a. why the particular network type would be

a. The functions provided by a network are usually referred
to as network services.


            b. A(n) remote
server may also be known as simply an access server.


            c. True or False:
A client/server network is the simplest network model. False.


            d. True or False:
A common way to share resources on a client/server network is by


                modifying the file-sharing controls via the
computer’s operating system. False.


            e. True or False:
The oldest and still most frequently used network communications


                services are print services. False.


2. Install Visio on your workstation. Visio can be obtained
from DreamSpark®. Once Visio is


installed, create a simple network diagram. Start the Visio
application, select Network, then


Basic Network Diagram. Start by clicking the Computers and
Monitors tab, then drag a few PCs


to the diagram, one the upper right, the other the lower
right. Next click the Network and


Peripherals tab, drag a switch to the middle of the diagram,
drag a server to the upper left and a


printer to the bottom left. Next, you need to connect the
devices. Click the Comm-link icon to


connect the devices to the switch. When complete, your
diagram should look something like




            On separate
attachment (do not know how to combine).


3. Describe in your own words the similarities and
differences between a peer-to-peer network


and a client-server network.


network and a client server network are similar because they can both


reduce cost and make it a quick and convenient way to share


            What is
different between the two is a peer-to-peer network does not always


centralize data and is not very secure. There is not one
computer that has power over


another. A client-server network is centralized by a server
and all the computers connected


to the server can take information held by that server. The
computers can have power over


one another and therefore, is more secure.


4. Describe two hypothetical situations, one in which a
peer-to-peer network would be most


appropriate and one in which a client-server network would
be most appropriate, and explain


why the particular network type would be most appropriate
for that case.


peer-to-peer network would be very fitting for a small privately owned business


there are only a few computers to share data between. No one
computer would necessarily need


higher power over another. It is very inexpensive and much
quicker and more organized than


filing manually.


client-server network would be more suited for a community college. Where all
of the


client computers have only student capabilities (unless
signing on as an administrator). All


students and faculty will have a more effective way of
sharing data, while at the same time being


more secure about it!