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FIT2018 - Network administration

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Jefferson Tan


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)


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.
Provision and Management of common network and application services, such as name, database and web servers.


This unit will develop student knowledge of the tools and techniques for Network Administration. On completion of this unit, the student should: have an understanding of the role of a network administrator; have extensive knowledge and experience in configuration and management of network infrastucture protocols used in internets (such as ARP, ICMP, BOOTP, DHCP, DNS, LDAP etc); have extensive knowledge of network application protocols and data structures used by network management systems (such as ASN.1, SNMP, SMI/MIB, RMON, DMTF/DMI, WBEM and WMI); understand factors involved in and be able to manage the security, reliability and performance of computer networks; be able to independently research topics and resolve problems associated with network management; be able to understand and use a range of hardware and software tools for network administration; be able to install, configure and manage network application services such as name, database and web servers.


Theory: A final 3 hour exam (60%); Assignment: A research assignment (15%); Project: Network Administration project (25%)

Contact hours

Lectures: 2 hours/week, Tutorials/Lab sessions: 2 hours/week per tutorial


CPE1007 (previously listed as CPE2002) or FIT1005


CSE3153, CPE2009, CPE3012, CPE5013