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Sep 16, 2021
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Supporting networks requires engineers to collect and analyze information to make sure devices are passing information properly. Additionally, policies and procedures are necessary to make sure support staff can support networks in a coordinated way as well as being able to plan and react accordingly when things go wrong. In this course, Network Management and Operations, you’ll learn about the components of network documentation, monitoring, and disaster recovery. First, you’ll explore a live network monitoring server, where you will see many of the common data points engineers analyze to ensure proper network operation, Next, you’ll discover how engineers collect data for network monitoring. Then, you’ll examine networking documentation including drawings, policies and procedures, and security policies. Finally, you’ll learn how engineers plan for disasters and prevent outages when they occur. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of network management and operations needed to support data networks.

About the author
About the author

For nearly 20 years, Ross has taught and managed data networks.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
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Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Ross Bagurdes, and welcome to my course: Network Management and Operations. I'm a network engineer with more than 20‑years experience building enterprise networks and teaching people about them. Data networks use a myriad of unique devices and protocols in order to function properly, and in larger corporate networks, the quantity of these devices can seem countless. Because there are so many devices and protocols to pay attention to, engineers can no longer examine each device regularly to guarantee optimum performance. Additionally, when supporting large numbers of network devices, engineers need to make sure there is some consistency to how those devices are configured and have some operational procedures in place for when things break. In this course, we will examine network monitoring and network documentation, including looking at a live network monitoring server, examining how that server collects information with simple network management protocol. We'll look at IT operating procedures and policies, as well as disaster recovery planning and documentation. By the end of this course, you will understand the different types of information network engineers collect and monitor, and why that's important, as well as why it's so critical to plan for network outages. Before watching this course, you should understand the concepts presented in the Introduction to Enterprise Network Infrastructure course, and after completing this third course in the five‑part series, you should feel confident moving onto the fourth course in the series: Network Security Basics. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn networking, with the Network Management and Operations course, at Pluralsight.