Scalable Campus Network

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This will be an intense hands-on five (5) day training to teach skills required for the configuration and operation of large scale campus networks. The training will be held from April 3rd-7th, 2017.


After this training the participants will be able to design and implement a large scale campus network. 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. 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, subnetting)

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

Michelle Opiyo (MO) KENET

Joan Masai (JM) KENET

Nyanjau Kimani (NK) KENET

Cornelius Achiki (CA) KENET


No Institution Name Designation
1 Tangaza College Collince Dundo ICT Officer
2 St.Joseph's Nyabondo MTC Kevin P. Odhiambo Computer Operator
3 KMFRI Mombasa Polycarp Atunga ICT Officer
4 Kenya School of Law Kennedy Dende ICT Officer
5 Management University of Africa Bernard Kuria ICT Officer
6 Kiambu Institute of Science & Technology James Gichuru ICT Officer
7 The Sigalagala National Polytechnic Brian Mwinamo ICT Officer
8 Garissa University College Gilbert Ruto ICT Officer
9 Mount Kenya University Edwin K. Mwangi Systems Administrator
10 University of Kabianga Kipngetich Ngeno Mathew Assistant Network administrator
11 Multimedia University Kelvin Kariuki Network Administrator
12 Riara University Richard Mutisya Network Administrator
13 KAFUCO Boris Ochieng ICT Technician
14 Lukenya University Stanley Muli ICT Administrator
15 KEMRI RCTP FACES Kisivuli Kennedy ICT Officer
16 KENET Jackline Cherotich Graduate Trainee
17 KENET Evans Ng'ang'a Assistant Network Engineer
18 Rongo University Fred Oduya Network Administrator
19 JOOUST Lawi Osoo ICT Technician
20 KEMRI Hellen Chepkirui ICT Technician
21 KEMRI Lilian Mwanza ICT Assistant


Day 9.00-10.30 10.30-10.50 10.50-13.00 1300-1400 1400-1600 1600-1620 1620-1800
Monday April 3 Welcome& Registration Layers 1/2/3 Refresher (CA)


Tea Break Cisco configuration essentials HP Configuration essentials (JM)


Lunch Switching architectures (Layer 2) (JM)


Tea Break Layer2 Lab (/CA/JM)


Tuesday April 4 Introduction to VLANS (MO)


Tea Break VLANs Lab (JM/CA) [[6]] Lunch IP routing (addressing, subnetting, EIGRP) (MO)

Introduction to routing [[7]]

Tea Break IP routing Lab

Layer 3 static lab [[8]]

Introduction to EIGRP

Wednesday April 5 Campus Network Design principles and best practices (CA)


Tea Break Campus Network Structured Cabling

Campus Network Cabling [[10]] Fiber Splicing Exercise [[11]] Fiber Splicing Exercise Answers [[12]] Cable Systems Specifications [[13]] (CA)

Lunch Introduction to Wireless Networks

Wireless Network LaB(CA/JM)

Tea Break Campus Network Designs Round-table (JM/CA)
Thursday April 6 Intro to Net Mgmt and SNMP (NK)[[14]]


Tea Break Network Monitoring tools: Nagios [[16]], Cacti [[17]] (NK) Lunch LAN Network monitoring lab: basic nagios, cacti, webmin (NK)

Nagios Exercise [[18]]

Tea Break Troubleshooting Campus LAN / Link Tests (CA/NK)
Friday April 7 Cacti Installation [[19]] [[20]] Tea Break Network Security(MO)


Lunch Exam Closing Ceremony