End of year activities
APNIC Technical Training Officer, Nurul Islam (Roman) and class participants at the IPv6 and network security workshop in Nuku’alofa, the Kingdom of Tonga.
During December 2012, APNIC training team conducted workshops in the Kingdom of Tonga and in Papua New Guinea (PNG). APNIC Technical Training Officer, Nurul Islam (Roman) conducted a four-day training course from 4-7 December in Nuku’alofa covering IPv6 and Network Security courses. The training course, hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communications, Government of Tonga and Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC), attracted 24 network engineers and system administrators from Telco, government and educational institutions.
APNIC Learning and Development Director Philip Smith and Training Manager Champika Wijayatunga were in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea during 10-14 December to conduct technical workshops in conjunction with PacNOG 12 where Philip conducted the BGP Routing and IXP workshop and Champika, together with Cecil Goldstein from Team Cymru conducted the Internet and Network Security workshop. There were 36 networking professionals from various Pacific Island economies who attended these workshops.
2012 Training coverage
To fulfil the training demand of APNIC Members, in 2012 APNIC trainers conducted 73 face-to-face training courses in 33 locations (cities) covering 25 economies and trained 2347 networking professionals in the Asia Pacific region on various topics such as Internet Resource Management (IRM), Internet Routing Registry (IRR), IPv6, DNS/DNSSEC, Network Security, BGP and IPv4/IPv6 Routing. This was a significant achievement for the APNIC Training team as this is the first time that we passed the 2000 participant mark in a single calendar year. As we also identified IPv6 as one of the key areas to disseminate knowledge, the training team delivered 24 IPv6 courses in 23 locations covering 19 economies in the Asia Pacific to train 858 networking professionals on IPv6.
APNIC eLearning also experienced a high volume of interest during 2012. A total of 93 eLearning sessions were offered during the year and attended by 932 participants.
The following is a summary of 2012 Training statistics compared to 2011.
- 9% increase in Face to Face Training courses
- 30% increase in Face to Face Training participants
- 9% increase in Face to Face Training coverage
- 22% increase in eLearning sessions
- 19% increase in eLearning participants
Upcoming training activities
A new year is just around the corner. The first 3-month eLearning courses are now available on the 2013 APNIC training calendar. We are also in the process of publishing the Face to face training calendar. Starting January 2013, eLearning course offerings will be done weekly! Yes, that's three 1-hour sessions every Wednesday and an expected 33% increase from 2012.
Reserve the first Wednesday of every month for an all-IPv6 eLearning day. You can learn basic to advanced modules with our series of Three IPv6 courses discussed within one day. Also save the fourth Wednesdays where the discussion will be all about Internet Resource Management (IRM).
APNIC eLearning topics range from introductory to advanced IPv6, DNS, Network Security and Routing. We are also adding two new courses to our eLearning content offerings.
In addition to eLearning, we will also be offering new training content, face to face training modules, training resource libraries and more. The newest staff addition to APNIC training team was Xiaohong Deng who just joined APNIC as a Training Officer. She comes with a wealth of experience in IPv6 and will be taking part in our upcoming knowledge dissemination activities.
For more information about APNIC training or to register for any APNIC training courses please visit our website.
We wish you all a Happy New Year - 2013!