Ongoing monitoring of the network is crucial in order to ensure the continued efficiency of operations. This course is meant to help the student answer the following questions: What are some of the things that we should know? Why should we monitor? What should we be looking for? And, what tools are at our disposal in this area? This course will cover topics on monitoring fundamentals, ongoing maintenance of networks and network devices, examining the various ways to monitor network devices on the logical and physical level, technologies and protocols designed for the purpose of monitoring, monitoring network operating systems, and maintaining of devices and systems over time. This course will be paired with a variety of demos giving real world examples of the concepts that will be discussed. This course is designed to prepare the student for the Network+ certification exam.