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DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BBIT 3102:NETWORK MANAGEMENT
BBIT 3102 NETWORK MANAGEMENT
BBIT 2203: Introduction to Business Data communication and
To introduce basic techniques of managing a business information network operating systems.
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.
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
Computer Laboratory Exercises
Audio visual aids in lecture rooms
Assessments; A learner is assessed through ;
Continuous Assessment Test (CATS)
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.
WEEK 1 & 2
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Definitions- Network, Node, Segment, Backbone, Topology; Network topologies; Bus, Star, Ring.
Network Protocols; OSI/TCPIP.
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
WEEK 7 & 8
CHAPTER FIVE: CONFIGURING NETWORK DEVICES
Connecting to the internet
CHAPTER SIX: NETWORK SECURITY
Intrusion detection systems(IDS).
Security policies and procedures.
Assignment 2 : Develop Network Security Policy for Medium Sized Company
CHAPTER SEVEN: TROUBLESHOOTING NETWORK PROBLEMS
Network management software
CHAPTER EIGHT: DISASTER RECOVERY
Risk mitigation Strategies
Data backup and recovery techniques
WEEK 12 & 13
CHAPTER NINE: CASE STUDY
Introduction to Linux Operating Systems
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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