The course covers discussions on the system development methodologies and the different tasks involved in systems analysis, design, implementation and support.  At the end of the course the graduate student is expected to develop a design proposal of an information system and a prototype system that is intended for implementation.

       This course provides graduate students with a comprehensive view of the network management problem, including its concepts, scope, challenges, and techniques. In doing so, we will use concrete applications and scenarios, such as MPLS, VPN, VLAN, etc. to illustrate. As a highlight of this course, we will also spend significant amount of time studying emerging networking technologies such as Software Defined Networking, to help students better prepared for managing future IT infrastructures. At the end of the course the graduate student is expected to write a research proposal.