Advanced Network Management

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Module Objective

The aim of the course is to consolidate basic concepts and deepening in advanced management and planning IP networks.

Module Study Targets

  • Understand and recognize TCP/IP Networks
  • Identify routing protocols: static and dynamic
  • Understand static and dynamic VLAN
  • Realise Standard and Extended AccessLists
  • Understand and recognize WAN

Module Acquired Abilities

  • Analysis and design of IP networks using simulator tools
  • Synthesis of techniques for composite problems
  • Knowledge of development tools
  • Teamwork: Ability for dialog and cooperation for the development of composite algorithms
    Working in an international environment: Ability to follow the international bibliography and the scientific events, Communicative ability
  • Work in a multidisciplinary environment: Ability perception problems and needs as well as ability for analysis and proposals synthesis
  • Generate new research ideas: Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking to develop new strategic approaches

Module Description

  • Basic concepts of . Layering, IP Addressing, Classes
  • Masks, Class Subnetting
  • Subnetting. Variable Length Subnet Masks, Configuration, Error Tracing Procedures
  • Routing Protocols. Routing Principles, Static Routing
  • Routing Protocols. Dynamic Routing, RIPandOSPF, Configuration
  • Switching Operations. Addressing, Forward Frame Decisions, Access Security
  • Switching Operations. Spanning Tree Protocol, Configuration
  • VLAN. Static and Dynamic
  • VLAN. VLAN Trunking Protocol, VLAN Routing, Configuration
  • AccessLists. Standard and Extended
  • WAN. Types, PPP
  • WAN. VirtualCircuits, FrameRelay, Virtual Private Networks
  • Router Configuration. Configuration examples on Cisco routers

Module Student Evaluation

Written examination: 80%

Exercises: 20%


  • Computer Networking – J. Kurose and K. Ross
  • Computer Networks - Α. Tanenbaum
  • Data and Computer Communications – W. Stallings
  • CCNA Study Guide (Sybex) – T. Lammle
  • Cisco Press Series for corresponding Cisco certifications