Using resources from this week’s readings and those available on the Internet, answer the following questions in a 500- to 1,000-word paper:
- Describe how OSI model layers can effect a network’s design and networking in general.
- There are two different types of switching technologies available in today’s market. One lives on one layer, while the other resides in a different layer of the OSI model. Locate these switching technologies, describe the differences in functionality, and relate those differences to the functions inherent within the OSI model. Your OSI model annotation document from Week 1 will be valuable.
- How can the OSI model be useful during troubleshooting processes?
Note: You must use at least one credible reference in your paper.
While GCU style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using GCU formatting guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.