Training – DNS, DHCP, IPAM

As an authorised Core Network Services training centre, we are able to provide the following training courses either at our training facility or on-site. The following curriculum is currently available:



Efficient IP SOLIDserver Admin and User training
A 2 day hands-on instructor-led course providing users with the complete knowledge required to deploy, administer, and troubleshoot an Efficient IP SOLIDserver installation.

efficient iP SOLIDServer Administration and User training (2 days)

Module 1: Product Overview

  • What is DDI?
  • Product overview
  • Introduction to the GUI
  • Browsing, listing, bookmarks, searching and smart folders

Module 2: IP Address Management

  • IPAM overview
  • IPAM design
  • Spaces, blocks, subnets, pools, addresses

Module 3: Managing DNS

  • DNS Architectures
  • Managing servers, zones and options
  • DNS records
  • Basic troublshooting
  • Introduction to DNSSEC

Module 4: Managing DHCP

  • Servers, scopes and ranges
  • Managing DHCP options
  • Managing leases
  • Managing DHCP static reservations
  • Definibng custom/vendor specific DHCP options

Module 5: SmartArchitecure

  • Classic architecture model
  • SMART Architecture™ Model and key benefits
  • Managing SMART DNS Architectures
  • Managing SMART DHCP Architectures
  • Global Architecture Management

Module 6: Rights, roles and users

  • Overview
  • Users, groups and rights
  • Remote authentication

Module 7: IPLocator

  • Introduction
  • Discovering and importing devices
  • Scheduled vs on-demand polling
  • SNMP Profiles
  • Data Port information
  • Historical analysis
  • Maintenance

Module 8: System administration

  • System configuration
  • Maintenance: backup, restore and upgrade
  • DNS/NTP/TFTP high availability
  • Network high availability
  • Management high availability

Module 9: Customisation

  • Custom DB
  • Class Studio™
  • Customised user fields
  • Rules
  • Registry database

Module 10: Troubleshooting

  • Investigation process
  • Data collection and data mining
  • Analysis and tools
  • Debug mode


Aerohive Certified Wireless Administrator (ACWA) – previously known as the “Essentials Class”
Designed for network professionals responsible for managing and supporting wireless LAN networks, this extensive 2 day course course will provide you with the information and skills necessary to gain an understanding of Aerohive’s cooperative control WLAN architecture. Learn best practices in designing and optimizing an Aerohive WLAN. Install and configure Aerohive Access Points and HiveManager. Troubleshoot routine problems in your wireless environment.

Aerohive Certified Wireless Administrator (ACWA)

Each student connects to HiveManager, a remote PC, and a Aerohive Access Point over the Internet from their wireless-enabled PC in the classroom, and then performs hands-on labs that cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Aerohive Cooperative Control Architecture and products
  • HiveManager – concepts and administration
  • Using the Aerohive Wi-Fi planning tool to prepare for a deployment
  • WLAN Policies for deploying global configuration settings among APs
  • Aerohive Access Point and HiveManager – management and administration
  • SSIDs and user-based policies
  • Troubleshooting tools: Client Health, Client Monitor, RADIUS Test, Packet Capture, Remote Sniffer, and VLAN Probe
  • Private PSK to provide unique PSKs for enterprise users
  • Understanding wireless measurement
  • Stateful user-based L2/L3/L4 IP Firewall Policies
  • Radio profiles and high-density WLAN design

IMPORTANT (Required Equipment)
In order to participate in the labs, each student must bring their own 802.11g/a or 802.11n Wi-Fi-enabled laptop or MacBook with updated wireless drivers



Aerohive Certified Wireless Professional (ACWP) – previously known as the “Advanced Class”
This 2 day course is designed for experienced Aerohive customers and partners seeking to learn about advanced configuration, troubleshooting and WLAN design and integration.

Aerohive Certified Wireless Professional (ACWP)

Each student connects to HiveManager, a remote PC, and an Aerohive Access Point over the Internet from their wireless-enabled PC in the classroom, and then performs hands-on labs that cover the following topics:

  • Aerohive Cooperative Control Architecture and products in detail
  • Guest management using Aerohive Access Points with captive web portal and GRE tunneling features for guest access
  • Guest management using Private PSK and HiveManager’s User Manager interface for secure, encrypted guest access
  • 802.1X/EAP architecture overview
  • Aerohive Access Points as DHCP and RADIUS servers
  • Aerohive Access Points as RADIUS servers that integrate with Active Directory for IEEE 802.1X user authentication and credential caching
  • Layer 3 roaming to allow wireless clients to preserve their IP addresses while roaming between Aerohive Access Points in different layer 3 networks
  • Aerohive Access Point classification to simplify the configuration of network objects such as VLANs
  • Aerohive Access Points as Layer 2 IPsec VPN clients, and VPN servers Wi-Fi device tracking using HiveManager, and Aerohive Access Points location services

IMPORTANT (Required Equipment)
In order to participate in the labs, each student must bring their own 802.11g/a or 802.11n Wi-Fi-enabled laptop or Macbook with updated wireless drivers.

PREREQUISITES (Required)
Prior attendance to a first-level Aerohive training class AEWC (Aerohive Essentials WLAN Configuration) or ACWA (Aerohive Certified Wireless Administrator).



DNS protocol training
We can provide generic 1 day DNS training course hosted on Linux virtual machines based on BIND:

Introduction to DNS (1 day)

  • What is DNS?
  • History of DNS
  • DNS Namespace
  • Resolution process
  • DNS Server configurations
  • Resource records
  • Resolver configuration
  • Basic troubleshooting

Advanced DNS & BIND (2 days)

  • Setting up BIND
  • MX and SPF records
  • Configuring and using RNDC to manage BIND
  • Updating zone files via nsupdate and vi
  • A look at logging
  • Tuning BIND
  • Parenting and classless reverse delegation
  • Views and sort lists
  • Recursion, when to use it and when not to
  • Security with TSIG
  • Implementing DNSSEC
  • dig vs nslookup
  • Windows integration
  • Troubleshooting

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