Module Title:Network Systems Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lecture, Lab Activities and Practicals – there is a high practical lab component to this course, with lab activities designed to complement the taught material. Students will deploy the tools and technologies studied.
Module Aim: To prepare the student to manage, maintain and secure networks and the systems that they interconnect.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Manage a diverse and heterogeneous collection of network-attached devices.
LO2 Recommend and plan the implementation of a network security strategy based upon an organizations identified requirements.
LO3 Monitor the effectiveness of various network technologies.
LO4 Perform network and application log analyses and audits.
LO5 Deploy and manage a collection of network management tools and services.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
3rd year Networking and Systems Administration or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Local and Wide-area Networks
Review of technology; equipment and requirements for internetwork connections.
Security virtues, rules and high-level practices.
Internet security
E-mail security, encryption, firewalls, secure protocols.
Network management
Overview, management information base, agents, proxies, common protocols and implementations, performance monitoring, congestion control.
Network management tools and servers
Firewalls, IDS, SNMP-based tools, vulnerability scanners, Internet servers (web, email).
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Continuous Assessment and Examination. Example CA/exercises to include (but not limited to): • Based on a provided case-study organisation, draft a security strategy document (LO2). • Use Nessus and Nmap to test pre-configured systems for weaknesses (LO1,3,4). • Use Webalizer to monitor web server activity. Write a script to process a web server log file for suspicious behaviour (LO1,4). • Install, configure and operate the SNORT IDS (LO1,5). • Install and operate a firewall over a fi 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.67
Total Hours 200.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 4 Mandatory