Multicast Basics

Code: RS12Technology: InfrastructureVendor: ALEFDifficulty: Advanced


The course is designed for candidates who need to have theoretical and practical knowledge to implement multicast in IP networks. It focuses on obtaining the necessary foundations for multicast, which can then be extended by additional training Advanced Multicast.

Duration in days:



Knowledge of internetworking, TCP/IP, IPv4 routing protocols and configuration of Cisco routers in the range of training A0, A1/ICND1 & ICND2.


  • Introduction to Multicast
    • Why multicast, advantages & disadvantages, applications, conceptual model, addressing
  • Multicast Forwarding
    • RPF check, distribution trees, multicast routing protocols review
  • Group Management
    • IGMPv1 - 3 review
  • Layer 2 Multicast
    • MAC address mapping, switch forwarding, CGMP, IGMP snooping, RGMP, PIM snooping
  • PIM Dense Mode
    • Adjacency, distribution tree creation, pruning, grafting, state-refresh, implementation
    • troubleshooting; debug commands, mtrace, mstat
  • PIM Sparse Mode
    • Sender registration, switchover, states, joining, pruning, implementation, troubleshooting
  • RP
    • Static, AutoRP, BSR, Anycast RP, tunning RP
  • PIM Protocol Extensions
    • Source Specific Multicast


Participants will receive a copy of the presentation.

Technical equipment

Cisco ISR G1 series routers, 2800.

Current dates

Location / Language
996,00 €
Ljubljana /
996,00 €
Prague /
996,00 €
Budapest /
996,00 €
Belgrade /
996,00 €
Zagreb /
996,00 €
Bratislava /
996,00 €
Prague /

Follow-up courses

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Training rooms

ALEF operates with training rooms match submarine's style to unexpected, unusual while still being smart and available to work in. We have several type of rooms for small groups and up to larger rooms with modern technical equipment and supportive technologies we provide.

We also deliver the high-quality multimedia sharing for efficient, effective virtual communication on a global scale. In the Competence Center is also available Spark Board. Cisco Sparkboard integrates the most common tools needed for team collaboration in physical meeting rooms into a single elegant device. It also combines white board, video or audio conference features.

All ALEF training centres operates with testing centre that provides full acess to take an exam and get certificate provided by our vendors. ALEF provides to our customer complete management and administration.

Training rooms – Bratislava

Training rooms – Prague

Training rooms – Budapest

Team of instructors

Our team, consisting of more than 50 lecturers, offers a full range of technologies in the area of routing and switching, security, collaboration and data centres.

The uniqueness of our lecturers lies mainly in the fact that they have extensive practical experience from various projects. They can thus respond very flexibly to any question or comment from the students. The lecturers pass their practical knowledge on to the participants of the trainings. Thanks to the synergy of the reliable operation of the company and years of experience, we have been able to respond flexibly to the upcoming changes in Cisco specializations, so we can guarantee a wide range of certified courses that will allow you and your colleagues to acquire the necessary know-how for the subsequent certification tests.

In addition to the certified trainings, we offer special courses that are focused primarily on the development of the necessary configuration skills.

5000 +





Certified lecturers




The uniqueness of our training is to transfer knowledge both on theoretical and practical level.

Among the largest customers include: T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange, Telefonica O2, Škoda Auto, Peugeot Citroën Automobiles, Siemens, Magyar Telekom and others.

Our training customers include:

  • Škoda Auto
  • Siemens
  • Peugeot Citroën Automobiles
  • Vodafone
  • Raiffeisen Bank
  • ERSTE Bank
  • Hewlett – Packard Slovakia
  • IBM Slovensko
  • Orange Slovensko
  • Telefónica O2 Czech Republic,a.s.
  • AT&T Global Network Services Slovakia
  • T-Mobile Slovensko
  • U.S.Steel Košice
  • VOLKSWAGEN Slovakia
  • Magyar Telekom Nyrt
  • MÁV Zrt


Collaboration with our partners is an essential part of our growth and success.

CiscoCisco is the largest provider of networking technologies in the world that are the basis of data, voice and video communications on the Internet and corporate computer networks. ALEFs partnership with Cisco has multiple levels. In the area of solution implementation it is a Cisco Gold Partner, in the area of education it is a Specialized Cisco Learning Partner.

NetappNetApp is a world leader in storage and management dat. Due to continuous investment in the development of their solutions able since 1992 to hold long-term leadership in introducing innovative approaches.

IronPortIronPort je dodávateľom unikátnej technológie, v súčasnosti patriacej do portfólia Cisco Systems, ktorá sa zameriava na e-mailovú a webovú bezpečnosť. Alef je jediným distribútorom IronPortu v Českej republike a na Slovensku, ako jediný prevádzkuje IronPort Authorized Training Center v Českej a Slovenskej republike.

f5F5 Networks is the global leader in solutions for the secure distribution and management of communications traffic applications. F5 provides comprehensive solutions focused on acceleration, security and availability of applications to maximize the user experience.

vmware VMware is one of the largest providers of virtualization software in the world. ALEF partnership consists primarily of activities within the scope of Cisco Data center specialization. ALEF Training also offers a special Vmware course for the administration of end stations.

Pearson VUE is a global certificate authority, which offers a portfolio of several hundred tests in the field of information-communications technology. It covers the technology company Cisco Systems, VMware, Adobe, Citrix, CompTIA or Tanberg. The test centers of their partner Pearson VUE puts stringent requirements to meet ALEF Training.

gopasThe GOPAS Computer School is the largest information technology training provider on the Czech and Slovak markets. The technical courses are attended annually by almost 30,000 students, most of them IT specialists. Despite operating on a relatively small market, GOPAS is among major IT training providers in Europe.

goodeaGoodea Company is engaged in consulting and educational activities.


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DIČ: CZ 61858579

Tel.: +420 225 090 240
Fax: +420 225 090 112

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ALEF Distribution SK, s.r.o.
Galvaniho Business Centrum IV
Galvaniho 17/C
821 04 Bratislava 2

Tel.: +421 (2) 4920 3819
Fax: +421 (2) 4920 3899

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ALEF Distribution HU Kft.
Váci út 30. 3. emelet
1132 Budapest

Tel.: +36 1 4895134
 +36 1 4895143

GPS: 47.515077, 19.058967

ALEF Distribucija, d.o.o.
Ulica grada Vukovara 284
10 000 Zagreb

Matični broj: 130045874
OIB: 45774891519

Tel.: +38516459215

Koordinata: 45.802481, 16.012474

ALEF Distribucija SI, d.o.o.
Tehnološki park 24
1000 Ljubljana

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ALEF Distribucija Adria, d.o.o.
Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 10L
11070 Novi Beograd

Matični: 21099317 
PIB: 108950330 
Tel: +381 11 4240521