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IT 242 IT242

IT 242 IT242

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IT/242

INTRO TO WAN TECHNOLOGIES
 
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IT 242 Week 1 OSI Model

Describe the open systems interconnection (OSI) model and how it relates to a network in 200 to 350 words. Include answers to the following:

On which layers of the OSI model do WAN protocols operate?

What are some of these protocols?

On which OSI layers do switches and routers operate?

If routers reside at more than one layer, what is the difference between OSI layers?

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IT 242 Week 2 Signals

Explain the differences between data, voice, and video signals in 200 to 350 words.
Include a description comparing the differences between a private branch exchange (PBX) and Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).
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IT 242 Week 2 VoIP

Conduct an Internet search to locate a case study that shows how VoIP was beneficial to an organization.
Write a 350- to 700-word paper which you analyze the organization’s use of VoIP.
Respond to the following in your analysis:

Include a detailed explanation of the case study and organization.

Why did the organization require a VoIP solution?

How did VoIP improve operations?

What are the advantages of using VoIP?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
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IT 242 Week 3 Toolwire ® Lab

Complete the following Toolwire® labs:

Planning Network Access

Troubleshooting Network Access

Click the link to the Toolwire Lab. A new window opens containing a description of the lab. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Lab Access to begin the lab.
Complete the lab assignment as indicated.
Take a screen shot of each completed Toolwire Lab activities and paste each one into the body of a new post. To do this, follow these steps:

Press the Print Screen or Prt Scr key on the upper right–hand corner of your keyboard.

Open a new post, then press Ctrl + V. Your screen shot must paste directly into the body of your post.

If your screen shot does not post, you may paste your screen shot into the body of a Microsoft® Word document and submit it as an attachment.

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IT 242 Week 4 Ethernet or Token Ring

Consider the following scenarios:

Saguaro Federal has mainframes for all of its banks and businesses. Must the company use the Ethernet or Token Ring protocol? Explain your choice. Why is this choice appropriate?

XYZ Technology Consultants has offices on the second, third, and fourth floors of the office building it occupies. Must the company use the Ethernet or Token Ring protocol? Explain your choice. Why is this choice appropriate?

Explain your answers to the two scenarios in a total of 200 to 300 words. Each your responses must include a description of the main features of the protocol you selected.
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IT 242 Week 4 Toolwire ® Lab

Complete the following Toolwire® Lab:

Designing for Network Connectivity

Click the link to the Toolwire Lab. A new window opens containing its description. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Lab Access link to begin the lab.
Complete the lab assignment as indicated.
Take a screen shot of the completed Toolwire Lab activity from your screen and paste it into the body of a new post. To do this, follow these steps:

Press the Print Screen or Prt Scr key on the upper–right hand corner of your keyboard.

Open a new post, then press Ctrl + V. Your screen shot must paste directly into the body of your post.

If your screen shot does not post, you may paste your screen shot into the body of a Microsoft® Word document and submit it as an attachment.

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IT 242 Week 4 VLAN

Consider the following scenario:

Your company moves into a new building. Marketing is on the first floor, engineering is on the second floor, operations is on the third floor, and the call center is on the fourth floor. The LAN is organized neatly, with each floor having its own switch. Some groups on the floor are connected through hubs and the network is planned for orderly growth. The company grows faster and much differently than planned, however, and the call center must be expanded. Some engineering employees on the second floor and operations employees on the fourth floor move offsite and the call center expands. Space is compressed and users move to other parts of the building, but their communities of interest do not change. The same users still need to communicate with the same services.

Explain, in a 350- to 700-word plan, how a virtual LAN (VLAN) could be implemented so bandwidth is not consumed. Your plan must ensure that the network is not flooded with packets, and that members of the same VLAN can be located in different buildings or cities.
Include the following:

The benefit of creating a VLAN

A plan to segment the network into different broadcast domains to avoid bandwidth consumption

A plan to improve security

The type of VLAN membership and the value of that choice over other options

The type of switch to be used, layer 2 or layer 3, and why you would choose it over the other

The types of trunking configured on the switch

The purpose and benefit of using the VLAN trunk protocol (VTP)

A definition of the VTP mode used to configure the switches

Backup plan

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Post your plan as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
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IT 242 Week 5 Switching

Compare and contrast packet and circuit switching in 250 to 300 words. Which is more commonly used? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
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IT 242 Week 6 Static or Dynamic

Consider the following scenario:

As a network administrator for a company, you want to configure an IP route between two routers. Of static and dynamic routing, which is more appropriate?

Explain your answer in 200 to 300 words.
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IT 242 Week 6 Toolwire ® Lab

Complete the following Toolwire® Labs:

Starting a Switch

Starting a Router

Log into the student web page. Click Week Six, then click the link to the Toolwire Lab. A new window opens containing a description of the lab. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Lab Access link to begin the lab.
Complete the lab assignment as indicated.
E-mail the configuration files to your e-mail address and copy and paste it to your Individualforum. You may also email the configuration to your own e-mail address and then forward the email to your instructor. To do this, click the Lab tab in the upper right–hand corner of the screen, and click E-mail Configuration. Enter your e-mail address and click Submit.
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IT 242 Week 6 Router and Switch Configuration

Describe how to configure a switch and router in a 350– to 750–word paper in APA format. Be sure to include the following:

Basics of installing, setting up, and configuring a switch

User interface console and the purpose of each menu item

Configuring VLANs and spanning tree protocol

Basics of installing, setting up, and configuring a router

The different comment modes of a router

At least four routing protocols and the purpose of using these protocols

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IT 242 Week 7 Firewalls

In 200 to 300 words:
Describe the three main types of firewalls.
Explain how each type protects a network.
Determine which firewall is the most efficient and why.
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IT 242 Week 8 WLAN

Explain in 200 to 300 words at least two different ways to secure a wireless LAN (WLAN). What are the ramifications if a WLAN is breached?
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IT 242 Week 8 Wireless Signals

Research and discuss three to four different types of wireless technologies in a 350- to 700-word paper.
Describe the characteristics and properties of each signal type, and how each can be used.
Include a table or matrix that compares properties of the four types.
Provide a hypothetical situation for each signal type that illustrates how it could be, or is being, used in a WAN. In what circumstance, for example, would a company choose to use a satellite signal?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
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IT 242 Week 9 WAN Design

Read Appendix A.
Develop a plan to set up a WAN based on the scenario in Appendix A. Your plan must include the following:

An overview of the company and its needs

A logical network drawing for Acme to depict the recommended WAN

Recommendations for the type of leased lines the company must choose at each location, how each location connects to headquarters, and whether or not each location must be able to connect with the others

Recommendations for what type of telecommunications system would work best for Acme, PBX or VoIP

The IP address scheme, including the range of IP addresses, broadcast addresses, and subnets

A VLAN to appropriately address Acme’s concerns that departments that are not grouped together are logically connected

Recommendations for network equipment that must be placed at each location; also, consider equipment based on teleconferencing needs

Protocols used for the routers at each location

Recommendations for wireless technology

Recommendations for securing the network

Create a 700- to 1,050-word network design document addressing each of Acme’s requirements with your recommendations.
Format consistent withAPA guidelines.
Post your design document as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
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