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Email: distance.learning@mku.ac.ke,
0700-912353, 0702-041042.

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BBIT 3102:NETWORK MANAGEMENT
MBUGUA PHILIP
mbugua_mwenja@yahoo.com

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BBIT 3102 NETWORK MANAGEMENT
Contact Hours
42
Pre-requisite
BBIT 2203: Introduction to Business Data communication and
computer networks
Purpose
To introduce basic techniques of managing a business information network operating systems.
Objectives
By the end of the course unit a learner shall be able to:




Designing a physical computer network
Selecting network devices and hardware for a business information network operating system.
Managing day to day operations of a business information network.

Course Content:
Developing the physical network; preliminary groundwork, network foundations, planning networks strategies, policies and procedures of the organizations. Passing data across a network and choosing network gear. Planning server; strategies, application and administration. Server and network preparation; troubleshooting and optimization.

Configuring a network clients; hardware and connections software and configuration, training security and polices. Internet, intranet and extranets; terminology and technology, planning network strategies, preparations and hardware, security and polices, intranet and extranets running a web server. Outsourcing; types, choosing the hardware. Backing up the network, training users, troubleshooting. User and resource management, networking, monitoring and security issues. Case study: network operating systems projects. Teaching Methodology


Lectures

Tutorials

Computer Laboratory Exercises
Instructional materials/Equipment

Audio visual aids in lecture rooms

Network laboratory
Assessments; A learner is assessed through ;
Examination
Continuous Assessment Test (CATS)
Assignments
Total

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60%
20%
20%
100%

Required text books
Plumley S.,Network Administration: Survival Guide, John Wiley (ISBN 0-471-29621x) Burges M., Principles of Network and System Administration, John Wiley and Sons Text books for further reading
Winsnieski S., Advanced networking Administration, Prentice Hall Stallings W., Network Security; Essential International Ed, Prentice Hall Other support materials
Various application manuals and journals.
Variety of electronic resources as may be prescribed by the lecturer.

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COURSE OUTLINE
WEEK 1 & 2
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
 Definitions- Network, Node, Segment, Backbone, Topology;  Network topologies; Bus, Star, Ring.
 Transmission Media.
 Network Protocols; OSI/TCPIP.
WEEK 3
CHAPTER TWO: NETWORK PLANNING
 Gathering user requirements
 Conducting site survey
 Network design principles.
 Assignment 1 : Develop a design for simple office network WEEK 4
CHAPTER THREE: NETWORK H/W AND SOFTWARE
 Routers and Switches.
 Network Servers and Clients
 Network Operating Systems.
WEEK 5 & 6
CHAPTER FOUR : ACQUIRING NETWORK RESOURCES
 Procurement vs Outsourcing Options
 Request for proposals
 Acquisition process
WEEK 7 & 8
CHAPTER FIVE: CONFIGURING NETWORK DEVICES
 Server Configuration
 Client Configuration
 Connecting to the internet
WEEK 9
CHAPTER SIX: NETWORK SECURITY
 Firewalls.
 Intrusion detection systems(IDS).
 Security policies and procedures.
 Assignment 2 : Develop Network Security Policy for Medium Sized Company

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WEEK 10
CHAPTER SEVEN: TROUBLESHOOTING NETWORK PROBLEMS

Diagnostic tools

Network management software
WEEK 11
CHAPTER EIGHT: DISASTER RECOVERY




Risk assessment
Risk mitigation Strategies
Data backup and recovery techniques

WEEK 12 & 13
CHAPTER NINE: CASE STUDY
 Introduction to Linux Operating Systems
 Installation
 Configuration
 Security
 Diagnostic tools
 User management

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION...
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