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FIT2018

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedSunway First semester 2013 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit will provide students with fundamentals and theoretical foundations of network and systems administration. In addition, students will acquire practical skills needed to plan, provide and manage networks through laboratory activities and projects.

This unit covers the following topics: Network administration scope, goals, and philosophy; IT system components and network structures; host computer and user management; standards, technology and protocols; managing networked devices; management issues: planning, implementation, fault diagnosis and performance; network documentation; security and administration; provision and management of common network and application services.

Outcomes

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 ICMP, DHCP, DNS, LDAP etc);
  • host computer and user management;
  • network application protocols used by network management systems (such as SNMP, RMON);
  • factors involved in and be able to manage the security, reliability and performance of computer networks.

The ability to:

  • adopt a problem-solving approach;
  • independently research topics and resolve problems associated with network management;
  • understand and use a range of hardware and software tools for network and systems administration;
  • install, configure and manage network application services such as name, database, mail and web servers;
  • act in accordance with best practice, industry standards and professional ethics.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 40%; In-semester assessment: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

Prerequisites

One of CPE1007, CPE2002, CSE2318, CSE3318, FIT1005, FIT1031, FIT2008 or equivalent

Prohibitions

CPE3012, CPE5013, CSE3153, CPE2009, FIT3149

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