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iMC Essentials for Network Administrators (HL048)

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Module 1: Designing Your Network Management Architecture for Success
  • List Steps for deploying NMA
  • Describe the main features of IMC
  • Differentiate between IMC Standard and Enterprise
  • Discuss what IMC modules can accomplish

Module 2: IMC Technical Design
  • Demonstrate how SNMP uses MIBs to gather data
  • Describe the SOA based model for IMC
  • Differentiate between Centralized, Distributed, Hierarchical and Hybrid
  • Calculate Collection units give the number of performance metrics and polling times

Module 3: IMC Modules
  • Describe Licensing of IMC base platform and its various modules
  • Illustrate how IMC modules can be implemented to create a holistic solution
  • Select modules based on requirements provided
  • Determine what method of install is recommended

Module 4: Using IMC for Network Assessment
  • Use IMC to gather data on devices in a network
  • Define the devices to be managed
  • Collect information about the devices
  • Display Reports about the Devices

Module 5: Getting Started with IMC
  • Configure IMC for daily use
  • Define group setting to enable user privileges
  • Identify features that are required by most deployments
  • Create Workflows to improve Alarm and Event handling in IMC

Module 6: View Management
  • Modify the layout of Network Devices
  • Contrast functions available in Topology views to Device View
  • Select which View is better to use
  • Describe how to access and control devices in either Topology or
  • Device View

Module 7: Intelligent Configuration Center- iCC
  • Define Device backup handling in IMC with Baselines
  • Complete Software Library configuration
  • Complete auto-backup scheduling
  • Create Workflows to backup devices Software and Configurations
  • Explain why Configuration Comparisons are useful

Module 8: Multi-Vendor VLAN Management
  • Define VLANs for organization
  • Define VLANs per Trunk
  • Identify where VLANs can be manipulated in IMC
  • Create Workflows to enable VLAN management across vendor switches

Module 9: Network Traffic Analysis
  • Explain what Network Traffic Analysis does
  • Install and configure Network Traffic Analyzer
  • Discuss how Network Traffic Analyzer can be used
  • Illustrate how Network Traffic Analysis with other IMC tools can provide insight into Network Issues

Module 10: Performance Management
  • Identify Performance Metrics required for measurement
  • Create operator based view of the performance metrics
  • Explain why one should NOT measure everything
  • Demonstrate how Port Groups are used

Module 11: ACL Management
  • Explain the capabilities of IMC’s ACL Management interface
  • Identify the components of and types of ACLs
  • Discuss the use of the ACL Templates, ACL Resource pages and the
  • ACL Assistant

Module 12: Events and Alarms
  • Discriminate between Recovered and Acknowledged
  • Explain how syslog and traps can be forwarded via email
  • Demonstrate how add a note to an Alarm

Module 1 Reporting
  • Compare Real Time Reports, My Quick Report, and My Scheduled
  • Report
  • Explain how reports can be emailed to users
  • Demonstrate how custom views are used to focus reports
  • Select which Operator Groups will be able to access a report

Module 14: Virtual Network Management
  • Identify the parameters to configure a SOAP template
  • Demonstrate how to review the virtual switch and its physical switch connection
  • Configure an LACP connection
  • Explain how Port Groups are used to measure performance

Module 15: IMC My Shortcuts
  • Identify My Shortcuts uses in IMC
  • Demonstrate how to conduct an assessment using IMC Wizard
  • Review how to access different sections of IMC

 

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