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5-day Introduction & Advanced DNS and BIND Topics Hands-on class

I took the 5-Day Intro & Advanced DNS & BIND Topics (incl. Intro DNSSEC) training and I have to say that it was fantastic! The course was well organized and the instructor knew his stuff and was willing to go out his way to get answers to questions he didn’t know.
This training has really set the bar for training standards, sadly I don’t think any other company will meet these standards. I have took my training courses with […] and you are by far the best. I would recommend your course to anyone without hesitation.

Damian Myerscough


Location Date Price Sign up
group training – on-site at your office 2018 on request Book a group training
Amsterdam, The Netherlands April 9 – 13, 2018 US$ 4490 Sign up until March 19, 2018
Redwood City (CA), USA May 21 – 25, 2018 US$ 4490 Sign up until April 30, 2018
New York (NY), USA June 11 -15, 2018 US$ 4490 Sign up until May 21, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland June 25 – 29, 2018 US$ 4490 Sign up until June 4, 2018

General description

This Lecture and Hands-on Lab course is a combination a 3-day intro and additional 2-day advanced course, and is geared for System Administrators and Network Engineers who are looking for more in-depth knowledge about DNS & BIND.

Students are expected to be familiar with the UNIX environment (file structure, basic utilities) and with text editing in UNIX (vi or nano editor). A basic knowledge of TCP/IP addressing is also helpful but not required.


  • Introduction — Class Overview
    • A brief Internet history
    • DNS – Goals and Principles
    • Name Servers – General Operation
    • Resolver (Client) Configuration
    • Overview of BIND – The Application
    • Building BIND – Source Code to Binary
    • BIND Daemon Configuration
    • Utilities – dig, checkconf, checkzone, rndc
    • Resource Records and Record Types
    • Delegation of Zones
    • Debugging Domain Name Service issues
  • Introduction — Labs
    • Resolver Configuration
    • Building BIND
    • Configuring BIND
    • Creating Zones
    • Zone Delegation
  • Advanced — Class Overview
    • Overview of RFC 1918 (private addressing) in DNS
    • Cryptography in DNS
    • Transaction Signatures
    • Dynamic DNS Updates
    • Remote control access using TSIG
    • Administrator Defined Resource Records
    • Multiple Views
    • Interaction between DNS and Firewalls
    • DNS Security (DNSSEC)
      • The DNSSEC resource records
      • chain of trust
      • configuration of a validating DNS resolver
      • signing zones
      • NSEC and NSEC3
      • DNSSEC maintenance tasks (resigning and key-rollover)
      • debugging DNSSEC with ‘dig’ and ‘date’
      • DNSSEC debugging tools
    • DANE – securing security for email, PGP-Keys, S/MIME, IPSec …
  • Advanced — Labs
    • TSIG – Server to Server
    • Dynamic Updates
    • DNSSEC Deployment
    • DLV
    • Review & Test

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