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Assignment List for CIS 182 – Networking Concepts

Summer 2014 (Revised 6/30/14)

 


Getting Started (Orientation) -

 

Reading Assignment:

Course Syllabus and Assignments List (Getting Started folder on the Canvas website under the “Lessons” tab – https://olympic.instructure.com)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: July 5, 2014
Points Possible: 20* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 20 – 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: 2 - 3 paragraphs

Please provide some information on your background, education, work experience and personal interests that you would like to share with the rest of the class. Where are you from?  What do you do for a living?  What do you hope to get out of this course? … Please indicate how many courses you have taken to-date through Olympic College and Canvas and indicate if you are taking any additional courses this term.  If you have any IT experience, do not hesitate to reveal it.  Please share your expectations for this hybrid course and the Olympic College program in which you are currently enrolled.

Assignment Type: Survey Due Date: July 5, 2014

Points Possible: 10* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Canvas Pre-Survey found within the Getting Started Assignment folder under the Getting Started folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete this survey before the assignment due date (found above).

 


Module 1 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 1 (Dean) – An Introduction to Networking

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: July 5, 2014
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

 

Peer-to-Peer versus Client Server

 

Discuss the differences and similarities between a peer-to peer network and a client server network.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts before the assignment due date.

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: July 5, 2014

Points Possible: 50 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Hands-On Project - Hands-On Project 1-3 from Chapter 1. Submit your report; fully addressing each and every question, along with a liberal number of screenshots of your work, in a Word document, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim(s).  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Network Pro [N10-005]) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Sections 0.1, 0.2 and 1.1 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

Assignment Type: Assessment Due Date: July 5, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 1 Assessment found within the Module 1 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 

 

 


Module 2 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 2 (Dean) - Networking Standards and the OSI Model

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: July 12, 2014
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

The ISO/OSI Model

1.      Discuss whether the OSI model is “out of date” for today’s modern networks.

2.      Discuss whether there are too many standards organizations attempting to regulate the networking field. Consider whether consultation is necessary, and whether governmental or larger international bodies should be formed to manage standards.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: July 12, 2014

Points Possible: 50 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Case Project - Case Project 2-2 from Chapter 2. Submit your report, fully addressing each and every question, in a Word document, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Network Pro [N10-005]) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Sections 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

Assignment Type: Assessment Due Date: July 12, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 2 Assessment found within the Module 2 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 3 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 3 (Dean) - Transmission Basics and Networking Media

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: July 12, 2014
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Bounded Media

1.      Discuss why it is critical to follow termination standards. Are there any disadvantages to following these standards?

2.      Discuss how to determine which cabling type to use in a network. Share any personal experiences that you may have from your workplace (or home).

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: July 12, 2014

Points Possible: 50 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the Hands-On Project - Project 3-1 from Chapter 3 and Case Project - Case Project 3-1 from Chapter 3. Submit your report, fully addressing each and every question, in a Word document, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Network Pro [N10-005]) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

Assignment Type: Assessment Due Date: July 12, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 3 Assessment found within the Module 3 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 4 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 4 (Dean) – Introduction to TCP/IP Protocols

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: July 19, 2014
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Application Layer Protocols - Telnet and FTP

1.      Compare and contrast Telnet and FTP.

2.      Research five graphical FTP interfaces and write a report summarizing your findings. The report should include a comparison of features, price, security, and popularity.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: July 19, 2014

Points Possible: 50 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the Hands-On Project - Hands-On Project 4-4 from Chapter 4 and Case Project - Case Project 4-4 from Chapter 4. Submit your report; fully addressing each and every question, along with a liberal number of screenshots of your work, in a Word document, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Network Pro [N10-005]) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Section 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, and 5.7 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

Assignment Type: Assessment Due Date: July 19, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 4 Assessment found within the Module 4 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 5 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 5 (Dean) – Topologies and Ethernet Standards

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: July 19, 2014
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Physical and Logical Topologies

1.      Discuss the difference between a physical topology and a logical topology.

2.      Why are both necessary?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: July 19, 2014

Points Possible: 50 Project Duration: 4 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the Hands-On Projects - Hands-On Project 5-1 and Hands-On Project 5-2 from Chapter 5. Submit your report; fully addressing each and every question, along with a liberal number of screenshots of your work, in a Word document, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Network Pro [N10-005]) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Section 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

 

Assignment Type: Assessment Due Date: July 19, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 5 Assessment found within the Module 5 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 6 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 6 (Dean) – Network Hardware, Switching, and Routing

Ch. 7 (Dean) – Wide Area Networks

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: July 26, 2014
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Network "Hardware" and 24x7x365 access

1.      Discuss the functions of repeaters, hubs, bridges, switches, routers, and gateways, and the OSI Model layers at which they operate.

2.      Discuss the security implication of "always-on" technologies like DSL in remote home offices. What concerns are there? Are they justified? Is the technology worth the security risks, if any?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: July 26, 2014

Points Possible: 50 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Case Projects - Case Project 7-1 and Case Project 7-2 from Chapter 7.  As an optional resource, you may want to use Microsoft Visio 2010, which can be obtained as a free download from Microsoft DreamSpark™ (MSDNAA/ELMS), in order to better and more easily draw out your network diagram(s).  Submit your report, fully addressing each and every question, in a Word document, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Network Pro [N10-005]) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Section 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 7.1, and 7.2 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

 

Assignment Type: Assessment Due Date: July 26, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 6 Assessment found within the Module 6 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 7 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 8 (Dean) – Wireless Networking

Ch. 9 (Dean) – In-Depth TCP/IP Networking

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: August 2, 2014
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Wireless networking and network design

1.      WiMAX showed great promise for convenient and fast connectivity; however, deployment has stalled and there is a great deal of competition from cellular technologies, especially LTE. Discuss the technology in terms of its potential positive and negative impacts to society.

2.      Discuss methods of network design unique to TCP/IP networks, including sub-netting, CIDR, and NAT.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: August 2, 2014

Points Possible: 50 Project Duration: 1 hour

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Case Project - Case Project 8-2 from Chapter 8 and Hands-On Projects - Hands-On Project 9-1 and Hands-On Project 9-2 from Chapter 9.  Submit your report, fully addressing each and every question, along with a liberal number of screenshots of your work, in a Word document, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Network Pro [N10-005]) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Section 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, and 6.4 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

 

Assignment Type: Assessment Due Date: August 2, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 7 Assessment found within the Module 7 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 8 -

 

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 10 (Dean) – Virtual Networks and Remote Access

Ch. 11 (Dean) – Network Security

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: August 9, 2014
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Remote/Mobile Users and Security Policies

1.      Discuss the benefits of cloud computing.

2.      Discuss why an organization would want to develop an enterprise-wide approach to remote access via VPNs.

3.      Discuss what the consequences should be for employees not adhering to security policy guidelines. Where or how should these consequences be communicated to employees?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: August 9, 2014

Points Possible: 50 Project Duration: 1 hour

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Hands-On Projects - Hands-On Project 10-1, Hands-On Project 10-2, and Hands-On Project 10-3 from Chapter 10.  Submit your report, fully addressing each and every question, along with a liberal number of screenshots of your work, in a Word document, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Network Pro [N10-005]) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Section 5.9, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, and 8.7 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

 

Assignment Type: Assessment Due Date: August 9, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 8 Assessment found within the Module 8 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 9 -

 

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 12 (Dean) – Voice and Video over IP

Ch. 13 (Dean) – Troubleshooting Network Problems

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: August 16, 2014
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Video Conferencing and Network Monitoring

1.      Discuss the use of videoconferencing in a medium to large size organization like Olympic College. What are the real-world benefits and drawbacks of using it? If videoconferencing is not available, what arguments might convince a medium to large size organization to implement it?

2.      Discuss the importance of documenting network problems and solutions. What can be done if a lack of time interferes with the documentation process?

3.      Discuss the similarities and differences between a network monitor and a protocol analyzer. Is there overlap in functionality? Are there distinguishing characteristics?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: August 16, 2014

Points Possible: 50 Project Duration: 1 hour

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Hands-On Projects - Hands-On Project 12-3 from Chapter 12 and Case Project - Case Project 13-1, Case Project 13-2, and Case Project 13-3 from Chapter 13.  Submit your report, fully addressing each and every question, along with a liberal number of screenshots of your work, in a Word document, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Network Pro [N10-005]) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Section 5.8, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

 

Assignment Type: Assessment Due Date: August 16, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 9 Assessment found within the Module 9 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 10 -

 

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 14 (Dean) – Ensuring Integrity and Availability

Ch. 15 (Dean) – Network Management

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: August 21, 2014
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Malware, Fault-tolerance, and Network Documentation

1.      Discuss the proliferation of malware. How might it be controlled in the future?

2.      Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using software RAID over hardware RAID.

3.      Documenting a network is essential in troubleshooting and support. Discuss the security implications in keeping such documentation. How should an organization balance access to the documentation against protecting the network from intentional hacking, compromise or damage?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates’ posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: August 21, 2014

Points Possible: 50 Project Duration: 1 hour

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Hands-On Projects - Hands-On Project 14-1 and Hands-On Project 14-3 from Chapter 14, Hands-On Project 15-1, Hands-On Project 15-2, and Hands-On Project 15-3 from Chapter 15 and Case Project - Case Project 15-1 from Chapter 15.  Submit your report, fully addressing each and every question, along with a liberal number of screenshots of your work, in a Word document, along with a screenshot of your LabSim homework (see below) for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Network Pro [N10-005]) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Section 8.5, 8.6, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, and 9.5 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot and your Hands-On Project/Case Project, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

 

Assignment Type: Assessment Due Date: August 21, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 10 Assessment found within the Module 10 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Final Module – Course Wrap-up

 

Reading Assignment:

Review Chapters 1 - 15 (Dean)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: n/a
Points Possible: 0 Project Duration: n/a

Deliverable Length: n/a

None

Assignment Type: Certification Practice Exam Due Date: August 21, 2014

Points Possible: 100* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Deliverable Length: n/a

 

Using the TestOut software (CompTIA Network+ - N10-005) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the TestOut Network+ Certification Practice Exam.

Send me a screenshot of any one of your attempts to take the comprehensive "TestOut Network+ Certification Practice Exam" from the TestOut! LabSim product and I'll provide you with the passwords for the password-protected guides (under the “Final Module – Course Wrap-up” folder).

Upload your screenshot to the “Final Module Assignment” Drop Box (Optional) under the “Final Module – Course Wrap-up” folder of your Canvas website.
 

Assignment Type: Final Exam Due Date: August 21, 2014

Points Possible: 100 Project Duration: 120 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the “TestOut Network Pro Certification” exam using the TestOut! LabSim website – http://labsim.testout.com – on August 21, 2014.  The exam is scheduled to start precisely at 8:00 A.M. (in accordance with the Olympic College “Final Exam Schedule” for Summer Quarter 2014).  You will have two hours to complete this exam, but I’m anticipating that most students will not need the full amount of time. Log into the TestOut! website using your OC created student account and you should see the exam available [only] on the date specified above.  This is a closed book exam.


Assignment Type: Final Week Survey Due Date: August 21, 2014

Points Possible: 20* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 1/2 hour

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Faculty Assessment found within the “Final Module – Course Wrap-up” module of your Canvas online classroom, before the assignment due date, to earn an extra 20 points towards your final score in this course.

 


   

   

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