6: IPv6 Multicast
 IPv6 Multicast AddressesIPv6 MLDIPv6 ASM OptionsIPv6 SSM Addresses