NTC 362 Week 3 Supporting Activity Discussion Questions


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NTC 362 Week 3 Supporting Activity Discussion Questions

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NTC 362 Week 3 Supporting Activity Discussion Questions

Discussion Question: Switches and Routers
Using the course learning materials, valid internet sources, and related personal experience, research the advantages and disadvantages of routers and switches in a LAN. Discuss specific situations when you would use a switch versus a router and how each can address such issues as response time, jitter, and latency.

 

Discussion Question: Advantages/Disadvantages of the Cloud

 

Discussion Question: Router and/or Switch Commands

 

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 Supporting Activity Discussion Questions

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