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NTC/362

FUNDAMENTALS OF NETWORKING

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NTC 362 Week 1 Individual: Networking


Complete the module "Networking" in the Practice Labs course "A+ Essentials and
Practical Application."

Note: In this module, you will compare the OSI and TCP/IP network models and use the
command line to test connectivity in a network.

Capture screenshots after completing the PING and TRACROUTE steps. Paste
screenshots in a Word document.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 1 Individual: Cable Replacement

Recommendation
References:
Table 2-2 Different Categories for Twisted-pair Cable, Based on TIA568B
NTC362r4 Table Template Week One
Mayberry Satellite Campus Network Diagram
Review the Network Configuration Visio document of the Mayberry Satellite Campus.
This diagram will be used throughout the course.

Scenario: As an IT networking trainee for your organization, your supervisor has given
you an assignment to review and evaluate ways for improving the network at the
Mayberry Satellite Campus. Your task, as detailed below, includes reviewing the existing
network cabling and providing a recommendation to improve the speed of the network.

Your task is to prepare a 1-page table using Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, with
the table column heading of current cabling, solution 1, and solution 2, and the row
headings of cabling types, speed of cables, and main function of the cable. In the table,
indicate the specifications of two possible hard-wired solutions that would improve the
speed of the network. Use the template file provided.

In preparation for Week Two, write a 1/2- to 1-page paper using Microsoft Word that
identifies how a wireless solution with wireless access points could also improve the
speed of the network. You can use valid internet sources and related personal
experience, or preview Ch. 4, "Wireless Networking," in Networking Essentials to
complete this task.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 2 Individual: Understand Network Protocols -

HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP, and UDP


Complete the module "Understand Network Protocols - HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP,
and UDP" in the Practice Labs course "N10-006 CompTIA Network+."

Note: In this module, you will look at the Wireshark tool and learn how to capture network
traffic.

Capture screenshots after completing each Wireshark capture. Paste screenshots in a


Word document.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 2 Learning Team: Diagram Current Local

Campus Network
Throughout the course you will be working with improvements to the Bedford Campus
and its satellite campus in Mayberry. The Bedford Campus with its 12 full-time employees
and two classrooms has recently increased its online enrollment to 1500 students
working asynchronously. The increase in student population has had a significant
slowdown in the network connectivity in the classroom. Reports have stated that it can
take up to twenty minutes, sometimes longer, to get connected to the online classroom or
to get to the Internet.

Your team has been tasked with determining the root cause of this problem. The analysis
should begin by taking a holistic view of the Bedford Campus network diagram to
understand the topology. Then, progress through the OSI model to find the problem. Also,
look for potential choke points that could cause a significant network slowdown. After
locating the potential cause of the problem, design a network with a proposed solution.

Develop a 1-page network diagram using Microsoft Visio, or one of the free network
diagramming programs you researched in Week One, of improvements that could be
made to the current configuration, including wireless improvements to the network.
Assumptions can be made in order to complete the diagram. The finished diagram
should include the following:
Routers and Switches
Wireless Access Point solutions
VLAN solutions
Possible resolutions to potential choke points you have identified

Submit your diagram assignmentusing the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 2 Individual: Expansion of the Mayberry

Satellite
Review the Network Configuration Visio document of the Mayberry Satellite Campus.
This diagram will be used throughout the course.

Scenario: As an IT networking trainee for your organization, your supervisor has given
you an assignment to extend the Mayberry Network to an additional space (see existing
diagram). The organization has obtained a space to create a 20-station learning center
and two classrooms at the existing location. Each classroom will have one computer for
the instructor and a wireless access point for the students. Typically, your supervisor has
used computers with an Intel Core i5 processor, 16 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive and
a 10/100/1000 Ethernet NIC, but wonders if a better solution is available and would like
you to recommend a solution.
Develop a 1-page network diagram using Microsoft Visio, or one of the free network
diagramming programs you researched in Week One, to create a drawing of the learning
center. The diagram should include:
22 computers that you specify
Detailed specification for cabling, routing and switching, and wireless or VLAN
options to connect to the existing network

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Understand How Software as a

Service (SaaS) Works


Complete the module "Understand How Software as a Service (SaaS) Works" in the
Practice Labs course "N10-006 CompTIA Network+."

Note: In this module, you will look at SaaS. This will help with your additional
assignments for the week.

Capture screenshots after completing each step. Paste screenshots in a Word


document.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 3 Learning Team: Process Storyboard


Throughout the course you will be working with improvements to the Bedford Campus
and its satellite campus in Mayberry. The Bedford Campus with its 12 full-time
employees, Learning Center, and two classrooms has recently increased its online
enrollment to 1500 students working asynchronously. The increase in student population
has had a significant slowdown in the network connectivity in the classroom. Reports
have stated that it can take up to twenty minutes, sometimes longer, to get connected to
the online classroom or to get to the Internet.

Based on your Week Two diagram and this week's discussions, develop a 6- to 8-
slide/panel storyboard document using Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.Your storyboard
should depict a timeline for improvements to the Bedford Campus and its Mayberry
Satellite. The storyboard should include the following:
Current issues identified and how they were identified
Wireless and cloud-based solutions to connectivity issues
A possible timeline for implementing your solutions
Personnel resources needed to implement your solution
Costs that need to be considered for your solution and timeline

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Lab Reflection


After completing the three lab assignments this week, reflect on the issues you may
have had and how you overcame them. Share what you learned, what you will watch out
for in the future, and if there are any additional questions you may have that your
facilitator can answer. Explain the commands used in the setup of switches.

Write a 1/2-page reflection paper using Microsoft Word.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 3 Individual: Hosting in the Cloud


Scenario: In analyzing the network performance at the Bedford Campus, one issue that
has come to light is the insufficient network and server infrastructure that is in place to
support delivery of the school's Learning Management System (LMS) and Exchange
email service over the public internet to a growing student body. One possible solution to
this issue is migration of the LMS and Exchange email to a cloud computing provider.

Your task is to prepare a 2- to 3-page table (using Microsoft Word or


Microsoft Excel to help the leadership decide on a cloud-based solution.

Research the following types of services:



Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) - for example: Amazon, Rackspace

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) - for example: Microsoft Azure

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) - for example: Office 365, Blackboard Learn

Your table should compare the offering for the following criteria:
Cost
Availability of service to students
Security
Administrative burden on the school's IT department

Note: See the file NTC362 Table Template Week Three file for how to set up your table.

Also, write a 350-word executive brief or summary using Microsoft Word that answers
the following questions:
Based on your table, what service would you recommend and why?
How would you implement a cloud solution into the existing campus network
structure?
What elements of the existing network could be eliminated if cloud-based hosting
is used?
Would this cloud structure work regardless of how many students enroll?

Cite and list at least two different sources for this assignment.

Format your document consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 4 Individual: Understanding Common Ports

and Protocols
Complete the module "Understanding Common Ports and Protocols" in the Practice
Labs course "CompTIA Security+."

Note: This modules uses Wireshark to analyze traffic through some of the common ports.
In Week Two, you started working with this tool. This week you can practice to feel more
comfortable with the tool that you will use in your upcoming security course.

Capture screenshots after each Wireshark capture. Paste screenshots in a Word


document.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 4 Learning Team: Adding Another Satellite

Campus
Scenario: The IT leadership team has determined that the college will add another
satellite campus.

Students will be allowed to connect to the network from personally-owned mobile


devices. Troubleshooting services will be limited for the students so you must provide a
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) best practice guideline for students to help them manage
their personal mobile devices. Your task is to create a document demonstrating how to
configure the mobile device settings as followstaking screenshotsto demonstrate your
knowledge:

Android or Apple:
1. Update your operating system and applications
2. Back up your data
3. Limit ad tracking under "Privacy, Advertising"
4. Set up SIM card lock
5. Disable Bluetooth and/or WIFI when not in use
6. Set up email on your mobile device

Paste screenshots into a Microsoft Word document to demonstrate you applied


appropriate configurations, and provide a 350-word narrative using Microsoft Word to
assist the student in applying appropriate settings to their device.

Format your document consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 4 Individual: Lab Reflection


After completing the two lab assignments this week, reflect on the issues you may have
had and how you overcame them. Share what you learned, what you will watch out for in
the future, and if there are any additional questions you may have that your facilitator can
answer. Explain how to apply Wireshark as a troubleshooting tool.

Write a 1/2-page reflection paper using Microsoft Word.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

NTC 362 Week 5 Individual: Threats Trojan and Malware

Protection Activating a Trojan


Complete the module "Threats - Trojan and Malware Protection - Activating a Trojan" in
the Practice Labs course "CompTIA Security+."

Note: This modules shows the activation and removal of a Trojan.

Capture a screenshot after Step 8. Paste screenshot in a Word document.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.


NTC 362 Week 5 Learning Team: Additional Satellite

Presentation
Scenario: The IT leadership team has determined that the college will add another
satellite campus that will have a Learning Center with 20 computers and 10 classrooms.
Each classroom will have one computer for the instructor and a wireless access point for
the students.

Create a 14- to 16-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, including Introduction,


Conclusion, and Reference slides, that contains the following:
Specifications for the new satellite campus to include:
o Connection for the ISP
o Routers and Switches
o Wireless access points
o Any new hardware
o Any new network cabling
o IP addressing strategy
o VLAN strategy

Network diagram of the proposed solution


A description of how you will assure your design will providing robust
telecommunication services, including security, privacy, reliability, and
performance

Note: Other applications like Adobe Spark or Microsoft Sway or Mix can be used
instead of PowerPoint.

Be sure to include supportive graphics and appropriate backgrounds and styles. All
references need to adhere to APA guidelines, and images should not be copied unless
author permission is obtained or copyright free images are used.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.