Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)


The unit will provide students with fundamentals and theoretical foundations of network administration, management and documentation. Specific areas include local, wide area, and real-time networks. Related protocols such as TCP/IP, ICMP, IPSEC, CSMA/CD, token-passing, frame relay, ATM, SAN and VoIP. The network administrators function and responsibilities relating to network issues such as planning, implementation, fault diagnosis fine tuning and recovery. Standards for network management - SNMP, RMONs, Protocol analysers, CMIP, ITU / TMN standards, MIBs, DMI, remote management in-band and out-of-band.


At the completion of this unit students will have -

  • exposure to a wide range of contemporary networking protocols and technologies at a level required from network management perspective;
  • an in-depth understanding of key network management concepts, protocols, technologies, protocol analysis and practices;
  • an understanding of the role of a network administrator through theory and hands-on work involving the use of software tools, simulations, and configuring core networking hardware;
  • ability to adopt a problem solving approach;
  • developed communications skills and accept the code of professional conduct and practice through short presentations and group work.


Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

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Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

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