Live online: DNS/DNSSEC tutorial – part 2

13:00 - 23 July 2020
17:00 - 23 July 2020
East Asia/South East Asia
Time shown in UTC +10.00

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The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical part of Internet infrastructure and the largest distributed Internet directory service. DNS translates names to IP addresses, a required process for web navigation, email delivery, and other Internet functions. However, the DNS infrastructure is not secure enough unless the security mechanisms such as Transaction Signatures (TSIG) and DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) are implemented. To guarantee the availability and the secure Internet services, it is important for networking professionals to understand DNS Security concepts, configurations, and operations.

This two-part live online tutorial will discuss the concept of DNS Security in detail, including mechanisms to authenticate the communication between DNS Servers, to establish authenticity, and integrity of DNS data. Participants will be involved in Lab exercises based on number of scenarios.

Note: this is a 2 part tutorial, you must attend part 1 on 22 July to attend part 2 on 23 July.


This online tutorial is fee-free.

Target audience

This course is designed for network engineers, systems administrators, and anyone who is involved in managing DNS operations.


It is assumed that participants have a basic understanding of network operations, Internet technologies, OSI reference model and TCP/IP. In particular, you should be able to:

  1. Use a command line interface to configure:
    1. Linux
    2. Windows
    3. Mac OS
  2. Use the vi or nano text editor for Linux

Academy resources to be completed before start of workshop:

Course outline

  • DNS overview
  • DNS Security concepts
  • DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC)
  • DNSSEC Configuration and Key management

Other requirements

Hardware: It is highly recommended that participants laptop computers have Wifi(b/g/n) and administrative access to system to practice the lessons learned during the workshops.

Software requirements: SSH Client, Telnet Client (PuTTy)

Please note

This is a 2-part tutorial:

Wednesday 22 July – part 1

Thursday 23 July – part 2

Note: you must attend part 1 to attend part 2.

Day 1 / 22 July – Registration URL: Register for day 1/part 1

Please note: so we can deliver the hands-on exercises effectively there are a limited number of places available.

Please check the time zone and only register if you are able to attend.

If you register and are unable to attend please let us know as early as possible.

Local Contact

APNIC Training
Email: training@apnic.net