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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.

What will you learn
  • 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

  • Dates & prices
  • Click here

Peering demystified training course contents

  • IP and routers
  • IP as glue. What is a router? How routers join networks, benefits and disadvantages of routers, default gateways, routing tables, routing protocols.

  • 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.

Learning path



Based on customer ratings

E. G. - Yahoo

"Excellent course for managers who want to understand network engineers."

S. M. - IX Reach

"Peering truly demystified."

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.