Companies that fail to properly identify and prioritize their applications often do not operate effectively. This course will teach you how to develop network Quality of Service (QoS) designs across a variety of environments.
Developing QoS designs is the first step in building an equitable IT infrastructure that gives each application the treatment it requires, based on a company's unique requirements. In this course, Designing QoS for IP and MPLS Networks, you’ll learn about the broad QoS strategies that exist for solving this complex problem. First, you’ll compare IntServ and DiffServ, and learn why only one of them is commonly deployed today. Next, you’ll discover the breadth and depth of the DiffServ toolset, including classification and marking, queuing and scheduling, and traffic conditioning. Finally, you’ll learn how to leverage those DiffServ tools to develop vendor-neutral QoS designs in campus, Internet edge, Wide Area Network (WAN), and Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) carrier environments. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of a QoS designer needed to analyze requirements and build architectures that network engineers can implement.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Nick Russo, and welcome to my Designing QoS for IP and MPLS Networks course. I've developed an‑action packed scenario involving a large network, including both enterprise and service‑provider devices to exercise the full range of QoS features across a variety of business cases. Our primary goal is to analyze requirements and develop designs. I'll teach you the following skills. QoS fundamentals, such as DiffServ traffic classes, DSCP values, and per‑hop behaviors according to current network standards, common QoS tools, such as classification and marking, queuing and scheduling, and traffic conditioning, and developing realistic, relatable designs in the campus, internet edge, WAN, and MPLS carrier networks. After completing this course, you'll have the architectural knowledge to develop QoS architectures that engineers can later implement on the network. Before beginning this course, you don't need any QoS skills, but you do need to understand core networking skills like routing and switching, WAN tunneling techniques, and MPLS fundamentals. This Cisco enterprise networks course will get you most of the way there. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Designing QoS for IP and MPLS Networks, at Pluralsight.