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Introduction to Network Operations

This Course is offered in cooperation with the Internet Society ("ISOC"); the course along with all the material and training was developed by ISOC

Introduction to Network Operations: UNIX/Linux, Networking and Domain Name System (DNS)

This introductory online course targets novice/entry level UNIX/Linux users pursuing careers in Network or System Administration. The course is practically oriented and guides the trainee step by step on how to install and setup a working UNIX 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. The course was developed over 9 months, with assistance from several experts from within and outside Africa. It is a foundation course, which provides trainees with necessary skills to allow them to progress to more advanced topics in the future.

Who Should Attend

Novice/entry level network engineers and system administrators (from the Middle East and Africa), who are interested in learning about UNIX/Linux, Networking and DNS. The course targets upcoming network engineers and system administrators, Network Operator Groups, Universities, ccTLD registries and Internet Service Providers (in Africa and the Middle East)

Course Syllabus

This course is comprised of nine modules consisting of:

Networking concepts: IPv4 and IPv6
Installing 3rd party software on a UNIX or Linux platform using Software management tools
Working with the UNIX/Linux shell
Editing files in UNIX/Linux and creating simple scripts
Building and activating a caching DNS Server
Understanding the role of DNS in the Internet
Introduction to the IETF and Request For Comments (RFC)

This is a moderated course, moderated by moderators from DNS-EC and ISOC.


No prerequisites, however, interested trainees should be computer literate and comfortable with using English language.


To enroll in the course please fill in the form below, a confirmation email will be sent to the email provided in the form.

Application form

Will I get a certificate after completing this course?

Yes, printable certificates of completion are available after you meet all the criteria necessary to complete the course.

Is this course free?

Yes, this course is provided for free.

What resources will I need to complete this course?

All that is needed to take this course is a PC or Laptop with a modern browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, etc.) running an operating system supported by VirtualBox (e.g. Windows, Ubuntu, Mac OS X, etc.), an Internet connection, and dedicated time to complete the course.

How much commitment time will I need to complete the course?

At least ten (10) days of dedicated time. However, you will be allowed 30 days to complete the course.

Will this course be available in other languages?

Yes, plans are underway to translate it to French

Whom can I contact for more information about the course?

For more information, kindly contact Hadia Elminiawi Hadia@tra.gov.eg

How can I enroll?

To enroll in the course please fill in the form below, a confirmation email will be sent to the email provided in the form.

Application form

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