Course Description

BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) is the routing protocol of the Internet, used to route traffic from one autonomous system (AS) to another. It’s an important topic to understand if you work at an ISP or at a large company that is connected to two or more ISPs. Unlike IGPs like OSPF or EIGRP, BGP uses a set of attributes to determine the best path for each destination. There are a lot of options you can use to manipulate traffic patterns.

Course Highlights

In this course you will learn:

  • What BGP is.
  • The difference between internal and external BGP.
  • How to read the BGP table.
  • How BGP uses different attributes instead of a metric to make routing decisions.
  • What BGP communities are.
  • How to filter BGP networks.
  • Advanced topics like BGP peer groups, route reflectors and confederations.
  • And many other topics…

Presented to you by instructor Rene Molenaar, CCIE #41726


  • CCNA R&S equivalent knowledge of how routers and routing protocols operate.
  • Good understanding of IGPs like RIP, OSPF and EIGRP.

Course Schedule