INFO813 – Networks and Infrastructure

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Module code
INFO813
Module title
Networks and Infrastructure
Prescription
Students will critically analyse the operation, implementation and management of information technology networks and infrastructure.
Programmes
  • BI1702
  • BI1703
  • BI1704
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
48
Self directed hours
102
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Critically assess and implement established and emerging technologies for information technology
networking and infrastructure
2. Evaluate alternative strategies for business continuity and disaster recovery
3. Recommend and justify a strategy for upgrading the information technology infrastructure
of a specific organisation
Content
- Standard network environments, distributed systems
- Network management systems and tools
- Mobile technologies, cloud computing, virtualisation
- Storage, backup and recovery
- Configuration, integration, operation, monitoring, and performance management issues
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but are not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Learning Management Systems, Computer Laboratory

Required Text:
An extended reference list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module which will be updated as required