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devry CIS246 week 1 to week 6 discussions [ all 6 week discussions ]




Question;Week 1 discussions;Networking in Society (graded);Explain ways that networking has changed society in;the past 10 years. Do you feel that computer networking has impacted your life?;Please explain..;Peer-to-Peer and Client-Server;Environments (graded);What kind of network does your current or former;workplace have: peer to peer or client-server? What problems does it have? What;are some ideas to improve it? If you don't know which, explain what you think;would have worked best and describe the circumstances.;Week 2 discussion;Transmission Basics (graded);The lecture covers several standards. Which ones;are most common? Which ones are more or less obsolete? What can you find out;about the future of transmission and media types? What is happening with 10;Gbps? What about 100 Gbps?;Networking Hardware and Topologies;(graded);Let's figure out what kind of networking equipment;an organization would need to buy. You can make assumptions on size and budget.;What do we need to purchase? Why do we need to purchase it? That is, what will;it do for us? How do we hook them together? That is, how do we cable them (or;not cable them) together? Why is there such a big difference in price with the;brands? How do network topologies figure into our selections and designs?;Week 3 discussion;TCP/IP (graded);There is an alphabet soup of protocols in TCP/IP;HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, TCP, UDP, IP, ARP, ICMP, and others. What are the;characteristics of these protocols? What are they used for? Has there been an;evolution in any of these protocols? Are there any weaknesses or disadvantages?;Network Servers (graded);Search the Internet for Windows servers by Dell;IBM, HP, and others. What are the features and prices? Which ones do you think;would be appropriate for the various Windows Server 2008 editions? It is okay;not to understand all of the specifications. When you find something you don't;know, ask the class.;week 4 discussion;Understanding and Applying Active Directory (graded);Active Directory (AD) is arguably the most critical;component of Windows Server 2008, certainly for larger organizations. It;enables corporations to manage and secure their resources from a single;directory service and with a common interface?a very powerful tool. Because it;is so powerful and offers so many features and capabilities, it sometimes can;be complex to those looking at it for the first time. This week, we are going;to learn about AD in detail, starting with the fundamentals. As we progress during;the week, you will begin to see it?s not that intimidating after all. First;though, let?s get the fundamentals down. What exactly is a directory service;and what are some examples in industry? Next, let?s get the definition of;Active Directory down?what exactly is it and what benefits does it provide?;After this, we?ll look at the details on how it is implemented in the business;environment.;Linux Versus Windows Administration;(graded);In what ways do you think administering Linux is;better than Windows? In what ways is Windows better than Linux? This can be;with regard to having to manage a single server or multiple servers.;Week 5 discussion;Week 5 discussion;Wireless Networks (graded);Today, wireless transmission media are commonplace;in business as well as residential applications, and their application is;growing. This week, we will learn about wireless technology by starting with;the fundamentals. How are wireless signals carried? What are the obstacles to;successful transmissions and their repercussions? What standards govern;wireless transmissions? How do we secure our wireless networks?;VoIP (graded);Traditionally, packet-switched networks carried;primarily data and the public switched telephone network (PSTN) carried;telephone calls and fax transmissions. Convergence is the use of one network to;carry data, voice, and video communications simultaneously. Let?s begin this;discussion by identifying and discussing key terms such as IP telephony or;VoIP, VoATM, VoDSL, Internet telephony, FoIP, and video over IP.;Week 6 discussion;Network Security (graded);In this topic please discuss security measures you;see in everyday life that you could adopt in a network environment. You can;also include security implementations of places you have worked.;Network Integrity and Availability;(graded);In this topic, we will discuss measures that can be;taken to ensure that a network?s programs, data, services, devices, and;connections are sound and protected from anything that might render them;unusable. What situations can compromise integrity and availability and what;specifically, can we do to protect our networks?


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