Correctly deploying an existing technical design is what separates ideas from reality. This course will teach you how to implement and validate network Quality of Service (QoS) designs across a variety of environments.
After developing comprehensive QoS designs to meet business needs, engineers need to configure those policies in the network, and ensure that they are working as intended. In this course, Implementing and Validating QoS Designs, you’ll learn how to deploy complex and nuanced classification policies that mark IP packets for QoS treatment on ingress. Next, you’ll discover the proper techniques for allocating bandwidth to various types of network flows, ensuring equitable treatment for business critical applications based on their performance specifications. Finally, you’ll learn how to apply traffic conditioners, such as policers and shapers, to slow down the flow of traffic, achieving the desired transmission rates required by your business, or that of your partners, customers, and providers. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of a QoS engineer needed to implement QoS policies and validate their functionality in the network.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Nick Russo, and welcome to my Implementing and Validating QoS Designs course. This course is the second one in a short series that teaches you to develop QoS designs, then configure them in a live network based on real‑life business scenarios from my professional consulting experiences. Specifically, we'll implement four different business cases, traffic classification, marking, and policing for campus clients and extranets, granular queuing and shaping at the internet edge, WAN overlay QoS with per‑site queuing and shaping, and MPLS QoS ingress and egress techniques for service providers. After completing this course, you'll know how to implement and validate detailed QoS designs in enterprise and MPLS carrier networks on Cisco IoS. Before beginning this course, I strongly recommend viewing the Designing QoS for IP and MPLS Networks course. In that course, we develop the four relevant QoS designs based on business requirements and technical constraints. It's the prequel to the story and provides important context for this course. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Implementing and Validating QoS Designs at Pluralsight.