Scalable Campus Network Operations

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This will be an intense five (5) day hands-on training to teach skills required for the configuration and operation of large scale campus networks. The training will be held from November 27th - December 1st, 2023.


After this training the participants will be able to design and implement a mid to large scale campus networks. This course will provide the techies with the necessary TCP/IP skills to administer a campus network.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for technical staff that operates a TCP/IP network with international connectivity and inter-campus connectivity.


1. IPv4 addressing and general network concepts 2. Knowledge of UNIX and/or Linux 3. At least three Years’ experience as Network Administrators / IP Network Engineers 4. Target Group: Network Administrator/engineers, ICT infrastructure managers and Systems Administrators

Course content

The course is divided into two; Campus networks, Scalable networks

Campus Networks

Campus Network design principles & Best Practices Campus Networks Design.

IP address routing & management(addressing, sub-netting)

Campus Network Physical cable Infrastructure

Hierarchical Design

Scalable Networks

Cisco switch configuration basics

HP configuration essentials

Switching Architecture -STP

Introduction to IEEE 802.1q (VLANS)

Switch troubleshooting

Campus Network Design

Wireless Networks

Campus Network monitoring

Network Security

Items Required

Each Participant is to bring a laptop with wireless connectivity. Each participant is to submit the campus network diagram


Name Organization

Cornelius Achiki (CA) KENET

Jeremiah Kioko (JK) KENET

Nyanjau Kimani (NK) KENET

Lilian Maina (LM) KENET

Jackline Cherotich (JC) KENET

Khamis Phitia (KP) KENET

Joy Otuya (JO) KENET

Caroline Gachuhi (CG) KENET

Zeinab Mzungu (ZM) KENET


No Institution Name Designation
1 Rongo University Ben Calvins Odhiambo Assistant Computer Technologist
2 Africa Nazarene University Fredrick Deya Admin Networks and Infrastructure
3 St. Paul's University Angelica Gakure ICT Support
4 Machakos University George Gichuru Ass System and Network Administrator
5 Meru University of Science and Technology Joseph Gitonga Network Administrator
6 Meru University of Science and Technology Kelvin Kiambi Network Administrator
7 Pan Africa Christian University Benard Kipkoech ICT Support Assistant (Networks)
8 Tenwek Hospitak Jacob Kirui ICT Officer Network and Infrustructure
9 Egerton University Dominique Koech SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
10 Kenya Medical Training College Agnes Kulei ICTO
11 Kenya Medical Research Institute Oliver Marende Network Administrator
12 St. Paul's University George Mburu IT OFFICER
13 Technical University of Kenya Julie Mburu Technologist
15 Pan Africa Christian University Yvonne Muli ICT System Admin Assistant
16 Karatina University Antony G. Musabi Senior Network Administrator
17 Strathmore University Sylvester Mutua Assistant System and Network Administrator
18 Laikipia University Mercy Nduta ICT Officer
19 Kirinyaga University George Ngorobi Webmaster
20 Turkana University College Morris Ngugi ICT Officer
21 Kenya Medical Research Institute Gregory Ngumo ICT Officer
22 Kenyatta University Benjamin Mwendwa Nzuve NETWORK TECHNICIAN
23 Kabarak University Jairus Ounza Network Administrator
24 Tangaza University College Kipng'etich Renny Network Administrator
25 University of Eastern Africa, Baraton Kikandi Safari ITS manager
26 Bomet University College Timon Simam Computer Technologist III
27 Kenya Methodist University Patrick Irungu Senior Network Administrator
28 Kenya Methodist University Shaban Koome Network Administrator
29 Murang'a University of Technology Samuel Kirubi Webmaster
30 Taita Taveta University Jacob Julius Hiribae System Administrator


Day 8:00-9:30 9:30-10:00 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00 12:00-1:00 1:00-2:00 2:00-3:00 3:00-4:30 4:30-4:50
Monday November 27 Welcome & Registration (NK) Network Layer and Protocols (CA)


Tea Break Subnetting (LM)


Introduction to Routing I (LM)


Router Configuration Essentials (JC)


Lunch Lab 1: Router Configuration (JC/KP)

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Lab discussion (JC/KP) Tea Break
Tuesday November 28 Switching Architectures (KP)

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Tea Break Introduction to VLANs (JC) [[13]] Lab 2: VLAN Configuration (JC/MO) [[14]] VLAN Configuration Lab continued (MO) [[15]] Lunch Introduction to Routing II (LM) [[16]] Lab 3: Static Routing [[17]] Tea Break
Wednesday November 29 Campus Network Design and Operations (MO)


Tea Break Campus Network Structured Cabling (MO) [[19]] Campus Network Best practices (MO) [[]] Activity: Campus Network Design Roundtable Lunch Introduction to Wireless Networks Activity: Check Wi-Fi Link speeds and standard in use on mobile phones and laptops

Wireless Network Lab(CA/JK)

Tea Break
Thursday November 30 Activity: Troubleshooting campus LAN (CA)


Tea Break Campus Network Diagrams Review continued (MO/CA) Network Security [[21]] (JK) Network Security Devices Discussion (JK) Lunch Campus Network Monitoring [[22]] (NK) Lab 5: Installation of Nagios and Cacti


Tea Break
Friday December 1 Cacti Lab Instructions [[24]] Tea Break Cacti Installation Guide [[25]] Assessment Assessment

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Lunch Survey/Feedback [[30]] Closing Ceremony Tea Break