Dates: 16 February 2022
Location: Online


The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical part of the Internet infrastructure and the largest distributed Internet directory service. DNS translates names to IP addresses, a required process for web navigation, email delivery, and other Internet functions. This course covers the essential concepts to help you understand how DNS works, as well as practical DNS server setup guide to manage your domains.

Target Audience

This course is designed for systems engineers and administrators who will be managing their DNS infrastructure.


It is assumed that participants have a good understanding of networking fundamentals and a basic knowledge of Unix/Linux.

We recommend the following Academy courses be completed before the start of the tutorial:

Workshop topics

DNS Technical Overview

  • Domains and Zones
  • Root servers
  • Recursive and Authoritative DNS
  • Forward and Reverse DNS
  • Resource Records

DNS Operations

  • Installation and Configuration
  • Creating Zones
  • DNS Queries and Timing Parameters
  • Zone Delegation

Workshop Items

  • Agenda (includes links to presentations and schedule)
  • Trainers: Sheryl (Shane) Hermoso (APNIC), Swapneel Patnekar (Community Trainer)
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  • Last modified: 2022/03/03 06:11
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