Course Code: BPIPA200

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Brocade Professional IP Administrator


BrocadeThis course provides an in-depth study of the Brocade Ethernet Switch/Router family of products and how they are utilized in an enterprise network. The course covers core competencies of configuration, operations and maintenance of Brocade IP products including the FCX, ICX and MLX family of devices. This course also covers core L2/L3 protocol configurations including STP family, OSPF, BGP, QoS, and Brocade proprietary protocols and technology including MCT, VRRPe and FDP. Additional topics include the IPv6 protocol and Software Defined Networking (SDN) functions including Openflow,Netconf and Yang.


Before taking this course, students should have working knowledge of:

  • Brocade Protocol Foundations Certification
  • Equivalent multi-vendor certification of(Cisco, Juniper, Net10, Arista, HP) IP/Ethernet environment

  • Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Module 2: Brocade IP Hardware
  • Module 3: Access and Stacking
  • Lab 3: Admin Fundamentals and Switch Stacking
  • Module 4: VLAN and Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs)
  • Lab 4: Link Aggregation Groups and VLANs
  • Module 5: Spanning Tree Protocols
  • Lab 5:Rapid Spanning Tree
  • Module 6: Multi-Chassis Trunking
  • Lab 6: Multi-Chassis Trunking
  • Module 7: Layer 2 Discovery Protocols
  • Module 8: Layer 1/2 Troubleshooting
  • Module 9: Layer 3 Fundamental
  • Module 10: Layer 3 Redundancy
  • Lab 10: Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol Enhanced
  • Module 11: Routing Protocols
  • Lab 11a:OSPF Adjacency
  • Lab 11b:OSPF Partitioning and Redistribution into BGP1
  • Lab 11c:Summarization and Area Types
  • Module 12: Monitoring and Management
  • Module 13:Software Management
  • Module 14:Power over Ethernet
  • Module 15:Multicast
  • Module 16:Quality of Service
  • Module 17:Software Defined Networking Functions

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe Brocade IP hardware
  • Configure and implement management protocols on Brocade equipment
  • Configure and implement monitoring and reporting features on Brocade equipment including syslogs and sFlow
  • Perform hardware troubleshooting and support functions on Brocade IP devices
  • Perform firmware upgrades on Brocade IP 1u/2u rack and chassis devices
  • Configure, implement, and maintain Layer 2 STP protocols (RSTP, MSTP, PVST)
  • Configure and manage VLANs, Virtual Ethernet routed interfaces, topology groups, and Q-in-Q
  • Configure, deploy and maintain Link Aggregation Groups(LAGS)
  • Describe, configure, and maintain Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT)
  • Integrate MCT with VRRPe for redundancy
  • Identify PoE-capable Brocade products
  • Configure and manage Brocade switches in a PoE environment
  • Configure, implement, and maintain Layer 3 routing protocols (OSPF and BGP)
  • Discuss BGP4 Neighboring adjacencies and troubleshooting
  • Configure basic BGP peering and route advertising
  • Configure, implement, and maintain QoS on Brocade IP products
  • Configure SDN functions including Openflow and Netconf using Yang on Brocade IP devices
Target Audience

This course is designed for network administrators, system administrators, network architects, systems engineers, and technical support engineers who are involved with advanced installation,configuration, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting of Brocade Layer 2/3 products.

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