Networking hardware often fails, and requires policies, protocols, and monitoring to keep a data network in optimal shape. This course will teach you the policies and tools engineers use to keep networks up and running.
Understanding the vocabulary, protocol operation, and hardware configuration is surprisingly only a small component of maintaining an enterprise data network. In this course, Network Management and Operations, you will learn how data moves through systems and how to reliably and securely keep the network moving data. First, you will learn about different types of network documentation. Next, you will learn about the mechanisms that keep systems working, even when a device fails. Finally, you will explore the tools used to monitor the state of network devices. By the end of this course, you will understand the secure mechanism engineers use to access network hardware, as well as, understand the difference between a hot, cold, and warm data center site.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Ross Bagurden, and welcome to my course, Network Management and Operations. I am a network engineer with more than 20 years' experience building enterprise networks and teaching people about them. Data networking hardware demands constant attention and maintenance in order to continuously move traffic. In this course, we'll look at the needs an engineer requires to maintain a data network including documentation and diagrams, disaster recovery plans, remote access, as well as network monitoring solutions. By the end of this course, you'll understand the need for and purpose of an SMFP server, as well as the value of having an effective change management system. This course builds upon the content in Enterprise Network Infrastructure and upon completion will allow you to move onto the fourth of five courses in this series called Network Security Fundamentals. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn network operations with the Network Management and Operations course at Pluralsight.