Cisco Device Management

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Managing network devices for a service provider involves a great many protocols. These protocols include SNMP, SYSLOG, and NetFlow. Knowing how each of these protocols plays into the facilitation of network administration is important because each fulfills a different requirement. This course covers technologies used in the management and discovery of networks. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Cisco exam Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 exam (640-875 SPNGN1). This exam counts toward the CCNA Service Provider certification.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at networking engineers who must interface with Cisco IOS, IOS XR and IOS XE devices. Additionally, those who have a need to understand technologies used in the service provider realm will benefit.



Expected Duration

60 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Cisco IP NGN Architecture

  • describe network management in the Cisco IP NGN architecture
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol

  • describe Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Collecting Information with Cisco Discovery Protocol

  • use CDP to collect information
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol Configuration

  • tune CDP configuration
  • Simple Network Management Protocol

  • describe components of Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Obtaining Data from SNMP Agent

  • describe MIBs and OIDs for data collection in SNMP
  • Configuring SNMP on Cisco Devices

  • configure basic SNMP settings on Cisco IOS XR
  • Understanding System Message Logging

  • describe system message logging
  • Syslog Message Format

  • describe the Syslog message format
  • Configuring Syslog on Cisco Devices

  • configure Syslog on Cisco IOS and IOS XR
  • NetFlow Overview

  • describe the purpose of NetFlow
  • Exercise: Managing Cisco Network Devices