CIS 246 All Discussions


CIS 246 All Discussions
Explain ways that networking has changed society in the past 10 years. Do you feel that computer…


CIS 246 All Discussions

CIS 246 All Discussions

Networking in Society| Peer-to-Peer| Client-Server| Transmission Basics| Networking Hardware| TCP/IP| Linux Versus Windows| Wireless Networks| Network Integrity| VoIP| Using a WAN…

Networking in Society and Peer-to-Peer and Client-Server Environments Discussions Week 1 All Students Posts 56 Pages

Networking in Society – 30 Pages

Explain ways that networking has changed society in the past 10 years. Do you feel that computer networking has impacted your life? Please explain.  Identify some pros and cons to the virtual classroom environment as compared to the traditional face-to-face classroom environment?…

Peer-to-Peer and Client-Server Environments – 26 Pages

What kind of network does your current or former workplace have: peer to peer or client-server? What problems does it have? What are some ideas to improve it? If you don’t know which, explain what you think would have worked best and describe the circumstances…

Transmission Basics and Networking Hardware and Topologies Discussions Week 2 All Students Posts 51 Pages

Transmission Basics – 28 Pages

The lecture covers several standards. Which ones are most common? Which ones are more or less obsolete? What can you find out about the future of transmission and media types? What is happening with 10 Gbps? What about 100 Gbps?  What environmental factors would you commonly take into account when choosing which media to implement in a given situation?…

Networking Hardware and Topologies – 23 Pages

Let’s figure out what kind of networking equipment an organization would need to buy. You can make assumptions on size and budget. What do we need to purchase? Why do we need to purchase it? That is, what will it do for us? How do we hook them together? That is, how do we cable them (or not cable them) together? Why is there such a big difference in price with the brands? How do network topologies figure into our selections and designs?  Hubs were used frequently in the 1980s. Why don’t we incorporate hubs into our networks as much anymore? Can you name some additional network devices or cabling that have become obsolete? Why is that the case?…

TCP/IP and Network Servers Discussions Week 3 All Students Posts 54 Pages

TCP/IP – 30 Pages

There is an alphabet soup of protocols in TCP/IP: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, TCP, UDP, IP, ARP, ICMP, and others. What are the characteristics of these protocols? What are they used for? Has there been an evolution in any of these protocols? Are there any weaknesses or disadvantages? What exactly is TCP/IP, and what are the four layers that TCP/IP can be broken down into?…

Network Servers – 24 Pages

Search the Internet for Windows servers by Dell, IBM, HP, and others. What are the features and prices? Which ones do you think would be appropriate for the various Windows Server 2008 editions? It is okay not to understand all of the specifications. When you find something you don’t know, ask the class.  Server virtualization is the way forward for many organizations today. What is server virtualization all about? Why is it beneficial? When would it not be useful?…

Understanding and Applying Active Directory and Linux Versus Windows Administration Discussions Week 4 All Students Posts 52 Pages

Understanding and Applying Active Directory – 24 Pages

Active Directory (AD) is arguably the most critical component of Windows Server 2008, certainly for larger organizations. It enables corporations to manage and secure their resources from a single directory service and with a common interface—a very powerful tool. Because it is so powerful and offers so many features and capabilities, it sometimes can be complex to those looking at it for the first time. This week, we are going to learn about AD in detail, starting with the fundamentals. As we progress during the week, you will begin to see it’s not that intimidating after all. First, though, let’s get the fundamentals down. What exactly is a directory service and what are some examples in industry? Next, let’s get the definition of Active Directory down—what exactly is it and what benefits does it provide? After this, we’ll look at the details on how it is implemented in the business environment….

Linux Versus Windows Administration – 28 Pages

In what ways do you think administering Linux is better than Windows? In what ways is Windows better than Linux? This can be with regard to having to manage a single server or multiple servers.  Do Linux administrators make more money than those with only Windows experience?…

Wireless Networks and VoIP Discussions Week 5 All Students Posts 52 Pages

Wireless Networks – 27 Pages

Today, wireless transmission media are commonplace in business as well as residential applications, and their application is growing. This week, we will learn about wireless technology by starting with the fundamentals. How are wireless signals carried? What are the obstacles to successful transmissions and their repercussions? What standards govern wireless transmissions? How do we secure our wireless networks?…

VoIP – 25 Pages

Traditionally, packet-switched networks carried primarily data and the public switched telephone network (PSTN) carried telephone calls and fax transmissions. Convergence is the use of one network to carry data, voice, and video communications simultaneously. Let’s begin this discussion by identifying and discussing key terms such as IP telephony or VoIP, VoATM, VoDSL, Internet telephony, FoIP, and video over IP….

Network Security and Network Integrity and Availability Discussions Week 6 All Students Posts 52 Pages

Network Security – 27 Pages

In this topic please discuss security measures you see in everyday life that you could adopt in a network environment. You can also include security implementations of places you have worked.  How does physical security contribute to network security?…

 Network Integrity and Availability – 25 Pages

In this topic, we will discuss measures that can be taken to ensure that a network’s programs, data, services, devices, and connections are sound and protected from anything that might render them unusable. What situations can compromise integrity and availability and what, specifically, can we do to protect our networks?  What is fault tolerance, and what network aspects must be monitored and managed to ensure fault tolerance?…

Using a WAN and Linux and Windows Integration Discussions Week 7 All Students Posts 47 Pages

Using a WAN – 24 Pages

Find WAN organizations (ISPs) that will connect you to the Internet or connect your offices. What services do they offer? What costs are involved?  Explain and compare X.25 and its updated, digital version which is Frame Relay….

Linux and Windows Integration – 23 Pages

What are some ways you could integrate Linux servers into a Windows network to share information? What would be the advantages and disadvantages? Feel free to get into the details of Samba, which is covered in the lab. Are there any other products out there? You can get creative on this one. You could also offer scenarios for FTP, Web, or even Telnet. Samba is a great product. However, what other ways can we communicate? Linux servers can be very cheap to set up. What things would we need Linux to store cheaply, and how would we get the information when we need it?…

CIS 246 All Discussions

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