CPSC 6157 Network Management – Spring‘08
Name Office Email Phone Office hours
firstname.lastname@example.org 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. on
Dr. Yan Bai CCT 430 706.568.5376 Monday, Tuesday and
(the best way to contact me) Wednesday
This is an on-line course. All students enrolled in this course do not have regularly scheduled
class meetings, but should check the course Vista website on a regular basis.
Course materials (syllabus, lecture notes, assignments, discussions, exams, announcements, and
grading) will be available through WebCT Vista (https://colstate.view.usg.edu).
Title: Network Management: Principles and Practice
Author: Mani Subramanian
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Syllabus and Grading Policy
As described in the CSU catalog
this course focuses on the application of networking concepts related to the management of
computer networks. Includes topics related to setup, management, and maintenance of networks.
Additional topics will include network protocols used to manage computer networks.
Prerequisite: CPSC5157 (Computer Networks)
At the completion of this course students will be able to understand the following:
1. What is network management and what are its goals and benefits to a company
2. How to install, maintain and manage networks and internet
3. Network management architectures and protocols
4. Network management tools and network security issues
5. Diagnosis of problems and use of diagnostic and auditing tools
6. Network topologies and routine maintenance tasks
7. Remote monitoring and web-based management tools
Methods of Instruction:
Readings. Students will read the textbook and other supplemental materials such as lecture
Assignments. There will be 7 homework assignments. Assignments build upon the concepts
covered in the textbook and may involve hands-on work. Assignment submissions are via
WebCT Vista. Only the 6 best are considered toward the assignment total. Assignment
deadlines are not flexible for any reason. I understand that sometimes delays are
unavoidable; hence, provision has already been made for the worst grade to be dropped. Late
assignments are not accepted for credit.
Discussions. There will be 7 threaded instructor-led or student-initiated discussions; the 6
best will count toward the discussion total. One response for one discussion topic and one
comment on another student’s response is required for each discussion. Responses and
comments must be insightful and add to the substance of the postings, i.e., no verbatim text
allowed without citation or reference. There is no upper limit on the amount of discussion in
which you can be involved. Discussion deadlines are inflexible.
Exams. There will be 2 take-home exams as shown in the course schedule. Students will
download the exam from WebCT Vista, take the exam at home and then upload the answer
file within the prescribed time limit. The exams will be open textbook, so that a proctor will
not be required.
Each student is responsible for:
managing your time and maintaining the discipline required to meet course requirements
covering all assigned readings in a timely manner
actively participating in discussions and adhering to course deadlines
completing all assignments and exams
reading any e-mail sent by me and responding promptly
logging in to WebCT Vista at least thrice a week to study new developments
Assignments 40% (may involve lab work)
100% - 90% A
89% - 80% B
79% - 70% C
69% - 60% D
below 60% F
Tentative Course Schedule:
Week # Topics Work Due
1 -- 1/7 syllabus; familiarization with WebCT Vista tools;
Chapter 1 – Data Communications and Network
2 -- 1/14 Chapter 2 – Review of Computer Network Assignment 1 (Asn1)
Technology Discussion 1 (Dis1)
3 -- 1/21 Chapter 3 – Network Management Basic
Foundations: Standards, Models, and Language
4 -- 1/28 Chapter 4 – SNMPv1 Network Management :
Organization and Information Models
5 -- 2/4 Chapter 5 – SNMPv1 Network Management : Asn2
Communication and Functional Models
6 -- 2/11 Chapter 6 – SNMPv2
7 -- 2/18 Chapter 7 – SNMPv3 Asn3, Dis2
8 -- 2/25 Mid-term review of Ch. 1-7 (on your own) Midterm
9 -- 3/3 Chapter 8 – RMON Asn4, Dis3
10 -- 3/10 Chapter 9 – ATM Networks
11 -- 3/17 Chapter 10 – Broadband Network Management
12 -- 3/24 Chapter 11 – Telecommunications Management Asn5, Dis4
13 -- 3/31 Chapter 12 – Network Management Tools and Dis5
14 -- 4/7 Chapter 13 – Network Management Applications Asn6
15 -- 4/14 Chapter 14 - Web-based Management Asn7,Dis7
16 -- 4/21 Final review of Ch. 8-14 (on your own)
17 -- 4/28 Final exam Final exam(Due date:
** The assignment and discussion will be released on Tuesday (due the following Tuesday,
before 11:59 p.m. EST), but occasionally the date can be changed according to the class
Make-up exam will be given upon presentation of a note from a medical doctor stating that
the student is unable to attend exam. Make-up exams will be arranged before the exam date.
You are responsible for visiting the course website frequently. "I don't know" or "I didn't see" is
not an excuse. I will not accept such excuses for not keeping up with policy changes, checking
the exam dates and assignment due dates, and noticing announcements that will be posted on the
CSU's ADA Compliance Statement:
If you have a documented disability as described by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 933-
112 Section 504) and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) that may require you to need
assistance attaining accessibility to instructional content to meet course requirements, we
recommend that you contact the Center for Academic Support in Tucker Hall, room 100 or at
(706)568-2330, as soon as possible. The Center for Academic Support can assist you and the
instructor in formulating a reasonable accommodation plan and provide support in developing
appropriate accommodations for your disability. Course requirements will not be waived but
reasonable accommodations may be provided as appropriate.
CSU is committed to open, frank, and insightful dialogue in all of its courses. Note that the
online interface hides cues such as inflection, facial gestures, intonation and body language.
Diversity has many manifestations, including diversity of thought, opinion, and values. Students
are encouraged to be respectful of that diversity and to refrain from inappropriate commentary.
Should such inappropriate comments occur, I will intervene as needed. University disciplinary
action may be recommended if deemed appropriate. Students as well as faculty should be guided
by common sense and basic etiquette. The following are good guidelines to follow:
Never post, transmit, promote, or distribute content that is known to be illegal.
Never post harassing, threatening, or embarrassing comments.
If you disagree with someone, respond to the subject, not to the person.
Never post content that is harmful or abusive; racially, ethnically or religiously offensive;
vulgar, sexually explicit or otherwise potentially offensive to readers.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, activities such as cheating and plagiarism
(http://aa.colstate.edu/advising/a.htm#Academic Dishonesty/Academic Misconduct). It is a basis
for disciplinary action. Any work turned in for individual credit must be entirely the work of the
student submitting the work. You may share ideas but submitting identical assignments (for
example) will be considered cheating. You may discuss the material in the course and help one
another with concepts; however, any work you hand in for a grade must be your own. A simple
way to avoid inadvertent plagiarism is to talk about the assignments, but don't read each other's
work or write solutions together. For your own protection, keep old versions of assignments to
establish ownership until after the assignment has been graded and returned to you. If you have
any questions about this, please contact me immediately. For assignments, access to notes, the
course textbooks, books and other publications is allowed. All work that is not your own MUST
be properly cited. This includes any material found on the Internet. Stealing, giving or receiving
any code, diagrams, drawings, text or designs from another person (CSU or non-CSU, including
on the Internet) is not allowed. Having access to another person’s work on the computer system
or giving access to your work to another person is not allowed. It is your responsibility to keep
your work confidential.
No cheating in any form will be tolerated. The penalty for the first occurrence of academic
dishonesty is a grade of F in this course. Other penalties include suspension from the Computer
Science program at CSU and/or dismissal from the program. All instances of cheating will be
documented in writing in the university records. Students will be expected to discuss the
academic misconduct with the faculty member and the chairperson of the department. For more
details see http://aa.colstate.edu/faculty/FacHandbook0203/sec100.htm#109.14 and the Student