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Remote Learning Sessions

Due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, we cannot deliver our regular face-to-face training courses to our members. Instead, we have been working on converting our regular training courses to adapt them for online learning. Instead of attending a course, you can now join us for a Remote Learning Session. Each session is two hours long and can be followed remotely.

As always, you can also follow an e-learning course on the RIPE NCC Academy, or participate in our regular webinars or watch one of our training videos.

 

 

The Remote Learning Sessions

Our remote learning sessions are an opportunity to learn online with our RIPE NCC trainers about a specific topic. These two-hour sessions are held in real-time, using our webinar platform. You will be able to participate in short activities, answer quiz questions and, very importantly, you always have the chance to ask us questions as well!

Remote Learning Sessions are available for the following topics:

 

Register for the remote learning sessions and webinars

 

IPv6

Session 1: Introduction to IPv6

This session introduces the basics of IPv6 address notation, how to request IPv6 address space from the RIPE NCC and how to register inet6num objects in the RIPE Database depending on how the IPv6 space will be used.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain what are IPv6 addresses
  • Write IPv6 addresses using the IPv6 address notation recommendations
  • Request IPv6 address space from the RIPE NCC
  • Register your IPv6 address space usage in the RIPE Database

Pre-requisites:

  • Basic understanding of IP addresses
  • Basic knowledge of addressing plans

Session 2: IPv6 Host Configuration

This 2 hours session provides details about the tools available to configure IPv6 hosts, the pros and cons, and some practical information.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Design the IPv6 host configuration that best adapts to your network

Pre-requisites:

  • Basic knowledge of IPv6

 

IPv6 Security

Session 1: Basic IPv6 Protocol Security

This session provides an overview of the most relevant IPv6 security topics related to the basics of the IPv6 protocol: Basic IPv6 header, extension headers, and Addressing Architecture.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the threats related with the basics of IPv6 protocol (Basic header, extension headers, addressing)
  • Recognise the existent security solutions to protect your IPv6 network from the threats related with the basics of IPv6 protocol

Pre-requisites:

  • Basic knowledge of IPv6

Session 2: IPv6 Associated Protocols Security

This session provides an overview of the most relevant IPv6 security topics related to the protocols used in an IPv6 network: ICMPv6, NDP, and MLD.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the threats related with the IPv6 associated protocols: ICMPv6, NDP and MLD
  • Recognise the existing security solutions to protect your IPv6 network from the threats related with the IPv6 associated protocols: ICMPv6, NDP and MLD

Pre-requisites:

  • Basic knowledge of IPv6
  • IPv6 Security Session 1

Session 3: IPv6 Security Myths, Filtering and Tips

This session covers some common IPv6 security myths and IPv6 traffic filtering. It also includes some tips on having a more secure IPv6 network.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of IPv6 Security
  • Apply filtering for IPv6 packets to increase the security of a network
  • Describe the similarities between IPv4 and IPv6 network security
  • Identify the network security elements that are unique to IPv6 networks

Pre-requisites:

  • Basic knowledge of IPv6
  • IPv6 Security Sessions 1
  • IPv6 Security Sessions 2

 

BGP

Session 1: IRR and Filtering

An introduction to BGP security and the measures to prevent routing incidents.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify BGP security issues
  • Prevent BGP incidents by applying security measures
  • Register routing information in RIPE Database
  • Filter prefixes announced by BGP peers

Pre-requisites:

  • Good knowledge of TCP/IP and IP routing
  • Experience with routing protocols (IGPs, BGP)

Session 2: RPKI

Discusses RPKI concepts and includes demos to show how to implement RPKI in your network.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain what is RPKI
  • Create ROAs for your address space
  • Deploy a RPKI validator
  • Configure an RTR session between a validator and a router
  • Validate BGP announcements using RPKI data

Pre-requisites:

  • Good knowledge of TCP/IP and IP routing
  • Experience with routing protocols (IGPs, BGP)
  • We recommend that you follow "Session 1: BGP Security and Filtering" before following this session.

 

Measurements and Tools

Session 1: RIPEstat

Learn how to use RIPEstat for troubleshooting your network. Find routing information about other networks to enable decision making and troubleshooting.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot your networks using routing information about other networks
  • Make routing decisions based on RIPEstat information

Pre-requisites:

  • Basic knowledge of networks
  • How the Internet works
  • Basic knowledge of IPs, ASNs, domains
  • Knowledge of the RIPE Database

Session 2: RIPE Atlas

Monitor your network and troubleshoot in with RIPE Atlas. Create specific tailor-made measurements that suit your exact needs using API calls or the command line interface.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Monitor your network using RIPE Atlas measurements
  • Troubleshoot your network using measurements from RIPE Atlas
  • Use the RIPE Atlas command line interface and the API to create tailor-made measurements

Pre-requisites:

  • Basic knowledge of networks
  • How the Internet works
  • Basic knowledge of IP, ASN, domains
  • Familiarity with pings and traceroutes

 

Local Internet Registry

Session 1: The Ecosystem of the Internet

An introduction to the Internet Registry System, the role of a Local Internet Registry (LIR) and how RIPE policies are made.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the hierarchical distribution of IP addresses on the Internet through the Regional Internet Registry system
  • Interact with the RIPE NCC using the LIR Portal
  • Describe the impact of the RIPE community policies on network operations

Pre-requisites:

Session 2: Manage your IP Addresses and AS Numbers

How to request IP addresses and ASNs in the RIPE region, register assignments, and transfer IP addresses to/from another LIR.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Request IP addresses and ASNs from the RIPE NCC
  • Transfer IP addresses and ASNs to/from another LIR
  • Assign the IP addresses and ASNs allocated to your LIR

Pre-requisites:

 

RIPE Database

Session 1: RIPE Database Basics

An introduction to the RIPE Database, what it is and how it works. How to query and how to create/update objects.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe what is the RIPE Database and its purpose
  • Query the RIPE Database using flags and options
  • Create and update objects in the RIPE Database using Webupdates

Pre-requisites:

Basic knowledge of the following:

  • What an LIR is
  • What a database is
  • How to use a web form
  • IP addresses and AS Numbers
  • BGP
  • DNS

 

Session 2: RIPE Database Applications

How to use the RIPE Database to register PA assignments, sub-allocations, the routing registry and requesting reverse delegation.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Register PA assignments in the RIPE Database
  • Create IPv4 and IPv6 sub-allocations
  • Register objects in the RIPE Routing Registry
  • Request reverse delegation for your address space

Pre-requisites:

  • Session 1: RIPE Database Basics