Scalable Campus Network -2019

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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 May 6-10, 2019.


After this training the participants will be able to design and administer a scalable 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 ICT technical staff that operates a TCP/IP network.


   1. IPv4 addressing and general network concepts
   2. Knowledge of UNIX and/or Linux
   3. Target Group: Network Administrator/Engineers, ICT infrastructure managers and Systems Administrators

Course content

The course will cover the following:

   • Campus network design principles & best practices 
   • Campus network physical cable infrastructure
   • Hierarchical network design
   • Cisco switch configuration basics
   • HP configuration essentials
   • Switching Architecture -STP
   • Introduction to IEEE 802.1q (VLANS)
   • Switch troubleshooting 
   • Campus network monitoring: Nagios, Cacti, Smokeping
   • Pfsense open source firewall

Items Required

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


Name Organization
Martin Njau (MN) KENET
Joan Masai (JM) KENET
Cornelius Achiki (CA) KENET
Lillian Maina (LM) KENET
Maureen Musau (MM) KENET


' Participant Institution
1 Arthur Magwi Macharia Mount Kenya University
2 Benedicta Gathecha Presbyterian University of East Africa
3 Catherine Muthoni Maina Africa International University
4 Charles Kariuki Wambugu Karatina University
5 Denis Yegon National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
6 Geoffrey Kipruto Tanui University of Nairobi
7 Geoffrey Kasembeli Wanjala Commission for University Education
8 George Kihara Mburu St.Paul's University
9 Godfrey Ambenyi Machanje Bukura Agricultural College
10 Phillip Muoki Musyoka AIC Kijabe Hospital
11 Teddy Simon Mwangi Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)
12 Felix Kariuki Njeru Hekima University College
13 Lois Ndinda Japheth-Sila Daystar University
14 Peter Kimutai Ngetich Mater Misericordiae Hospital
15 Edwin Kiprono Serem University of Embu
16 Joseph Kirwa Sanga Moi University
17 Lilianna Assumpta Wamboi Atieneo Egerton University
18 Judith Kathambi Kirigia Meru University of Science and Technology
19 Moses Mindila Taita Taveta University
20 Amwayi Harrison Technical University of Kenya
21 Kelvin Biwott AMPATH
22 Ndung'u Samuel Mburu Kenya Veterinary Vaccine Production Institute


Day 9.00-10.30 10.30-1045 1045-1230 1230-1400 1400-1530 1530-1545 1545-1700
Monday Welcome& Registration Campus Network Design principles and best practices (LM) [[1]] Tea Break Campus Network Structured Cabling (CA) [[2]] Lunch Campus Network Design Round-table (CA/MM/JM) Tea Break Campus Network Design Round-table (CA/JM/MM)
Tuesday Cisco configuration essentials HP Configuration essentials (LM) [[3]] Introduction to VLANS (CA) [[4]] VLANs Lab [[5]] Lab access instructions [[6]] (JM/CA) VLANs Lab (CA/JM)
Wednesday Switching architectures (Layer 2) (JM) [[7]] Lab access instructions [[8]] Layer 2 Lab JM [[9]] Intro to Net Mgmt and SNMP (MM) [[10]] Introduction to Cacti [[11]], Nagios, Smokeping (MM/MN) [[12]]
Thursday Network Monitoring Lab Nagios Lab 1[[13]] Nagios Lab 2 [[14]]MM/MN Network Monitoring Lab MM/MN Pfsense MN Pfsense MN
Friday Pfsense MN Troubleshooting Campus LAN ALL Exam Closing Ceremony