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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Conduct predefined procedures and steps to manage, monitor and control network performance, security, configuration and inventory of small-to-medium enterprise networksKnowledge of a discipline
2Diagnose, analyse and troubleshoot common issues of small-to-medium enterprise networksCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3Plan for and assist with network planning, maintenance, software and configuration upgrade to maintain business continuityKnowledge of a discipline
4Evaluate and select suitable network technology based on business requirementsKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5Conduct research and provide advice and guidance to management on recent trends and development in computer communication network technologiesKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong 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
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Diagnose, analyse and troubleshoot common issues of small-to-medium enterprise networks
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Plan for and assist with network planning, maintenance, software and configuration upgrade to maintain business continuity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Evaluate and select suitable network technology based on business requirements
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. Conduct research and provide advice and guidance to management on recent trends and development in computer communication network technologies
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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