Department of Informatics and Telematics

ΕΠ44 - Management of Software Defined Networks

General Information

School: Digital Technology

Department: Informatics and Telematics

Level: Undergraduate

Course Title: Management of Software Defined Networks

Course id: ΕΠ44

Type: Core Course 

Semester: 8

Teaching and Examination Language: Greek

Is the course offered in Erasmus: Yes

Course web-page: 


Lectures (Theory): 3,0

Lab lectures: 2,0

ECTS credits: 5,0

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic management models of fixed and wireless / mobile communications, as well as the basic mechanisms for the design, development and evaluation of Network Management Systems. Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
• gain an overview of methodologies, techniques, technologies and protocols for monitoring, managing, controlling, optimizing performance and designing computer networks
• proposes solutions for the initial design, expansion and upgrade of networks in the context of specific business objectives and technical requirements / problems, as well as for monitoring the implementation of specific technical requirements through a service agreement (SLA).
• practice in the application of taught protocols for the monitoring of the operation of network data within the laboratory of the course

General Skills

Individual assignment, project work

Course Content

Overview of integrated voice-data application networks - Internet / Intranet architecture video and digital telephone networks
• Management needs (operational, administrative, analytical / regulatory, long-term planning)
• OSI Reporting Structure Management, Troubleshooting, Administration and Network Security
• Management of TCP / IP networks (Internet type), SNMP protocol, Internet routing
• Web-based management
• Examples of integrated management systems (HP - Openview and CISCOWorks)
• Physical and line level function management (modulators, Ethernet and ATM switches, transmission lines)
• Management of digital telephone networks (OA & M) and broadband networks of integrated applications, the TMN standard
• CCS 7 and ISDN common channel signaling, Intelligent Network services.
• Virtual Private Networks defined by software.

Learning and Teaching Methods - Evaluation

Teaching methods: face-to-face

Use of ICT: 


Course Organization



Semester work load



Lab exercises


Individual of group projects


Lab report preparation




Independent Study





Written final examination (100%)


        Sudhir Dixit, Ramjee Prasad, Wireless IP and Building the Mobile Internet (Artech House Books, 2003)
        Nathan Muller, LANs TO WANs: The Complete Management Guide, (Artech House Books, 2003)


IEEE Communications magazine, IEEE VTM, IEEE Transactions on Communications