Cisco Training: The Complete QoS Course

Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course The Complete QoS Course (Cisco Training) is an exploration of QoS on Cisco routers & switches. The training includes router & switch configuration for traffic classification, policing & shaping, queuing & scheduling and more. You learn to configure Cisco routers & Layer 3 switches so that the right traffic is prioritized at the right time.

Course Dates and Pricing

Jun 12 - 14, 2024$3,350.00Jul 17 - 19, 2024$3,350.00Aug 14 - 16, 2024$3,350.00Sep 18 - 20, 2024$3,350.00Oct 16 - 18, 2024$3,350.00Nov 13 - 15, 2024$3,350.00

Course Outline

QOS Tools and Fundamentals

Classifiers and Classes of Service
Metering and Coloring
The Shaper Function
Comparing Policing and Shaping
About Queues
Delay and Jitter
Packet Loss


Defining the Classes of Service
Classes of Service and Queues Mapping
Inherent Delay Factors
Congestion Points
Trust Borders
Granularity Levels
Control Traffic

Special Traffic Types and Networks

Layer 4 Transport Protocols: UDP and TCP
Data Center
Real-Time Traffic


Packet QOS Markings
Inbound Interface Information
Deep Packet Inspection
Choosing Classifiers
The QOS Network Perspective
Mixing Different QOS Realms

Policing and Shaping

Token Buckets
Traffic Bursts
Dual Rate Token Buckets
Shapers and Leaky Buckets
Excess Traffic and Oversubscription
Comparing and Applying Policer and Shaper Tools

Queuing and Scheduling

Queuing and Scheduling Concepts
Packets and Cellification
Different Types of Queuing Disciplines
Hierarchical Scheduling
Queue Lengths and Buffer Size
Dynamically Sized versus Fixed Size Queue Buffers

The VPLS Case Study

High Level Case Study Overview
Virtual Private Networks
Service Overview
Service Technical Implementation
Network Internals
Classes of Service and Queue Mapping
Classification and Trust Borders
Admission Control
Rewrite Rules
Absorbing Traffic Bursts at the Egress
Queues and Scheduling at Core Facing Interfaces
Queues and Scheduling at Customer Facing Interfaces
Tracing a Packet through the Network
Adding More Services
Multicast Traffic
Using Bandwidth Reservations

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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