Vendor: Cisco
Mode: Classroom or Virtual Classroom with Instructor
Level: Professional
Exam: NA
Exam at your place: NA
Duration: 5 Days
Language: German, French, Italian, English

SKU: MCAST-ILT Categories: , ,

Course Price

CHF 3'700.00

(excl. VAT)

Discount available for multiple students and dedicated classes.

Course Schedule
Ask for more dates, other languages or a different delivery mode as needed and we will do our best to meet your needs.
LanguageModeStart Date
GermanVirtual Class or ClassroomOn request
FrenchVirtual Class or ClassroomOn request
ItalianVirtual Class or ClassroomOn request
EnglishVirtual Class or ClassroomOn request

What you’ll learn

The Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST) training is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of IP multicasting. This includes exploring multicast applications, sources, receivers, group management, and IP multicast routing protocols, specifically Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM), which is employed within a single administrative domain. Participants will delve into topics such as challenges in switched LAN environments, reliable IP multicasting, and technical solutions tailored for straightforward IP multicast deployments within provider or customer networks.

The training covers essential aspects, including configuration and troubleshooting guidelines for the implementation of IP multicast on Cisco® routers. Through a series of hands-on labs, participants gain practical experience, preparing them to successfully deploy IP multicast in real-world scenarios.

Technology areas

  • Networking

Who should enroll

  • Network professionals
  • Systems engineers
  • Partners
  • Customers

Training overview


After taking this training, you should be able to:

  • Describe IP multicast services
  • Identify IP multicast issues on a data link layer
  • Explain why Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) is the most current scalable IP multicast routing protocol
  • Describe Rendezvous Point (RP) distribution solutions
  • Recognize the drawbacks of the PIM-SM and describe two extensions to provide possible solutions
  • Explain basic concepts of Multiprotocol BGP (MP-BGP) and its use in the IP multicast environment
  • Configure and deploy Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) in the interdomain environment
  • Describe solutions to mitigate security issues in the IP multicast network
  • Describe the process of monitoring and maintaining multicast high-availability operations
  • Design multicast-related application and network solutions in customer and service provider networks


We recommend that you have the following knowledge and skills before taking this training:

  • Work experience and configuration skills for Cisco routers and LAN switches

Lab outline

  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Multicast
  • PIM-SM Protocol Basics
  • PIM-SM Protocol Mechanics and Timers
  • PIM Sparse-Dense Mode and Manual RP Configuration
  • Configuring Dynamic RP Information Distribution
  • Bidirectional PIM
  • Source-Specific Multicast
  • Anycast RP, External MP-BGP, and MSDP Peering

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