NTC 362 Week 1 Individual: Networking

Complete the module “Networking” in the Practice Labs course “A+ Essentials and Practical Application.”

Note: In this module, you will compare the OSI and TCP/IP network models and use the command line to test connectivity in a network.

Capture screenshots after completing the PING and TRACROUTE steps. Paste screenshots in a Word document.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 1 Individual: Cable Replacement Recommendation

References:

Table 2-2 Different Categories for Twisted-pair Cable, Based on TIA568B

NTC362r4 Table Template Week One

Mayberry Satellite Campus Network Diagram

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 review and evaluate ways for improving the network at the Mayberry Satellite Campus. Your task, as detailed below, includes reviewing the existing network cabling and providing a recommendation to improve the speed of the network.

Your task is to  prepare a 1-page table using Microsoft® Word or Microsoft® Excel®, with the table column heading of current cabling, solution 1, and solution 2, and the row headings of cabling types, speed of cables, and main function of the cable. In the table, indicate the specifications of two possible hard-wired solutions that would improve the speed of the network. Use the template file provided.

In preparation for Week Two,  write a 1/2- to 1-page paper using Microsoft® Word that identifies how a wireless solution with wireless access points could also improve the speed of the network. You can use valid internet sources and related personal experience, or preview Ch. 4, “Wireless Networking,” in  Networking Essentials to complete this task.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 2 Individual: Understand Network Protocols – HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP, and UDP

Complete the module “Understand Network Protocols – HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP, and UDP” in the Practice Labs course “N10-006 CompTIA Network+.”

Note: In this module, you will look at the Wireshark tool and learn how to capture network traffic.

Capture screenshots after completing each Wireshark capture. Paste screenshots in a Word document.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 2 Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network

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 assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 2 Individual: Expansion of the Mayberry Satellite

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.

NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Understand How Software as a Service (SaaS) Works

Complete the module “Understand How Software as a Service (SaaS) Works” in the Practice Labs course “N10-006 CompTIA Network+.”

Note: In this module, you will look at SaaS. This will help with your additional assignments for the week.

Capture screenshots after completing each step. Paste screenshots in a Word document.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 3 Learning Team: Process Storyboard

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.

NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Lab Reflection

After completing the three lab assignments this week,   reflect on the issues you may have had and how you overcame them. Share what you learned, what you will watch out for in the future, and if there are any additional questions you may have that your facilitator can answer. Explain the commands used in the setup of switches.

Write a 1/2-page reflection paper using Microsoft® Word.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 3 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 cloud-based 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 Week 4 Individual: Understanding Common Ports and Protocols

Complete the module “Understanding Common Ports and Protocols” in the Practice Labs course “CompTIA Security+.”

Note: This modules uses Wireshark to analyze traffic through some of the common ports. In Week Two, you started working with this tool. This week you can practice to feel more comfortable with the tool that you will use in your upcoming security course.

Capture screenshots after each Wireshark capture. Paste screenshots in a Word document.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 4 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 followstaking screenshotsto demonstrate your knowledge:

Android or Apple:

Update your operating system and applications

Back up your data

Limit ad tracking under “Privacy, Advertising”

Set up SIM card lock

Disable Bluetooth and/or WIFI when not in use

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.

NTC 362 Week 4 Individual: Lab Reflection

After completing the two lab assignments this week,   reflect on the issues you may have had and how you overcame them. Share what you learned, what you will watch out for in the future, and if there are any additional questions you may have that your facilitator can answer. Explain how to apply Wireshark as a troubleshooting tool.

Write a 1/2-page reflection paper using Microsoft® Word.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 5 Individual: Threats – Trojan and Malware Protection – Activating a Trojan

Complete the module “Threats – Trojan and Malware Protection – Activating a Trojan” in the Practice Labs course “CompTIA Security+.”

Note: This modules shows the activation and removal of a Trojan.

Capture  a screenshot after Step 8. Paste screenshot in a Word document.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 5 Learning Team: Additional Satellite Presentation

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.

NTC 362 Week 5 Assignment Networking Training Guide

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.

       

      NTC 362 Week 1 Individual: Networking

      Complete the module “Networking” in the Practice Labs course “A+ Essentials and Practical Application.”

      Note: In this module, you will compare the OSI and TCP/IP network models and use the command line to test connectivity in a network.

      Capture screenshots after completing the PING and TRACROUTE steps. Paste screenshots in a Word document.

      Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

      NTC 362 Week 1 Individual: Cable Replacement Recommendation

      References:

      Table 2-2 Different Categories for Twisted-pair Cable, Based on TIA568B

      NTC362r4 Table Template Week One

      Mayberry Satellite Campus Network Diagram

      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 review and evaluate ways for improving the network at the Mayberry Satellite Campus. Your task, as detailed below, includes reviewing the existing network cabling and providing a recommendation to improve the speed of the network.

      Your task is to  prepare a 1-page table using Microsoft® Word or Microsoft® Excel®, with the table column heading of current cabling, solution 1, and solution 2, and the row headings of cabling types, speed of cables, and main function of the cable. In the table, indicate the specifications of two possible hard-wired solutions that would improve the speed of the network. Use the template file provided.

      In preparation for Week Two,  write a 1/2- to 1-page paper using Microsoft® Word that identifies how a wireless solution with wireless access points could also improve the speed of the network. You can use valid internet sources and related personal experience, or preview Ch. 4, “Wireless Networking,” in  Networking Essentials to complete this task.

      Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

      NTC 362 Week 2 Individual: Understand Network Protocols – HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP, and UDP

      Complete the module “Understand Network Protocols – HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP, and UDP” in the Practice Labs course “N10-006 CompTIA Network+.”

      Note: In this module, you will look at the Wireshark tool and learn how to capture network traffic.

      Capture screenshots after completing each Wireshark capture. Paste screenshots in a Word document.

      Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

      NTC 362 Week 2 Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network

      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 assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

      NTC 362 Week 2 Individual: Expansion of the Mayberry Satellite

      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.

      NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Understand How Software as a Service (SaaS) Works

      Complete the module “Understand How Software as a Service (SaaS) Works” in the Practice Labs course “N10-006 CompTIA Network+.”

      Note: In this module, you will look at SaaS. This will help with your additional assignments for the week.

      Capture screenshots after completing each step. Paste screenshots in a Word document.

      Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

      NTC 362 Week 3 Learning Team: Process Storyboard

      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.

      NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Lab Reflection

      After completing the three lab assignments this week,   reflect on the issues you may have had and how you overcame them. Share what you learned, what you will watch out for in the future, and if there are any additional questions you may have that your facilitator can answer. Explain the commands used in the setup of switches.

      Write a 1/2-page reflection paper using Microsoft® Word.

      Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

      NTC 362 Week 3 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 cloud-based 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 Week 4 Individual: Understanding Common Ports and Protocols

      Complete the module “Understanding Common Ports and Protocols” in the Practice Labs course “CompTIA Security+.”

      Note: This modules uses Wireshark to analyze traffic through some of the common ports. In Week Two, you started working with this tool. This week you can practice to feel more comfortable with the tool that you will use in your upcoming security course.

      Capture screenshots after each Wireshark capture. Paste screenshots in a Word document.

      Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

      NTC 362 Week 4 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 followstaking screenshotsto demonstrate your knowledge:

      Android or Apple:

      Update your operating system and applications

      Back up your data

      Limit ad tracking under “Privacy, Advertising”

      Set up SIM card lock

      Disable Bluetooth and/or WIFI when not in use

      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.

      NTC 362 Week 4 Individual: Lab Reflection

      After completing the two lab assignments this week,   reflect on the issues you may have had and how you overcame them. Share what you learned, what you will watch out for in the future, and if there are any additional questions you may have that your facilitator can answer. Explain how to apply Wireshark as a troubleshooting tool.

      Write a 1/2-page reflection paper using Microsoft® Word.

      Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

      NTC 362 Week 5 Individual: Threats – Trojan and Malware Protection – Activating a Trojan

      Complete the module “Threats – Trojan and Malware Protection – Activating a Trojan” in the Practice Labs course “CompTIA Security+.”

      Note: This modules shows the activation and removal of a Trojan.

      Capture  a screenshot after Step 8. Paste screenshot in a Word document.

      Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

      NTC 362 Week 5 Learning Team: Additional Satellite Presentation

      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.

      NTC 362 Week 5 Assignment Networking Training Guide

      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.

           

          NTC 362 Week 1 Individual: Networking

          Complete the module “Networking” in the Practice Labs course “A+ Essentials and Practical Application.”

          Note: In this module, you will compare the OSI and TCP/IP network models and use the command line to test connectivity in a network.

          Capture screenshots after completing the PING and TRACROUTE steps. Paste screenshots in a Word document.

          Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

          NTC 362 Week 1 Individual: Cable Replacement Recommendation

          References:

          Table 2-2 Different Categories for Twisted-pair Cable, Based on TIA568B

          NTC362r4 Table Template Week One

          Mayberry Satellite Campus Network Diagram

          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 review and evaluate ways for improving the network at the Mayberry Satellite Campus. Your task, as detailed below, includes reviewing the existing network cabling and providing a recommendation to improve the speed of the network.

          Your task is to  prepare a 1-page table using Microsoft® Word or Microsoft® Excel®, with the table column heading of current cabling, solution 1, and solution 2, and the row headings of cabling types, speed of cables, and main function of the cable. In the table, indicate the specifications of two possible hard-wired solutions that would improve the speed of the network. Use the template file provided.

          In preparation for Week Two,  write a 1/2- to 1-page paper using Microsoft® Word that identifies how a wireless solution with wireless access points could also improve the speed of the network. You can use valid internet sources and related personal experience, or preview Ch. 4, “Wireless Networking,” in  Networking Essentials to complete this task.

          Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

          NTC 362 Week 2 Individual: Understand Network Protocols – HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP, and UDP

          Complete the module “Understand Network Protocols – HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP, and UDP” in the Practice Labs course “N10-006 CompTIA Network+.”

          Note: In this module, you will look at the Wireshark tool and learn how to capture network traffic.

          Capture screenshots after completing each Wireshark capture. Paste screenshots in a Word document.

          Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

          NTC 362 Week 2 Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network

          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 assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

          NTC 362 Week 2 Individual: Expansion of the Mayberry Satellite

          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.

          NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Understand How Software as a Service (SaaS) Works

          Complete the module “Understand How Software as a Service (SaaS) Works” in the Practice Labs course “N10-006 CompTIA Network+.”

          Note: In this module, you will look at SaaS. This will help with your additional assignments for the week.

          Capture screenshots after completing each step. Paste screenshots in a Word document.

          Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

          NTC 362 Week 3 Learning Team: Process Storyboard

          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.

          NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Lab Reflection

          After completing the three lab assignments this week,   reflect on the issues you may have had and how you overcame them. Share what you learned, what you will watch out for in the future, and if there are any additional questions you may have that your facilitator can answer. Explain the commands used in the setup of switches.

          Write a 1/2-page reflection paper using Microsoft® Word.

          Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

          NTC 362 Week 3 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 cloud-based 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 Week 4 Individual: Understanding Common Ports and Protocols

          Complete the module “Understanding Common Ports and Protocols” in the Practice Labs course “CompTIA Security+.”

          Note: This modules uses Wireshark to analyze traffic through some of the common ports. In Week Two, you started working with this tool. This week you can practice to feel more comfortable with the tool that you will use in your upcoming security course.

          Capture screenshots after each Wireshark capture. Paste screenshots in a Word document.

          Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

          NTC 362 Week 4 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 followstaking screenshotsto demonstrate your knowledge:

          Android or Apple:

          Update your operating system and applications

          Back up your data

          Limit ad tracking under “Privacy, Advertising”

          Set up SIM card lock

          Disable Bluetooth and/or WIFI when not in use

          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.

          NTC 362 Week 4 Individual: Lab Reflection

          After completing the two lab assignments this week,   reflect on the issues you may have had and how you overcame them. Share what you learned, what you will watch out for in the future, and if there are any additional questions you may have that your facilitator can answer. Explain how to apply Wireshark as a troubleshooting tool.

          Write a 1/2-page reflection paper using Microsoft® Word.

          Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

          NTC 362 Week 5 Individual: Threats – Trojan and Malware Protection – Activating a Trojan

          Complete the module “Threats – Trojan and Malware Protection – Activating a Trojan” in the Practice Labs course “CompTIA Security+.”

          Note: This modules shows the activation and removal of a Trojan.

          Capture  a screenshot after Step 8. Paste screenshot in a Word document.

          Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

          NTC 362 Week 5 Learning Team: Additional Satellite Presentation

          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.

          NTC 362 Week 5 Assignment Networking Training Guide

          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.

               

              NTC 362 Week 1 Individual: Networking NTC 362 Week 1 Individual: Networking

              Complete the module “Networking” in the Practice Labs course “A+ Essentials and Practical Application.” Complete the module “Networking” in the Practice Labs course “A+ Essentials and Practical Application.” Complete

              Note: In this module, you will compare the OSI and TCP/IP network models and use the command line to test connectivity in a network. Note: In this module, you will compare the OSI and TCP/IP network models and use the command line to test connectivity in a network. Note:

              Capture screenshots after completing the PING and TRACROUTE steps. Paste screenshots in a Word document. Capture screenshots after completing the PING and TRACROUTE steps. Paste screenshots in a Word document. Capture

              Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 1 Individual: Cable Replacement Recommendation NTC 362 Week 1 Individual: Cable Replacement Recommendation

              References: References: References:

              Table 2-2 Different Categories for Twisted-pair Cable, Based on TIA568B Table 2-2 Different Categories for Twisted-pair Cable, Based on TIA568B

              NTC362r4 Table Template Week One NTC362r4 Table Template Week One

              Mayberry Satellite Campus Network Diagram Mayberry Satellite Campus Network Diagram

              Review the Network Configuration Visio® document of the Mayberry Satellite Campus. This diagram will be used throughout the course. Review the Network Configuration Visio® document of the Mayberry Satellite Campus. This diagram will be used throughout the course. Review

              Scenario: As an IT networking trainee for your organization, your supervisor has given you an assignment to review and evaluate ways for improving the network at the Mayberry Satellite Campus. Your task, as detailed below, includes reviewing the existing network cabling and providing a recommendation to improve the speed of the network. Scenario: As an IT networking trainee for your organization, your supervisor has given you an assignment to review and evaluate ways for improving the network at the Mayberry Satellite Campus. Your task, as detailed below, includes reviewing the existing network cabling and providing a recommendation to improve the speed of the network. Scenario: 

              Your task is to  prepare a 1-page table using Microsoft® Word or Microsoft® Excel®, with the table column heading of current cabling, solution 1, and solution 2, and the row headings of cabling types, speed of cables, and main function of the cable. In the table, indicate the specifications of two possible hard-wired solutions that would improve the speed of the network. Use the template file provided. Your task is to  prepare a 1-page table using Microsoft® Word or Microsoft® Excel®, with the table column heading of current cabling, solution 1, and solution 2, and the row headings of cabling types, speed of cables, and main function of the cable. In the table, indicate the specifications of two possible hard-wired solutions that would improve the speed of the network. Use the template file provided. prepare

              In preparation for Week Two,  write a 1/2- to 1-page paper using Microsoft® Word that identifies how a wireless solution with wireless access points could also improve the speed of the network. You can use valid internet sources and related personal experience, or preview Ch. 4, “Wireless Networking,” in  Networking Essentials to complete this task. In preparation for Week Two,  write a 1/2- to 1-page paper using Microsoft® Word that identifies how a wireless solution with wireless access points could also improve the speed of the network. You can use valid internet sources and related personal experience, or preview Ch. 4, “Wireless Networking,” in  Networking Essentials to complete this task. write Networking Essentials

              Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 2 Individual: Understand Network Protocols – HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP, and UDP NTC 362 Week 2 Individual: Understand Network Protocols – HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP, and UDP

              Complete the module “Understand Network Protocols – HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP, and UDP” in the Practice Labs course “N10-006 CompTIA Network+.” Complete the module “Understand Network Protocols – HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP, and UDP” in the Practice Labs course “N10-006 CompTIA Network+.” Complete

              Note: In this module, you will look at the Wireshark tool and learn how to capture network traffic. Note: In this module, you will look at the Wireshark tool and learn how to capture network traffic. Note:

              Capture screenshots after completing each Wireshark capture. Paste screenshots in a Word document. Capture screenshots after completing each Wireshark capture. Paste screenshots in a Word document. Capture

              Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 2 Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network NTC 362 Week 2 Learning Team: Diagram Current Local Campus Network

              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. 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. 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. design

              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: 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: Develop

              Routers and Switches Routers and Switches

              Wireless Access Point solutions Wireless Access Point solutions

              VLAN solutions VLAN solutions

              Possible resolutions to potential choke points you have identified Possible resolutions to potential choke points you have identified

              Submit your diagram assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit your diagram assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 2 Individual: Expansion of the Mayberry Satellite NTC 362 Week 2 Individual: Expansion of the Mayberry Satellite

              Review the Network Configuration Visio® document of the Mayberry Satellite Campus. This diagram will be used throughout the course. Review the Network Configuration Visio® document of the Mayberry Satellite Campus. This diagram will be used throughout the course. Review

              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. 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. Scenario: 

              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: 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: Develop

              22 computers that you specify 22 computers that you specify

              Detailed specification for cabling, routing and switching, and wireless or VLAN options to connect to the existing network 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. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Understand How Software as a Service (SaaS) Works NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Understand How Software as a Service (SaaS) Works

              Complete the module “Understand How Software as a Service (SaaS) Works” in the Practice Labs course “N10-006 CompTIA Network+.” Complete the module “Understand How Software as a Service (SaaS) Works” in the Practice Labs course “N10-006 CompTIA Network+.” Complete

              Note: In this module, you will look at SaaS. This will help with your additional assignments for the week. Note: In this module, you will look at SaaS. This will help with your additional assignments for the week. Note:

              Capture screenshots after completing each step. Paste screenshots in a Word document. Capture screenshots after completing each step. Paste screenshots in a Word document. Capture

              Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 3 Learning Team: Process Storyboard NTC 362 Week 3 Learning Team: Process Storyboard

              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. 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: 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: develop

              Current issues identified and how they were identified Current issues identified and how they were identified

              Wireless and cloud-based solutions to connectivity issues Wireless and cloud-based solutions to connectivity issues

              A possible timeline for implementing your solutions A possible timeline for implementing your solutions

              Personnel resources needed to implement your solution Personnel resources needed to implement your solution

              Costs that need to be considered for your solution and timeline Costs that need to be considered for your solution and timeline

              Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Lab Reflection NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Lab Reflection

              After completing the three lab assignments this week,   reflect on the issues you may have had and how you overcame them. Share what you learned, what you will watch out for in the future, and if there are any additional questions you may have that your facilitator can answer. Explain the commands used in the setup of switches. After completing the three lab assignments this week,   reflect on the issues you may have had and how you overcame them. Share what you learned, what you will watch out for in the future, and if there are any additional questions you may have that your facilitator can answer. Explain the commands used in the setup of switches.   reflect

              Write a 1/2-page reflection paper using Microsoft® Word. Write a 1/2-page reflection paper using Microsoft® Word. Write

              Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Hosting in the Cloud NTC 362 Week 3 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. 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. Scenario:

              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. 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. prepare

              Research the following types of services: Research the following types of services: Research

              Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) – for example: Amazon, Rackspace Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) – for example: Amazon, Rackspace

              Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) – for example: Microsoft® Azure® Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) – for example: Microsoft® Azure®

              Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – for example: Office 365®, Blackboard Learn™ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – for example: Office 365®, Blackboard Learn™

              Your table should  compare the offering for the following criteria: Your table should  compare the offering for the following criteria: compare

              Cost Cost

              Availability of service to students Availability of service to students

              Security Security

              Administrative burden on the school’s IT department 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. Note: See the file NTC362 Table Template Week Three file for how to set up your table. Note:

              Also,  write a 350-word executive brief or summary using Microsoft® Word that answers the following questions: Also,  write a 350-word executive brief or summary using Microsoft® Word that answers the following questions:  write

              Based on your table, what service would you recommend and why? Based on your table, what service would you recommend and why?

              How would you implement a cloud solution into the existing campus network structure? How would you implement a cloud solution into the existing campus network structure?

              What elements of the existing network could be eliminated if cloud-based hosting is used? What elements of the existing network could be eliminated if cloud-based hosting is used?

              Would this cloud structure work regardless of how many students enroll? Would this cloud structure work regardless of how many students enroll?

              Cite and  list at least two different sources for this assignment. Cite and  list at least two different sources for this assignment. Cite   list

              Format your document consistent with APA guidelines. Format your document consistent with APA guidelines. Format

              Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 4 Individual: Understanding Common Ports and Protocols NTC 362 Week 4 Individual: Understanding Common Ports and Protocols

              Complete the module “Understanding Common Ports and Protocols” in the Practice Labs course “CompTIA Security+.” Complete the module “Understanding Common Ports and Protocols” in the Practice Labs course “CompTIA Security+.” Complete

              Note: This modules uses Wireshark to analyze traffic through some of the common ports. In Week Two, you started working with this tool. This week you can practice to feel more comfortable with the tool that you will use in your upcoming security course. Note: This modules uses Wireshark to analyze traffic through some of the common ports. In Week Two, you started working with this tool. This week you can practice to feel more comfortable with the tool that you will use in your upcoming security course. Note:

              Capture screenshots after each Wireshark capture. Paste screenshots in a Word document. Capture screenshots after each Wireshark capture. Paste screenshots in a Word document. Capture

              Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 4 Learning Team: Adding Another Satellite Campus NTC 362 Week 4 Learning Team: Adding Another Satellite Campus

              Scenario: The IT leadership team has determined that the college will add another satellite campus. Scenario: The IT leadership team has determined that the college will add another satellite campus. Scenario:

              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 followstaking screenshotsto demonstrate your knowledge: 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 followstaking screenshotsto demonstrate your knowledge: create

              Android or Apple: Android or Apple:

              Update your operating system and applications Update your operating system and applications

              Back up your data Back up your data

              Limit ad tracking under “Privacy, Advertising” Limit ad tracking under “Privacy, Advertising”

              Set up SIM card lock Set up SIM card lock

              Disable Bluetooth and/or WIFI when not in use Disable Bluetooth and/or WIFI when not in use

              Set up email on your mobile device 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. 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. Paste 

              Format your document consistent with APA guidelines. Format your document consistent with APA guidelines. Format

              Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 4 Individual: Lab Reflection NTC 362 Week 4 Individual: Lab Reflection

              After completing the two lab assignments this week,   reflect on the issues you may have had and how you overcame them. Share what you learned, what you will watch out for in the future, and if there are any additional questions you may have that your facilitator can answer. Explain how to apply Wireshark as a troubleshooting tool. After completing the two lab assignments this week,   reflect on the issues you may have had and how you overcame them. Share what you learned, what you will watch out for in the future, and if there are any additional questions you may have that your facilitator can answer. Explain how to apply Wireshark as a troubleshooting tool.   reflect

              Write a 1/2-page reflection paper using Microsoft® Word. Write a 1/2-page reflection paper using Microsoft® Word. Write

              Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 5 Individual: Threats – Trojan and Malware Protection – Activating a Trojan NTC 362 Week 5 Individual: Threats – Trojan and Malware Protection – Activating a Trojan

              Complete the module “Threats – Trojan and Malware Protection – Activating a Trojan” in the Practice Labs course “CompTIA Security+.” Complete the module “Threats – Trojan and Malware Protection – Activating a Trojan” in the Practice Labs course “CompTIA Security+.” Complete

              Note: This modules shows the activation and removal of a Trojan. Note: This modules shows the activation and removal of a Trojan. Note:

              Capture  a screenshot after Step 8. Paste screenshot in a Word document. Capture  a screenshot after Step 8. Paste screenshot in a Word document. Capture  

              Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 5 Learning Team: Additional Satellite Presentation NTC 362 Week 5 Learning Team: Additional Satellite Presentation

              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. 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. Scenario:

              Create a 14- to 16-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, including Introduction, Conclusion, and Reference slides, that contains the following: Create a 14- to 16-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, including Introduction, Conclusion, and Reference slides, that contains the following: Create

              Specifications for the new satellite campus to include: Specifications for the new satellite campus to include:

              Connection for the ISP Connection for the ISP

              Routers and Switches Routers and Switches

              Wireless access points Wireless access points

              Any new hardware Any new hardware

              Any new network cabling Any new network cabling

              IP addressing strategy IP addressing strategy

              VLAN strategy VLAN strategy

              Network diagram of the proposed solution 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 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®. Note: Other applications like Adobe® Spark or Microsoft® Sway® or Mix can be used instead of PowerPoint®. Note:

              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. 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. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit

              NTC 362 Week 5 Assignment Networking Training Guide

              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.

                   

                  NTC 362 Week 5 Assignment Networking Training Guide NTC 362 Week 5 Assignment Networking Training Guide

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

                  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. 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.  compile 

                  Create  a 1- to 2-page Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in the form of a table in Microsoft ® Word including the following questions: Create  a 1- to 2-page Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in the form of a table in Microsoft ® Word including the following questions: Create 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?
                  • 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 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. 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 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. 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 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 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 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? 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: Create  a 14- to 16-slide Microsoft ® PowerPoint ® presentation, including Introduction, Conclusion, and Reference slides, that contains the following: Create 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.
                    • 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 ®. Note:  Other applications like Adobe ® Spark or Microsoft ® Sway ® or Mix can be used instead of PowerPoint ®. Note:  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. 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. Submit  your assignment using the Assignment Files tab. Submit  Submit  your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

                         

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