NTC 405 Week 1 DQs
What are the components of network system design?
What role do standards play in ensuring smooth communication? What role do protocols play in ensuring communication of data?
What issues would develop if businesses did not follow the guidelines setup by oversight organizations to control how networks communicate?
NTC 405 Week 1 Individual Networking Protocols and Port Numbers
NTC 405 Week 1 Supporting Activities Differentiated Activities
NTC 405 Week 2 DQs
How is knowledge about how analog and digital is used in relation to your own business or home network important?
What are the reasons that some businesses have not embraced digital entirely and is it actually affecting their bottom line?
Even though more and more companies are embracing the use of fiber-optic cabling, are the benefits significant for all types of businesses? Explain why or why not.
What type of communication equipment is in use in your business network? How is it different from what is used for home networks? Explain why.
NTC 405 Week 2 Individual Transmission Methods
NTC 405 Week 2 Supporting Activities Differentiated Activities
NTC 405 Week 3 DQs
What is the difference between a telephone circuit connection and one used for data transmission? Why have the lines between these transmissions methods blurred over time?
What are different modes of circuit and packet-switched networks?
Although most businesses have looked towards the use of T1 or greater connections in the past, how has the use of DSL, ATM, cable modems and fiber changed how businesses maintain data communication in their companies?
What are the common types of methods for using these networks, such as DSL, ATM, and so on? Which are the most economical for business use and why?
NTC 405 Week 3 Individual Ethernet Switching Modes
NTC 405 Week 3 Supporting Activities Differentiated Activities
NTC 405 Week 4 DQs
What are the pieces of the TCP/IP protocol suite? How do they match with the various layers of the OSI model as described in previous courses?
What other protocols are available and can they be used in conjunction with TCP/IP? Explain why or why not.
How does equipment such as the multiplexer make TCP/IP more efficient?
NTC 405 Week 4 TCP/IP
NTC 405 Week 4 Supporting Activity: Multiplexers
NTC 405 Week 5 DQs
What types of topology have you noted in your place of employment or your home network?
What do the various types of NOS have in common? What are the benefits of each and on what do you base your decision of choice?
Are there some types that would be more beneficial to specific businesses? How do you actually work with each NOS?