beginner needs help asap
i’m in a course in an mba program called Networks, Clouds and Mobile Computing
I am such a beginner I don’t know where to start and i am already behind on my homework for week 1 which is overdue. I have spent hours trying to research these topics. I’ve never taken a computer class since high school other than in photoshop and graphic design.
Where can I read to understand this topic from the beginning? I don’t know what I am doing! The college and the professor have been less helpful than any other class I’ve seen before, their curriculum is almost nonexistent and I think they exist to take my tuition money and that’s it.
“For part 1, you will provide a short document detailing popular solutions for wired and wireless networking, and the two leading protocol stacks.
For part 2, you will create a detailed network diagram of a small office with a server, 2 workstations, and a printer on a wired network. There can be up to 8 phones and the 3 laptops connected to a WAP. Everything requires Internet access. The diagram must show the details, including at least one firewall, router, switch, and a WAN router. For this assignment, be sure to provide an original diagram.”
My problem is while attempting to do this homework I don’t know for sure if my research is coming up with the right answers. I came up with two different diagrams, and I also am not quite sure which protocol stacks they want me to discuss, or if they want me to talk about all protocols because there are so many apparently? Is the correct answer tcp / ip and udp?
This is what i came up with as two alternative diagrams (simply a rough outline not a diagram yet), and I am not sure if either one is close to being correct
I don’t know for sure if a router or a modem counts as a firewall. again there’s no real curriculum – please someone give me a reliable source to learn this will be!!??
WAN Router (firewall)
>>>>> Modem / Switch with internet access (WAP connection)
>>>>> Ethernet cable to server
>>>>>> Ethernet cable to two workstations
>>>>>> Ethernet cable to printer
….wifi connection to the modem (or router?) (WAP)
8 phones, 3 laptops wirelessly connected to the modem / router through a WAP
Router >>> 8 phones, 3 laptops
Switch >>>> Server .>>> 2 workstations and printer