NTC 248 Week 1 Individual Comparing Network Components
Resource: “The 7 Layers of the OSI Model” by Vangie Beal
Consider the pros and cons of working with each of the network components listed below:
• Hubs, MAUs, and Repeaters
• Bridges and Switches
• Gateways, Firewalls, and Intrusion Detection Systems
• Wireless Access Points and Analog Modems
• Two additional devices not listed above
Create a 1-page table in Microsoft® Word or Excel® detailing the pros and cons of each network component and in which layer of the OSI model each device would be located.
Refer to “The 7 Layers of the OSI Model” if you need an OSI model refresher.
Submit the table to the Assignment Files tab.