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Network Management

Strategies, Tools and Techniques

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This course addresses the needs of corporate network and IT managers, honing your expertise in network management.

Focusing on the state-of-the-art tools and techniques needed to manage modern large scale corporate networks, the course will address the changing demands of network management by adopting a practical teaching approach and real-time perspective.

You will understand the problems faced by corporate networks and the challenges faced by modern IT managers in keeping networks healthy. Modern IT managers need to appreciate that networks are converging, thereby introducing complexity in management techniques. 

This course aims to prepare a new generation of IT managers who have proactive network management skills. Using industry-standard and open-source network management solutions, you will be able to apply techniques that are widely in use across large-scale corporate networks. 

Please note, this course runs over four days spread over two consecutive weekends. Alternative dates and times may be available. Please enquire for further details.

Suitable for

This course is aimed at IT managers, IT help-desk staff, network security specialists, IT heads and resource managers or graduates with a networking degree who wish to gain expertise in network management.


You should have a networking/IT background and/or work in an IT department.


(The price is inclusive and as an education provider we do not charge VAT.)


We offer a 10% discount to Leeds and Bradford Chamber of Commerce members. To claim your discount please call 0113 812 1725 and quote your Chamber membership number.

Additional dates

To keep you posted we will post upcoming additional dates for this course here. If you would like to enquire about future dates, please feel free to contact us.


We can design our courses to meet your specific business objectives, developing a tailored plan to deliver the results you're looking for.

Course Outline

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  • Converged networks – what are the management challenges?
  • Profile of a modern network manager.
  • Dealing with network complexities – the need to be proactive and avoiding ‘firefighting’.
  • Network management principles – how have they evolved?
  • Diagnose faults on the networks – looking for the traits.
  • Network monitoring tasks using traffic analysis – using Observer.
  • Customising alerts and alarms to suit your network – using Observer.
  • LAN monitoring functions, IP discovery, active and passive modes.
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  • Network trending.
  • Monitoring remote devices.
  • SNMP.
  • Network management tasks with SNMP – using Observer.
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  • OpenNMS.
  • OpenNMS web GUI customisation.
  • Performance metrics and configuring thresholds.
  • Data collection and configuring web-servers.
  • Topology mapping.
  • Using SNMP with OpenNMS.
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  • Asset tracking and inventory.
  • Reporting.
  • Security considerations.
  • Monitoring network performance attributes.
  • Principles of remote monitoring.
  • Recap and conclusion.

What will I learn?

You will:

  • Understand problems facing modern converged networks.
  • Gain hands-on use of industry-standard specialist network monitoring software and OpenSource network management solutions (Network Instruments – Observer, OpenNMS).
  • Identify problems on the network using network traffic characteristics.
  • Learn the application of SNMP to manage networks.
  • Learn how corporate IT policies can be implemented via network management tools.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of various network attributes that help diagnose faults and performance-related issues.
  • Understand the use of reporting features to flag issues on the network.
  • Learn how to identify potential security breaches using network management techniques.

Attending the course

The course starts at 10:00 and finishes at 17:00 each day. 

Refreshments will be available and lunch will be provided.

Training facilities

We’re based in the centre of Leeds at Cloth Hall Court, and we have cutting-edge facilities including the Development Studio for desktop, web and mobile platforms. The studio draws on academics with extensive high-level industrial experience in advanced programming techniques and world-class creative digital content essential to success in the creative digital industries.


Kiran Voderhobli

Kiran is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University with over five years of teaching experience in Network Management and Network Security among other areas related to networking systems.

He is the course leader for M.Eng. Computer Science and M.Sc. Networking Systems Engineering. Before joining as an academic, Kiran also worked in industry developing secure commercial VoIP solutions. He has led curriculum development and delivery for networking for undergraduate and postgraduate students at Leeds Beckett. His research areas include network security and sustainable computing.