10-14 October 2016
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Africa/Ouagadougou timezone

5-day DNSSEC awareness and hands on-training workshop on resilient DNS infrastructure which includes a refresher on guiding principles and best practices for building campus networks.

Participants will:

  • revisit requirements for building highly available and reliable campus networks with the hierarchical network model and best current practices.
  • be able to explain and demonstrate concept of DNS as critical part of Internet infrastructure, configure nameservers and manage forward and reverse zones
  • be able to explain DNS protocol vulnerabilities, DNS Security and DNSSEC concepts
  • acquire hands-on experience with DNSSEC and plan for deployment

Target Audience
Network/systems administrators and engineers from campus networks and NRENs






Requirements: A laptop with wireless capability, understanding of network design concepts and a knowledge of UNIX/Linux and the Domain Name System

Language:  Conducted in English with bilingual trainers


  • All participants will have to secure funds for their travel, including visa fees where applicable.
  • International participants will be provided with free accommodation (from 9 October to 14 October 2016)
  • Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided for all participants for the duration of the workshop.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Salle NCRI
Université de Ouaga 1

The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Burkina Faso Research and Education Network (FasoREN) and the University of Ougadougou with the support of the AfricaConnect2 project, the World Bank and ARCEP.