Module Title:Networking 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 Develop and implement a comprehensive backup strategy for an organization.
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
Local and Wide Area Networks: review of technology; equipment and requirements for internetwork connections.
Security virtues, rules and high-level practices.
Backups and Disaster Recovery
Backup strategy and Disaster Recovery
Internet Security
Internet security: encryption, firewalls, and secure protocols.
Network Management
Network management: overview, management information base, agents, proxies, common protocols and implementations, performance monitoring.
Network Management Tools and Servers
Network management tools and servers: firewalls, IDS, SNMP-based tools, vulnerability scanners, servers (web, SSH, etc.).
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other 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. • Based on a provided case-study organisation, draft a backup and DR strategy document. • Use open source port and vulnerability scanners to test pre-configured systems for weaknesses. • Install, configure and operate an IDS. • Install and operate a firewall over a fixed time-frame and forensically analyse all activity. • Install and operate a network monitoring server. 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 n/a
Project Individual project - student to install and configure (harden) a diverse set of server applications and monitor over an extended period of time 1,3,5 20.00 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 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 10.27
Total Hours 250.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 7 Mandatory