Learn ‘How to Go from Being a NOC Tech to Engineering’ February 9, 2014 in Atlanta, GA

NANOG LogoFREEMONT, CA, JANUARY 2, 2014 – The North American Network Operator’s Group (NANOG) is pleased to announce that registration for its Education Series class, ‘How to Go from Being a NOC Tech to Engineering’ is now open.  The network operational training course, set to take place Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 9 AM to 5:30 PM, is collocated with NANOG 60 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, GA.  The course will be followed by a community reception at 6 PM.

‘How to Go from Being a NOC Tech to Engineering’ entails educational sessions that examine the OSI Model, peering negotiations, IGPs and BGPs, as well as the principles and policy associated with routing. Each lecture will be followed by a hands-on lab involving the building of a basic OSPF network, iBGP with route-reflection, eBGP peering with basic policy, and a negotiated network.  The class will be taught by Instructor David Barak.  As Principal Architect for AT&T Consulting, Mr. Barak is responsible for the design, implementation, and remediation of large and complex secure unicast and multicast networks of AT&T commercial and government customers.  He routinely provides NOC-level training in routing, IPsec, and multicast.

“NANOG Education Series courses are taught by tenured industry professionals with real world professional experience,” says Betty Burke, Executive Director of NANOG. “Combining educational lectures with hands-on workshops, each training course is designed to arm participants with the knowledge and technical acumen to excel in today’s demanding workforce.” 

The course fee is $300 and includes a one-day attendance pass to NANOG 60.  Attendees are required to bring their own laptops and will be provided with NANOG wireless network connectivity.  Class prerequisite includes hands-on experience and/or familiarity with Cisco CLI as well as the use of SSH.  NANOG’s collection of educational courses is available to all who wish to register and attend. 

To register for ‘How to Go from Being a NOC Tech to Engineering’ and find out more about the NANOG Education Series and for more information about NANOG as well as membership, meetings and sponsorship opportunities, visit

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