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The Nigerian Network Operators' Group (ngNOG) is the foremost capacity building activity of ICT personnel and other stakeholders in Nigerian Higher Education. In ten previous editions, the workshops have enabled learning from seasoned instructors and interaction between management and techie-level peers. ngNOG has also helped to bring global best practices to networking in Nigerian Higher Education.

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ngNOG Workshop on Network Technology offers training to those who are in the process of developing and enhancing and managing an Internet-connected network with local and international connectivity. The target audience includes mid-level and senior technical staff of research and education networks, public and private networks, commercial Internet Service Providers (ISPs), NGOs and other stakeholders. This workshop is a domestication of the AfNOG workshops held annually from 2000 to 2009 in ten different African countries, and also the Internet Society's INET workshops, held annually from 1993 to 2000 at eight locations around the world. The workshop's instructors are a team of highly skilled individuals with many years of experience operating medium to large networks both in the academic and private sector and teaching about network operations. The workshop is delivered in English in five parallel tracks (from 2007), Namely:

IT ESSENTIALS BOOTCAMP

Describe the internal components of a computer and assemble a computer system. Install and understand operating systems on computers and mobile devices. Connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment. Troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Setup IM services

INTERNET SERVICES

Focused on the design and operation of inhouse Email, DNS, Web, and other Internet services in ways that can scale to handle large numbers of end users. It also emphasizes ancillary services like network monitoring and authentication which should be in place for more reliable Internet services to end users.

INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE

Focused on the design and operation of networks using routers and switches in ways that can scale to handle large numbers of interconnected sites. Using live equipment as well as simulators, it covers different technologies, protocols and scenarios from the Nigerian environment.

HOSTING & DOMAIN NAME BUSINESS

Focus is on helping participants understand the business side of Internet services, common tools for managing and supporting web hosting and domain name businesses as well as the roles of global Internet coordinating bodies. It pays particular attention to the domain name system, how to acquire and resell as well as an introduction to Google Tools for business.

IT STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT

Focused on Strategic Planning and Management of ICT units and departments that provide services to network clients and users. Serves as a platform for Senior Management of large organizations to share strategies and provide input to national policy..

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

Focused on the deployment and management of software and platforms that make it possible to easily develop and aggregage web content. Also includes some web programming primers for participants without a programming background. .

APPROPRIATE POWER TECHNOLOGY

focused on Energy Planning, backups, and alternative power technologies for networks in energy-challenged environments. .

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION

Features the installation and administration of FreeBSD Unix and Ubuntu Linux operating systems as platforms from delivery of Internet services . Also covers the basic concepts to make newbies more comfortable in the Unix/Linux environment.

The Nigerian Network Operators' Group (ngNOG) workshops

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Abuja, Nigeria Sunday October 29 - Saturday November 4, 2017

This workshop is a domestication of the AfNOG workshops held annually from 2000 in different African countries, and also the Internet Society's INET workshops, held annually from 1993 to 2000 at eight locations around the world. The workshop's instructors are a team of highly skilled individuals with many years of experience operating medium to large networks both in the academic and private sector and teaching about network operations.

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