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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Gives students an in-depth understanding and practical experience in managing small-to-medium enterprise networks. Students will gain knowledge and skills to conduct different network management tasks including monitoring and controlling network performance, security and configuration, troubleshooting network issues and providing advice and guidance to management on planning and upgrading networks.

Unit content

Topic 1: Revision of computer network elements and communication models

Topic 2: Vendor specific networks

Topic 3: Managing layer-2 network protocols and devices

Topic 4: Managing layer-3 network protocols and devices

Topic 5: Network performance monitoring

Topic 6: Network troubleshooting

Topic 7: Network maintenance and upgrade

Topic 8: Network planning

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 Conduct predefined procedures and steps to manage, monitor and control network performance, security, configuration and inventory of small-to-medium enterprise networks
2 Diagnose, analyse and troubleshoot common issues of small-to-medium enterprise networks
3 Plan for and assist with network planning, maintenance, software and configuration upgrade to maintain business continuity
4 Evaluate and select suitable network technology based on business requirements
5 Conduct research and provide advice and guidance to management on recent trends and development in computer communication network technologies

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Conduct predefined procedures and steps to manage, monitor and control network performance, security, configuration and inventory of small-to-medium enterprise networks
  2. Diagnose, analyse and troubleshoot common issues of small-to-medium enterprise networks
  3. Plan for and assist with network planning, maintenance, software and configuration upgrade to maintain business continuity
  4. Evaluate and select suitable network technology based on business requirements
  5. Conduct research and provide advice and guidance to management on recent trends and development in computer communication network technologies

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.