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Introduction to Network Operations Online Course

Background

The Internet Society invites engineers from Africa to participate in an intensive online course titled “Introduction to Network Operations: UNIX/LINUX, Networking and DNS” aimed at entry level Network and Systems Administrators. The course is practically oriented and guides the trainee step by step on how to install and setup a working server, connect it to the Internet and then run a DNS Server in a Virtualized environment. The techniques covered in the course are applicable in real world environments. All that is needed to take the course is a PC or Laptop with a modern browser running an operating system supported by Virtual Box, an Internet connection, and dedicated time to complete the course. 

Workshop Goals and Outline

Overall objective: 

After completing the course, participants attending this course will be able to install and manage a UNIX or Linux server and use it to provide DNS Caching services on a live network. The course is aimed at participants who are technically competent but may have had little or no prior exposure to the Unix/Linux environment. The topics and concepts covered in the course include:

  • How to install a UNIX Operating System in a Virtual environment
  • Networking concepts – IPv4 and IPv6 
  • How to install 3rd party software on a UNIX or Linux platform using Software management tools
  • How to work on the UNIX/Linux shell 
  • How to edit files in UNIX and Linux and create simple scripts
  • How to build and activate a caching DNS Server and
  • Understanding the role of DNS on the Internet


Who should apply

Software Developers and Systems Administrators with a desire to learn basic Unix/Linux server Administration, DNS Server administration skills and or acquire Basic Networking skills.

Pre-requisites:

Experience in managing PCs and installing software (such as installing the 'Windows' operating system), but not necessarily Linux/Unix. Some prior Unix/Linux experience would be of great benefit but is not mandatory.

Language:

Language of instruction will be English.

 Moderation and Online Support:

Online remote support is available via Skype or Gmail Talk and also via TeamViewer

Course Duration:

The course can be completed in 1 week of dedicated time. Applicants are encouraged to take time off work to complete the course if possible. If not, successful applicants will be allowed 4 weeks to complete the course.

 Certificate of Completion

You will receive a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing the course. You will be deemed to have completed the course after:

  • Completing all 9 modules of the course in the allotted time
  • Sending a screenshot to the moderator containing specific output from your server when requested
  • Attending at least one group online call to discuss the course and your progress at a date and time to be agreed on
  • Complete the online survey at the end of the course 

Application procedure:

Registration is closed.

Application deadline:

The applications close on 12/12/2015 Applications received after this date will not be considered.

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