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ASSIGNMENT #2 DUE BEFORE THE FIRST HOURLY BEGINS

RULES:

1. PART 1, 2 and 3 are related to chapters 1, 2 and 3 respectively. PART 4 and PART 5 refers to
chapters 10 and 9 respectively.
2. This assignment would be done in parts sequentially.
3. Before attempting a PART:
a. READ the related chapter from netAcad.
b. TAKE the chapter exam
c. READ the assignment PART and LEARN that you need to in order to write the
assignment PART.
4. NOW WRITE the assignment questions on your memory.
5. DO Corrections if required using a different color pen.
6. Submission will be handwritten by you.
7. Each Part will start on new page.
8. Honor code, as given below, will be written on each part separately afresh without which it
will not be assessed.

I, (write your name), pledge on my honor that: I have completed all steps of the attached
assignment as stated under rules of the assignment and I have not given anyone else access to
my work.

PART 1

1. Define these terms in a sentence or two:

- broadband DSL - internetworking devices - data integrity


- business DSL - Internet Service Provider - delay
- dedicated leased line (ISP) - Denial of Service (DoS)
- dial-up telephone - physical topology - fault tolerance
- end devices diagrams - network architecture
- extranet - security devices - network bandwidth
- hardware - service provider (SP) - network congestion
- intermediary devices - Storage Area Network - network infrastructure
- Intranet (SAN) security
- Local Area Network (LAN) - topology diagram - packets
- logical topology diagrams - Wide Area Network - Quality of Service (QoS)
- medium (WAN) - redundancy
- network access devices - Wireless LAN (WLAN) - routing function
- network interface card - availability - scalability
(NIC) - content security
- network media - converged network
- physical port, interface - data confidentiality
2. Explain the use of network devices.
3. Compare the devices and topologies of a LAN to the devices and topologies of a WAN.
4. Describe the basic structure of the Internet.

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5. Explain how LANs and WANs interconnect to the Internet.


6. Explain the concept of a converged network.
7. Describe the four basic requirements of a reliable network

PART 2

1. Define the terms in a sentence or two:


- kernel - Auxiliary port - Layer 2 switch
- shell (AUX) IPv4 - Switch virtual
- Command-line address interface (SVI)
interface (CLI) - Subnet mask - Dynamic Host
- Graphical user - Default gateway Configuration
interface (GUI) - Physical ports (DHCP)
- Cisco IOS - Virtual interface - Domain Name
- Console - Fiber Optics System (DNS)
- SSH - Ethernet - ipconfig command
- Telnet - Local Area prompt
Network (LAN)

2. Explain how devices communicate across network media.


3. Explain the role of Default Gateway and DNS in helping remote access.

PART 3

1. Define the term in a sentence or two:


- broadcast - IEEE 802.3 - Telecommunicatio
- encapsulation - IEEE 802.11 ns Industry
- flow control - Internetwork Association (TIA)
- message Packet - Transmission
- message encoding Exchange/Sequen Control
- message ced Packet Protocol/IP
formatting and Exchange (TCP/IP)
encapsulation (IPX/SPX) - data
- message size - Media Access encapsulation
- message timing Control (MAC) - data link address
- multicast - network access - de-encapsulation
- protocols protocols - frame
- response timeout - network protocol - Multiplexing
- segmenting suite - network address
- transmission - protocol model - packet
medium - protocol stack - protocol data unit
- unicast - reference model (PDU)
- application - Request for - Segment
protocol Comments (RFC) - segmentation
- Hypertext Markup - standards
Language (HTML) organization

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2. Explain the role of standards organizations in establishing protocols for network


interoperability.
3. Explain how the TCP/IP model and the OSI model are used to facilitate standardization in the
communication process.
4. Explain how data encapsulation allows data to be transported across the network.

PART 4

1. Define the following terms in a sentence or two:

- Hypertext Transfer - Dynamic Host - Uniform Resource


Protocol (HTTP) Configuration Locator (URL)
- File Transfer Protocol Protocol (DHCP) - HTTP Secure (HTTPS)
(FTP) - QuickTime and - Secure Socket Layer
- Trivial File Transfer Motion Picture (SSL)
Protocol (TFTP) Experts Group - Simple Mail Transfer
- Internet Message (MPEG) Protocol (SMTP)
Access Protocol - Graphics Interchange - IMAP
(IMAP) Format (GIF) - Domain name
- Domain Name - Joint Photographic - ipconfig /displaydns
System (DNS) Experts Group (JPEG) - Top-level domains
- Simple Mail - Portable Network - Nslookup
Transport Protocol Graphics (PNG) - Server Message
(SMTP) - HTTPS Block (SMB)
- Post Office Protocol - Client-server model
(POP) - Peer-to-peer
network (P2P)

2. Explain how the functions of the application layer, session layer, and presentation layer work
together to provide network services to end user applications.
3. Explain with diagram how DNS works.
4. Explain how DHCP works with its timing diagram to show the communication trail between
client and DHCP server.
5. Explain how encapsulation and de-encapsulation process works, using HTTP communication
between client and a server as an example.

PART 5

1. Define the following terms in a sentence or two:


- Segmentation - Protocol (UDP) - Sequence
- Multiplexing - Port Addressing Numbers
- Transmission - Socket - Window Size
Control Protocol - Three-way - Flow Control
(TCP) Handshake Congestion
- Flow Control - Initial Sequence Avoidance
- User Datagram Number (ISN)

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2. Describe characteristics of the TCP and UDP protocols, including port numbers and their uses.
3. Explain how TCP session establishment and termination processes facilitate reliable
communication. Show timing diagrams and state machines for connection setup and
termination.
4. Describe the UDP client processes to establish communication with a server.
5. Compare UDP and TCP.

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