NTC 409 Entire Course Version 1


NTC 409 Entire Course Global Network Architecture and Design Version 1


NTC 409 Week 1 Complete DQs


NTC 409 Week One DQ 1

As a network architect, you will be responsible for the logical and physical design of the network. Describe the differences between logical design and physical design. How does creating the logical design help the architect with the physical design?


NTC 409 Week One DQ 2

Describe a scenario where the traditional network design might be more favorable than a building-block approach. What are the risks when using the traditional network design model?
NTC 409 Week 1 Individual Switches Routers and Gateways



NTC 409 Week 2 Complete DQs


NTC 409 Week Two DQ 1

How does QoS play a role in integrated networks that have both voice and data traffic in a LAN and in a WAN? What are some other strategies that can be implemented to reduce latency issues with voice data?


NTC 409 Week Two DQ 2

Explain the difference between analog and digital transmissions. What are some issues that analog signals might have that are solved by using digital transmissions? What requirements might you see with analog signals that are not relevant to digital signals?
NTC 409 Week 2 Individual Forecasting and Monitoring Tools Paper
NTC 409 Week 2 Learning Team Riordan Manufacturing WAN Project Part I



NTC 409 Week 3 Complete DQs


NTC 409 Week 3 DQ 1

What role do the international standards for networking play in globalization? In your opinion, are the proprietary versions of some of these standards used by some networking and telecomm vendors a good or a bad thing? Explain your answer.


NTC 409 Week 3 DQ 2

What different roles do the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Wi-Fi Alliance play in wireless networking technologies? Why is there a need for both organizations instead of one?
NTC 409 Week 3 Individual Standards Paper
NTC 409 Week 3 Team Riordan Manufacturing WAN Project Part II


NTC 409 Week 4 Complete DQs


NTC 409 Week 4 DQ 1

What are the advantages of a fiber network over a wired network? What are the disadvantages? What would be some considerations when choosing one over the other in a specific LAN environment? What protocols would most likely be implemented in each?


NTC 409 Week 4 DQ 2

What are the areas that must be considered if a company is considering implementing wireless in their LAN? How would you secure a wireless LAN? How does a wireless LAN function differently from a wired LAN?
NTC 409 Week 4 LAN Model
NTC 409 Week 4 Learning Team Riordan Manufacturing WAN Project Part 3



NTC 409 Week 5 Complete  DQs


NTC 409 Week 5 DQ 1

In the Fall of 2010, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) changed its criteria for 4G communications (originally defined as 100MB per second or higher) to an ambiguous definition of “a substantial improvement over 3G” after pressure from cell providers who were using the term 4G in their marketing. Do you think that this move has hurt the ITU’s reputation as a standards-defining body? Why or why not?


NTC 409 Week 5 DQ 2

Explain how 3G technology differs from the previous generation of cell technology. What are some of the functionalities that 3G (and now 4G) provide that were not available previously?
NTC 409 Week 5 Team Riordan Manufacturing WAN Project Part IV