Course Title: Network Infrastructure

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Network Infrastructure

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr. Arvind Sharma

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4704

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 57.5.31

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite: 041155 Network Operating Systems

Course Description

This course covers the technical concepts of Network Infrastructure, which includes the following topics:
• DHCP Server Configuration
• DNS Server Configuration
• Integration of Active Directory and DNS Server
• Resolution of host /NETBIOS names
• Network Traffic Security
• Routing and Remote Access Service
• Network Access Management
• Overview of Exchange Server
• Post Office Protocol (POP)
• Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
• Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP)
• Installation of Exchange Server
• Mailbox Server Roles
• Management of Recipient Objects
• Management of E-Mail Addresses and Address Lists
• Management of Client Access and Messaging Transport
• Managing Availability, Backup and Recovery
• Maintenance of the Messaging System

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will gain or improve capabilities in:
• DHCP server configuration and management
• DNS server configuration and management
• Installation of Exchange server
• Operational aspects of Exchange server and WINS server
• Monitoring of network traffic

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Configure, manage and monitor DHCP server
• Configure, manage and monitor DNS server
• Resolve host/NETBIOS names using DNS/WINS server
• Secure network traffic by using IPSec and certificates
• Configure routing by using the Routing and Remote Access service
• Configure, manage and monitor network access
• Configure, manage and monitor Exchange server
• Managing availability, backup and recovery of Exchange server

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

• Attendance at lectures where course material will be presented and explained, and the course contents will be illustrated with demonstrations, animations and examples
• Participate in classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory and application of:
• DHCP Server
• DNS Server
• WINS Server
• Exchange Server
• Network Monitoring
• Routing and Remote Access Service
• Completion of tutorial questions and laboratory assessment to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on your progress and understanding
• Completion of assessments requiring an integrated understanding of the course contents
• Private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and practical problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and will be provided with copies of additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. You will also use laboratory equipment and computer software within the School during project and assignment work.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course comprises:

• Weekly evaluation of student understanding of the important concepts
• Weekly laboratory work to be submitted during the semester
• Written examinations at the end of the semester
• Practical examinations at the end of the semester

Weekly evaluations of understanding of the important concepts will be used to provide feedback to you on your progress in the course during the semester.