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Study guide: Offering MPLS services

Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) technology is being requested more and more by enterprises and companies that need their networks to work more efficiently. In this study guide, we'll test your knowledge of MPLS services, including the security of MPLS VPNs, MPLS when working with VoIP, and even the history of MPLS.

By Elaine J. Hom, Associate Editor

Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) technology is being requested more and more by enterprises and companies that need their networks to work more efficiently. MPLS works by setting up a specific path for a given sequence of packets, identified by the label put in each packet. This saves the time needed for a router to look up the address for the next node to which to forward the packet, thus increasing the efficiency of the network. By knowing how to offer MPLS services, any networking solution provider can bolster its profits and score lucrative managed services contracts.

In this study guide, we'll test your knowledge of MPLS services, including the security of MPLS VPNs, MPLS when working with VoIP, and even its history. You'll gain a better understanding of why customers opt for service providers or carriers when it comes to this kind of service. Each question is packaged with an MPLS resource to further your knowledge of the topic and help you understand the answer to the question. Check out SearchEnterpriseWAN's overview for more information on MPLS technology.

This was last published in November 2009

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