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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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


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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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