Posted: March 6th, 2021

The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize students with a few

 

The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize students with a few networking concepts that are frequently utilized by IT professionals. 

  1. Download/install the Fing application on your mobile device, smartphone, or tablet. If you do not have any of these devices, use Google to identify and install a similar application on your computer. Perform a scan of your home and/or business network. Take note of the results. Perform the test several times through the day, and note any differences. Use the application to determine additional information on the results.
  2. Download and install the NMAP application on your PC (https://nmap.org). Use NMAP to scan of your home and/or business network. Take note of the results. Perform the test several times through the day, and note any differences. Use the application to determine additional information on the results.

Research and write a paper (250-500 words) on the reasons why these applications might be valuable in troubleshooting and securing network(s). Provide details on your results from Steps 1 and 2 and how those results can specifically be used to troubleshoot and secure your network in the future.

Be sure to cite your research, as well as the tools you used to perform actions related to the research.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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