Network Administration
2011-2012 - IMT2521 - 10 ECTS


Norwegian, alternatively English

On the basis of

  • IMT2431 Data Communication and Network Securit

Expected learning outcomes

The student will have a solid understanding of the technologies of computer networking, be able to identify the components of the network, and have good knowledge regarding configuration of routed and switched networks and WAN technologies.


Routing of network traffic, including:

  • The TCP/IP protocol family, addressing and subnet calculation
  • Routing-protocols - RIP, EIGRP and OSPF
  • Router components and router configuration

Switching in computer networks, including

  • Switching and virtual LANs (VLAN)
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Supporting systems of switched networks
  • Packet filtering and access control


  • WAN-equipment and communication formats in WAN
  • PPP, components, session handling and authentication
  • Frame Relay technology
  • Services and supporting systems for access delivery, DHCP and NAT

The dependency on other infrastructure of the network.
Fammiliarity with tools for monitoring, analasys and auditing of the network, and problem solving in computer networks.

Teaching Methods

Group works
Laboratory work
Net Support Learning
Project work

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

An overall assessment based on a 100 points scape awarded across three electronic exams and three practical skill tests. Conversion from 100 point scale to A-F scale according to recommended conversion table. In specific circumstances, emneansvarlig can slightly adjust the limits in the conversion table to enforce compatibility with the qualitative descriptions on the A-F scale.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Electronic exams evaluated externally through Cisco Networking Academy

Skill tests developed and evaluated internally.

Re-sit examination

Whole course must be taken over again.

Teaching Materials

CISCO Networking Acadamy materials

Handout articles.