University of Information Technology

Network Management and Monitoring

Course Description

Network management includes the deployment, integration and coordination of the hardware, software, and human elements to monitor, test, poll, configure, analyze, evaluate, and control the network and element resources to meet the real-time, operational performance, and Quality of Service requirements at a reasonable cost. It is intended to be able to configure, implement and manage network as network engineers, technicians, and support personnel. It focuses on the scenarios where network management is useful in detecting failures of interface cards or links, host monitoring, monitoring traffic, detecting route flapping, monitoring Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and intrusion detection.

The aims of this course are:

  • To describe common networking protocols and media types.
  • To explain the features and purpose of network technologies.
  • To implement defined network architecture with basic network security.
  • To configure, maintain, and troubleshoot network devices using appropriate network tools.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • discuss benefits of network management and planning.
  • understand necessity for networking standards, policies and procedures, and documentation.
  • troubleshoot your network with a structured approach.
  • discuss types of specialized equipment and other resources available for troubleshooting.
  • describe network management and the network management architecture.
  • explain the various functions of network management.
  • gain in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of network management
  • compare several variations of the network management architecture.

Text and References Books


  1. Principles of Computer Systems and Network Management, Springer, Dinesh Chandra Verma, 2009, ISBN 978-0-387-89008-1, e-ISBN 978-0-387-89009-8.


  1. Network Management Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition, Pearson, Mani Subramanian, 2010.

Assessment system

Evaluation Marks Percentage
Tutorial/Discussion 10 Marks 10%
Assessment 10 Marks 10%
Project 20 Marks 20%
Final Examination 60 Marks 60%