TrainSignal Releases Microsoft Network Monitoring Training

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New Microsoft Network Monitoring Training course teaches administrators to make sense of large amounts of network traffic data using Microsoft NetMon.

TrainSignal, the global leader in professional computer training, announced the release of their Microsoft Network Monitoring Training course.

The Microsoft Network Monitor tool has the ability to capture a wealth of data. A structured system for analyzing traffic and managing troubleshooting tasks saves valuable time for administrators. While the Microsoft NetMon tool is available for free download, the scope of its features ranges broadly from packet sniffing to fragmented data reassembly. Since the far-reaching capabilities of the tool can have an overwhelming affect to new users, course instructor Rhonda Layfield explains strategies for making Microsoft Network Monitor easy to use.

The lessons initially focus on developing a comfortable familiarity with the NetMon GUI so users can freely adjust settings for capturing and saving only necessary data. This allows administrators to then customize filters and captures. The lessons delve into how finite data captures help administrators find the right data packets. Precise filtering of bloated network traces can help reduce any guesswork in intimidating troubleshooting scenarios.

The course also includes a full lesson on various networking protocols so students will have a foundation for knowing how to access data on network servers while applying their skills with Network Monitor.

Students should expect to go over these key tasks:

  •     Filtering Packets by Different Protocols
  •     Inserting Comments for Specific Frames and Future Reference
  •     Creating Graphs with the Click of a Button
  •     Custom Command Line Captures
  •     Practical DHCP Troubleshooting

The real-world approach of Microsoft Network Monitoring Training is important for the course experience, so multiple lessons cover the basic and advanced features of Domain Name Services (DNS), including primary & secondary DNS zones, state of authority (SOA), recursion and netmask ordering.

Instructor Rhonda Layfield has supervised the deployment, protection and performance of IT resources for over 30 years while working in the US Navy and in utilities. Rhonda’s success in sharing her extensive knowledge of IT problem solving with her clients and students has earned her top speaking spots at TechEd and other conferences worldwide. She is a regular contributor to Windows IT Pro Magazine and has co-authored two books on Windows Server. Rhonda Layfield’s teaching style stems from her passion for using her knowledge on a packet level to help people reduce costs and headaches.

On why administrators should learn Microsoft Network Monitor, Rhonda urges, “One of the biggest reasons people don’t use this tool is so much traffic gets captured so fast that it frightens people when they realize how much data is flying around in their network. It seems daunting. Once someone shows you the tips and tricks, it’s easy to use.”

The Microsoft Network Monitoring Training contains 11 lessons of nearly 6 hours of video instruction. Students will receive 1 DVD of video lessons and 1 additional content DVD. Each lesson is available in several formats, iPod Video, Mp3 Audio, .WMV and high quality AVI, allowing students to use course materials on a variety of devices. Students can view all materials online after signing up for the course, ensuring instant access. The course also includes PDF files of instructor notes to provide convenience while watching and learning core concepts.

The Microsoft Network Monitoring Training course is available for just $297. TrainSignal backs each and every course with their exclusive 90-day Total Experience Guarantee. All courses are shipped worldwide at no charge.

About TrainSignal: Founded in 2002, TrainSignal provides computer-based "Total Experience" training that gives individuals the tools and confidence to tackle real-world challenges, pass their certification exams and succeed in today’s competitive global IT market.

TrainSignal offers a wide range of computer training packages covering Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, VMware, and Microsoft Office. In addition to its Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010, and Windows 7 courses, TrainSignal offers training for over fifty different training courses including VMware vSphere training, Cisco CCNA training, Citrix XenDesktop training and more.

A privately-held company, TrainSignal is based in Schaumburg, IL. For more information about TrainSignal, please visit


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