Tanzania Network Operators Group - tznog

In 2011 Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and Tanzania Network Information Center (tzNIC) co-hosted the Africa Network Operators Group (AfNOG) trainings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As a result of local hosting of the event, about one-third of participants were Tanzanians. This is not the case when the trainings are hosted outside of the country due to associated high costs of travel and living expenses. It was noted therefore that most participants attend these kind of trainings when hosted locally.

In view of the above and from the AfNOG trainer’s observation that most participants, including Tanzanians, had problems in Unix administration, Director General of TCRA directed tzNIC to facilitate the localization of AfNOG trainings in Tanzania.

tzNIC took up the matter and formed the Tanzania Network Operators Group (tzNOG) organizing committee comprising of TCRA members, Tanzania Internet Service Providers Association (TISPA) members and Tanzania Education and Research  Network (TERNET) members in 2012. With the support from Network Startup Resource Centre (NSRC), a US based training firm, the tzNOG organizing Committee has schedule an inaugural tzNOG training in Arusha from 28th July to 2nd August 2013. Similar trainings will be held twice a year and in selected locations within the country. The main aim is to provide affordable platforms of building the capacity of local Internet Engineers.

The tzNOG benefits include:

  1. Networking the local Engineers with other experts around the globe;

  2. Providing the network management best practices so as to take advantage of the abundance fibre capacity we have and tap the business potential the Internet can bring to the country;

  3. Better management of network resources including mail and web servers.

  4. Provide the best research platforms that are key for improvement of education in Tanzania.

tzNOG training (tzNOG 5) is planned to take place in Dodoma.

When: 3rd to 8th September  2017.    

Where: St. Gaspar Hotel and Conference Centre

On  3rd September 2017 – Bootcamp (starting at 1400hrs) 

Training tracks:

a)Scalable Internet Services (SIS)

b)Systems and Networks Security (SNS)

Registration link:  https://goo.gl/forms/9aqxRSeGVv60HLb43

Training Fee:

TZS 300,000/=  (if you pay before 25th August 2017)

TZS 350,000/=  (if you pay between 25thAugust – 02nd September 2017)

Onsite registration is TZS 400,000/= (Registration onsite is discouraged)

Note that: The fee does NOT cover dinner and accommodation.

How to pay:

a) Cash or Cheque (tzNOG Project) at tzNIC offices;

b) Bank deposit – CRDB Bank, Account No. 0150014152702, Account Name: tzNOG Project

Once done, send the scanned bank slip with your name and registered track (SIS or R&S) to secretariat@tznog.or.tz  

Minimum selection requirements:

Technical staff managing internet resources/infrastructure such as mail servers, web servers, etc within their institutions.

Participant should have some Linux/UNIX experience and knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and layer 2 and layer 3 network basics.