Modules | Managers Index

  • IPv6 Strategy & Planning
  • INRM Foundations

Introduction

Widespread IPv6 adoption can only come when those who make key decision regarding the strategy, resources, processes and people in and organisation (i.e. its executives) understand at a strategic and business perspective the importance of IPv6. This module aims to close that knowledge gap and give executives actionable advise on how to evaluate IPv6 strategically as well as support their technical people in deploying it.

This module is part of our strategy to reduce the dissonance between the organisation's technical core and the executive/managerial apex. The objectives of this module are as follows:

  • Educate high level execs on non-tech importance of IPv6
  • Helping drive IPv6 adoption from the executive/managerial top
  • Help governments to produce IPv6 strategic plans/roadmaps

 

Upon completing this module, you will be able to :

 

  • Describe the implications of IPv4 address exhaustion for your organisation
  • Describe the alternatives for continued growth of the Internet
  • Create a high level IPv6 strategy for your organisation
  • Understand the key metrics to look for in your technical team with respect to IPv6 deployment

 

Target Audience

  • Executives and managers
  • Government regulators
  • IT advisors to government officials

 

Pre-requisites

  • An open mind
  • A willingness to keep your organisation technologically relevant 

 

Module outline

  • How the Internet works 
  • The Internet number resource management system
  • Understanding IPv4 Address Exhaustion and Implications for your organisation
  • The Strategic opportunities and business case for IPv6 for your organisation
  • Understanding and managing the risks around IPv6
  • Understanding the impact of IPv6 on technology, processes and people
  • Driving IPv6 adoption in your organisation
  • Managing the costs of IPv6 adoption
  • Creating an IPv6 implementation plan for your organisation
  • Case studies
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Introduction

We are first and foremost the Internet Registry for Africa and as such our main mandate is to ensure that IP number resources are effectively managed in the region. This module introduces you how we work, what services we offer and how to interact and request resources from AfriNIC. After concluding this workshop, participant will be able to...

  • Describe what services are available from AfriNIC
  • Apply for IP number resources from AfriNIC
  • Explain the importance of the policy development process and how to take part in it.
  • Query the whois database

 

Target Audience

  • Network engineers and architects
  • Network technicians and support staff 

 

Pre-requisites

  • IP Addressing and subnetting.
  • The OSI model and the various protocols that operate at each layer.
  • IP routing
  • Ability to run programs on the command line

 

Module outline

  • Understanding Internet Resources & how they are managed
    • Introduction and types of Internet resources (IP addresses, ASNs, FQDNs).
    • Key organisations involved in managing the Internet (ICANN, NRO, IETF, RIRs)
    • How IP resources are managed globally (structure and principles)
  • About AfriNIC and what we do
    • Company information
    • The services we offer to the community
    • Our community work 
  • Number Resource Policies in Africa
    • About the AfriNIC Policy Development Process.
    • How policies affect you.
    • How to get involved.
  • IPv4 depletion - facts, timelines and implications
  • IP Address Planning
    • Why NAT is not a solution to the problem of IPv4 exhaustion (aka Why NAT is evil)
    • Understanding CIDR and how it features in your IPv4 address plans
    • Estimating your IPv4 addressing needs
    • Estimating your IPv6 addressing needs
  • Interacting with AfriNIC
    • Becoming an AfriNIC member.
    • Specifications of key documentation required.
    • About the RSA and how to fill it.
  • Introduction to WHOIS Database (Objects, querying and uses)
  • Introduction to MyAfriNIC
    • What is MyAfriNIC
    • What can be done with MyAfriNIC?
    • How to do various tasks using MyAfriNIC 
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