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COSC301 Network Management

Network addressing schemes; network design; and deployment; router configuration; installation and maintenance of network applications; network management protocols; network performance and reliability; secret and public key cryptography; digital signatures and authentication; security and privacy considerations.

This paper explores network management and system administration using Ethernet and Linux as a case study. This is a rewarding paper for people wanting to administer their own small network and their own Linux systems and for those wanting to learn the general skills, principles and methodologies for system/network administrators.

Paper title Network Management
Paper code COSC301
Subject Computer Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
TELE 202 or COSC 244
Restriction
TELE 301
Recommended Preparation
COSC 243
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Contact
willem@cs.otago.ac.nz or kaye@cs.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Associate Professor Zhiyi Huang and Dr Haibo Zhang
Paper Structure
Topics covered include:
  • Basic system and network management
  • Network cabling and structure
  • Wireless networking
  • Configuration of network services
  • Management of firewalls and routers
  • Network security and monitoring
Assessment:
  • Lab work 45%
  • Practical test 5%
  • Final exam 50%
Teaching Arrangements
There are two 1-hour lectures and two 2-hour labs per week
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
A laboratory handbook is available online.
Course outline
View the course outline for TELE 301
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
This paper will enable students to:
  • Install and manage a Linux system
  • Install and manage a local area network
  • Have a sound understanding of computer systems and networks
  • Have a deeper understanding of Internet protocols and security issues
  • Learn and practise every aspect of system and network administration
  • Practise troubleshooting in computer systems and networks
  • Develop professional habits as a system and network administrator

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 12:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22
P2 Monday 14:00-15:50 9-15, 17-22
AND one stream from
Q1 Wednesday 16:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Q2 Thursday 13:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22

Network addressing schemes; network design; and deployment; router configuration; installation and maintenance of network applications; network management protocols; network performance and reliability; secret and public key cryptography; digital signatures and authentication; security and privacy considerations.

This paper explores network management and system administration using Ethernet and Linux as a case study. This is a rewarding paper for people wanting to administer their own small network and their own Linux systems and for those wanting to learn the general skills, principles and methodologies of operating systems, computer networks and security for system/network administrators.

Paper title Network Management
Paper code COSC301
Subject Computer Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
TELE 202 or COSC 244
Restriction
TELE 301
Recommended Preparation
COSC 243
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Contact
Computer Science Adviser, adviser@cs.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Associate Professor Zhiyi Huang
Paper Structure
Topics covered include:
  • Basic system and network management
  • Network cabling and structure
  • Wireless networking
  • Configuration of network services
  • Management of firewalls and routers
  • Network security and monitoring
Assessment:
  • Lab work 45%
  • Practical test 5%
  • Final exam 50%
Teaching Arrangements
There are two 1-hour lectures and two 2-hour labs per week.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
A laboratory handbook is available online.
Course outline
View the course outline for COSC 301
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
This paper will enable students to:
  • Install and manage a Linux system
  • Install and manage a local area network
  • Have a sound understanding of computer systems and networks
  • Have a deeper understanding of Internet protocols and security issues
  • Learn and practise every aspect of system and network administration
  • Practise troubleshooting in computer systems and networks
  • Develop professional habits as a system and network administrator

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 12:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22
P2 Monday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22
AND one stream from
Q1 Wednesday 16:00-17:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Q2 Thursday 13:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22