CIS246 Course Discussions Week 1

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CIS246 Course Discussions Week 1
virtual classroom environment as compared to the traditional face-to-face classroom environment…

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CIS246 Course Discussions Week 1

CIS246 Course 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?
Pros of virtual classroom include being able to attend class at anyplace with an internet connection. You can attend class in the comfort of your own home and you wouldn’t have to worry about students in class distracting you like in a face-to-face classroom environment.

The cons of virtual classroom can include flaws in network connection which disconnects you from class. Teaching can also be more effective in a face-to-face classroom environment when compared to a virtual classroom…

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.

The way our networking is set up here is a little complicated. There are devices that are on MAC lists that have authorization to access the access point. There is layer 3 through 7 filtering. So yes… a little complicated. We have a LAN and wireless network in the house, with a domain controller, and a centralized Symantec EndPoint Protection (SEP) server. We also have a file share server with Access Controls List (ACLs) with permissions down to the file level. The client server aspect would be the SEP, the file share server, and the domain controller. The problems, is that there aren’t any redundancies for SEP or the domain controller so the if there is any maintenance that needs to be done that requires a reboot, the network can be unavailable. One of the good things is that the file share server is at RAID level 5, so we can lose up to, 2 hard-drives without losing data…