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ICT03M1 Network and System Administration

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Module name:

Network and System Administration

Scope and form:

Compulsory; face to face

Duration (weeks; Hours/week):

15 weeks, 2h lectures/week and 2h lab/week; 7h workload

Type of assessment:

continuous assessment and final written exam

Qualified Prerequisites:

The subject is based on the knowledge acquired by the students from previous classes included in the bachelor degree on: Communication systems and processes, Routing and Commutation, Global network and internet communications, Networking security.

General module objectives:

Administration and management of networks aims to teach the common tasks of the systems for management of networks, defined in the standards X.700/ISO 7598-4.

Topics and short description:

Administration and management of networks teaches the fundamentals of Administration and management of the networks. The following topics are studied in detail: Systems for administration and management of networks, Standards for Systems for administration and management of networks, peculiarities and types of network operating systems (NOS), Services of NOS, Network protocols and  their peculiarities in NOS, Configuration of NOS as a DNCP server, Common principals of the management of networks, Remote access to the network, Network address translation, Network security – Kerberos protocol, Tools for monitoring, management and removing troubleshooting.

Learning outcomes:




Most frequently used high level protocols and services

Installing, configuring, securing and troubleshooting operating systems and hardware

Diagnose and solve operating system and hardware problems

Systems for administration and management of networks

Networking skills including installing, configuring, securing and troubleshooting the devices, protocols and services within a network infrastructure

Diagnose and solve network problems

Standards used in the systems for administration and management of networks

Administration skills related to
Server operating systems, system and network service
administration, and directory services administration

Research technology problems, provide technology support, and to learn new technology tools

Knowledge to implement, manage, and troubleshoot core infrastructure services including DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP, Routing, Remote Access, Network Protection, Patch Management, Firewall Configuration, and IPSec

Present relevant topics like theories, problems and solutions in written, oral and other applicable forms of expression

Have knowledge of research and development in network and system administration

Aware of innovation and innovation processes

Able to update and extend the knowledge and skills in network and system administration

Recommended literature:

Microsoft. Dynamic hardware partitioning architecture, MSDN, 2008.
Server manage. Windows server 2008, Technical Library, Microsoft TechNet.2007-06-25. On line: server 2008/en/library/b3274a34-7574-4ea6-aec0-e05ba297481e1033.mspx?mfr=true 
Regan, Patrick E.  Windows server 2008 - network infrastructure configuration, Wiley, 2008, ISBN: 0470133279.
Microsoft.  Routing and Remote Access Service, Online: