Attend the ‘Routing Fundamentals’ and ‘IPv6 Routing Fundamentals’ Classes June 1, 2014 in Bellevue, WA

NANOGFREEMONT, CA, MAY 5, 2014 – The North American Network Operator’s Group (NANOG) is pleased to announce that registration for two different Education Series courses, ‘Routing Fundamentals’ and ‘IPv6 Routing Fundamentals’, is now open.  Both classes are set take place June 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, collocated with NANOG 61 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, WA.

NANOG network operational training courses are taught by real world operators and designed to equip new and mid-career operators with the knowledge and resources to build a solid professional foundation in the technical skills required to perform in today’s complex Internet operations.  The Education Series also offers participants the opportunity to network with colleagues, revitalize skills, learn advanced networking techniques and discover new network applications.

The ‘Routing Fundamentals’ class will teach participants the theory and practice behind designing a reliable and stable network that is easier to troubleshoot and maintain.   The course examines 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.

The ‘IPv6 Routing Fundamentals’ course is designed for network and system engineers looking to understand the new features and operational characteristics of networks that include IPv6.  The course will provide a solid introduction of IPv6, and the foundational knowledge to configure networking software, common operating systems and devices to migrate and support IPv6.  Class prerequisites include hands-on experience and/or familiarity with IPv4 including subnetting, bootstrapping, routing, and routing protocols. The class will be taught by Instructor Brandon Ross, who maintains over 15 years of senior, technical management experience in network engineering for leading organizations such as Network Utility Force, Comcast, the University of Florida, Internap, MindSpring, NetRail, Sockeye Networks and Xiocom.  Mr. Ross is also a certified IPv6 Forum Gold level engineer.

Each course fee is $300 through May 25, 2014 and includes a one-day attendance pass to NANOG 61, taking place June 2-4, 2014.  The registration fee also includes a continental breakfast from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, a full day of instruction, lunch, snacks and a sponsored evening social where participants can network with Internet industry veterans.  Attendees are required to bring their own laptops and will be provided NANOG wireless network connectivity.

The collection of educational courses is available to all members and NANOG participants who wish to register and attend. All programs are posted on the NANOG website at

To register for ‘Routing Fundamentals’ and ‘IPv6 Routing Fundamentals’ and to find out more about the NANOG Education Series, NANOG and membership, meetings and sponsorship opportunities, visit

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