BGP Basics and Introduction to RPKI

Format: Tutor-assisted online course
Language: Spanish
Duration: 60 hours
Cost: USD$179
Tutor: Mariela Rocha
Certification: LACNIC will issue an official certificate to students who successfully pass the course.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the concept of Autonomous System and the differences between internal and external routing.
  • To understand how BGP works and the purpose for which it was developed.
  • To understand why it is important for an organization to have its own routing policy.
  • To learn how to perform basic BGP configuration tasks.
  • To identify and analyze the data provided by BGP, using attributes and commands.
  • To understand the importance and applicability of BGP filtering.
  • To learn about Internet routing reliability and measures to avoid route hijacking.
  • To learn how RPKI Resource Certification works.
  • To troubleshoot basic BGP issues.
  • To learn about and implement recommended best practices for Internet routing.


  • Students will attend classes divided into different modules for six weeks, during which they will have access to audiovisual material and hands-on activities or labs. New modules or topics will be available weekly as students work through the program.
  • A forum will be provided for each topic or module. Participants will be able to communicate with their tutor as well as with their classmates, and to raise their doubts and ask any questions they may have in relation to the training and hands-on activities.
  • Students will be able to take an optional self-evaluation test at the end of each module to assess their progress.
  • Activities will start and end at 18:00 UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) on the dates specified for each module.
  • After completing the course, students must take and pass a mandatory final exam to obtain their certificate.
Lab Requirements:
  • Students should have knowledge of Linux/Unix operating systems. Labs will use virtual machines imported into VirtualBox, so knowledge of this software and virtualization is also required.
  • The VM will be implemented on a 64-bit Ubuntu operating system, running a GNS3 router simulator to build the three proposed working topologies. Quagga software routers (or FRR routers) will be implemented for the labs, so having a basic knowledge of these operating systems is recommended.
  • Minimum system requirements:
    • Core i7-type processors
    • 8GB of RAM
  • Solid knowledge of TCP/IP and internal routing protocols.

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Registration will open and close on the specified dates at 18:00 UTC.