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AFRINIC’s training session kicks off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

As part of AFRINIC’s commitment to improve capacity in Africa, it is conducting, beginning Tuesday, 28 May 2013 until Friday 31 May, a training on Internet number resources management (INRM) and IPv6 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training is being hosted by ICT Center of Excellence.

The course aims at equipping participants with the knowledge and skills 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; and configure tunneling techniques to allow v6-capable sites talk to other v6 sites across a v4-only network.

 The course targets network engineers and systems administrators capable of understanding, designing and building IPv4 networks. Participants are expected to already understand: 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 (for example Cisco IOS).

The training in Addis Ababa is the second training course conducted by AFRINIC in 2013. The first course was held in Cape Town, South Africa, between 6th and 9th May 2013 and was attended by 27 participants from the telecommunications and Internet service organisations as well as the University of Cape Town.

The next training workshop will be held in Zambia, Lusaka, during the Africa Internet Summit 2013. Other trainings are planned for Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, Libreville in Gabon, and Cotonou in Benin. There will also be trainings in Johannesburg, South Africa, Nairobi in Kenya, Blantyre (Malawi) and Bangui in the Central African Republic.