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eROU03: BGP Basics

eROU03: BGP Basics

DeliveryeLearning (this course is conducted online)
Duration1 hour
Level of StudyIntermediate


Routing protocol defines how messages are transferred from a host to a destination within the Internet. This course will focus on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the protocol behind all inter-domain routing decisions on the Internet. The discussion will focus on the protocol features and attributes, and BGP configuration.

Target Audience:

Aimed at people who wish to advance their knowledge of IP networks.


Working knowledge of TCP/IP, networks, and routing. It is recommended that participants attend the eROU01 course prior to attending this course.

Course Outline:

  • What is BGP?
  • BGP Features
  • Path Vector Protocol
  • Autonomous System
  • Transit and Peering
  • BGP General Operation
  • iBGP amd eBGP
  • BGP Configuration

Other requirements:

  • Updated web browser with Adobe Flash Player 11 or above
  • Broadband connection running at a minimum of 256kbps or better
  • Headset (to reduce noise)

Maximum number of attendees:

50 participants per session


  • Free

All eLearning courses are free of charge for participants, with priority given to APNIC Members.

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