BCT3202  ADVANCED NETWORK MANAGEMENT KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2016/2017
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
BCT3202 ADVANCED NETWORK MANAGEMENT
FULL TIME/PART TIME
DATE: DECEMBER, 2016 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE (30 MARKS) – Compulsory
a) i) Define network management and state its overall goal (3 Marks)
ii) Highlight FIVE role network manager (5 Marks)
b) i) Draw a labeled diagram depicting the ISO network management model (3 Marks)
ii) Explain each of the five functional areas of network management as specified by the
ISO Network Management Forum (10 Marks)
c) Describe the functions of the Transport layer OF OSI network model (4 Marks)
d) Explain five of the services offered by CORBA (5 Marks)
QUESTION TWO (20 MARKS)
a) List down FIVE basic features for any Network Management platform. (4 Marks)
b) Explain network management system(NMS) highlighting its functional components.
(7 Marks)
c) Compare and contrast SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, and SNMPv3 with respect to their evolution
operational functionalities. (9 Marks)
QUESTION THREE (20 MARKS)
a) Explain the term Simple Network Management Protocol(SNMP) and with aid of labeled
diagram describe the principle of SNMP communication (10 Marks)
b) With aid of labeled diagram describe the CORBA Architecture with reference to its major
components (10 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR (20 MARKS)
a) Highlight the three types of SNMP MIBS Modules (6 Marks)
b) Describe operational functions of each of the seven SNMP protocol data unit types
(14 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE (20 MARKS)
a) i) Draw a labeled diagram depicting the ATM network management model (3 Marks)
ii) With reference to your diagram in (i) above explain the five key management interfaces
defined in the ATM network management model (10 Marks)
b) With aid of labeled diagram describe the TMN Physical Architecture and Interfaces and
highlight its major functions (7 Marks)

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