MCAST - Implementing Cisco Multicast v2.0 (MCAST)

The Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST) v2.0 course is a five-day instructor-led course covering the fundamentals of IP multicasting. These fundamentals include multicast applications, sources, receivers, group management, and IP multicast routing protocols (such as Protocol Independent Multicast [PIM]) used within a single administrative domain (intradomain). The issues of switched LAN environments and reliable IP multicasting are covered as well. The course provides technical solutions for simple deployments of IP multicast within a provider or customer network. The curriculum provides the configuration and troubleshooting guidelines for implementation of IP multicast on Cisco routers. The labs provide students with the hands-on experience that is needed to successfully deploy IP multicast.

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  • Work experience and configuration skills for Cisco routers and LAN switches
  • Cisco CCNA©_ certification
  • Knowledge gained from attending authorized Cisco course ROUTE "Implementing Cisco IP Routing"

Detailed Class Syllabus

Course Outline

Module 1: IP Multicast Concepts and Technologies
Module 2: Multicast on the LAN
Module 3: PIM Sparse Mode
Module 4: Rendezvous Point Engineering
Module 5: PIM Sparse Mode Protocol Extensions
Module 6: Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP
Module 7: Interdomain IP Multicast
Module 8: IP Multicast Security
Module 9: Multicast Optimization and High-Availability Features
Module 10: Applications of Multicast