Online network environment

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the five weeks. At the end of class, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.
At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.
The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of class.
Click here to refer to the instructions for the unit 5 lab tasks.
When completing the LabSim Sections, consider the various questions stated below and note your thoughts. Share your thoughts and experiences with the class.
Discuss the following:
General
When would you envision using virtualization in a networked environment?
What particular organizational problems might be addressed when using virtualization?
Identify benefits of cloud computing and share with the class challenges you envision in managing this type of environment.
Remote Management
Discuss the implications associated with security and remote management. Consider the following:
When would you advise using a tool to remotely manage a system and what problems could be addressed?
When would this remote management tool be inappropriate and why?
What policy would you recommend with respect to remote management?
Monitoring
Discuss the following:
Would you recommend a packet sniffer for your organization? Why or why not?
What are the ethical and legal responsibilities of an organization that utilizes this type of technology?
What type of policy would you implement for your organization with respect to using packet sniffers, logging events, and the frequency of viewing?
Optimization
Complete the following:
Comment on when you would envision using fault tolerance in your network designs and why.
What specific business requirements or situations would be addressed when designing with fault tolerance in mind?
Project Criteria
Exceeds

90%–100%
Very good

80%–89%
Meets

70%–79%
Needs Improvement Below 70%
Content

40%
Response covers all topics indicated in the assignment and adds additional content. The writing was of collegiate level with no errors in spelling or grammar.
Response covers most topics indicated in the assignment. The writing was of collegiate level with one or less errors in spelling or grammar.
Response covers many topics indicated in the assignment. The writing was of collegiate level with two or less errors in spelling or grammar.
Response covers none to some of the topics indicated in the assignment. The writing was less than collegiate level with errors in spelling or grammar.
Interaction

40%
Multiple learner interactions per week that add to the discussion. Responses show evidence of critical analysis with questions to other classmates.
At least three learner interactions per week that add to the discussion. Responses show evidence of critical analysis.
No less than two learner interactions per week that add to the discussion. Responses show evidence of critical analysis.
Zero to one learner interaction per week in the discussion board. Response lacks evidence of critical analysis.
Supporting Analysis

20%
Analysis exceeded minimum requirements. Appropriate sources were used to support analysis and were properly referenced.
Basic analysis provided to support discussion. When appropriate to support discussion, appropriate sources were cited and properly referenced.
Some limited analysis provided to support discussion. When appropriate to support discussion, sources were cited, appropriate, and properly referenced.
No or inaccurate analysis, no sources were cited when needed, analysis and/or sources were not appropriate. When sources used, they were not properly referenced.

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