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cnds activities - week 2
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Aims

The activities in this week are simple ones so that everyone understands the operation of the practical session, and to test the operation of the end-of-practical tests.

Activity 1: Layer terms

Time to complete: Approx 5 minutes

In this activity you should drag the term used in the red boxes at the bottom of the exercise, and place it in correct layer of the OSI model. Practice the exercise, and determine your lowest time to complete the exercise.

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Activity 2: OSI Protocols

Time to complete: Approx 5 minutes

In this activity you must pick up the network protocols which are defined in the brown boxes, and place them in the correct layer of the OSI model. Practice the exercise, and determine your lowest time to complete the exercise

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Activity 3: Worksheet 1

Time to complete: Approx 30 minutes

Please refer to the version of Worksheet 1 in your Teaching Pack. Using a WWW search engine (such as www.yahoo.com or www.altavista.com) complete the following:

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1.1 Search for information on the EaStMAN network and determine the following:

The EaStMAN network around Edinburgh and Stirling is an excellent example of a Wide Area Network (WAN), and connects many of the universities around Edinburgh. Its basic layout is:

(a) The institutions that connect to it.


(b) The Napier campuses which connect to it.



(c) The data rate of the inner core of the network.


(d) Outline the networking components used.

1.2 For the following networks, determine the academic institutions that connect to them:

FaT MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)

Aberdeen MAN

London MAN

South Wales MAN

Net North MAN

 

1.3 Identify other MANs which are used to connect universities in the UK to the SuperJANET network:

 

1.4 Which city in the USA does the SuperJANET network connect to:

 

1.5

Determine the bit rate for an OC-12 network connection:

 

1.6

For the Cable and Wireless backbone network, there are three main routes through the USA. One is in the north, one is in the middle, and one is in the south. Identify the key cities with which this network backbone connects to?

 

1.7

At which cities on the Cable and Wireless backbone network, do external connections from USA go from, and where to they connect? Also which are the main cities around the world which are used for the Cable and Wireless global backbone?

 

1.8

Ethernet is a networking technology that typically runs at 10Mbps or 100Mbps. What is the newest standard data rate for Ethernet, and which companies have products for it?

 

1.9

What is the fastest rate that data has ever been transmitted at?

 

Activity 4: On-line test

The following test is just-a-bit of fun, and should not be taken too seriously. Its main purpose is for you to use the on-line testing system, and for the teaching staff to test its operation.

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