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Peering demystified

A 1 day training course

Peering demystified training course description

A concise overview course covering The Internet and peering. Particular emphasis is placed on the structure of the Internet, how IXs benefit the Internet, IX architectures, peering and the technical buzzwords behind the IX services.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Describe the structure of the Internet
  • Explain the role of RIPE, ARIN and IXs in the Internet
  • Explain how IXs connect ISPs and the benefits of using IXs.
  • Describe peering from a technical perspective including the role of BGP and AS’s.

Peering demystified training course details

Who will benefit:
Non technical staff working for Internet companies.
Prerequisites:
None.
Duration:
1 day

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Peering demystified training course contents

Addressing
IP address format, rules of IP addressing, where to get IP addresses. Subnetting and groups of IP addresses.

The Internet
What is the Internet? The big picture, IP basics, registering IP addresses, DNS and registering domain names, whois, The IAB, IANA, ICANN, RIPE and other Internet organisations.

ISPs
Top ISPs, Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 ISPs, backbone providers, circuit providers, content providers, virtual ISPs, the internal network of ISPs. Customer connections to ISPs (DSL, Leased lines, MPLS…)

ISP to ISP connections: Peering points
Public peering versus private peering, NAPs, Internet Exchanges, Metropolitan Area Exchanges, LINX, other major peering points, the geography of the Internet. BGP and ASNs. How to peer. IRRs.

IX architecture
Ethernet switching.

IX services
IPv4, IPv6 ports. Multicast. Traffic stats. Looking glass. DNS root servers.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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