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AFRINIC’s training programme kicks off in South Africa


 As part of AFRINIC’s commitment to improve capacity in Africa, it is conducting, beginning Monday, May 6 until Thursday May 9, a training on Internet number resources management (INRM) and IPv6 in Cape Town, South Africa. The training is being hosted by Future Perfect Corporation (Vanilla) and Dotcoza.


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 tunnelling 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 South Africa is the first in a series of ten planned in 2013. The next training workshop will be held in Addis Ababa on May 28. Other trainings are planned for Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, Lusaka in Zambia, 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.


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