CS 4255/6255 - Principles of Network Management

Spring 2006

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This course provides an introduction to problems in network management and the current research in the area. It covers the general challenges faced in the management of modern data and telco networks with an emphasis on data network management. The details of the SNMP protocol and SNMP-based management are covered as part of this class.

Class participation is an important part of this class. You will be expected to do the readings and prepare to discuss the topics and papers presented. During the second half of the semester you will lead the discussion with a research presentation and the results of your semester project.



Semester Project

You will be working in groups of 3-4 students on a significant research project in the area of network management. You should begin the first week by forming a project team and starting to research various areas of network management for your project. Most projects will include some amount of implementation work.

Project Ideas

See previous class web sites fall 2003, fall 2004 for some project presentation ideas.

Project Presentations

Throughout the semester we will be covering various current research topics in network management. In the final weeks of the semester, each research group will lead one research discussion. You will present the background and related work for your research project and then present your project. You will "assign" the class reading for that day and prepare a full class presentation.

Supplements to Assignments

Previous Exam

Watch this space for other supplements!



Network Management: Principles and Practice, Mani Subramanian. Published by Addison Wesley. The syllabus contains references to reading in the text. The text will be supplemented with handouts and web pointers.
Reference Texts
William Stallings, SNMP, SNMPv2, SNMPv3, AND RMON 1 and 2, Addison-Wesley, Third Edition, 1999.
Marshall T. Rose, The Simple Book, Prentice Hall PTR, 1996.
Allan Leinwand and Karen Fang, Network Management; A Practical Perspective, Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 2nd Edition, 1996.

Grading and Academic Honesty

Your grade will be determined by your performance on homework assignments (which will include some programming) and exams. The weights are as follows:
Class Participation and Written Homeworks - 30%
Midterm Exam - 35%
Final Project - 35%
Students are expected to abide by the Georgia Tech Honor Code. Honest and ethical behavior is expected at all times. All incidents of suspected dishonesty will be reported to and handled by the office of student affairs.

Topic Outline (updated weekly)

Russell J. Clark
Created: Tue Aug 10 18:26:26 2004