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CIS134 - Networking Technologies

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Welcome to Networking+

Returned Assignments


January 13, 2021, 10:00 pm


January 13, 2021, 10:00 pm
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Everything that you need to know about this course is on this site and Online Learning. This includes assignments, quizzes, policies, etc. Look around and get to know it well.

This course will also make use of Online Learning. Please make sure you visit it regularly.


Network+ Guide to Networks

Eighth Edition
by Jill West, Jean Andrews, and Tamara Dean
Course Technology, Cengage Learning
ISBN-13: 978-1-337-56933-0
ISBN-10: 1-337-56933-X

Please note that I use Cengage texts for CIS134 and CIT150. Cengage Unlimited is a subscription option that could reduce your cost.

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Students enrolled in this courses will need to create a Windows 10 virtual machine. Thankfully, Bristol students have access to Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching which includes software, including Windows 10.

Anyone with a bristolcc.edu email address can sign into MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. The instructions and links have been posted on the CISWEB home page.


Facebook Stored User Passwords in Plain Text

An article titled "Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years" from Kerbs on Security begins by saying "Hundreds of millions of Facebook users had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees — in some cases going back to 2012, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. "
Click on the link above to read the entire article.

Amazon’s Cloud Computing

Inside Amazon’s Cloud Computing Infrastructure
      By Rich Miller - September 23, 2015

Takes a "look at Amazon’s mighty cloud infrastructure, including how it builds its data centers and where they live (and why).."

Facebook building a 100-gigabit open-source switch

"Facebook is more than doubling the speed of its Wedge open-source network switch, which is good news both for Facebook users and for anyone who may want to build a 100-gigabit switch. The Wedge sits at the top of a rack of servers to connect them to Facebook's network. It was announced in June 2014, and thousands are already deployed in the company. Plus, the social network made the design of the Wedge open source so other manufacturers could build switches like it." By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service - Read More

Take a look. What do you think? Come prepared to discuss.

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