Over the past few decades, the information technology industry has grown by leaps and bounds, from what was simply a world of brand new, unfamiliar technology into an entire industry. The IT industry exists because technology has grown to become part of nearly everything we do. ICT industry has got the ever-changing needs including the core IP Engineering as well as integrating the real-world use and impact of IP Technologies. RICTA and its partners organize an annual technical training called Rwanda Network Operators Group (RWNOG) to meet the needs of the Rwanda Internet Community by;

1. Addressing the current and future needs of operators in the ICT industry with the required technical skills.

2. Focusing on popular and emerging ICT Industries such as Cyber Security, Mobile Networking among other and provide required skills.

3. Discussing on a wide range of issues of the Internet including the current and newest trends in ICT.

Objectives of the Training

1. To train existing Engineers and develop a sustainable technical skill in support of the very rapidly changing ICT.

2. To strengthen the technical expertise of Rwandan operators in designing and managing larger networks in response to increasing demand for connectivity.

3. To build technical capacity at the University campuses and prepare students to the job market.

Expected outcomes

1. 60 engineers trained in the Network Monitoring and management and Advanced Routing Techniques.

2. Build a community of Rwandan Network Experts that can help each other in solving their daily challenges not only at their workplace but as well in the entire Rwanda ICT ecosystem.

Workshop Content


Participants must demonstrate acceptable knowledge of or their experience with a router configuration language. Experience of interior routing protocols such as OSPF or OSPF is also necessary, and participants must have used BGP. Some user level Unix experience would be advantageous.

The Advanced Routing training will cover the following topics:

1. Introduction to the ISIS Routing protocol
2. Introduction to IPv6
3. BGP refresher, including attributes, policies, communities and best practices.
4. BGP scaling techniques, including Route Reflectors and peer-groups
5. Techniques and strategies for multihoming using BGP.
6. BGP Multihoming and BGP Communities.
7. Best practices for Internet operations.


1. Participants are required to bring their own laptops.
2. Trainees will receive Certificates upon completion of all training contents.


Participants are assumed to have basic knowledge of the Unix/Linux command line environment, and understand the general concepts related to networking and IPv4 addressing.

The Network Monitoring & Management training will cover the following topics:

1. Introduction to Network Monitoring and Management
2. Recap of Linux command line use. Potential topics include: TCP/IP network essentials, Text Editors and Security essentials including SSH.
3. Cisco IOS Configuration Basics
4. SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
5. Installation, configuration and understanding of the following Monitoring Tools: LibreNMS, Smokeping, Nagios, Netflow, NfSen, Rancid….
6. Network Documentation: Netdot and ticketing system (Request Tracker) for the helpdesk/support and integration of RT and Nagios to automatically generate tickets.
7. Log management: Collecting logs, monitoring them, using forensic tools and pattern matching utilities to alert when there are problems: Syslog and Tenshi.
8. Simulated network attack and detection using installed tools


1. Participants are required to bring their own laptops.
2. Trainees will receive Certificates upon completion of all training contents.