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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jeff Tan (Caulfield); Mr Thomas O'Daniel (Malaysia); Mr Mohan Das (South Africa)


The unit will provide students with fundamentals and theoretical foundations of Network Administration. In addition, students will acquire practical skills needed to plan, provide and manage networks, by presentation of the following topics: Introduction to Network Administration. Scope, Goals, Philosophy and Standards; IT System Components and Network Structures, Technology and Protocols; System Administration: Host computer and User management; Network Administration methods and Standards. Managing devices using SNMP, RMON, WBEM and JMX; Management issues: Planning, Implementation, Fault diagnosis and Performance; Network Simulation as a management tool; Network Documentation; Network Security and Administration; and Provision and Management of common network and application services, such as name, database and web servers.


At the completion of this unit students will have -
A knowledge and understanding of:

  • the role of a network administrator;
  • the configuration and management of network infrastructure protocols used in internets (such as ARP, ICMP, BOOTP, DHCP, DNS, LDAP etc);
  • network application protocols and data structures used by network management systems (such as ASN.1, SNMP, SMI/MIB, RMON, DMTF/DMI, WBEM and WMI);
  • factors involved in and be able to manage the security, reliability and performance of computer networks;
The ability to:
  • independently research topics and resolve problems associated with network management;
  • understand and use a range of hardware and software tools for network administration;
  • install, configure and manage network application services such as name, database and web servers.


Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jefferson Tan

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk


FIT1005 or CPE1007 or CSE2318 or CSE3318 or equivalent


CSE3153, CPE2009, CPE3012, CPE5013

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: