The final assessment is a five-question essay assignment.Your answers to all questions should be complete and demonstrate your understanding of ALL of this semester’s lessons. Each answer should be 3-5 paragraphs in length. This final assessment is to be completed independently and without help from another student or person. Each question has multiple parts. Please read the question carefully and answer all parts for full credit. A minimum of two reference sources are required for each question. All sources must be cited correctly using APA format. Failure to cite reference sources will result in a reduced grade.
The completed Final Exam Paper deliverable is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the due date shown in the Course Schedule.
The Final Assessment is valued at 20% of the course grade.
Question 1: Explain the differences between the following network devices: hub, bridge, switch, router, firewall. Where would you utilize each device and why? Where does each device reside within the OSI model?
Question 2: Define what VPNs are and used for. Distinguish hardware VPN devices and appliances from software devices. Give examples of both. How do VPNs work? Why would one use a VPN? What are the downsides of using VPNs?
Question 3: Describe four wireless technologies/standards. Describe what each one does and briefly how it works? How is each one different from the other standards? Why would you use one over the other?
Question 4: Describe what cloud computing is. Describe the three cloud computing models. Discuss why and when you would utilize each model. Give examples.
Question 5: Describe in detail what the Internet of Things (IoT) is. What are the issues with IoT? Do you believe IoT is the wave of the future (yes or no, and why)? How will IoT impact the overall internet?