By Patrick Jones – Senior Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement
ICANN is a long time supporter of the University of Oregon’s Network Startup Resource Center technical training and education programs (NSRC). In the coming weeks and months, ICANN and NSRC will be collaborating to bring continuing education and capability building workshops for ccTLDs and network operators. These workshops support the regional engagement strategies currently underway in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean, and Oceania.
ICANN and NSRC will be hosting sessions at APRICOT 2014 in Bangkok (18-28 February). There will also be a DNSSEC training workshop with SGNIC prior to the ICANN meeting in Singapore (ICANN 49 runs from 23-27 March). Additional workshops are being planned for Costa Rica (21-25 April), Turkey and Rwanda (dates TBD). As part of cooperative work with regional network operator groups, ICANN and NSRC will also facilitate a DNS/DNSSEC training for the Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG) in Dubai (23-27 March).
PACNOG – December 2013, Suva, Fiji
For those participating in the jointly developed NSRC-ICANN training courses, ICANN is able to offer continuing education credits through ISC2 (the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium). This is very useful for participants maintaining CISSP or a related continuing professional education certification.
If you are interested in hosting a future workshop, NSRC’s workshop planning page is available here, providing information about requirements depending on the type of training being delivered.
The NSRC technical training has a real and substantial impact in the Internet community. Here are video examples of its work: Morocco, 2012 Year in Review. This training helps raise the level of technical understanding and awareness for network and TLD operators, builds trust and fosters a more resilient Internet ecosystem for everyone. ICANN strongly supports this collaboration and encourages others in the Internet community to do so.