Join us April 27 to May 1 for five days of OpenNMS training in Moonachie, New Jersey, with Tarus Balog, COO of The OpenNMS Group.

For 15 years, Tarus has shared his unique perspective and expert tips during an intensive, hands-on training course to help people get the most from OpenNMS and their networks.

Principles Based

Tarus not only covers the basics like installation, events, notifications, alarms, SNMP, data collection, and thresholds, he also discusses the philosophy behind OpenNMS and network management in general.

Students also have the opportunity for hands-on exercises, such as learning how to use the OpenNMS Event Translator to transform and enrich data for custom monitoring. The main course material spans four days with the final, fifth day devoted to real-world use cases from students.

“My students won’t know everything about OpenNMS — we can’t do that in a week,” Tarus says. “But they will understand the capabilities and can figure out from there how to do what they want to do.”

While It’s Magical, It Isn’t Magic

Tarus wants students to understand why OpenNMS works the way it does, and how it can help them with their own unique needs. He cites recent training with one organization, where the group set up an OpenNMS Minion on a device that manages variable message signs (VMS). (You know, those electronic highway signs that display messages like “reduce speed,” “don’t text and drive”, or “zombies ahead”.) In a short time all 80 VMSs were discovered and students could see what had previously been inaccessible to them.

“I love teaching, because it reminds me of how cool OpenNMS is,” says Tarus. “Not just from the ‘aha’ student moments, but from reflecting on how well it does what it does, the full range of its capabilities, and the unique way it solves their issues.”

Register Now

When: April 27 to May 1, 2020, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Fusion Center
70 Moonachie Avenue
Moonachie, NJ 07074

Cost: $2500 per student, lunch included

Only eight spots are available, so register soon. Deadline for registration: April 17, 2020.

Training is sponsored by Securewatch24 and The OpenNMS Group.

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