Network Administration
Study plans 2016-2017 - IMT2521 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

  • IMT2431 Data Communication and Network Security

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. Also the basics of network security will be treated


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
  • Frame Relay
  • PPP, components, session handling and authentication
  • Services and supporting systems for access delivery, DHCP and NAT

The dependency on other infrastructure of the network.
 Familiarity with tools for monitoring, analysis 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 two electronic exams and two practical skill tests, each of 50 points. The third part is a group work, designing and describing a complete network environment including security measures and management principles. Conversion from 300 point scale to A-F scale according to recommended conversion table. Each single part must be passed.
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 Academy materials

This course contains of Cisco CCNA Routing § Switching Module 3 + 4

Handout articles.