UNIX/Linux, Networking and DNS Online Course

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this course is being provided by ISOC.


The Internet Society invites engineers from Africa to participate in an intensive online course titled “Introduction to Network Operations: UNIX/LINUX, Networking and DNS” This course focuses on basic UNIX/Linux and Networking skills. It is intended for newcomers to UNIX/Linux and Networking. The course is practically oriented and guides the trainee step by step on how to setup a working UNIX/Linux server, connect it to the Internet and then run a Caching Domain Name System (DNS) server in a Virtualized environment.
The techniques covered in the course are applicable in real world environments to setup Internet-ready caching DNS servers. Trainees who complete the course will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion.
Trainees will also be provided a remote server to carry out the hands on parts of the course and the exercises.
More info at: https://www.internetsociety.org/inforum/network-operations/

Course Timetable

The course follows the following schedule:

 Week 1:
	- Introduction to UNIX and Linux – Theory 
	58 slides of theory content
	One assignment (marked by Moderator)

	- Networking Overview and Working with FreeBSD Ports – Hands On and Theory 
	Mandatory Online Call
	86 slides of theory content
	One quiz (automatically marked on the platform)

 Week 2:	
	– Working with UNIX Shell - Hands On and Theory 
	53 slides of theory content
	One Assignment (marked by Moderator)
	– VIM Editor and Intro to DNS - Hands On and Theory 
	82 slides of theory content 
	One Assignment (marked by Moderator)

 Week 3:
       – The Domain Name System - Hands On and Theory
	23 slides of theory content
	Final Mandatory Call
	One Quiz (automatically marked on the platform)
	Final Assignment (marked by Moderator)
	Course feedback survey

Who Should Attend

Novice/entry level network engineers and system administrators (from Africa) who are interested in learning about UNIX/Linux, Networking and DNS.
The course is targeted at upcoming network engineers and system administrators from Research Education Networks (RENs), Network Operator Groups, Universities, ccTLD registries or Internet Service Providers (in Africa).

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Language of instruction will be English.

Moderation and Online Support

This course will be moderated by Eng. Manhal Mohamed. and assisted by Eng. Abdulrahman Mohammed Hassan.
Online remote support is available via Email or Telegram and also via Jitsi meet

Offline Content

Offline training materials are available and are frequently updated.

Registration Form