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Network administration ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: C Freeman

Caulfield First semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: An introduction to Network Administration that covers scope, goals, philosophy and standards; challenges and common practice. Review of IT System Components includes network structures; technology (sockets, cables, etc.); protocols (TCP/IP, X.25, ATM, etc.); and network operating systems. The unit includes network system management, methods of network administration using SNMP and RMON, network fault diagnosis and recovery, network performance and tuning, administration of network services, network security and administration, analytical system administration, network simulation, network documentation, and the future of administration.

Objectives: 1. Identify the tasks or roles required of network administrators. 2. Refine and extend existing knowledge of network technologies, particularly their management. 3. Understand current developments and standards for network management. 4. Identify principles involved in system and network administration. 5. Apply these princples to practical situations. 6. Analyse and classify the requirements for management of a network particularly when it is a critical part of the structure of an organisation. 7. Design and implement network management policies. 8. Identify and compare different network management techniques and strategies.

Assessment: Research report and project proposal: 40%. Network Administration Project: 60%.

Contact Hours: 4 hours.