Assignment #3 - Networking Components

Due Date: October 24

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 powerpoint the explains each of the following networking components. The powerpoint should be able to be used in a classroom setting.
    • Hub
    • Switch
    • Router
    • Bridge
    • Gateway
    • Firewall
    • Wireless AP
  • Be sure to
    • Have a picture of the device
    • A Diagram of how the device works
    • Explain how the device works
    • Explain when and where the device might be used
    • Provide a range of the cost of the device
  • Finally, provide an example that uses all the devices in a network diagam.
  • Note: You may or may not need more than one slide per device.
  • 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.