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Unit description

Provides students with the requisite knowledge and skills to analyse, configure and secure both traditional and cloud-based small-medium enterprise networks. More specifically students will learn to analyse principal network protocols, internetwork, configure and troubleshoot network devices. Students will also be introduced to network administration, network monitoring and securing data in a networked environment.

Unit content

Topic 1: Analysing Network Protocols

Topic 2: Internetworking

Topic 3: Configuring Network Protocols and Devices

Topic 4: Network Infrastructure Virtualisation

Topic 5: Administering and Securing Small-Medium Enterprise Networks

Topic 6: Network Monitoring and Data Analysis

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:
1identify and explain the principles and characteristics of network protocols
2perform configuration and troubleshooting for network devices and protocols of small-medium enterprise networks
3analyse and discuss major characteristics and parameters of secured traditional and cloud-based small-medium enterprise networks
4identify and discuss procedures and steps to administer and secure networks for small-medium enterprises
5propose, document and review data handling and monitoring solutions in networked environments

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

  1. identify and explain the principles and characteristics of network protocols
  2. perform configuration and troubleshooting for network devices and protocols of small-medium enterprise networks
  3. analyse and discuss major characteristics and parameters of secured traditional and cloud-based small-medium enterprise networks
  4. identify and discuss procedures and steps to administer and secure networks for small-medium enterprises
  5. propose, document and review data handling and monitoring solutions in networked environments

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Report40%
Exam: closed book30%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Report40%
Exam: closed book30%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Report40%
Exam: closed book30%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Report40%
Exam: closed book30%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Report40%
Exam: closed book30%
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

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International

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