MPLS-TP stands for "Multiprotocol Label Switching".
MPLS-TP is one of the central elements of next generation networks. It provides an IP-compatible, QoS-capable infrastructure that enables the convergence of voice, IP, ATM, Ethernet, and Frame Relay onto the same backbone network. MPLS can combine the intelligence and salability of routing with the reliability and manageability of traditional carrier networks. It is the key to scalable virtual private networks (VPNs) and end-to-end quality of service (QoS).
This course provides an in-depth study of MPLS technology, including MPLS theory and configuration, network design issues, case studies, operations, VPN, Traffic Engineering and GMPLS (Generalized MPLS-TP).
Interactions in our society ever more often occur electronically. That is why there is a growing need for the security of information and communication systems - made very pressing when one thinks of the risks and threats involved in breaches of privacy, hackers, industrial espionage, computer viruses, phishing and fraud in electronic payments. In this course, the basic concepts of cryptography will be explained. Furthermore, it will be indicated how cryptographic technologies can be used for the protection of information against eavesdropping and alteration, and for the identification of entities. Cryptographic algorithms that will be discussed are, among others, DES, AES, RC4, RSA, Diffie-Hellman, SHA-1, CBC-MAC and HMAC. The role of a Public Key Infrastructure will also be explained.
Next, it will be indicated how different communication applications can be secured. This will involve the discussion of, among others, mobile phone and 3GPP security, web security (SSL/TLS) e-mail security (S/MIME and PGP) and of IP (IPsec). The principles of electronic payment systems will also be explained (EMV, Proton, micro payments).
The emphasis will be on the acquisition of insight in basic techniques, and in their strengths and limitations. Important elements are the application of this knowledge and the connection to scientific research in this area.
The course will give the students an insight and understanding of the methodology in the planning/design of IP core networks. Students will learn the skills necessary to plan and design IP networks. Different protocols and technologies, configuration of IP addresses and providing support for different applications are examined from a network throughput and performance point of view. An emphasis is made on developing an understanding of how Quality of Service and Security may be implemented in networks and how it affects on performance.
A VPN is a communications environment in which access is controlled to permit peer connections only within a defined community of interest, and is constructed though some form of partitioning of a common underlying communications medium, where this underlying communications medium provides services to the network on a non-exclusive basis.
Virtual private networks have become an essential part of today's business networks, as they provide a cost-effective means of assuring private internal and external communications over the shared Internet infrastructure. Virtual Private Networks: Technologies and Solutions is a comprehensive, practical guide to VPNs.
VPN Fundamentals includes VPN concepts and architectures, an in-depth examination of advanced features and functions such as tunneling, authentication, access control, VPN gateways, VPN clients, and VPN network and service management.
This course presents the various technology components, concrete solutions, and best practices you need to deploy and manage a highly successful VPN.
MPLS stands for "Multiprotocol Label Switching".
Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is one of the central elements of next generation networks. It provides an IP-compatible, QoS-capable infrastructure that enables the convergence of voice, IP, ATM, Ethernet, and Frame Relay onto the same backbone network. MPLS can combine the intelligence and salability of routing with the reliability and manageability of traditional carrier networks. It is the key to scalable virtual private networks (VPNs) and end-to-end quality of service (QoS).This course provides an in-depth study of MPLS technology, including MPLS theory and configuration, network design issues, case studies, operations, VPN, Traffic Engineering and GMPLS (Generalized MPLS).
IPv6, or Internet Protocol Version 6, is the "next generation" protocol designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to gradually replace IPv4, the version that has been in use for nearly two decades. IPv6 overcomes some of the limitations of IPv4, such as the limited address space, while introducing a number of enhancements in areas such as routing and network autoconfiguration. IPv6 is expected to gradually replace IPv4, with the two coexisting for a number of years. With the momentum for migration to IPv6 growing worldwide, it has become an important area of study for all involved in internetworking.
This course deals with all of the key issues of implementing and configuring IPv6 networks. We will begin with a quick review of the IPv4 addressing, configuration, subnetting and routing functionality. We will then study the basics of IPv6 addressing and continue into the discussion of implementation and routing functions. We will finish up with a study of the mechanisms that facilitate the co-existence of IPv4 and IPv6.