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  • 5 hours of Training Videos 
  • 30 lectures
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What is inside this course?

The Whizlabs Nagios Basics course contains almost 5 hours of training videos. You could find 30 engaging lectures that provide extensive coverage of different basic concepts related to Nagios in the course.

Is there any prior requirement to learn Nagios?

The important prerequisites to learn Nagios are as follows,

  • Intermediate Linux skills
  • Advanced knowledge of shell scripting
  • Comprehensive understanding of SSH
  • Reading official Nagios documentation.
  • Advanced knowledge regarding the Linux command line

Who should learn Nagios?

Any individual aspiring to develop expertise in continuous monitoring by using Nagios could learn Nagios and opt for Nagios basics training course. In addition, learning Nagios is also suitable for DevOps engineers who want to learn Nagios for the purpose of continuous monitoring. 

Why should I learn Nagios?

You should learn Nagios because of the increasing adoption of continuous monitoring as a significant part of the DevOps landscape. Learning Nagios can open new career paths for you as a DevOps professional. You can establish promising basic knowledge regarding the use of Nagios products and leverage the benefits of continuous monitoring for improving delivery, accuracy, and effectiveness of various projects. 

How will Nagios Basics training help me?

The Nagios basics training would help you uncover various crucial details about Nagios that can help you in addressing professional responsibilities. You can learn the differences between various Nagios products and the features of Nagios. In addition, you can also reflect on the architecture of Nagios and its disadvantages. 


Furthermore, you can also explore reliable knowledge regarding basic tasks using Nagios such as installation and configuration, user and server management, and monitoring. Nagios basics training course can establish your expertise in general information about continuous monitoring and prepare you for a long-term career in DevOps.

Which DevOps certification should I choose?

There are a number of DevOps tools such as Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Puppet, etc. and so the DevOps certifications. As certification measures and validates your skills, the choice of a DevOps certification totally depends on your skills. So, choose a platform and tool as per your knowledge and expertise, and then go ahead with the respective certification. If you are a beginner, you can start working on a DevOps tool as per your interest, gain some real-time experience and go-ahead for a DevOps certification.

Here is the complete list of DevOps Certification Training/DevOps Online Courses.

Do you update the question bank/video course with the latest updates?

Yes. Different DevOps platforms revise the exam syllabus based on the current trends, to meet the industry standards. We have Subject Matter Experts who monitor the changes into the exam syllabus and update the questions bank/video course to ensure that we provide up to date preparation material to our students.

Does Whizlabs Offer any Subscription Plan?

Yes, we offer the Annual Subscription in which you get all the Whizlabs training courses worth $2500+ at $99 only. With Whizlabs subscription, you will get unlimited access to all the courses and hands-on labs with Premium Support for one year.

Do you provide a course completion certificate?

Yes, we provide a course completion certificate for online training courses. Once you watch the video course by 100% / complete an online course, you get a course completion certificate that is signed by our CEO.

How long is the license valid after the purchase?

Our simulators and video courses have a lifetime license/validity. Once you have purchased, you can access it for a lifetime.

What is Nagios?

Nagios is an open-source tool, available for free to ensure continuous monitoring. Nagios can help in effectively monitoring network, infrastructure, and system. It is ideally suitable for continuous monitoring of business processes, systems, services, and applications in the DevOps landscape. The plugins in Nagios connect with the host or another server on the network. 

Therefore, Nagios can respond to failure by alerting technical staff through notifications. As a result, Nagios plays a considerable role in ensuring limited downtime in various business processes.

What is the importance of continuous monitoring?

The different benefits of continuous monitoring clearly point out its importance. Here are the important benefits that you can take into account for proving the importance of continuous monitoring.

  • Detection of all server and network problems
  • Identification of root causes of failure
  • Help with troubleshooting performance issues
  • Support for updating infrastructure
  • Help for reduction of maintenance cost
  • Resolution of identified problems automatically
  • Comprehensive monitoring for the whole infrastructure at all times
  • Ensuring the operations of servers, services, applications, and networks

What are the important features of Nagios?

Nagios helps you in simpler continuous monitoring, and its following features make everything easier. 

  • Functionalities for monitoring database servers such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and others
  • The facility of application-level information such as Apache, LDAP, Postfix, Citrix, and others
  • Providing active development
  • Access to excellent support from a massive active community
  • It can also help you check whether a host is reachable or not.

What are the notable benefits of Nagios?

The important benefits of Nagios are as follows.

  • No need for periodic testing
  • Detection of split-second failures during the time when the wrist strap is in the intermittent phase
  • Reduction of maintenance costs without affecting performance
  • The facility of timely notification to ensure effective management of control and the incident itself

What are the important components of Nagios architecture?

Nagios showcases server-agent architecture. The server is installed on host and plugins on remote servers and hosts for monitoring. Nagios sends a signal for running the plugins on local or remote hosts or servers through a process scheduler. The plugins then collect data about CPU usage and memory usage before sending the data to the scheduler. Finally, the process scheduler sends the notifications to admins while also updating the Nagios GUI.

Is there any certification to validate my Nagios knowledge and expertise?

Yes. There are two professional certification exams to prove your expertise and knowledge regarding Nagios. The two certifications are,

  • Nagios Certified Professional - Core certification exam
  • Nagios Certified Administrator - Core certification exam

How would learning Nagios help me in my career growth?

Learning Nagios would help you strengthen your capabilities as a continuous monitoring expert. You could easily become a competitive option for employers with Nagios expertise. In addition, you can become a part of a huge open source community and develop professional networks. Subsequently, you can find promising career opportunities in the long run by learning Nagios.

How much could I earn as a DevOps professional with Nagios skills?

According to Paysa, the average annual salary of a Nagios Monitoring Engineer is $107,506. The salary estimate ranges from $85,655 to $124,818 according to different roles and experience levels. 

What are the benefits of DevOps certifications for a DevOps professional?

Some of the important benefits of the DevOps certifications for a DevOps professional are as follows:

  • Validates your knowledge and understanding of DevOps tools and methods.
  • Provides you a global recognition for your knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • Adds a credential to your resume and thus makes you stand out of the crowd.
  • Helps you get more opportunities to enhance your career as a DevOps professional.
  • Gets you more chances of being promoted in your current job or get a new job with a high paycheck.

If you are still in doubt, check out the Top Reasons to Go for a DevOps certification.

I’m a fresher. How can I start my career in DevOps?

As a fresher, you have two choices. First is - you can start your career as a developer or administrator on any platform say AWS, Azure, etc. and then proceed to become a DevOps engineer. Second is - you can directly choose a DevOps tool and start gaining DevOps skills. Then you can get a DevOps certification to validate your skills and enhance your DevOps career.

Here are the 10 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your DevOps Career.

What is the salary of a DevOps Engineer?

According to the job data from Glassdoor, the salary for a DevOps Engineer may range from $137,000 and $180,000, depending on several factors like knowledge, skills, experience, and certification. 

Apart from mock exams/video courses, is there any further assistance I can get from Whizlabs?

Yes, you will get full support for any query related to the certification while preparing through our mock exams/video courses. Your query will be handled by the certified SME (Subject Matter Expert) & response will be provided in due course.

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Please note that we only refund the amount paid for the Whizlabs training course, not the certification exam cost. For more details, we recommend you to check our Refund Policy

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