Network Monitoring and Management systems

Study level: Undergraduate
Course Code: CY-CR-401
Credit Points: 6
Delivery: Hybird

Subject   

Network monitoring is a crucial aspect of maintaining a reliable and secure network infrastructure. This subject introduces the principles and tools involved in network monitoring. Topics covered include monitoring common IT infrastructure components, automating network configurations, securing SNMP, analyzing network traffic with NetFlow, and implementing network performance monitoring. Students will also explore network configuration management, root cause analysis, and backup and reporting procedures. This subject equips students with a foundational understanding of network monitoring and its importance in maintaining network reliability and security.

Syllabus   

  • Understanding the importance and benefits of network monitoring in maintaining a reliable and secure network infrastructure.
  • Exploring the fundamental concepts and principles of network monitoring, including proactive monitoring, event management, and performance measurement.
  • Introduction to various monitoring techniques such as active and passive monitoring, synthetic monitoring, and the use of network monitoring tools.
  • Understanding the process of monitoring network performance metrics, analyzing trends, and identifying bottlenecks or performance issues.
  • Exploring fault detection, isolation, and resolution techniques in network monitoring, including event correlation and fault alerting mechanisms.
  • Understanding the importance of network configuration management and its role in maintaining consistency, security, and compliance across the network infrastructure.
  • Introduction to network traffic analysis techniques for monitoring and understanding network behavior, including packet analysis and flow-based analysis.
  • Exploring the role of network monitoring in detecting and responding to security threats, including intrusion detection systems and log analysis.
  • Utilizing visualization techniques and reporting tools to present network monitoring data effectively and gain actionable insights.
  • Understanding industry best practices and guidelines for effective network monitoring, including scalability, reliability, and continuous improvement.
  • Exploring the latest advancements and trends in network monitoring, such as cloud-based monitoring, machine learning, and automation.
  • Analyzing real-world case studies and examples to understand how network monitoring is applied in different scenarios and industries.

Learning outcomes   

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of network monitoring.
  • Identify and describe common IT infrastructure components that require monitoring.
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of network monitoring engineers.
  • Recognize different types of monitoring platforms and their functionalities.
  • Apply network simulation techniques for creating a simulated network environment.
  • Utilize configuration management tools to automate network configurations.
  • Implement techniques for updating network configurations efficiently.
  • Secure network monitoring systems using appropriate measures.
  • Apply network performance monitoring techniques to measure and optimize network performance.
  • Utilize network monitoring tools to track and analyze network performance metrics.
  • Visualize network topology using appropriate visualization techniques.
  • Generate reports to communicate network monitoring findings effectively.
  • Configure email notifications for timely alerts and notifications.
  • Apply network configuration management principles to maintain consistency and compliance.
  • Analyze network traffic using various traffic analysis techniques.
  • Integrate network devices with monitoring systems for centralized monitoring.
  • Utilize network monitoring views and dashboards to gain insights into network status.
  • Perform network configuration audits to ensure compliance and security.
  • Apply root cause analysis techniques to troubleshoot network issues effectively.
  • Implement backup and reporting procedures for network monitoring data.
  • Stay updated with emerging trends in network monitoring and adapt to new technologies and methodologies.
  • Analyze real-world case studies to understand the practical application of network monitoring concepts.

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