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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.

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
1identify and explain the principles and characteristics of network protocolsKnowledge of a discipline
2perform configuration and troubleshooting for network devices and protocols of small-medium enterprise networksCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3analyse and discuss major characteristics and parameters of secured traditional and cloud-based small-medium enterprise networks Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4identify and discuss procedures and steps to administer and secure networks for small-medium enterprisesKnowledge of a discipline
5propose, document and review data handling and monitoring solutions in networked environmentsCreativityLifelong learning

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

  1. identify and explain the principles and characteristics of network protocols
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. perform configuration and troubleshooting for network devices and protocols of small-medium enterprise networks
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. analyse and discuss major characteristics and parameters of secured traditional and cloud-based small-medium enterprise networks
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. identify and discuss procedures and steps to administer and secure networks for small-medium enterprises
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. propose, document and review data handling and monitoring solutions in networked environments
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
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.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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