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Internet Exchange Point (IXP) 2.0

What is the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) 2.0 course?

This course will provide participants with an understanding of the key aspects of operating an Internet exchange point (IXP). We will cover the following areas: 1) basics and introduction of IXP operations, 2) business and strategic aspects, 3) governance, policy, and regulatory and technical aspects.

What are the course objectives?

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to establish and manage an IXP and the key building blocks that constitute a dynamic peering and interconnection ecosystem
  • Develop a good understanding of what is required to build and scale an IXP, the different governance and operating models, and the key technical aspects of running a resilient and secure platform
  • Understand the different IXP business models and how to build a growth strategy plan to take a new or existing IXP from its current development stage to the advanced stage

Who should attend this course?

  • Individuals and/or an association of community players working on the establishment of an IXP
  • Volunteers, staff, or employees of a nascent or developing IXP looking to learn how to scale its growth
  • Peering and interconnection ecosystem stakeholders such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Policy makers and regulators


  • You must have a basic understanding of how the Internet works and a good understanding of or practical experience in networking using dynamic routing protocols
  • Prior knowledge and/or experience with UNIX/Linux systems will be useful for the technical modules

How do I enroll in a course?

Self-paced tutorial

approximately 20 hours

Available in
English, French and Spanish

Offered online all year