This week, we have covered network management which include topics such as System message log, SNMP, Netflow, QoS, VPN, and default gateway redundancy. Discuss one feature you would implement in your network and how you use it.


What do you think: is the name view an appropriate name for this database object? Why not something like “look-see” or “sampler” or “Ralph?” If you agree with the naming gurus who dubbed this tool “view,” why do you agree? If you think another term would be a better descriptive name, what is it and why is it better?


Grading for Discussions

Most of the lessons in this course include a discussion topic, typically in the form of a question that asks for your opinion or knowledge on a particular subject. Each of the discussions is worth a total of 35 points, which is made up of 25 points for your response to the discussion and 5 points each for your first two substantive replies to the posts of two of your classmates. To earn all of the points, you must specifically address the discussion topic and contribute to the continuance of the discussion with your classmates. Bear in mind that the instructor determines the points awarded.

A substantive response to a classmate provides a reactive statement regarding the classmate’s discussion post that clearly intends to continue the discussion. Responding with short replies, such as, “I agree,” “Thank you for saying that” or another quick and short message will not earn points. You do not have to post to every classmate, just two, so you can choose to respond to a posting to which you actually have a response to give.

Your original post must be posted by Wednesday by 11:59 pm Eastern time. Responding to two of your peers’ posts must be made by Sunday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.


As you have seen in the course, learning networking involves learning the fundamental concepts as well as the many IOS commands.

Discuss some strategies you personally use to learn and remember the Cisco commands.

Why do you think Cisco has stuck with a CLI even though many other program use GUIs? Do some research before answering this question.

Please comment on at least one post.