This unit explores the fundamentals and practice aspects of computer networks and systems management including fundamentals of network management concept, architectures, protocols, standards and also current related research topics. The students will have the chance to be familiar with current research efforts on network and system management by focusing on SNMP-based network & internetwork management.

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NIT1104 - Computer Networks

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the principles of network management;  
  2. Develop the skills required to manage networks;  
  3. Apply the available tools; and  
  4. Demonstrate the ability to perform network management tasks.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Technical Report 30%
Project Demonstration (Group work) 35%
Test Written Tests (2) 35%

Required reading

SNMP Configuration Guide (online)
CISCO (2018)

Recommended reading: Mani Subramanian (2010), Network Management: Principles and Practice, 2nd ed, MA: Addison-Wesley. Alexander Clemm (2006), Network Management Fundamentals 1st ed. Cisco Press. Douglas Mauro, Kevin Schmidt (2009), Essential SNMP, 2nd ed. O'Reilly Media.

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