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).
- 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 Provider
- This 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.
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.