Assignment #3 - Networking Components

Due Date: October 25, 2010

Value: 12 points total


  • Post to the appropriate forum with the URLs your upload to the system
  • Post to the forum containing the written part of the assignment (part 2).

Part 1 (6 pts)
  • Create a diagram that uses the following networking components
    • Hub
    • Switch
    • Router
    • Bridge
    • Gateway
    • Firewall
    • Wireless AP
  • The example can scale from a room to an enterprise system.
  • Provide examples of each of the systems and how they are used in your diagram and what function they are providing.
  • Describe any network topologies or architectures being used in your diagram.
  • Upload to the system (which is an exercise in the use of SFTP).

Part 2 (6 pts)
  • Locate and read, from any professional conference, journal, article, online source, two articles relevant to the topic of Cloud Computing. Write a two paragraph review for each article. The 1st paragraph should describe the contents of the article. The 2nd paragraph should be your reaction to the article. Do not forget to include the reference cite. Use APA format.
  • Post class forum the written part of the assignment.
  • Reply to at least two postings in a meaningful manner.