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IT 242 Week 1 CheckPoint OSI Model

IT 242 Week 1 DQs

IT 242 Week 2 CheckPoint Signals

IT 242 Week 2 Assignment VoIP

IT 242 Week 3 DQs

IT 242 Week 4 CheckPoint Ethernet or Token Ring

IT 242 Week 4 Assignment VLAN

IT 242 Week 5 CheckPoint Switching

IT 242 Week 5 DQs

IT 242 Week 6 CheckPoint Static or Dynamic

IT 242 Week 5 DQs

IT 242 Week 6 Assignment Router and Switch Configuration

IT 242 Week 7 CheckPoint Firewalls

IT 242 Week 7 DQs

IT 242 Week 8 CheckPoint WLAN

IT 242 Week 8 Assignment Wireless Signals

IT 242 Capstone Discussion Question

IT 242 Final Project WAN Design

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IT 242 Week 1 CheckPoint: OSI Model

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Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum]

Describe the OSI model and how it relates to a network in 200 to 300 words. Your response should 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 the OSI layers?

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IT 242 Week 2 Assignment: VoIP

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Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]

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 in APA format in 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 the organization

Why did the organization require a VoIP solution?

How did VoIP improve operations?

What are the advantages of using VoIP?

Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment

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IT 242 Week 2 CheckPoint: Signals

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Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum]

Explain the differences between data, voice, and video signals in 200 to 300 words.

Include a description comparing the differences between PBX and VoIP.

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IT 242 Week 4 Assignment: VLAN

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Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]

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 of the groups on the floor are

IT 242 Introduction to WAN Technologies

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connected through hubs and the network is planned for orderly growth. The company grows faster and much differently than was planned, however, and the call center must be expanded. Some of the engineering department 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.

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IT 242 Week 5 CheckPoint: Switching

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Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]

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 Assignment Router and Switch Configuration

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Assignment Router and Switch Configuration

Due Date Day 7 [Individual forum]

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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Post your paper as a Microsoft庐 Word attachment

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IT 242 Week 6 CheckPoint: Static or Dynamic

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Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]

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 8 Assignment: Wireless Signals

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Resource: Ch. 18 of Wide Area Networks

Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]

Discuss four different types of wireless technologies in a 350- to 700-word paper in APA format.

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 signal 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?

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IT 242 Week 9 Final Project WAN Design

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Resource: Appendix A

Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]

Read Appendix A.

Develop a plan to set up a wide area network based on the scenario presented 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 should choose at each location, how each location will connect to headquarters, and whether or not each location should 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

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