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Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Nagios

  • What is Nagios Core?
  • How It Works?
  • Monitor Network Printer and Publicly Available Service

Module 2: Configuration Nagios

  • Configuration Overview
  • Main Configuration File Options
  • Object Configuration Overview
  • Object Definitions
  • CGI Configuration File Options
  • Configuring Authorisation for the CGIs

Module 3: Running Nagios

  • Verifying Nagios Core Configuration
  • Starting and Stopping Nagios Core

Module 4: Nagios Plugins

  • What are Plugins?
  • Plugins as an Abstraction Layer
  • Obtaining Plugins
  • Use of Plugin X
  • Plugin API

Module 5: Macros

  • Introduction to Macros
  • How Macros Work?
  • On-Demand Macros
  • On-Demand Group Macros
  • Custom Variable Macros
  • Macro Cleansing
  • Macros as Environment Variables
  • Standard Macros in Nagios

Module 6: Nagios Checks

  • Host
  • Service
  • Active
  • Passive

Module 7: State Types and Time Periods

  • Service and Host Check Retries
  • Soft and Hard States
  • Precedence in Time Periods
  • How Time Periods Work with Host and Service Checks?
  • Working of Time Periods with
    • Contact Notifications
    • Notification Escalations
    • Dependencies

Module 8: Security and Performance Tuning

  • Security Considerations
  • Enhanced CGI Security and Authentication
  • Tuning Nagios for Maximum Performance
  • Fast Startup Options
  • Large Installation Tweaks
  • Using the Nagiostats Utility
  • Graphing Nagios Performance Statistics

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Who should attend this Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training?

Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training Course is designed for a variety of professionals who want to learn how to use Nagios to monitor systems and networks. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:

  • System Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • IT Managers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • IT Support Technicians
  • Monitoring Specialists
  • IT Consultants

Prerequisites of the Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training

There are no formal prerequisites for this Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training Course. However, a basic understanding of Linux or Unix will be beneficial for the delegates.

Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training​ Course Overview

Nagios is the popular open-source solution for system and network monitoring. It runs on Linux and can be configured to monitor network services continuously. Nagios provides monitoring of host resources and network services, and any service or device with address and can be contacted through TCP/IP. This Nagios System and Network Monitoring course is designed to provide knowledge of how to install and configure Nagios and standard plugins.

In this Nagios System and Network Monitoring course, delegates will learn how to install and test plugins and configure the web interface. Delegates will get an understanding of the basics of Nagios and Nagios configuration. In addition, delegates will learn how to monitor mail servers, FTP, and web servers.

During this 1-day training course, delegates will learn how to execute plugins through SSH. Furthermore, delegates will gain knowledge of SNMP, NET-SNMP, and SNMP-based plugins. By the completion of this training course, delegates will be able to write their plugins and determine file and directory sizes.  

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What’s included in this Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors           
  • Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training Certificate          
  • Digital Delegate Pack

Why choose us

Our Glasgow venue


Free Wi-Fi

To make sure you’re always connected we offer completely free and easy to access wi-fi.

Air conditioned

To keep you comfortable during your course we offer a fully air conditioned environment.

Full IT support

IT support is on hand to sort out any unforseen issues that may arise.

Video equipment

This location has full video conferencing equipment.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is the third largest city in the UK. The population of Glasgow is around 600,000 inhabitants. Glasgow is now considered the largest seaport in Britain. Glasgow is well known for its higher education facilities and has four universities within 10 miles of the city centre. The four main universities in Glasgow are the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University and University of the West of Scotland. There are also a few colleges and higher education facilities in Glasgow such as; the City of Glasgow College, Glasgow Clyde College and Glasgow Kelvin College.

The Higher education facilities include Jordanhill Teacher Training College, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Glasgow School of Art. The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest University in the UK. It was founded in 1451. Glasgow originally only educated wealthy students but has however become a pioneer in higher education. Glasgow offered studies to the wealthy in Law, Medicine, Civil Servicing, Teaching and Church Studies. The University of Glasgow currently offers degrees in Arts, Humanities, Modern Languages, Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering and Social Sciences. The University of Glasgow had some notable alumni such as Lady Hazel Cosgrove who became the first woman to be appointed as a permanent seat as a judge in the Court of Session. The University of Strathclyde is another major university in Glasgow. It was established in 1796 and is the third largest university in Scotland with around 20,000 students in attendance. The University offers various degrees in areas such as Engineering, Architecture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Education, Law, Psychology and Economics.

The University of Strathclyde also has many notable alumni and academics such as Jim McColl who is the richest man in Scotland, Henry Faulds who founded fingerprint identification and John Logie Baird who invented the world’s first working television. The Glasgow Caledonian University is another university located in Glasgow. It has roots tracing back to 1875 but was formally established in 1993. Glasgow Caledonian has around 18,000 students in attendance and is one of Scotland’s Largest Universities. Glasgow Caledonian is ranked among the UK’s top 10 universities. Glasgow Caledonian has many notable alumni, such as Gordon Brown and Neil Buchanan. 

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LBP Offices, 

3rd Floor, 

7 Buchanan Street, 


G1 3HL

T: 01344203999

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Nagios System And Network Monitoring in Glasgow FAQs


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend this course. However, having basic knowledge of networking would be advantageous.
Anyone who wishes to gain knowledge of Nagios can attend this course. This course is well-suited for: System Administrators, Network Administrators, IT Professionals or Students who want to learn about network monitoring.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 1 day.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training certification in Glasgow starts from £1995
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Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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