This course presents technical management issues of network control and operations. This subject is approached with and introduction of organization issues and requirements for network systems groups within corporations, and then principally concentrates on the current technical issues of network management standards such as SNMP and SNMPv2. The course requires the students to engage in the detailed study of the evolving standards of Management Information Bases (MIB) in the industry and the messaging protocols required to implement Network Management Systems (NMS). Semester projects include the group development of computer based simulated network management systems to apply the knowledge gained in the course and detailed competitive analysis of current systems implemented in industry. Topics include network management concepts; administrative and operational management; performance management; fault management; configuration management; security management and accounting management; Remote Network Management (RMON).