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NTC 360 (Network Telecommunication Concepts)
Week 1
Week 1 DQ 1
Based on the article by Semeilogy et al. (2007), why have some researchers recommended redesigning the Ethernet networking technology from the ground up?
Why do the authors propose a new solution?
Week 1 DQ 2
What are some considerations an organization should look at when moving from a traditional phone system to VoIP?
Explain the impact on an organization when using VoIP.
Week 2
Week 2 DQ 1
Based on the Takahashi et al. (2007) article, what characteristic of a mesh network is important to the experiment? What are the pros and cons of employing this emergency communications design within an area of the U.S. prone to natural disasters?
Week 2 Assignments:
Use Short Answers to Explain the Difference Between:
o   Rotary and Dual Tone Multi-frequency (DTMF)
o   Wide Area Telecommunications Service (WATS) and leased lines
o   Private Branch eXchange (PBX) and Centrex
o   The layers of the International Organization for Standardization-Open Systems Interconnection (ISO-OSI) model
Riordan Manufacturing Telephone and Data Network (Service Request)
Telecommunication Systems at 4 T’s (650+ Words)
Week 3
Week 3 DQ 1
What are some things we need to evaluate when protecting our network?
Week 3 DQ 2
What purpose does a firewall play in an organization?
Week 3 Assignment :
Use Short Answers to Explain the Difference Between:
o   Synchronous and Asynchronous
o   Analog and Digital
o   XON and XOFF
o   Simplex and Duplex
o   Serial and Parallel Transmission
o   Baseband and Broadband
o   Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
o   Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
o   Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
o   Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP)
Week 4
Week 4 DQ 1
What are some of the reasons an organization might consider using a Wireless LAN?
Week 4 DQ 2
What type of security issues need to be considered when implementing a Wireless LAN?
Week 4 Assignments:
Riordan Manufacturing Telephone and Data Network (Service Request)  (3150 Words)
Use short answers to explain the difference (including the advantages and disadvantages of) between:
Mesh, Bus, Ring and Star Topologies
Ethernet, Token Ring, FIDDI and Wireless
Week 5
Team Assignment IMPROVING RIORDAN MANUFACTURING’S NETWORK. (15-Slides)
Riordan Manufacturing Telephone and Data Network (Service Request) (3800+ Words)