NANOGAre you a new or mid-career operator interested in expanding your knowledge base to get ahead in your career?  Do you have hands-on experience and/or familiarity with Cisco CLI and SSH?

The North American Network Operator’s Group (NANOG) is currently accepting registrants for its latest network operational training course, ‘How to Go from Being a NOC Tech to Engineering’, taking place Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, GA.  The course will be followed by a community reception at 6:00 PM.  The class is part of NANOG’s Education Series, a collection of educational courses designed to help participants excel within today’s demanding and competitive work environment.

Course participants will enjoy a combination of educational lectures on the OSI Model, peering negotiations, IGPs and BGPs, and the principles and policy associated with routing, as well as   hands-on workshops involving the building of a basic OSPF network, iBGP with route-reflection, eBGP peering with basic policy, and a negotiated network – all taught by Instructor David Barak.  As Principal Architect for AT&T Consulting, Mr. Barak Is well versed in the design, implementation, and remediation of large and complex secure unicast and multicast networks.  He also routinely provides Network Operations Center (NOC)-level training in routing, IPsec, and multicast.

The course fee is $300 and includes a one-day attendance pass to NANOG 60.  Attendees are required to bring their own laptops and will be provided with NANOG wireless network connectivity.  The class is collocated with NANOG 60, where attendees from the core engineering and product staffs of major North American carriers, content providers, hosting and cloud companies, multi-tenant data centers, and interconnection service providers will converge February 10-12.

To register for the course and find out more about the NANOG Education Series and for more information about NANOG as well as membership, meetings and sponsorship opportunities, visit