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QOS Implementing Cisco Quality of Service

Course Details

NameQOS Implementing Cisco Quality of Service
DescriptionOverview This course is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of IP QoS requirements, conceptual models using Differentiated Services (Diffserv), Integrated Services (IntServ) and Best Effort (over provisioning), and the implementation of IP QoS on Cisco IOS switch and router platforms. Case studies and lab exercises included in the course help students to apply the concepts mastered in individual modules to real-life scenarios. Pre-Requisites Delegates are required to meet the following prerequisites: Delegates are required to hold a valid CCNA to attend this course Attendance of the BGP is alsorecommended before delegates attend this course. Objectives At the end of the course delegates will be able to;- Explain the need to implement QoS and explain methods for implementing and managing QoS Identify and describe different models used for ensuring QoS in a network and explain key IP QoS mechanisms used to implement these models Explain the use of MQC and AutoQoS to implement QoS on the network. Classify and Mark network traffic in order to implement a defined QoS Policy Use Cisco queuing mechanisms to manage network congestion Use Cisco QoS congestion avoidance mechanisms to reduce the effects of congestion on the network. Use Cisco QoS traffic policing and traffic shaping mechanisms to effectively limit the rate of network traffic. Target Audience This course is aimed at network designers and engineers responsible for implementation and management of IP QoS and students seeking Cisco CCIP & CCVP Certification. Certification Recommended as preparation for exam(s): 642-642 QOS - Implementing Cisco QOS Follow on Courses MPLS – Implementing Cisco MPLS CVOICE - Cisco Voice over IP CIPT1 - Cisco IP Telephony Part 1 CIPT2 - Cisco IP Telephony Part 2 TUC - Troubleshooting Unified Comms GWGK - Implementing Cisco Voice Gateways and Gatekeepers QoS is part of the Cisco Professional Level IP and Voice Certifications as well as the Cisco Qualified Specialist Voice Specialisations.
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This Implementing Cisco Quality of Service (QOS) course provides learners with an in-depth knowledge of QoS requirements, conceptual QoS models such as best effort, IntServ, and DiffServ are all reviewed along with the best practices for a QoSi mplementation on Cisco platforms. The curriculum covers the theory of QoS, design issues, and configuration of various QoS mechanisms to facilitate the creation of effective administrative policies providing QoS.

Case studies and lab exercises included in the course help learners to apply the concepts from the individual modules to real-life scenarios.Learners are provided with design and usage rule for advanced QoS features, giving them the opportunity to design and implement efficient, optimal, and trouble-free multiservice networks.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at pre-and post-sales technical engineers responsible for designing, implementing, or troubleshooting networks and network architects responsible for designing multiservice networks to carry voice, video, and data traffic in enterprise or service provider environments.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the need for QoS, describe the fundamentals of QoS policy, identify and describe the different models that are used for ensuring QoS in a network.
  • Explain the use of MQC and AutoQoS to implement QoS on the network and describe some of the mechanisms used to monitor QoS implementations.
  • Given a converged network and a policy defining QoS requirements, classify and mark network traffic in order to implement the policy.
  • Use Cisco queuing mechanisms to manage network congestion
  • Use Cisco QoS congestion avoidance mechanisms to reduce the effects of congestion on the network.
  • Use Cisco QoS traffic policing and traffic shaping mechanisms to effectively limit the rate of network traffic
  • Use Cisco link efficiency mechanisms to improve the bandwidth efficiency of low-speed WAN links
  • Describe the recommended best practices and methods used for end-to-end QoS deployment in the enterprise.


  • Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

    • Valid CCNA (ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNAX)

Course Content

Introduction to QoS

  • Review Converged Networks 
  • Understand QoS 
  • Describe Best-Effort and Integrated Services Models 
  • Describe the Differentiated Services Model

Implement and Monitor QoS

  • MQC Introduction 
  • Monitor QoS 
  • Define Campus AutoQoS 
  • Define WAN AutoQoS

Classification and Marking

  • Classification and Marking Overview 
  • MQC for Classification and Marking 
  • NBAR for Classification 
  • Use of QoS Preclassify 
  • Campus Classification and Marking

Congestion Management

  • Queuing Introduction 
  • Configure WFQ 
  • Configure CBWFQ and LLQ 
  • Configure Campus Congestion Management

Congestion Avoidance

  • Congestion Avoidance Introduction 
  • Configure Class-Based WRED 
  • Configure ECN 
  • Describe Campus-Based Congestion Avoidance

Traffic Policing and Shaping

  • Traffic Policing and Shaping Overview 
  • Configure Class-Based Policing 
  • Campus Policing 
  • Configure Class-Based Shaping 
  • Configure Class-Based Shaping on Frame Relay Interfaces 
  • Configure Frame Relay Voice-Adaptive Traffic Shaping and Fragmentation

Link Efficiency Mechanisms

  • Link Efficiency Mechanisms Overview 
  • Configure Class-Based Header Compression 
  • Configure LFI

Deploying End-to-End QoS

  • Apply Best Practices for QoS Policy Design 
  • End-to-End QoS Deployments


  • Lab 2-1: IP SLA Setup and QoS Baseline Measurement 
  • Lab 2-2: Configuring QoS with Cisco AutoQoS 
  • Case Study 3-1: Classification and Marking 
  • Lab 3-2: Classification and Marking Using MQC 
  • Lab 3-3: Using NBAR for Classification 
  • Lab 3-4: Configuring QoS Preclassify 
  • Lab 3-5: Campus Classification and Marking Using MQC 
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring Fair Queuing 
  • Lab 4-2: Configuring LLQ-CBWFQ 
  • Lab 4-3: Configuring Campus-Based Queuing Mechanisms 
  • Case Study 5-1: WRED Traffic Profiles 
  • Lab 5-2: Configuring DSCP-Based WRED

Wokingham - Mulberry Business Park


How to find us

The centre is a 10-15 minute walk from Wokingham railway station.

Centre Access

The centre is open between 08:30 and 17:30 on working days. Upon arrival, please ring the buzzer at the front door. The reception staff will admit you to the training centre. The training rooms are located on the ground floor of the building. All floors are accessible via a lift or staircase. Disabled toilets are available on the ground floor.


Most courses begin at 09:30 on the first morning. Please register with reception on the first floor. To maintain building security and comply with health and safety legislation, delegates will be asked to sign in on a daily basis.


Lunch is provided at the training centre. There will be a selection to suit individuals’ needs. Refreshments are provided during breaks and consist of a selection of hot drinks and biscuits. If you have any allergies or special requirements, please get in touch with us in advance.

Internet Access

Wi-Fi available throughout the training centre and internet café computers are available in the delegate area on the first floor.


Fishponds Road
RG41 2GY



Location Details

  • 15 min walk to Wokingham Railway Station
  • Situated on the Waterloo - Reading line and Gatwick- Reading line
  • Exit the M4 at Junction 10 onto the A329M towards Wokingham/Bracknell


There is dedicated onsite parking available for delegates.

version 2.5 as at 15 may 2015

  • Recommended preparation for exam(s):

    • 642-642-QoS - Implementing Cisco QoS

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