Course Title: Networking in Business

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Networking in Business

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018


RMIT University Vietnam


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet1 2009,
Viet2 2009,
Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet2 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet2 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet3 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Arthur Adamopoulos

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5782

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09.21

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will explore the architecture and technology of multi-user open source operating systems and the theory and practice of local and wide area networking, as relevant to a variety of business needs.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Install an open source Linux distribution of Unix, use advanced operating systems commands and effectively conduct system administration tasks.
    - HSIN Systems installation/decommissioning (Level 3)
    - SYSP Systems Software (Level 4)
  2. Perform TCP/IP network analysis, design, installation, and management.
    - HSIN Systems installation/decommissioning (Level 3)
    - SYSP Systems Software (Level 4)
    - ITOP IT Operations (Level 3)
    - NTAS Network Support (Level 4)
    - DESN Systems Design (Level 3)
  3. Build and manage web based services to support online business infrastructure.
    - SYSP Systems Software (Level 4)
    - HSIN Systems installation/decommissioning (Level 3)
  4. Perform network security configuration and monitoring.
    - ITOP IT Operations (Level 3)
  5. Respond appropriately to current and emerging issues in networking technologies.
    - SYSP Systems Software (Level 4)
    - NTAS Network Support (Level 4)
    - DESN Systems Design (Level 3)

Overview of Learning Activities

This course offers a series of face to face lectures and laboratory based tutorials. Furthermore, many of the theoretical concepts covered in lectures will be demonstrated and developed under safe and supervised laboratory conditions. Networking abilities and skills will likewise be developed within the safety of a protected network laboratory.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Final Examination: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.