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.

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Take a look at the learning resources you can use to study for the exam. This includes an overview containing links to the relevant topics in the BGP Security online course in the RIPE NCC Academy and relevant webinars.

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Requirements to earn the BGP Security Associate Badge

The BGP Security Associate badge can be earned by successfully completing the BGP Security Associate Exam. The exam takes place online. You will be asked to answer 50 questions during the exam. To pass the exam, you must score a minimum of 70% on the exam.

This exam certifies the ability to:

  • Evaluate the security vulnerabilities of BGP Internet routing
  • Implement security measures for protecting BGP speakers and BGP sessions
  • Identify best current practices for BGP route filtering
  • Register information in the Internet Routing Registry (IRR) system
  • Implement RPKI and use its data to validate BGP announcements

Recommended Knowledge

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, routing protocols
  • Ability to describe common BGP security threats and mitigation techniques
  • Experience with creating and updating objects in the RIPE Database
  • Familiarity with BGP filtering concepts
  • General knowledge about RPKI deployment and BGP Origin Validation

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