Higher Nationals Assignment Brief BTEC (RQF) Higher National Diploma in Computing Student Name /ID Number Faisal Nsubuga/187568 Unit Number and Title Unit 2 Networking Academic Year 2018-19 Unit Assessor Paul Simpson Assignment Title 1 of 2: Networking Concepts Issue Date Submission Date IV Name Francis Morrissey Date Submission Format: The submission is in the form of an individual written report. This should be written in a concise, formal business style using single spacing and font size 12. You are required to make use of headings, paragraphs and subsections as appropriate, and all work must be supported with research and referenced using the Harvard referencing system. Please also provide a bibliography using the Harvard referencing system. The recommended word limit is 2,0002,500 words, although you will not be penalised for exceeding the total word limit. Unit Learning Outcomes: LO1 Examine networking principles and their protocols LO2 Explain networking devices and operations Assignment Brief and Guidance: You currently work as a network technician and has been tasked by your line manager, Grace Hopper to explain about networking and the theoretical concepts that involve the setup and configuration of networks whether they are peer to peer or client/server based. Create a written report for your line manager discussing the following Discuss the benefits and constraints of a peer-to-peer network and server-based network. You must include the different physical topologies of star, ring, bus and mesh networks and how they are implemented today. Explain and discuss the OSI and TCP/IP model, comparing them and how they work together to allow network activity and traffic. Explain and discuss how IPv4, HTTP and SMTP have standardised communication between different networking systems. Discuss how the following hardware controls and affects a network. Provide appropriate examples where possible: server, switch, router, hub, Wireless Devices, cabling using CAT5, 3G/4G mobile Discuss the following software providing examples: client operating system, server operating system Discuss the following server types including their role, control and influence on a network: Firewall, email web and virtualisation Server selection: cost, purpose, operating system requirement Discuss the factors you must consider when adding a workstation to a network including hardware, software and configuration considerations Workstation: hardware e.g. network card, cabling; permissions; system bus; local-system architecture e.g. memory, processor, I/O devices
The submission is in the form of an individual
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