IFSM – Final Assessment Essay
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. MUST INCLUDE APA in-text and bibliography citations!!
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?