Terrestrial network service provider Workonline Communications are to be the sponsors of a 4-day training event aimed at network engineers and systems administrators who understand how to design and build IPv4 networks. The AfriNIC Internet Resource Management & IPv6 Training Course, which is being hosted in partnership with Teraco Data Environments and AfriNIC, will take place from the 5th to the 8th of May at Coza House, Midrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

While the training is offered free of charge, with priority given to AfriNIC members, the exclusive event is only open to 35 participants. In order to get the most out of the training, participants must already understand topics such as the OSI model and the various protocols that operate at each layer, IPv4 addressing and subnetting, intra-domain routing and OSPF, fundamentals of inter-domain routing with BGP, basic network services like DHCP and DNS, and how to use the command line interfaces of key routing platforms (such as Cisco IOS).

Day 1 of the course covers: Internet Number Resources Management Fundamentals.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
– Describe the issues surrounding IPv4 depletion and the risks they pose for the continued evolution of the Internet.
– Make a good case for why NAT is bad and not a sustainable solution to the problem of IPv4 depletion.
– Plan their IP addressing needs and apply for resources from AFRINIC.
– Describe the policy development process, its importance and how to take part in it.
– Describe the structure of the Whois database and its importance.
– Identify the key objects of the Whois database and their attributes.
– Create and manipulate objects in the Whois database.
– Effect Whois database changes for allocations to customers.
– Test their new IP address allocations.

The next 3 days of the course will cover: Understanding and Deploying IPv6
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
– Design an IPv6 address scheme for their organisations.
– Configure IPv6 on Windows/Mac and Linux desktop operating systems.
– Build a routed IPv6 network using both static routing and OSPFv3.
– Configure tunnelling techniques to allow v6-capable sites talk to other v6 sites across a v4-only network.
– Brainstorm solutions to issues holding back IPv6 in their organisations.

Those interested in registering for the event can do so at the following link:
Registration is now open and will close automatically either when all 35 seats are booked, or one week before the start of the training. Selected candidates will be contacted directly and must confirm their attendance within 48 hours or else forfeit their seats.

Visit the AFRINIC training website http://learn.afrinic.net/en/ for more information about the training program and follow AfriNIC on Twitter at @AFRINICTraining.