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RIPE NCC Academy: Nurturing Internet Professionals

The RIPE NCC Academy stands as a beacon for Internet professionals seeking flexible and accessible learning. With a focus on self-paced, online courses, the academy offers a diverse curriculum covering crucial aspects of Internet networking.

Free open courses

Free and open to all, the courses cater to professionals and students alike, ensuring inclusivity in the pursuit of knowledge. The Academy also provides certification opportunities, allowing individuals to validate their expertise through RIPE NCC Certified Professionals exams. Courses span vital domains:

  • Internet Governance: Participants delve into the processes shaping the Internet and learn how to actively engage in governance events.
  • BGP Security: Explore vulnerabilities in BGP and adopt recommended security measures to safeguard networks.
  • IPv6 Security: Develop strategies to fortify IPv6 infrastructure against prevalent threats.
  • IPv6 Fundamentals: Gain foundational insights into IPv6 addressing, subnetting, and best practices.
  • RIPE Database: Learn effective navigation and utilisation, earning the RIPE Database Associate badge.

Microlearning for quick insights

Microlearning offers quick insights into essential concepts in under 15 minutes. Topics include RPKI, Ping, Traceroute, and Packet Switching among others, catering to busy professionals seeking efficient knowledge enhancement. For those aspiring to leadership roles, the RIPE Working Group Chair Course prepares individuals to lead discussions, coordinate meetings, and foster collaboration within RIPE Working Groups.

Getting started

You can get started by creating a free RIPE NCC Access account and enrolling in the course of your choice in the RIPE NCC Academy.

Get certified

These online exams provide verifiable digital badges, demonstrating your proficiency in critical areas of Internet networking. Each badge signifies specialised knowledge and contributes to your credibility in the dynamic field of Internet technology:

  • RIPE Database Associate: Candidates who hold this certification have demonstrated the ability to update and register data in the RIPE Database. These candidates can use different flags to query IP address space (IPv4 and IPv6), as well as register assignments and sub-allocations by applying authority delegation mechanisms. They can also register routing policies, and set-up reverse delegation.
  • IPv6 Fundamentals - Analyst: An IPv6 Fundamentals – Analyst is proficient in calculating IPv6 subnets according to current best practices and creating IPv6 addressing plans. Candidates who hold this certification have demonstrated the ability to identify and describe how the different IPv6 supporting protocols work and impact their networks. These candidates can also identify different types of transition mechanisms, as well as the reasons to migrate from IPv4 to IPv6.
  • IPv6 Security Expert: An IPv6 Security Expert is capable of designing a high-level strategy to protect an IPv6 network against common threats. A holder of this badge has demonstrated the ability to identify and analyse common IPv6 security threats and their impact, and create a plan to counter them. An IPv6 Security Expert has shown their ability to assess the security of an IPv6 network, and to make use of the latest information about IPv6 network vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques.
  • BGP Security Associate: A BGP Security Associate can choose the appropriate security measures to protect networks against common threats. They contribute to global routing security by making Internet routing more secure and reliable. A holder of this badge has demonstrated the ability to identify and analyse the security vulnerabilities of BGP, how those vulnerabilities can be exploited accidentally or maliciously, their impact on the Internet and how to mitigate the effects of those BGP incidents.

Training Offer Details

Target audience
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Basic programmes and qualifications
Target language
Geographical sphere
International initiative
Typology of training opportunties
Learning activity
e-learning coursework
Assessment type
Training duration
Is this course free
Is the certificate / credential free
Part time intensive
Self-paced course