Afchix Training

 

APPLICATION EXTENDED FOR THOSE WHO COULD NOT APPLY.

NOTE: COURSE OUTLINE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION AND NETWORKING WORKSHOP FOR WEST AFRICAN WOMEN ENGINEERS, SERREKUNDA, THE GAMBIA (10TH – 15TH JULY, 2017)

BACKGOUND

The Internet Society Gambia Chapter and African Network Operators Group (AfNOG ) invites women engineers from West Africa to participate in an intensive Unix System Administration and Networking workshop.

WORKSHOP GOALS AND OUTLINE

Overall objective:

After attending this track, participants will be able to install, upgrade, secure and competently manage the Unix operating system on standard PC hardware, and use it to provide essential Internet services on a network. It is aimed at participants who are technically competent but may have had little or no prior exposure to the Unix environment. We have also introduced some Networking and Routing Topics. In addition they will be taught concepts such as:

1. Basic Internet Protocols and how they work
2. Setting up Some basic Internet services and how they function, including DNS, Web, SSH and E-mail servers
3. Designing installations for long-term scalability of services
4. IPv4 and IPv6 Basics
5. Routing

WHO SHOULD APPLY

All West African women engineers, Software Developers and Systems Administrators with a desire to get Unix Administration and Basic Networking skills. The Workshop is largely sponsored and selected participants will pay no cost. Priority will however be given to applicants from Gambia and/or West Africa Female Network Engineers resident in Gambia and Senegal.

PRE-REQUISITES:

Experience in managing PCs and installing software (such as installing the ‘Windows’ operating system), but not necessarily Linux/Unix.
Some prior Linux/Unix experience would be of great benefit.

LANGUAGE:

Language of instruction will be English.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Complete the application form online at: https://afnog.org/afnog_chix2017/. Please ensure that you submit your application in time and fully completed. Selections will be on a competitive basis. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The applications close on 16th June 2017. Applications received after this date will not be considered.