"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
~ Attributed to Derek Bok, President, Harvard University (1971 – 1990).
Throughout its history, NYSERNet has sought to ensure that the networks and services it produces support member innovation in research, education, and enterprise IT. Given that the network tools are evolving, maturing and ever more sophisticated, the parallel ongoing technical education in implementation and use of these tools is critically important. Providing members with opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge they require to stay abreast of rapidly changing technologies is, therefore, core to NYSERNet's mission. Here are some of the ways NYSERNet collaborates with its members to accomplish this important aim:
NYSERNet's annual technical summit gathers technical staff and decision makers from member institutions to learn about and discuss the latest in network technology, as well as best practices for deploying technical solutions in the campus environment. Summits are built around technological themes, such as disaster recovery, distance learning, cloud computing and network security. Summits are typically held in Syracuse or NYC each spring.
The New York State Conference of Higher Education CIOs (NYSCIO) is an analogous conference, this targeted at Higher Education Chief Information Officers. Held on a different member campus each summer since 2002, NYSCIO offers CIOs opportunities to exchange ideas and share experiences with peers from across New York State's Higher Education community and to participate in discussions on issues and challenges unique and pressing to the profession and our region.
NYSERNet technical workshops, offered at NYSERNet's Syracuse Offices and at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, provide members with unique opportunities to learn about key technologies in the context of the campus environment. Typically taught by NYSERNet staff, but supplemented by staff of member institutions and others with unique expertise, the workshops incorporate real world examples and hands-on exercises that reinforce student learning. Active participation is encouraged and time for Q&A is provided so that students have opportunities to share experiences and best practices
Here are some of the topics covered in these workshops:
- Fiber Optic Maintenance and Troubleshooting
- Advanced Multicast
- BGP and Routing
- DNSSEC with a DNS primer
- VRF with MPLS on Campus
- Network Security
For a listing of upcoming workshops Click here.
For a listing of Education Services Course Catalog Click here.
If you wish to be contacted by a Member Services representative about this service Click here.
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