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IT 240 Week 1 CheckPoint LAN Operating Systems Scenarios

Read the three scenarios in Appendix B.
Answer the questions following each scenario in a total of 200 to 300 words.

IT 240 Week 1 DQS

DQ 1

Explain what kind of network you are on at work or at home. If you do not have access to a network, ask a friend or family member to explain the type of network they have access to. What benefits does the network provide to its users? How does it help increase productivity?

o Read one of your classmates’ network descriptions. Respond to his or her post and identify whether the network he or she described is a client/server network or a peer-to-peer network, and whether it is a LAN, MAN, or WAN.

o Ask questions if you find that additional information is needed to determine the network’s characteristics.

IT 240 Week 2 CheckPoint OSI Model Key Terms Table

Use the table in Appendix C to define the key terms related to the OSI Model.
· Describe the functions of any hardware connectivity devices and tools listed.
· Post Appendix C as an attachment.

IT 240 week 2 Individual Assignment LAN Topologies

Read questions 11, 12, and 13 on pp. 141–142 of the text.

· Answer the multiple choice question for each. Explain your answers.

· Create a visual representation of each answer by copying and pasting the shapes provided in Appendix D (such as a bus, ring, star, or mesh) into a Microsoft® Word or Visio document. Note that you will need to use the Draw feature in Microsoft® Word to create lines between the shapes, and you may have to use some shapes more than once. See the figures on pp. 77–80 of the text for examples.

· Post your assignment as an attachment.

IT 240 Week 3 CheckPoint Network Consultant Scenario

Complete question 58 on p. 175 of your text. After you select one of the multiple choice options, explain your answer in 200 to 300 words.

IT 240 Week 3 DQS

DQ 1

What are the various types of Internet connectivity available today? How do they differ? Explain your answers

DQ 2

Compare and contrast fat client and thin client concepts. What are the pros and cons of each? Provide examples to support your answers.

IT 240 Week 4 CheckPoint TCP/IP LAN Plan

Practice planning a network by completing questions 8, 9, 23, & 29 on pp. 268–269 of the text.
Select and explain each answer in a total of 200 to 300 words.

IT 240 week 4 Individual Assignment TCP/IP Network Troubleshooting

Read questions 81 on pp. 274–275 of the text.
Identify the six problems with the TCP/IP network in each scenario and explain how they should be fixed.
Complete the table in Appendix E.
Explain your answer for each of the scenarios.
Post Appendix E as an attachment.

IT 240 Week 5 CheckPoint Domain Name

Assume the role of an IT consultant to a new nonprofit organization, Free Flu, which provides flu shots to the elderly. The organization needs a domain name.
Utilize Internet resources to determine which domain name is available to the company.
Judge whether you would use a .com, .org, or .net for the Web address.
Differentiate between any Web pages or Web servers you would use for this task.
Describe your findings and reasoning in 200 to 300 words.

IT 240 Week 5 DQS

DQ 1

Select a protocol such as TCP, FTP, or Telnet from the reading or your own experience and describe how the protocol is used and why it is useful. Comment on the selections of your classmates.

DQ 2

Read the scenario in question 18 on p. 291 of the text. Select your answer and explain your reasoning.

IT 240 Week 6 CheckPoint Vocabulary Table

Define five of the key terms listed in the Vocabulary Table in Appendix F.
Post Appendix F as an attachment.

IT 240 week 6 Individual Assignment Work Group Scenarios

Read Exercise 8: Creating Users on pp. 428–429 of the text.

Explain how you would create the users for the sales organization unit and how you can set up work groups in this particular situation. Keep in mind that you may have to name certain applications and allowable tasks for each individual or job role.
Post your assignment as a Microsoft® Word attachment

IT 240 Week 7 DQS

DQ 1

Research a current computer threat. Describe the nature of the threat and the potential repercussions it could have for a network. Some suggested sites to begin your search are:


DQ 2

What roles do firewalls and proxy servers play in network security? What is the importance of maintaining security on a LAN? Provide examples to support your answer.

IT 240 Week 8 CheckPoint Threat Categorization

Define each of the following terms in your own words:
o Boot sector
o File
o Multipartite
o Macro
o Trojan horse
o Email worms
o Instant messaging worms
o IRC worms
o File-sharing networks worms
o Internet worms
Explain how each virus or worm functions and spreads.
· Determine in which category the threat you researched in Week Seven belongs. Your response must be between 200 and 300 words

IT 240 week 8 Individual Assignment Disaster Plan

Read the company descriptions in Appendix G and select one.

Create a disaster plan for your selected organization that includes how you would recommend the company back up and protect network data. Your plan should be 1,250 to 1,500 words in length, and your recommendations must be based on the RAID system of data protection. Your plan must also address how the company should protect against natural disasters that might occur in the company’s geographic location.

Include any charts, graphs, or visual components that are helpful in illustrating your plan.

Format your paper according to APA formatting guidelines.

Post your plan as a Microsoft® Word attachment.

IT 240 Week 9 Final Project: LAN Consulting Plan

Read Appendix A.
Develop a plan to set up a local area network based on the scenario presented in Appendix A.
Create a boardroom-quality Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation of 10–12 slides with notes detailing your plan.
Post your presentation as a Microsoft® PowerPoint® attachment.

IT 240 Week 9 DQS

DQ 1

Considering what you have learned throughout this course, would you feel comfortable setting up a local area network? Why or why not?

DQ 2

What do you this the most valuable thing you have learned in this class is? How do you feel this will help you as you continue your education and career? Comment on your classmates responses.

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