# CAREN Campus Network Design and Operations Workshop # * **Dates:** April 20-24, 2017 * **Location:** Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic * **Host:** [Central Asian Research and Education Network](https://icaren.org) * **Venue:** [NITC, National Academy of Sciences, 265-a Chui ave., Bishkek](https://www.caren-noc.org/) ## Workshop ## * [Detailed Agenda](agenda.md.html) (includes links to presentations and schedule) * [Participants](participants.html) * [Instructors and Organizers](instructors.html) * [Reference Materials](references.html) * [Books](http://www.ws.nsrc.org/books/) * [Sponsors](sponsors.html "Workshop Sponsors") * [Group Photo](images/group.jpg) : [Photos](https://photos.nsrc.org/picture.php?/10666-img_5321a/category/282-crnc2017_cndo) * [Survey](https://nsrc.org/limesurvey/index.php/521291?lang=en) ## Goals ## This 5-day workshop is targeted at the network & systems engineers from tertiary education institutions (campuses) and national or regional research and education networks (RENs). Participants in this workshop will learn about: * campus network design and configuration including physical infrastructure, switching and routing * best practice techniques in the areas of core network operations and Linux/Unix system administration skills * best practice techniques for managing the security of the campus infrastructure * building proper instrumentation to monitor and manage the network These skills will in turn drive an increase in campus network usability, security and reliability, as well as enhance the usability of CAREN and improving the connectivity to and engagement with the GEANT network community.