Network Management

Program Presentation

Network management today encompasses many aspects, which can be summarized or synthesized in the tasks of "deployment, integration and coordination of hardware, software and human elements to monitor, test, poll, configure, analyze, evaluate and control network resources" to reach appropriate work and service levels to the objectives of an organization and an installation.

To embrace them all is even more difficult when one needs professionals that are able to promptly understand the associated networks and to propose services by technologies.

1.1. Importance of graduate training in Network Management

The need to manage networks with a strong focus in management and services is today a labor component that needs to be developed with a strong systemic ability to integrate telecommunication knowledge with hardware and software of data network knowledge.

In this regard, the Network Management Program focuses on providing all the necessary elements to manage networks from the point of view of telecommunications and informatics, giving special importance to the notion of service.

1.2. Central concepts of the program: management and networks

The management concept is usually associated with the ability to organize, display and control all the resources necessary to achieve a specific and pre-established order. In the field of networking, these objectives are as varied as are the needs of networks. Here one can find objectives and increase efficiency, reduce risk, increase quality, provide better services and increase organizational profitability. The concept of network management appears therefore not limited to the technical and technological management of resources, but with more elements to reach services.

Who is the programme for?

The proposed training methodology coupled with the clarity, scope and the teachings of the content design, enables the Network Management program to be directed toward professionals who work or wish to work in the management of networks. It allows people in technical, advisory job positions related to support and assistance in networking issues or in similar functions, programmers, system or telecommunications technicians to understand networking or network design and management as a means of organizational development.

Diploma

By approving all of the subjects and meeting all the academic, administrative and economic demands contemplated and required by the Ibero-American University Foundation, the university or entity that regulates the program, shall issue the respective degree or title. The name of the degree or title to obtain may vary depending on the laws of each country and the regulations of each university or institution that emits them.

Program Structure

The estimated duration of the Program depends on the student’s academic profile and the requisites of the corresponding University.

Regarding study time allocations, it is established that:

  • Being an Online Program and not being subjected to traditional class attendance, there is no established initial date so that the student can enroll at any time subject to available spaces.
  • For academic and pedagogical reasons, the minimum time allotment for the program is 6 months, beginning from the time that the first volume is received, until the date when the last evaluation exercise is received.
  • The maximum time allowed to complete the Program is 12 months and 9 months (in the case of students who register for the version of the program without a Final Project). In this time period students must successfully complete all of the graded activities.

In the case of persons with no previous degree or title, credit structure for the Program is contained in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
TOTAL 30 6 300
Part 1: Subjects 20 4 200
Part 2: Case Study Resolution 10 2 100

In the case of persons with a previous degree or title having completed a Program that required a Final Project, the credit structure for the Program is contained in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
TOTAL 40 9 400
Part 1: Subjects 20 4 200
Part 2: Case Study Resolution 10 2 100
Part 3: Final Project 10 3 100

a. Credit equivalence may vary according to the University bestowing the diploma / certification
b. Duration in months

By approving all of the subjects and meeting all the academic, administrative and economic demands contemplated and required by the Ibero-American University Foundation, the university or entity that regulates the program, shall issue the respective degree or title. The name of the degree or title to obtain may vary depending on the laws of each country and the regulations of each university or institution that emits them. 

Objectives

General Objective:

  • Design, develop and propose networking services by knowing and understanding all contributing elements present in computing and telecommunications.

Particular Objectives:

  • Learn about technologies and network systems.
  • Propose new network services.

Career Opportunities

Some of the Career Opportunities for the Network Management program are the following:

  • Structural / Technological Analyst/ Functional Designer for Information Systems.
  • Analyst/ Designer for Telecommunications Networks software.
  • Designer / Evaluator of Information Systems Architecture or Platform.

Study Plan

The Network Management Program consists of:

  • Part 1: Subjects (200 hours).

Each subject allows the student to know the concepts needed to learn the technological fundamentals of network management.

The corresponding subjects and hours that make up this part are shown in the following table:

SUBJECTS HOURS
Architecture of Networks and Distributed Systems 40
Network Management and Security 30
Management of databases and information resources 40
Telecommunications Networks 50
Telecommunications Services 40
TOTAL 200

These subjects, despite being independent, are self-contained and are structured according to a coherent pedagogical order. Each is divided into basic thematic units or chapter, whose content includes printed material that should be considered to successfully answer the various evaluation activities.

  • Part 2: Case Study Resolution (100 hours).

The goal is to solve a case by practical approach proposed by the student or the Professor or teacher.

SUBJECTS HOURS
Case Study Resolution 100
TOTAL 100
  • Part 3: Final Project (100 hours)

The goal is to produce a Final Project that puts into practice the knowledge acquired in the Program. The Final Project must be done when the guidelines governing the program call for it according to each university or organization that emits the degree or title.

SUBJECTS HOURS
Final Project 100
TOTAL 100

Management

  • Dr. Arturo Ortega-Mansilla. Doctor of Electrical Engineering, by the University of Barcelona. Telecommunications Engineer by the Ramon Llull University, Spain. Coordinator of the IDi Area - Area Projects, FUNIBER.
  • Dr. Jon Arambarri Basáñez. Doctorate in Project Engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University and the Cordoba University. MBA Executive, Institute of Applied Business Economics, Basque Country University. Masters in Telecommunication Engineering, Bilbao School of Engineering. Director of IDi in www.virtualware.es; Multimedia, 3D Animation & Interactive Virtual Environments. Academic Coordinator of the Master Program in Strategic Management in Telecommunications and its Specializations.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Miguel López Coronado.Doctorate in Telecommunication from the Madrid Polytechnic University. Professor in the Department of Signal and Communications Theory and Telematics Engineering, Valladolid University.
  • Dr. Juan Antonio Romo Argota.Doctorate in Telecommunication from the Basque State University. Professor in the Bilbao School of Engineering, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Basque State University.
  • Dra. Isabel De La Torre Díez.Doctorate in Telecommunication from the Valladolid University. Professor in the Valladolid University on topics linked to telematics services, databases and business intelligence. Postdoctoral Research in Biomedical Informatics.
  • Dra. Begoña Blanco Jáuregui.Doctorate in Communication, Electronics and Control, Bilbao School of Engineering. Basque State University. Researcher in the Networking, Quality and Security (NQAS) Group in the Bilbao School of Engineering.
  • Dr. Fernando Izquierdo Álvarez.Masters in Telecommunication Engineering and HR and Business Management - MBA IESE. Master in Advanced Networking and Internet Services from the Madrid Polytechnic University. Vast experience in new ICT technologies companies. International consultant.
  • Dra. Marina Aguado.Doctorate in Telecommunication from the Basque State University. MSc. in Management of Manufacturing Systems from the Cranfield University, England. Experience in I D i Projects. Professor in the Basque State University.
  • Dr. David Barrera Gómez.Doctorate in Engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University and an MBA from the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering, UPC. Business, technology and business solutions consultant. Professor in the Iberoamerican International University.
  • Dra. Izel Marez.Doctorate in Project Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication from the Catalonia Polytechnic University. Professor in the Iberoamerican International University.
  • Dr. Santos Gracia Villar.Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University. Expert in Cooperation and management Projects.
  • Dra. Beatriz Sainz De Abajo.Doctorate from the Cordoba University. Professor in the Department of Signal and Communications Theory and Telematics Engineering, in the Valladolid University.
  • Dr. Ignacio Eizmendi Izquierdo.Professor in the Basque State University.
  • Dr. Eduardo García Villena.Doctorate in Project Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication from the Catalonia Polytechnic University. Academic Director of the Environmental Area in the Iberoamerican University Foundation.
  • Dr. Jon Arambarri Basáñez.Doctorate in Project Engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University and the Cordoba University. MBA Executive, Institute of Applied Business Economics, Basque State University. Masters in Telecommunication Engineering, Bilbao School of Engineering. Director of IDi in www.virtualware.es; Multimedia, 3D Animation & Interactive Virtual Environments.
  • Dr. (c) Diego J. Kurtz.Doctorate in Engineering and Knowledge Management from the PPGEGC – UFSC (in process). Master in International Business - Wiesbaden Business School, Germany. Researcher in the Core Management for Sustainability (www.ngs.ufsc.br) and Junior Researcher of the Dynamic SME Project (www.dynamic-sme.org). Program Coordinator and Professor in the Iberoamerican University Foundation.
  • Dr. (c) Saúl Domingo Soriano.Doctoral candidate at the University of Leon. Master in Business Management from the Barcelona Catalonia Institute of Technology. Master in e-Business Consulting and Information Technology from the Las Palmas University in Grand Canaria, Spain. Director of Master and Specializations Final Project, Iberoamerican University Foundation.
  • Dr. (c) Jon Sánchez de la Fuente.Professor in the Basque State University.
  • Ms. Pedro Chávez Chiclayo.Computer Systems Engineer from the Trujillo Antenor Orrego University (Peru). Master in Computer Science from the Campinas State University in Sao Paulo (Brazil).
  • Ms. Virginia Saman.Engineer in Computer Management from the St. Mary University Campus Guayaquil Chile. Master in Logistics (France).

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER) periodically delivers an economic baseline with extraordinary character for scholarships in FUNIBER Training.

To apply for it, you only need to send your application for a scholarship on the website’s main page with the required data, and the evaluation committee will examine the suitability of your candidature to be granted economic aid, in the form of a scholarship in FUNIBER Training.