# GARNET Campus Network Design & Operations Workshop # * **Dates:** December 10th - 14th, 2018 * **Location:** Accra, Ghana * **Host:** [GARNET](https://www.garnet.edu.gh) * **Venue:** Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration ## Workshop ## * [Detailed Agenda](agenda.html) (includes links to presentations and schedule) * [Participants](participants.html) * [Instructors and Organizers](instructors.html) * [Reference Materials](references.html) * [Books](books.html) * [Sponsors](sponsors.html "Workshop Sponsors") * [Group Photo](images/group.jpg) : [Photos](https://photos.nsrc.org/index.php?/category/garnet-nsrc-cndo-2018) * [Survey](https://nsrc.org/limesurvey/index.php/449626) ## Goals ## This is a technical workshop, made up of lecture and hands-on lab work to teach the skills needed to design, build, operate and manage a tertiary education insitution's campus network infrastructure according to current best practices. Participants in this course will learn about: * Research and Education network infrastructure * Campus core infrastructure design best practices * Campus design principles * Physical infrastructure (cabling and cabling installation) * Fibre optics * Switching (spanning tree, VLANs, L2 best practices) * Routing (static routing) * IPv4, IPv6 and deploying dual stack infrastructure * Choosing campus routers and switches * Campus security implementation and best practices * Acceptable use policies * Monitoring * Firewall placement These skills will in turn drive an increase in campus network performance, security and reliability. The functionality of the National REN to which the campus connects will improve, enhancing use of network services and engagement with the regional R&E networking community.