NETW 585 Week 8 Final Exam

NETW 585 Week 8 Final Exam

Author: Christine Farr


1. (TCO A) What are some typical business goals for organizations today? List at least five goals and explain why it is important for a designer to identify these. (Points : 25)
2. (TCO A) Why is it important to use a systematic method for network design? (Points : 25)
3. (TCO B) List and explain different problems that an RF signal traveling through objects may encounter. How would a network designer compensate for environmental factors caused by these problems? (Points : 25)
4. (TCO B) What three pieces of information should you know in order to calculate whether or not capacity is sufficient in the network? As the network designer, where should you go for valuable information on the existing network’s performance? (Points : 25)
5. (TCO C) For Cisco’s three-layer hierarchical model for network design, list the layers and explain their roles. What guidelines should a network designer follow when using the hierarchical model? (Points : 25)
6. (TCO C) List and explain the components of a network management architecture. (Points : 25)
7. (TCO C) What are the pros and cons of using a request-response or a trap mechanism protocol for a network management system to communicate with a managed device? (Points : 25)
8. (TCO D) Switches, routers, wireless access points, and wireless bridges are all internetworking devices for campus networks. What criteria do network designers use in selecting internetworking devices for their campus network? List at least seven. (Points : 25)
9. (TCO D) What is the difference between single-mode and multimode fiber? Which is faster? (Points : 25)
10. (TCO E) What is regression testing? Why is regression testing usually an important part of network testing? (Points : 25)
11. (TCO E) What are some methods for signaling the need for priority handling of packets? (Points : 25)
12. (TCO F) Why is physical security important, and what steps can be taken to ensure the physical security of the network? (Points : 25)

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