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Recommended Citation: Ulema, M.  Design and Implementation of a Network Management Course for Undergraduate Information Systems Students.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2006, v 23 (Dallas): §4134. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 6(5). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
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Design and Implementation of a Network Management Course for Undergraduate Information Systems Students

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Refereed8 pages
Mehmet Ulema    [a1] [a2]
Computer Information Systems Department
Manhattan College    [u1] [u2]
Riverdale, New York, USA    [c1] [c2]

This paper describes the authorís experience in setting up a network management course suitable for an undergraduate Information Systems (IS) program. Network management is a multi-disciplinary field dealing with the planning, provisioning, operation, monitoring, maintenance, and administration of the communication networks in a secure and accountable way. Networks have become mission critical in many firms, and the graduates of IS programs are expected to be involved in management of these networks. The IS curriculum in many universities covers the topic of network management, typically in a lecture or two in a networking course. Therefore, a new additional course in network management for IS students has become necessary. This new course for IS students should focus on the application of network management technologies rather than the development of these technologies. This paper discusses in detail the objectives, outlines, and logistics of such a course. It also provides a detailed account of the implementation and delivery of the course. After two offerings of the course, results were promising. Graduating students were able to find jobs because of the network management exposure they had in this class.

Keywords: networks, network management, SNMP, Information Systems

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