NTC/362 Fundamentals of Networking

NTC/362 Develop a 1-page network diagram using Microsoft Visio, or one of the free network diagramming programs you researched in Week One, of improvements that could be made to the current configuration, including wireless improvements to the network. Assumptions can be made in order to complete the diagram. The finished diagram should include the following:
• Routers and Switches
• Wireless Access Point solutions
• VLAN solutions     NTC/362 Develop a 6- to 8-slide presentation with detailed speaker notes in which you do the following:

• Explain the layers of the OSI Model and how data flows through the model.

• Explain what happens at each layer of the OSI Model.

• Explain the devices and services that operate at the layer of the OSI Model.

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NTC362 Develop a 6- to 8-slide presentation with detailed speaker notes in which you do the following:

• Explain the layers of the OSI Model and how data flows through the model.

• Explain what happens at each layer of the OSI Model.

• Explain the devices and services that operate at the layer of the OSI Model.
Individual: Networking
Throughout the course you will be using Practice Labs for handson experience. Before beginning the Practice Labs module, please review the following:
• The Lab Diagram of the hardware you will use in this module uses a naming convention, a common practice in IT. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the naming convention to keep track of the hardware you are using. Here is a breakdown of the naming convention:
Individual: Networking
Throughout the course you will be using Practice Labs for handson experience. Before beginning the Practice Labs module, please review the following:
• The Lab Diagram of the hardware you will use in this module uses a naming convention, a common practice in IT. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the naming convention to keep track of the hardware you are using. Here is a breakdown of the naming convention:
The South Dakota Campus with its 45 full-time employees has recently increased its enrollment to 1500 students per night

NTC/362 Week 1

All Assignments, Presentations, and Discussion Questions listed below for Week 1 are included in this purchase!

 

Individual: Networking
Throughout the course you will be using Practice Labs for handson experience. Before beginning the Practice Labs module, please review the following:
• The Lab Diagram of the hardware you will use in this module uses a naming convention, a common practice in IT. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the naming convention to keep track of the hardware you are using. Here is a breakdown of the naming convention:
• PLAB - Practice Labs
• DC - Domain Controller
• WIN7 - Windows 7
• In this module, you will compare the OSI and TCP/IP network models and use the command line to test connectivity in a network. The lab is part of an A+ module that focuses on networking.
• You will be required to capture screenshots of your screen at key steps in the lab. After you complete the step and verify that your output matches the screen in the instructions, press "Print Scrn" on your computer. This will capture your screen to the clipboard. If you open Microsoft Word and "Paste," you will see the screenshot and can save for submission.
Complete the module "Networking" in the Practice Labs course "A+ Essentials and Practical Application."
Capture screenshots after completing the PING and TRACROUTE steps. Paste screenshots in a Word document.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

 

Individual: OSI Model Presentation

Option #1: PowerPoint with Speaker Notes

Option #2: PowerPoint with Speaker Notes

Option #3: PowerPoint presentation

Develop a 6- to 8-slide presentation with detailed speaker notes in which you do the following:

     •  Explain the layers of the OSI Model and how data flows through the model.

     •  Explain what happens at each layer of the OSI Model.

     •  Explain the devices and services that operate at the layer of the OSI Model.

 

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

WEEK 1 Supporting Activity Questions & Answers

Supporting Activity: Introduction to the OSI Protocol Model Format

After reviewing the concepts, analyze the differences between the TCP/IP protocol model and the 7-layer OSI model. In your assessment, include the common sections that are in both models.

Supporting Activity: Networks

What are the 5 things that come to your mind when you hear the term “networks” & why?

Supporting Activity: Network Characteristics

What are some of the things/attributes that you expect from a network?

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Telecommunications Network Structures

Standards are important in any industry. Discuss the various standards organizations utilized in the telecom & data networking industry. Do they have conflicting charters or have they worked in different areas to form a coordinated industry overview?

Supporting Activity: VOIP vs. POTS

What are some of the tradeoffs one needs to consider when planning on switching over from POTS to VOIP service.  Does your organization use POTS or VOIP. If VOIP, please share your organization’s experience on this.

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Telecommunications
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various modulation techniques of analog signals?

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Voice Telecommunications

Discuss the history and progression of the voice telecommunications industry. What are the current voice network standards?

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Telecommunications Network Structures

Standards are important in any industry. Discuss the various standards organizations utilized in this industry. Do they have conflicting charters or have they worked in different areas to form a coordinated industry overview?

Supporting Activity: VOIP

What are some considerations an organization should look at when moving from a traditional phone system to VoIP? Explain the impact on an organization when using VoIP.

Supporting Activity: ATT Break-up

What effect did the AT&T breakup have on the eventual growth of the digital network we have today?

Supporting Activity: ISO

The ISO is the international parent standards organization. What are some lower-level standards organizations? What part of telecommunications are they responsible for?

Supporting Activity: PBX vs Centrex

How does a PBX’s method of handling internal calls differ from Centrex service?  What does the local exchange carrier provide?  What does your company use?

     

NTC362 Individual: Expansion of the Mayberry Satellite


Mayberry Satellite Campus Diagram Included!

MS Visio Diagrams included in purchase - Make your own changes to the Visio Diagrams! 

Review the Network Configuration Visio® document of the Mayberry Satellite Campus. This diagram will be used throughout the course.
Scenario: As an IT networking trainee for your organization, your supervisor has given you an assignment to extend the Mayberry Network to an additional space (see existing diagram). The organization has obtained a space to create a 20-station learning center and two classrooms at the existing location. Each classroom will have one computer for the instructor and a wireless access point for the students.
Typically, your supervisor has used computers with an Intel Core i5 processor, 16 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet NIC, but wonders if a better solution is available and would like you to recommend a solution.
Develop a 1-page network diagram using Microsoft Visio, or one of the free network diagramming programs you researched in Week One, to create a drawing of the learning center. The diagram should include:
• 22 computers that you specify
• Detailed specification for cabling, routing and switching, and wireless or VLAN options to connect to the existing network.
NTC362 Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network
Bedford Campus Diagram Included!


MS Visio Diagrams included in purchase - Make your own changes to the Visio Diagrams!

Throughout the course you will be working with improvements to the Bedford Campus and its satellite campus in Mayberry. The Bedford Campus with its 12 full-time employees and two classrooms has recently increased its online enrollment to 1500 students working asynchronously. The increase in student population has had a
significant slowdown in the network connectivity in the classroom.
Reports have stated that it can take up to twenty minutes, sometimes longer, to get connected to the online classroom or to get to the Internet.
Your team has been tasked with determining the root cause of this problem. The analysis should begin by taking a holistic view of the Bedford Campus network diagram to understand the topology. Then, progress through the OSI model to find the problem. Also, look for potential choke points that could cause a significant network slowdown.
After locating the potential cause of the problem, design a network with a proposed solution.
Develop a 1-page network diagram using Microsoft Visio, or one of the free network diagramming programs you researched in Week One, of improvements that could be made to the current configuration, including wireless improvements to the network. Assumptions can be made in order to complete the diagram. The finished diagram should include the following:
• Routers and Switches
• Wireless Access Point solutions
• VLAN solutions
• Possible resolutions to potential choke points you have identified
Supporting Activity: Fundamentals of Digital Signals

Discuss the nature of digital signals, binary, and other multilevel signal types. What are the advantages of digital signals over analog signals? Cover noise suppression in your explanation.

Supporting Activity: Transmission Media 

In designing a network what are some of the factors that should be considered before selecting the transmission media to use & why? 

Supporting Activity: Network Designs

Why is it useful to have both a logical design and a physical design of a network? 

Supporting Activity: Wireless Networks

What are the most appropriate uses for wireless? and Why? What are the least appropriate uses for wireless? and Why? Would you recommend a wireless only network solution for large enterprises? Justify your recommendation. 

Supporting Activity: Transmission Media Security 

Which transmission media is the most secure? and why? 

Supporting Activity: Digitization of Analog Signals

Provide a specific example of digitizing analog signals in the telephone system. Explain band limiting and quantization noise. Explain the µ law and the A law conversion in the coder-decoder.

Supporting Activity: Digital Systems and the Digital Hierarchy

Explain digital multiplexing, the digital T(X), and SONET hierarchy. Explain the differences between the American and European systems. 

Supporting Activity: Digital Services

Explain digital services such as Integrated Services Digital Network, Switched Multimegabit Data System, and Switch 56.

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Modems

What are the various modulation techniques? Begin your explanation with frequency-shift keying and move to multilevel QAM.

Supporting Activity: Voice and Data Network

What are some of the challenges being faced by organizations when they implement voice and data into a network?

Supporting Activity: Ubiquitous integration challenges

Organizations today are attempting to integrate voice, data, e-mail, and collaboration software. What are some things they should considerate when they do this?

Supporting Activity: Mediums

Explain the differences between, UTP, STP, Coax, Wireless and Fiber. (speeds, cost, types, when you would use one verses the other).

Supporting Activity: Asynch Vs. Synch

How do asynchronous and synchronous transmissions differ? Which is better suited to large blocks of data, and why?

NTC/362 Week 2

All Assignments, MS Visio Diagrams for both the Individual and Team assignments, Discussion Questions, and BONUS files listed below for Week 2 are all Included in this purchase!

 

Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network
Bedford Campus Diagram Included!

MS Visio Diagrams included in purchase - Make your own changes to the Visio Diagrams!

Throughout the course you will be working with improvements to the Bedford Campus and its satellite campus in Mayberry. The Bedford Campus with its 12 full-time employees and two classrooms has recently increased its online enrollment to 1500 students working asynchronously. The increase in student population has had a
significant slowdown in the network connectivity in the classroom.
Reports have stated that it can take up to twenty minutes, sometimes longer, to get connected to the online classroom or to get to the Internet.
Your team has been tasked with determining the root cause of this problem. The analysis should begin by taking a holistic view of the Bedford Campus network diagram to understand the topology. Then, progress through the OSI model to find the problem. Also, look for potential choke points that could cause a significant network slowdown.
After locating the potential cause of the problem, design a network with a proposed solution.
Develop a 1-page network diagram using Microsoft Visio, or one of the free network diagramming programs you researched in Week One, of improvements that could be made to the current configuration, including wireless improvements to the network. Assumptions can be made in order to complete the diagram. The finished diagram should include the following:
• Routers and Switches
• Wireless Access Point solutions
• VLAN solutions
• Possible resolutions to potential choke points you have identified

Submit your diagram assignmentusing the Assignment Files tab.

 

Individual: Expansion of the Mayberry Satellite

Mayberry Satellite Campus Diagram Included!

MS Visio Diagrams included in purchase - Make your own changes to the Visio Diagrams!

Review the Network Configuration Visio® document of the Mayberry Satellite Campus. This diagram will be used throughout the course.
Scenario: As an IT networking trainee for your organization, your supervisor has given you an assignment to extend the Mayberry Network to an additional space (see existing diagram). The organization has obtained a space to create a 20-station learning center and two classrooms at the existing location. Each classroom will have one computer for the instructor and a wireless access point for the students.
Typically, your supervisor has used computers with an Intel Core i5 processor, 16 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet NIC, but wonders if a better solution is available and would like you to recommend a solution.
Develop a 1-page network diagram using Microsoft Visio, or one of the free network diagramming programs you researched in Week One, to create a drawing of the learning center. The diagram should include:
• 22 computers that you specify
• Detailed specification for cabling, routing and switching, and wireless or VLAN options to connect to the existing network.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

 

WEEK 2 Supporting Activity Questions & Answers

Supporting Activity: Fundamentals of Digital Signals

Discuss the nature of digital signals, binary, and other multilevel signal types. What are the advantages of digital signals over analog signals? Cover noise suppression in your explanation.

Supporting Activity: Transmission Media

In designing a network what are some of the factors that should be considered before selecting the transmission media to use & why?

Supporting Activity: Network Designs

Why is it useful to have both a logical design and a physical design of a network?

Supporting Activity: Wireless Networks

What are the most appropriate uses for wireless? and Why? What are the least appropriate uses for wireless? and Why? Would you recommend a wireless only network solution for large enterprises? Justify your recommendation.

Supporting Activity: Transmission Media Security  

Which transmission media is the most secure? and why?

Supporting Activity: Digitization of Analog Signals

Provide a specific example of digitizing analog signals in the telephone system. Explain band limiting and quantization noise. Explain the µ law and the A law conversion in the coder-decoder.

Supporting Activity: Digital Systems and the Digital Hierarchy

Explain digital multiplexing, the digital T(X), and SONET hierarchy. Explain the differences between the American and European systems. 

Supporting Activity: Digital Services

Explain digital services such as Integrated Services Digital Network, Switched Multimegabit Data System, and Switch 56.

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Modems

What are the various modulation techniques? Begin your explanation with frequency-shift keying and move to multilevel QAM.

Supporting Activity: Voice and Data Network

What are some of the challenges being faced by organizations when they implement voice and data into a network?

Supporting Activity: Ubiquitous integration challenges

Organizations today are attempting to integrate voice, data, e-mail, and collaboration software.  What are some things they should considerate when they do this?

Supporting Activity: Mediums

Explain the differences between, UTP, STP, Coax, Wireless and Fiber.  (speeds, cost, types, when you would use one verses the other).

Supporting Activity: Asynch Vs. Synch

How do asynchronous and synchronous transmissions differ?  Which is better suited to large blocks of data, and why?

 

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Learning Team: Diagram Current South Dakota Campus Network

Make your own changes to the MS Visio Diagrams included in Tutorial!

The South Dakota Campus with its 45 full-time employees has recently increased its enrollment to 1500 students per night. The increase in student population has had a significant slowdown in the network connectivity in the classroom. Reports have stated that it can take up to twenty minutes, sometimes longer, to get connected to the online classroom or to get to the Internet. The campus is using a Cisco 3500 Router and a Cisco Switch that is wired to the access points in each classroom.
Your team has been tasked to determine the root cause of this problem. The analysis should begin by taking a holistic view of the network diagram to understand the topology. Then, progress through the OSI model to find the problem. Also, look for potential choke points that could cause a significant network slowdown. After locating the potential cause of the problem, design a network with the proposed solution.

Develop a diagram in Microsoft Visio, Word, or PowerPoint based on the description provided above of the current South Dakota network. Assumptions can be made in order complete the diagram. The finished diagram should include the following:

Routers & Switches

Wireless Access points

Potential choke points

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your diagram assignment.

 

Individual: Network Fundamentals Paper
Kudler Fine Foods - Word Count: 891 words!

Riordan Manufacturing - Word Count: 389 words!
Select an organization you are familiar with, or select one of the Virtual Organizations (Riordan Manufacturing or Kudler Foods), for your project. This project will continue throughout the coming weeks and build upon itself culminating in Week Five.

Write a 1-page paper that includes the following based on your chosen Local Organization:

• Explain the network's fundamental characteristics and components.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

Individual Presentation: Cabling Presentation

Create an 8- to 10-slide presentation explaining the advantages and disadvantages of twisted pair cabling and fiber optics as well as the importance of wireless communication in today's business
environment.

 

Individual Presentation: Network Transmission

Create an 10- to 15-slide presentation to:

Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various transmission media (wired copper, fiber optics and wireless)

Explain the advantages and disadvantages of digital and analog transmissions and why A/D conversion is needed.

 

Analog and Digital Comparison Paper

Word Count: 1,726 words!

Write a 3- to 5-page paper that provides a detailed technical analysis comparing the advantages and disadvantages of analog and digital technology. With this understanding, do the following:

Analyze the technologies for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversions in telecommunications.

In analog technology, compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, phase modulation, and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM).

Describe the specific modulation techniques that are used in a 56K modem, Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line, and Wi-Fi.

Explain the T(X) and the synchronous optical network (SONET) digital hierarchy.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

 

 

 

NTC/362 Learning Team: Process Storyboard

Bedford Campus and Mayberry Satellite Campus
Throughout the course you will be working with improvements to the Bedford Campus and its satellite campus in Mayberry. The Bedford Campus with its 12 full-time employees, Learning Center, and two classrooms has recently increased its online enrollment to 1500 students working asynchronously. The increase in student population has had a significant slowdown in the network connectivity in the
classroom. Reports have stated that it can take up to twenty minutes, sometimes longer, to get connected to the online classroom or to get to the Internet.
Based on your Week Two diagram and this week's discussions, develop a 6- to 8-slide/panel storyboard document using Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.Your storyboard should depict a timeline for improvements to the Bedford Campus and its Mayberry Satellite. The storyboard should include the following:
• Current issues identified and how they were identified
• Wireless and cloud-based solutions to connectivity issues
• A possible timeline for implementing your solutions
• Personnel resources needed to implement your solution
• Costs that need to be considered for your solution and timeline
NTC/362 Individual: Hosting in the Cloud
Scenario: In analyzing the network performance at the Bedford Campus, one issue that has come to light is the insufficient network and server infrastructure that is in place to support delivery of the school's Learning Management System (LMS) and Exchange email service over the public internet to a growing student body. One possible solution to this issue is migration of the LMS and Exchange email to a cloud
computing provider.
Your task is to prepare a 2- to 3-page table (using Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel to help the leadership decide on a cloud-based solution.
Research the following types of services:
• Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) - for example: Amazon, Rackspace
• Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) - for example: Microsoft Azure
• Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) - for example: Office 365, Blackboard Learn

Your table should compare the offering for the following criteria:
• Cost
• Availability of service to students
• Security
• Administrative burden on the school's IT department
Note: See the file NTC362 Table Template Week Three file for how to set up your table.
Also, write a 350-word executive brief or summary using Microsoft Word that answers the following questions:
• Based on your table, what service would you recommend and why?
• How would you implement a cloud solution into the existing campus network 

structure?
• What elements of the existing network could be eliminated if cloudbased

hosting is used?
• Would this cloud structure work regardless of how many students enroll?
Cite and list at least two different sources for this assignment.
Format your document consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.
NTC/362 Supporting Activity: Introduction to Circuit Switching

What are the basic concepts of circuit switching? What are the advantages and disadvantages of circuit switching? 

Supporting Activity:TCP/IP vs OSI Protocol Stacks 

Pictorially model the TCP/IP protocol against the 7-layer OSI model.

In your depiction, include the common protocols that fit in the various levels

Supporting Activity: TCP vs. UDP Layer 4 Protocols

What is the difference between UDP and TCP? When would you use one over the other?

Supporting Activity: Connectionless vs. Connection Oriented packet networks

What are some of the advantages & disadvantages of connection oriented networks over connectionless networks? Give one example of each. 

Supporting Activity: LAN vs. WAN

How do LANs and WANs compare in terms of reach, bandwidth, complexity, scalability and reliability? Justify your answer?

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Packet Switching 

What is a packet? What is packet switching? How would you explain the concept of packet switching? What are the advantages and disadvantages of packet switching over circuit switching? What is a packet? 

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Network Channels, Processors, and Media 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of network processors, such as hubs, switches, routers, and gateways? What are the three main types of network media? What is their performance in terms of reliability, speed capabilities, and nominal distance for reliable spans? 

Supporting Activity: Centralized Vs. Distributed Control What is the difference between a centralized and a distributed control of LANS? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Which does your company employ? Why? 

Supporting Activity: VCs what are they?

What is a virtual Circuit in a packet switched network? What types of VC are available and how are they different? Why is it beneficial to use VCs?

Supporting Activity: TCP/IP 4 Vs. 6 

Describe the difference between TCP/IP V4 and V6. What happened to V5? Supporting Activity: What is CIDR 

Define what CIDR means and how it works.

Supporting Activity: Network Congestion

What are some methods to resolve network congestion? Determine what the traffic is.

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Network Channels, Processors, and Media 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of network processors, such as hubs, switches, routers, and gateways? What are the three main types of network media? What is their performance in terms of reliability, speed capabilities, and nominal distance for reliable spans? 

NTC/362 Week 3

All Assignments, Presentations with Speaker Notes, Discussion Questions and BONUS files listed below for Week 3 are all Included in this purchase!

 

Learning Team: Process Storyboard

Bedford Campus and Mayberry Satellite Campus

2 Options included w/FULL Speaker Notes!

Throughout the course you will be working with improvements to the Bedford Campus and its satellite campus in Mayberry. The Bedford Campus with its 12 full-time employees, Learning Center, and two classrooms has recently increased its online enrollment to 1500 students working asynchronously. The increase in student population has had a significant slowdown in the network connectivity in the
classroom. Reports have stated that it can take up to twenty minutes, sometimes longer, to get connected to the online classroom or to get to the Internet.
Based on your Week Two diagram and this week's discussions, develop a 6- to 8-slide/panel storyboard document using Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.Your storyboard should depict a timeline for improvements to the Bedford Campus and its Mayberry Satellite. The storyboard should include the following:
      • Current issues identified and how they were identified
      • Wireless and cloud-based solutions to connectivity issues
      • A possible timeline for implementing your solutions
      • Personnel resources needed to implement your solution
      • Costs that need to be considered for your solution and timeline
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

 

Individual: Hosting in the Cloud

Option #1 Word Count: 1,065 words! A+ Work!

Option #2 Word Count: 600 words!

Scenario: In analyzing the network performance at the Bedford Campus, one issue that has come to light is the insufficient network and server infrastructure that is in place to support delivery of the school's Learning Management System (LMS) and Exchange email service over the public internet to a growing student body. One possible solution to this issue is migration of the LMS and Exchange email to a cloud
computing provider.


Your task is to prepare a 2- to 3-page table (using Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel to help the leadership decide on a cloud-based solution.

 

Research the following types of services:
    • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) - for example: Amazon, Rackspace
    • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) - for example: Microsoft Azure
    • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) - for example: Office 365, Blackboard Learn

Your table should compare the offering for the following criteria:
    • Cost
    • Availability of service to students
    • Security
    • Administrative burden on the school's IT department

Note: See the file NTC362 Table Template Week Three file for how to set up your table.


Also, write a 350-word executive brief or summary using Microsoft Word that answers the following questions:
    • Based on your table, what service would you recommend and why?
    • How would you implement a cloud solution into the existing campus network

       structure?
    • What elements of the existing network could be eliminated if cloudbased

       hosting is used?
    • Would this cloud structure work regardless of how many students enroll?

 

Cite and list at least two different sources for this assignment.
Format your document consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

 

WEEK 3 Supporting Activity Discussion Questions (Included)

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Circuit Switching

What are the basic concepts of circuit switching? What are the advantages and disadvantages of circuit switching? 

Supporting Activity:TCP/IP vs OSI Protocol Stacks

Pictorially model the TCP/IP protocol against the 7-layer OSI model.

In your depiction, include the common protocols that fit in the various levels

Supporting Activity: TCP vs. UDP Layer 4 Protocols

What is the difference between UDP and TCP? When would you use one over the other?

Supporting Activity: Connectionless vs. Connection Oriented packet networks

What are some of the advantages & disadvantages of connection oriented networks over connectionless networks? Give one example of each.

Supporting Activity: LAN vs. WAN

How do LANs and WANs compare in terms of reach, bandwidth, complexity, scalability and reliability? Justify your answer?

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Packet Switching

What is a packet? What is packet switching? How would you explain the concept of packet switching? What are the advantages and disadvantages of packet switching over circuit switching? What is a packet?

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Network Channels, Processors, and Media

What are the advantages and disadvantages of network processors, such as hubs, switches, routers, and gateways? What are the three main types of network media? What is their performance in terms of reliability, speed capabilities, and nominal distance for reliable spans? 

Supporting Activity: Centralized Vs. Distributed Control

What is the difference between a centralized and a distributed control of LANS?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?  Which does your company employ?  Why?

Supporting Activity: VCs what are they?

What is a virtual Circuit in a packet switched network? What types of VC are available and how are they different?  Why is it beneficial to use VCs?

Supporting Activity: TCP/IP 4 Vs. 6

Describe the difference between TCP/IP V4 and V6.  What happened to V5?

Supporting Activity: What is CIDR

Define what CIDR means and how it works.

Supporting Activity: Network Congestion

What are some methods to resolve network congestion? Determine what the traffic is.

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Network Channels, Processors, and Media

What are the advantages and disadvantages of network processors, such as hubs, switches, routers, and gateways? What are the three main types of network media? What is their performance in terms of reliability, speed capabilities, and nominal distance for reliable spans? 

 

 

***BONUS MATERIALS BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN TUTORIAL**

Learning Team: Diagram Current South Dakota Local

Campus Network in SIM Part II

Option #1Word Count: 1,457 words

Option #2 Word Count: 480 words

Your team has been tasked to determine the root cause of this problem. The analysis should begin by taking a holistic view of the network diagram to understand the topology. Then, progress through the OSI model to find the problem. Also, look for potential...

Create a 1-page summary of your findings and the team's solution based on the description above and your Week Two diagram. Your summary should include the following:

Methods used to locate potential problems

How choke points were determined

The team's solution

A cost breakdown of the budget

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

Individual: Network Analysis Paper

Option #1: Kudler Fine Foods - Word Count: 1,936 words!

Option #2: Kudler Fine Foods - Word Count: 1,889 words!

Option #3: Riordan Manufacturing - Word Count: 1,484 words!

Write a 3- to 4-page paper that includes the following based on your chosen organization:

Explain the importance of communication protocols.

Identify the protocols in your design and provide rationale for your decision.

Define the overall network architecture.

Explain the usefulness of a traffic analysis.

Define the terms latency, response time, and jitter, and describe their effect on overall network performance and on the performance of your chosen organization's network.

Explain the effect of data rates on each part of the network.

Describe strategies to ensure the availability of network access in switched and routed networks.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Protocol Paper

Option#1 Word Count: 2,525 words!

Option #2 Word Count: 1,729 words!
Write a 3- to 5-page paper in which you do the following:
• Describe the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) protocol model.

• Identify the advantages and disadvantages of circuit switching and packet switching—X.25, Frame Relay, Asynchronous Transfer Mode2, and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)—regarding performance, speed and throughput potential, and end-to-end transmission reliability and predictability.

• Identify major protocols for circuit switching and packet switching.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

 

 

NTC/362 LEARNING TEAM: DIAGRAM CURRENT SOUTH DAKOTA LOCAL CAMPUS NETWORK IN SIM PART III
Individual: Troubleshooting Tool Guide for the Installation of the New Satellite Campus

Bedford Campus and Mayberry Satellite Campus


Reference: NTC362 Table Template Week Four
Scenario: The IT leadership team has determined that the college will add another satellite campus that will have a Learning Center with 20 computers and 10 classrooms. Each classroom will have one computer for the instructor and a wireless access point for the students. In anticipation of issues that may arise when installing new hardware and software, you have been asked to create a Troubleshooting Tool Guide that identifies tools, including some of the free tools that you discovered
in your research, that can be used to troubleshoot the following:
• Connection to the ISP
• Routers and Switches
• Wireless access points
• Any new hardware
• Any new network cabling
• IP addressing problems
• VLAN problems
Your task is to prepare a 2- to 3-page table using Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel with the table column heading of Troubleshooting Tool and Example. The rows are bulleted above. In the cells identify what tool could be used and give an example from the labs, videos, or readings of how to use the tool.
Format your document consistent with APA guidelines.
NTC/362 Individual: Troubleshooting Tool Guide for the Installation of the New Satellite Campus

Bedford Campus and Mayberry Satellite Campus


Reference: NTC362 Table Template Week Four
Scenario: The IT leadership team has determined that the college will add another satellite campus that will have a Learning Center with 20 computers and 10 classrooms. Each classroom will have one computer for the instructor and a wireless access point for the students. In anticipation of issues that may arise when installing new hardware and software, you have been asked to create a Troubleshooting Tool Guide that identifies tools, including some of the free tools that you discovered
in your research, that can be used to troubleshoot the following:
• Connection to the ISP
• Routers and Switches
• Wireless access points
• Any new hardware
• Any new network cabling
• IP addressing problems
• VLAN problems
Your task is to prepare a 2- to 3-page table using Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel with the table column heading of Troubleshooting Tool and Example. The rows are bulleted above. In the cells identify what tool could be used and give an example from the labs, videos, or readings of how to use the tool.
Format your document consistent with APA guidelines.

NTC/362 Week 4

All Assignments, Discussion Questions, and BONUS files listed below for Week 4 are all Included in this purchase!

 

Learning Team: Adding Another Satellite Campus

Scenario: The IT leadership team has determined that the college will add another satellite campus.
Students will be allowed to connect to the network from personally owned mobile devices. Troubleshooting services will be limited for the students so you must provide a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) best practice guideline for students to help them manage their personal mobile devices. Your task is to create a document demonstrating how to configure the mobile device settings as follows taking screenshots to demonstrate your knowledge:
Android or Apple:
      1. Update your operating system and applications
      2. Back up your data
      3. Limit ad tracking under "Privacy, Advertising"
      4. Set up SIM card lock
      5. Disable Bluetooth and/or WIFI when not in use
      6. Set up email on your mobile device
Paste screenshots into a Microsoft Word document to demonstrate you applied appropriate configurations, and provide a 350-word narrative using Microsoft Word to assist the student in applying appropriate settings to their device.
Format your document consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

 

Individual: Troubleshooting Tool Guide for the Installation of the New Satellite Campus

Reference: NTC362 Table Template Week Four
Scenario: The IT leadership team has determined that the college will add another satellite campus that will have a Learning Center with 20 computers and 10 classrooms. Each classroom will have one computer for the instructor and a wireless access point for the students. In anticipation of issues that may arise when installing new hardware and software, you have been asked to create a Troubleshooting Tool Guide that identifies tools, including some of the free tools that you discovered
in your research, that can be used to troubleshoot the following:
      • Connection to the ISP
      • Routers and Switches
      • Wireless access points
      • Any new hardware
      • Any new network cabling
      • IP addressing problems
      • VLAN problems
Your task is to prepare a 2- to 3-page table using Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel with the table column heading of Troubleshooting Tool and Example. The rows are bulleted above. In the cells identify what tool could be used and give an example from the labs, videos, or readings of how to use the tool.
Format your document consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

 

Week 4 Supporting Activity DQ Questions & Answers

Supporting Activity: Network Operating Systems

What are the predominant network operating systems in use today? What are the differences between LAN and WAN operating systems?

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Wireless

Differentiating among the protocols used in wireless (Media Access Control layer, FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA), what are the problems with existing protocols with satellite communications?

Class Participation Activity: Network Segmentation      

What is network segmentation? Why would a network administrator want to segment a network? What are some of the techniques for segmenting a network?    

Class Participation Activity: Network Processors 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of network processors, such as hubs, switches, routers, and gateways?         

Supporting Activity: Virtual LAN 

What are Virtual LANs (VLANs) and what are the advantages of using them?          Supporting Activity: IP Addressing

What is class-based IP Addressing & what are some of the problems with it?

Supporting Activity: Supporting Activity: OSI and Internet

What layers of the OSI are used when you access the Internet?  What protocols are used?

Supporting Activity: Supporting Activity: SMTP & MIME

What is SMTP designated for? What additional capabilities are included in MIME?

Supporting Activity: Satellite Delays

If I have an application where the maximum allowed end-to-end delay is 150 milliseconds, why can’t I use a geosynchronous orbit satellite as a communication link?

Supporting Activity: Monitoring and Troubleshooting LANs

What should be considered when monitoring and troubleshooting a network?

Supporting Activity: Supporting Activity: Wireless Security Issues

What type of security issues need to be considered when implementing a Wireless LAN?

Supporting Activity: Supporting Activity: Why Go Wireless?

What are some of the reason an organization might consider using a Wireless LAN?

 

***** BONUS FILES INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE *****

Individual: LAN/WAN Paper

Option #1: Kudler Fine Foods - Word Count: 1,406  words!

Option #2: Kudler Fine Foods - Word Count:  2,065 words!

Option #3: Riordan Manufacturing - Word Count: 1,183  words!
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that includes the following based on your chosen organization:

Identify hardware and software needed to secure your choice of networks against all electronic threats.

Compare Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), and wireless technologies.

Explain the concepts and building blocks of today's data communication networks, such as switches, routers, and cabling.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

NTC/362 Learning Team: Additional Satellite Presentation

Bedford Campus and Mayberry Satellite Campus


Make your own changes to the MS Visio Diagrams included in Tutorial!

Scenario: The IT leadership team has determined that the college will add another satellite campus that will have a Learning Center with 20 computers and 10 classrooms. Each classroom will have one computer for the instructor and a wireless access point for the students.
Create a 14- to 16-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, including Introduction, Conclusion, and Reference slides, that contains the following:
• Specifications for the new satellite campus to include:
• Connection for the ISP
• Routers and Switches
• Wireless access points
• Any new hardware
• Any new network cabling
• IP addressing strategy
• VLAN strategy
• Network diagram of the proposed solution
• A description of how you will assure your design will providing robust telecommunication services, including security, privacy, reliability, and performance
Note: Other applications like Adobe Spark or Microsoft Sway or Mix can be used instead of PowerPoint.
Be sure to include supportive graphics and appropriate backgrounds and styles. All references need to adhere to APA guidelines, and images should not be copied unless author permission is obtained or copyright free images are used.
NTC/362 Individual: Networking Training Guide

Bedford Campus and Mayberry Satellite Campus


Make your own changes to the MS Visio Diagrams included in Tutorial!

Throughout the course you have been working with improvements to the Bedford Campus and its satellite campus in Mayberry and an additional satellite. Because of your work, you have been promoted from IT networking trainee to IT networking technician. A new trainee will be starting next week and your boss has asked you to provide a training guide for the new trainee highlighting the knowledge and skills
you have developed.


Using Individual and Learning Team assignments and discussions as reference, compile your guide as follows:


As a reference, compile the final network diagrams (1 page each) for all campuses with all of the improvements you and your team have made.
Create a 1- to 2-page Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in the form of a table in Microsoft Word including the following questions:




• What is the difference between a distributed and a centralized computer system? Describe the underlying principles and issues of distributed versus centralized computer systems and how cloud-based solutions have altered current networking solutions. Refer to the network diagrams you created as an illustration of a distributed network.
• What are the major network topologies? Refer to the network diagrams you created as an illustration of the logical and physical topology you employed.
• Why are standards bodies essential in networking and the Internet?
• Why are the OSI and TCP/IP network models important in networking? Provide an example from one of the labs that illustrates the performance of one of the protocols you used.
• What are the major TCP/IP protocols in use today? Provide an example from one of the labs that illustrates troubleshooting an issue with a protocol you used.
• What is the difference between a LAN and a WAN?
• What is meant by the terms latency, response time, and jitter, and what tools could you use to measure these?
• What is VOIP, and what older technologies does it replace?
Create a 14- to 16-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, including Introduction, Conclusion, and Reference slides, that contains the
following:
• An accurate description of the "building blocks" of today's data communication networks, such as switches, routers, and cabling.
Provide examples from your network diagram of each building block.
• A concise strategy to ensure the availability of network access in switched and routed networks. Provide illustrations from your improvements to the original campus networks.
• An explanation of how firewalls mitigate some network attack scenarios. Give at least two examples from your solutions to the campus network that illustrates how you mitigated network attacks.
• A list of at least five security concerns inherent to wired, wireless, and mobile networking.
• A description of at least 3 responsibilities networking teams face in providing networking services, including security, privacy, reliability, and performance.
Note: Other applications like Adobe Spark or Microsoft Sway or Mix can be used instead of PowerPoint.
Be sure to include supportive graphics and appropriate backgrounds and styles. All references need to adhere to APA guidelines, and images should not be copied unless author permission is obtained or copyright free images are used.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

Week 5

 

All Assignments, Presentations, MS Visio Diagrams for both the Individual and Team assignments, and Discussion Questions listed below for Week 5 are all Included in this purchase!

 

Learning Team: Additional Satellite Presentation

Bedford Campus and Mayberry Satellite Campus

Make your own changes to the MS Visio Diagrams included in Tutorial!

Option #1: Includes 16-Slide Presentation w/FULL Speaker Notes & MS Visio Diagrams!

Option #2: Includes 15-Slide Presentation w/Speaker Notes & Diagram

BONUS 12-Page ESSAY included on Bedford/Mayberry/Satellite Campus Network Design!

Scenario: The IT leadership team has determined that the college will add another satellite campus that will have a Learning Center with 20 computers and 10 classrooms. Each classroom will have one computer for the instructor and a wireless access point for the students.
Create a 14- to 16-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, including Introduction, Conclusion, and Reference slides, that contains the following:
      • Specifications for the new satellite campus to include:
      • Connection for the ISP
      • Routers and Switches
      • Wireless access points
      • Any new hardware
      • Any new network cabling
      • IP addressing strategy
      • VLAN strategy
      • Network diagram of the proposed solution
      • A description of how you will assure your design will providing robust

          telecommunication services, including security, privacy, reliability, and

          performance
Note: Other applications like Adobe Spark or Microsoft Sway or Mix can be used instead of PowerPoint.
Be sure to include supportive graphics and appropriate backgrounds and styles. All references need to adhere to APA guidelines, and images should not be copied unless author permission is obtained or copyright free images are used.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

 

Individual: Networking Training Guide

Bedford Campus and Mayberry Satellite Campus

Make your own changes to the MS Visio Diagrams included in Tutorial!

Option #1: Includes Paper, Diagrams, & Presentation w/FULL Speaker Notes! A+ Work!

Option #2: Includes Paper and Presentation w/Speaker Notes!

Throughout the course you have been working with improvements to the Bedford Campus and its satellite campus in Mayberry and an additional satellite. Because of your work, you have been promoted from IT networking trainee to IT networking technician. A new trainee will be starting next week and your boss has asked you to provide a training guide for the new trainee highlighting the knowledge and skills
you have developed.

Using Individual and Learning Team assignments and discussions as reference, compile your guide as follows:

As a reference, compile the final network diagrams (1 page each) for all campuses with all of the improvements you and your team have made.
Create a 1- to 2-page Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in the form of a table in Microsoft Word including the following questions:

     • What is the difference between a distributed and a centralized computer

         system? Describe the underlying principles and issues of distributed versus

         centralized computer systems and how cloud-based solutions have altered

         current networking solutions. Refer to the network diagrams you created as

         an illustration of a distributed network.
      • What are the major network topologies? Refer to the network diagrams you

          created as an illustration of the logical and physical topology you employed.
      • Why are standards bodies essential in networking and the Internet?
      • Why are the OSI and TCP/IP network models important in networking? Provide

          an example from one of the labs that illustrates the performance of one of the

          protocols you used.
      • What are the major TCP/IP protocols in use today? Provide an example from

          one of the labs that illustrates troubleshooting an issue with a protocol you

          used.
      • What is the difference between a LAN and a WAN?
      • What is meant by the terms latency, response time, and jitter, and what tools

          could you use to measure these?
      • What is VOIP, and what older technologies does it replace?
Create a 14- to 16-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, including Introduction, Conclusion, and Reference slides, that contains the
following:
      • An accurate description of the "building blocks" of today's data

         communication networks, such as switches, routers, and cabling.
Provide examples from your network diagram of each building block.
      • A concise strategy to ensure the availability of network access in switched

         and routed networks. Provide illustrations from your improvements to the

         original campus networks.
      • An explanation of how firewalls mitigate some network attack scenarios.

         Give at least two examples from your solutions to the campus network that

         illustrates how you mitigated network attacks.
      • A list of at least five security concerns inherent to wired, wireless, and mobile

         networking.
      • A description of at least 3 responsibilities networking teams face in providing

         networking services, including security, privacy, reliability, and performance.
Note: Other applications like Adobe Spark or Microsoft Sway or Mix can be used instead of PowerPoint.
Be sure to include supportive graphics and appropriate backgrounds and styles. All references need to adhere to APA guidelines, and images should not be copied unless author permission is obtained or copyright free images are used.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

 

Week 5 Supporting Activity DQ Questions

Supporting Activity: Supporting Activity

What are the predominant electronic and physical threats to communications networks?

Supporting Activity: Risks and Mitigations

What are the most probable risks and the most destructive risks for your environment and how would you suggest to mitigate them?

Supporting Activity: Supporting Activity: Policies & Procedures

What is the importance of explicit enterprise security policies, procedures, enforcement and training?

Supporting Activity: Supporting Activity: Components of the DRP

What are the main components of a disaster recovery plan for the enterprise?

Supporting Activity: Supporting Activity: Evaluations of Networks

What are some things we need to evaluate when protecting our network?