DNS & BIND Week is very popular course. It is ideal for anyone starting out. It is most commonly attended by those with previous DNS knowledge, and by administrators with BIND experience.
Nothing is taken for granted, and the labs begin by downloading, compiling, and installing BIND. Each student creates BIND configuration from scratch for authoritative and recursive servers. They create zone files from scratch for an authoritative masters. DNS tools such as, dig,rndc, named-checkconf, & named-checkzone, are taught in depth and used extensively in the labs. Those with previous DNS and BIND skills report that the start of the course, which assumes nothing, fills in knowledge gaps, corrects misconceptions, and that it moves on to unknown topics and new material. This DNS & BIND Week training course is hands-on, full of laboratory exercises.
A participant must bring a computer with an Ethernet port, a keyboard, and an SSH client. (PuTTY is an example of an SSH client for Windows). The laptop must be able to get an IPv4 address with DHCP over the port. Please note the Ethernet port requirement, as some laptops require an adapter for Ethernet.