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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 and Security|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,110.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- (COSC 203 and COSC 204) or COSC 244 or TELE 202
- TELE 301
- Recommended Preparation
- COSC 243
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
- Computer Science Adviser, firstname.lastname@example.org
- More information link
- View more information about COSC 301
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
Topics covered include:
- Basic system and network management
- Wireless networking
- Configuration of network services
- Management of firewalls and routers
- Network security and monitoring
- Trouble shooting computer systems and networks
- Two assignments: 10%, and 25%
- Assessed lab: 15%
- Final exam 50%
- Teaching Arrangements
- There are two 1-hour lectures and two 2-hour labs per week.
- 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