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Advanced DNS  |    A 2 day   hands on   training course

Advanced DNS training course description

This two-day hands on DNS training course studies both the UNIX BIND and the Microsoft (MS DNS) implementations. The course follows on from our Definitive DNS for engineers course starting with best practices. The majority of the course is spent on securing DNS and in particular DNSSEC. Some parts are specific to BIND. Students choose whether to use Windows or UNIX for the hands on sessions.

What will you learn
  • Implement DNS best practices.
  • Harden DNS servers.
  • Install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot DNSSEC.
Advanced DNS training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Technical staff wanting to learn DNS including:
    Network personnel.
    System administrators.

  • Prerequisites:
  • Total DNS for engineers

  • Duration
  • 2 days

  • Dates & prices
  • Click here

Advanced DNS training course contents

  • Best practices
  • MX and PTR records, lame delegations, disallowing recursion, TTLs, online testing.
    Hands on Review of your DNS servers.

  • Split DNS
  • Partitioning internal and external DNS, views.
    Hands on Implementing split DNS.

  • Hardening DNS
  • ACLs, recursion, queries, trusted sources, chroot jail, secure BIND template.
    Hands on Securing the DNS server.

    Hands on Creating DNSSEC keys.

  • Securing zone transfers
  • TSIG, shared secret. Securing DDNS.
    Hands on Secure file transfers.

  • Zone integrity
  • Trusted anchors, Chains of trust, Zone status, Zone signing, Keys. ZSK, KSK, adding keys to a zone file. Secure delegations.
    Hands on Zone signing

  • Maintaining Signed zones
  • Key rollover, pre publish, double signing, rollover cache.

Learning path



Based on customer ratings

M. H. - Bovis Homes

"Able to customise course which was excellent."

D. O. - Janet

"Great course for such a huge and important topic."

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.