Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

extendend level / technicians

The course deals with principles of establishing virtual private networks as well as mechanisms and protocols for their realization. The course focuses on deployment of virtual private networks and its respective services by means of MPLS-based internet networks. The practical part of the course includes configuration and demonstration of advanced use of virtual private networks mechanisms on network equipment.


  • Mechanisms and concepts of VPN
  • MPLS-based VPN networks
  • L2 MPLS VPN principles
  • Services: VPWS, VPLS and IPLS
  • L3 MPLS VPN principles
  • Services BGP/MPLS and VR
  • IPSec-based VPN networks
  • L2TPv3-based VPN networks
  • Comparison of MPLS, IPSec and L2TPv3 solutions
  • MPLS parameter configuration on a router
  • Demo presentation of IPsec, SSL and BGP/MPLS VPN operation
  • Configuration of BGP/MPLS VPN operation

Target group

  • R&D specialists
  • Network designers & integrators
  • Network/system administrators & operators
  • Professional services & consultants


After completing the course you will:

  • become familiar with protocols, mechanisms and basic concepts of VPN
  • comprehend L2/L3VPN networks based on MPLS
  • comprehend VPN networks based on IPsec and L2TPv3
  • be able to configure VPN parameters on network equipment
Status:Closing date exceeded
Duration:1 day
Tutor:Andrej Kos, Janez Sterle, Luka Koršič
Location: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko
Tržaška 25
1000 Ljubljana
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Status: Closing date exceeded