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Total SNMP for engineers

A 3 day
training course

SNMP training course description

A hands-on generic look at the technical operation of SNMP. The course starts with an overview of all the components, which make up SNMP. Hands on starts early with configuration of a managed network. The major versions of SNMP are then put into perspective followed by a look at the SNMP protocol. MIBs are then studied both from the perspective of reading MIBs and writing MIBs. The course finishes with a look at the security implications of SNMP.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Describe the SNMP architecture.
  • Analyse SNMP packets.
  • Recognise the MIB structure.
  • Describe the SMI.
  • Recognise the strengths and weaknesses of SNMPv2 and SNMPv3.

SNMP training course details

Who will benefit:
Network administrators.
Network operators.
Programmers writing MIBs and agents.
TCP/IP Foundation.
Hands on experience of an SNMP management station would also be beneficial.
3 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Technical expertise."
S. K. Dante
"Presentation was lively and entertaining. The instructor masters the topic and makes sure that his point is gotten across."
G. M. CE+T

SNMP training course contents

Network management
What is network management? Benefits, issues.

What is SNMP?
SNMP architecture, SNMP MIBs, SMI, the SNMP protocol, polling security, alternatives to SNMP: CMIP, web based management.

Configuring SNMP
Auto discovery for management stations, NMS configuration, agent configuration, traps.
Hands on: Configuring agents and an NMS.

SNMP background
SNMP history, RFCs, standards, SNMP protocol versions, SNMPv1, SNMPv2, SNMPv3, SNMP SMI versions, which version should you use? Futures.

SNMPv1 packets
SNMP in the 7 layer model, port numbers, general packet format, BER, GET, GET-NEXT, tables, SET, TRAP, bandwidth issues, in band versus out of band management.
Hands on: Analysing SNMPv1 packets.

SNMPv2 packets
SNMPv2 improvements, error handling, GET-BULK, v2traps, INFORM.
Hands on: Analysing SNMPv2 packets.

SNMPv3 packets
SNMPv3 packet format, use of SNMPv2 messages, REPORT PDU.

MIB structure
The internet MIB branch, standard mib-2, extra parts of mib-2, private enterprise MIBs, loading extra MIBs.
Hands on: MIB browsing.

The mib-2 groups, system group, interfaces group, IP group, ICMP group, TCP group, UDP group, transmission group, SNMP group, RMON.
Hands on: mib-2 browsing in detail.

The MIB layout, obtaining a private enterprise number, MIB definitions, IMPORT, Module identity, Textual conventions, object definitions, notifications, compliance statements, object groups, base SMI data types, application data types, scalars, instances, tables, table definition, writing agents, SMIng.

SNMP security
Community strings, SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c security practices, SNMPv3 security, SNMPv3 architecture, SNMP applications, the SNMP engine, the EngineID, security fields in SNMPv3 packets, USM, authentication, encryption, timeliness, VBAC, SNMPv3 configuration

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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