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NTC 362 Fundamentals Of Networking Entire Course

 

 

Weeks-1     Introduction to Networking and Telecommunications

 

DQ’s:

Class Participation Activity: Networks

 

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

 

Class Participation Activity: Network Characteristics

 

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

 

Class Participation Activity: Standards Organization

 

Question: 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?

 

Class Particpation Activity: VOIP vs. POTS

 

Question: 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.

 

 

Individual Assignment:

 

Individual: OSI Model 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.

 

 

Supporting Activity: Introduction to the OSI Protocol Model Format

Research an article on wireless communications and then answer the following:

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.

 

 

Week-2                 Network Transmission

DQ’S

 

Class Participation Activity: Transmission Media

 

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

 

Class Participation Activity: Network Designs

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

 

 

Class Participation Activity: Wireless Networks

 

Question: 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.

 

Class Participation Activity: Transmission Media Security

 

Question: 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.

 

Team Assignment:

Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network in SIM Part I

 

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

 

 Supportinve:Learning Team Instructions: Campus Network

 

The South Dakota Campus, with its 45 full-time employees, has recently increased its enrollment to 1,500 students per night. The increase in student population has had a significant slowdown in the network connectivity inside of 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 troubleshooting 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 you have found the cause of the problem, design a network with the proposed solution. Develop a business proposal and presentation that highlight the problem, the solution, implementation plan, and cost to implement. In doing so, please include any assumptions that your team has made related to the current South Dakota campus network.

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Individual Assignment:

Individual: Network Fundamentals Paper

 

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.

 

Individual: Cabling

 

  • Createan 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.
  • Clickthe Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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Week-3   Network Interconnections

 

DQ’S

Class Participation Activity: TCP/IP vs OSI Protocol Stacks

Question: 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.

 

Class Participation Activity: TCP vs. UDP Layer 4 Protocols

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

 

Class Participation Activity: Connectionless vs. Connection Oriented packet networks

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

 

Class Participation Activity: LAN vs. WAN

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

 

Supporting Activity: Introduction to Packet Switching

Question: Discuss the following:

  • 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?

 

 

Team Assignment:

Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network in SIM Part II

 

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.

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

 

Supportive:Learning Team Instructions: Campus Network

 

The South Dakota Campus, with its 45 full-time employees, has recently increased its enrollment to 1,500 students per night. The increase in student population has had a significant slowdown in the network connectivity inside of 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 troubleshooting 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 you have found the cause of the problem, design a network with the proposed solution. Develop a business proposal and presentation that highlight the problem, the solution, implementation plan, and cost to implement. In doing so, please include any assumptions that your team has made related to the current South Dakota campus network.

 

Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network in SIM Part I

 

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

 

 

Individual Assignment:

Individual: Network Analysis Paper

Question: Write a 3- to 5-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 latencyresponse timejitter and throughput and describe their effect on overall network performance and on the performance of your chosen organization’s network.
  • Describe strategies to ensure the availability of network access in switched and routed networks.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Supportive:Individual: Network Fundamentals Paper

 

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.

 

 

Week-4    Interconnect Devices

DQ’S

 

Supporting Activity: Network Operating Systems

Question: Discuss the following:

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

 

Class Participation Activity: Network Segmentation

Question: 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

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

 

Supporting Activity: Virtual LAN

Question: What are Virtual LANs (VLANs) and what are the advantages of using them?

 

Supporting Activity: IP Addressing

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

 

 

Team Assignment:

Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network in SIM Part III

 

Using your Week Three summary, develop a diagram in Visio®, Word®, or PowerPoint® of the team’s proposed network design solution.

The finished diagram should include the following:

  • Routers & Switches
  • Wireless Access points
  • Any new hardware

 

Supportive:Learning Team Instructions: Campus Network

 

The South Dakota Campus, with its 45 full-time employees, has recently increased its enrollment to 1,500 students per night. The increase in student population has had a significant slowdown in the network connectivity inside of 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 troubleshooting 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 you have found the cause of the problem, design a network with the proposed solution. Develop a business proposal and presentation that highlight the problem, the solution, implementation plan, and cost to implement. In doing so, please include any assumptions that your team has made related to the current South Dakota campus network.

 

 

Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network in SIM Part II

 

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.

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

 

 

 

Individual Assignment:

Individual: LAN/WAN Paper

  • Write a 3- to 5-page paper that includes the following based on your chosen Virtual Organization:

 

    • Identify hardware and software needed to secure your choice of networks against all electronic threats.
    • Distinguish between local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and wireless technologies and how do these apply to your virtual organization.
    • Explain the concepts and building blocks of today’s data communication networks, such as switches, routers, and cabling and how do these apply to your virtual organization.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Supportive:Individual: Network Fundamentals Paper

 

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

 

 

Week-5   Network Security

DQ’S

 

Class Participation Activity: Network Security Solutions

Question: Are network security best practices only based on implementing hardware and software solutions?  If not, how can one of these network security best practices be customized to the needs or risks present in an organization? How are the risks to a particular organization discovered or established?

 

Class Participation Activity: Network Security Evaluation

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

 

Class Participation Activity: Wireless LAN Security

Question: What type of security issues need to be considered when implementing a Wireless LAN? What are some of the possible solutions for securing WLAN?

 

Supporting Activity: Firewalls

Question: What is a firewall and describe how firewalls help mitigate network attacks?

 

Supporting Activity: Network Security I

Select a peer reviewed article on security protocols, and then answer the following:

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

 

Supporting Activity: Network Security II

Select an article on security protocols, and then answer the following:

  • What is the importance of explicit enterprise security policies and procedures to network security?

 

 

Team Assignment:

Learning Team: South Dakota Network Development Presentation

 

Resources: Week Two Learning Team Diagram

Develop a 12- to 14-slide proposal presentation in which you present your solutions to the South Dakota Network dilemma. The presentation should include the following:

  • Develop a logical and physical network for the South Dakota Campus.
  • Explain the learning team’s recommendations to design the network.
  • Calculate the cost of the network design.
  • Explain the implementation process and timeline.
  • The budget for this project is 50,000 for network design, devices and cabling.
  • The projected student enrollment is 1,500 in class each night (consider choke points.)
  • There are 45 full-time employees at the campus. Consider network security requirements between employee access and the student population

 

Supportive:Learning Team Instructions: Campus Network

 

The South Dakota Campus, with its 45 full-time employees, has recently increased its enrollment to 1,500 students per night. The increase in student population has had a significant slowdown in the network connectivity inside of 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 troubleshooting 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 you have found the cause of the problem, design a network with the proposed solution. Develop a business proposal and presentation that highlight the problem, the solution, implementation plan, and cost to implement. In doing so, please include any assumptions that your team has made related to the current South Dakota campus network.

 

 

Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network in SIM Part I

 

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

 

 

Individual Assignment:

Individual: Integrative Network Design Project

 

  • Write a  5 to 7 page paper addresses the following questions. Solve the design problems of your Virtual Organization. Create a network diagram illustrating the solutions.

 

      • Describe the network design in detail along with the diagrams of the recommended network.
      • Explain the design approach and rationale.
      • Explain how the recommended network design meets all the performance and high availability requirements.
      • Include a timeline for the project.
      • Cost out all the changes you have recommended for your VO’s network.
      • Analyze the existing security situation in your virtual organization by identifying the predominant electronic and physical threats to your virtual organization’s network.
      • Design a security hardware, software, policies & procedures environment that will protect your virtual organization’s network.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Individual: Network Fundamentals Paper

 

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.

 

 

Supportive:Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network in SIM Part I

 

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

 

Learning Team Instructions: Campus Network

 

The South Dakota Campus, with its 45 full-time employees, has recently increased its enrollment to 1,500 students per night. The increase in student population has had a significant slowdown in the network connectivity inside of 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 troubleshooting 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 you have found the cause of the problem, design a network with the proposed solution. Develop a business proposal and presentation that highlight the problem, the solution, implementation plan, and cost to implement. In doing so, please include any assumptions that your team has made related to the current South Dakota campus network.

 

 

Individual: Network Analysis Paper

 

Write a 3- to 5-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 latencyresponse timejitter and throughput and describe their effect on overall network performance and on the performance of your chosen organization’s network.
  • Describe strategies to ensure the availability of network access in switched and routed networks.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Please follow the week 1-week 5 individual assignment to do this assignment

It is power point slides.

 

 

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