PORTFOLIO ASSIGNMENT – NETWORK COMM & INTERNET RESEARCH PAPER
ICT PORTFOLIO ASSIGNMENT
This assignment will serve as the “Portfolio Assignment” for this course. A portfolio assignment is an applied assignment that showcases your ability to apply what you learned in this class. You are encouraged to utilizein which you can store evidence of what you learned (such as papers, projects, and key course assignments) as you move throughout your courses at University College. An ePortfolio template is available by searching “UCOL ICT Portfolio Template” when creating your ePortfolio. You have the ability to share the portfolio with potential employers or colleagues. Keeping a portfolio will allow you to reflect on, provide context for, and continue to hone your work samples as you build knowledge and skills throughout your time at DU.
PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT
This course covers in-depth network communications topics. We start with an overview of network components and advance to TCP/IP addressing and subnetting. We progress to CIDR, CGNAT, intra- and inter-gateway routing protocols, such as RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP. Then we examine network virtualization technologies, such as MPLS, VPNs, NFV, SDN. Finally, we finish with IP services, such as IoT, MEC, Cloud services, and 5G. The progression through these topics contributes to an understanding and appreciation of network technologies and equips you with the necessary knowledge to complete your portfolio assignment. In this portfolio assignment, you are to research a selected topic, evaluate the relative technologies, provide a comparative analysis, as applicable, and hypothesize on its future direction.
Write a research paper based on your choice of one of three topics related to Network Communication and the Internet listed below. You are expected to state your opinion on the topic and support it with evidence and logical analyses. You will substantiate your argument(s) with vendor-agnostic source materials.
Choose one of the following topics:
Analyze the main drivers for network virtualization and their impact on the network of the future. ORDiscern the underlying layers of routing protocols and their role within SDN and NFV technologies. ORDistinguish the driving forces of IP services on network evolution.
FORMATTING AND STYLE REQUIREMENTS
· The body of your paper should be 1200 – 1600 words in length, excluding the cover, Abstract, Table of Content, and Reference pages.
· Refer to theon the Course Homepage, and be sure to properly cite your sources using .
· Be sure to use 3rd voice in your writing.
· Be sure to use active voice in your writing.