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Unit description

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:
1Conduct predefined procedures and steps to manage, monitor and control network performance, security, configuration and inventory of small-to-medium enterprise networks
2Diagnose, analyse and troubleshoot common issues of small-to-medium enterprise networks
3Plan for and assist with network planning, maintenance, software and configuration upgrade to maintain business continuity
4Evaluate and select suitable network technology based on business requirements
5Conduct 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

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Network configuration and monitoring exercise.30%
Network maintenance and troubleshooting exercise.30%
Network planning exercise.40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Network configuration and monitoring exercise.30%
Network maintenance and troubleshooting exercise.30%
Network planning exercise.40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Network configuration and monitoring exercise.30%
Network maintenance and troubleshooting exercise.30%
Network planning exercise.40%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Network configuration and monitoring exercise.30%
Network maintenance and troubleshooting exercise.30%
Network planning exercise.40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Network configuration and monitoring exercise.30%
Network maintenance and troubleshooting exercise.30%
Network planning exercise.40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Network configuration and monitoring exercise.30%
Network maintenance and troubleshooting exercise.30%
Network planning exercise.40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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