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Protocol Deep Dive: SNMP

by Greg Dickinson

If you're responsible for managing your network you'll need to know SNMP. This course will teach you the basics of SNMP, how to configure it on common network equipment, and building a monitoring system to assist with troubleshooting.

What you'll learn

Network monitoring is a key component of a well-designed network, and SNMP is the most common management protocol on modern networks. In this course, Protocol Deep Dive: SNMP, you will learn foundational knowledge and gain the ability to manage your networks using SNMP. First, you will learn the specifics of SNMP versions 1, 2c, and 3, all the way down to the packet level. Next, you will learn how to properly configure SNMP for management on Windows Server, Linux, and Cisco platforms. Finally, you will build a network monitoring system and learn how it can help in diagnosing issues. When the course is completed, you will have a thorough understanding of both SNMP and the basics of network monitoring.

About the author

Greg has been a longtime "technology enthusiast" (aka "computer nerd") that managed to take his hobby and make a very good living out of it. He's dealt with networking software as far back as NetWare 3.11 and GroupWise and carried that curiosity forward to become skilled in Windows, Exchange, Cisco, and VMware technologies.

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