NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NS1, the leader in next generation DNS solutions, today unveiled NS1 Academy, an in-depth training and certification program on modern DNS and traffic management for information technology (IT) infrastructure and application delivery professionals.
One strategic technology – DNS – lies at the center of all infrastructure. When optimized, next generation DNS ecosystems can dramatically augment user experiences, reduce latency and downtime, facilitate rapid change propagation, and deliver other key benefits that reduce manual processes and inefficiencies that exasperate costs and slow application innovation. DNS mastery has become a must-have skill for site reliability engineers, DevOps teams and anyone involved in IT modernization initiatives, such as migrations to multi- or hybrid cloud environments, multi-CDN implementations and other improvements to application delivery at scale.
“NS1 clients are managing some of the largest, most complex technology stacks in the world. In working with them through digital transformations, troubleshooting and experimentation, we have amassed tremendous expertise,” said NS1 co-founder and CEO Kris Beevers. “Our goal for NS1 Academy is to give IT professionals the knowledge and skills they need to both fully understand and unlock the strategic potential of DNS for their organization.”
The new e-learning platform hosts interactive video and assessments in seven learning modules to educate users on basic to advanced networking concepts associated with domain name servers, traffic management, load balancing, general troubleshooting, automation strategies, common DNS-related security threats and DNSSEC. The free training is intended to establish proficiency for the novice user and expand current practitioners’ skills and understanding of DNS as a means to maximize application and infrastructure performance. Instructors include a bench of experts with years of experience supporting global enterprises. Upon completion, participants will earn the NS1 Academy Fundamentals of DNS Certification.
“As enterprises have become increasingly reliant upon digital infrastructure, DNS has evolved far beyond the basics of record lookup to encompass critical performance and security functionality, such as intelligent traffic routing and DNSSEC. These capabilities can drive dramatic technology and business velocity, when leveraged effectively,” said Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst at 451 Research. “It’s great to see efforts like NS1’s Academy that share the knowledge they have gained for the purpose of empowering others and advancing global digital transformation. This type of education can be powerful for IT teams looking to gain the skills to put these capabilities to work.”
NS1 is the leader in next generation DNS solutions that orchestrate the delivery of the world’s most critical Internet and enterprise applications. Only NS1’s purpose-built platform, which is built on a modern API-first architecture, transforms DNS into an intelligent, efficient and automated system, driving dramatic gains in reliability, resiliency, security and performance of application delivery infrastructure. Many of the highest-trafficked sites and largest global enterprises trust NS1, including Salesforce, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Nielsen, Squarespace, Pandora and The Guardian. Visit www.ns1.com to learn more.