Definitions, Terms, and other general tidbits from notes.
A few terms and definitions I have learned:
Computer Networking – Two or more nodes that are connected using some type of physical medium, exchanging information using a common networking protocol.
Network Switch – Device that joins multiples of computers together with one local area network (LAN).
Router – Device(s) [WANs] that connect networks together into intranets.
IP Address – 32-bit long string that labels a NiC (network interface card) and allows for the routing of IP packets between networks.
Crimper – A multi-purpose tool that crimps wires to a connector, strips insulation, and cuts wire.

Cyber Safety

Top 10 Cybersafety Tips:
1. Think about which site you want to use.
2. Keep control over the information you post.
3. Keep your information to yourself.
4. Use a screen name that does not say a lot about you.
5. Post information only you are comfortable with others seeing – and knowing – about you.
6. Don’t post personal pictures.
7. Flirting with strangers online could have serious consequences.
8. Be weary of anyone online who wants to meet you in real life.
9. You can’t take anything posted online, back.
10. Go with your gut feeling, don’t do what makes you feel uncomfortable.

By following these tips, we learned that it can reduce the chances of possible harm on the internet. My belief is that it helps to be aware of the common scams and issues that are prevalent on the internet today, as it reduces not only your risk of getting infected, but leads you to be more aware.

Internet 101

Did you know that:
Bolt, Beranek and Newman created the first computer network during the age of Cold War as part of the ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency).
The internet is the network of computers connected together, where as the World Wide Web is the interface in which is used to navigate this large network.
Asia, Europe, and North America have the highest percentage of internet users, 77.7% – which is a total of 1869087778 users.
Home users typically connect to the internet through cable services, internet distributed from corporations. Business users connect to the internet through secure LAN, or WAN networks in which are then connected to the internet.
DNS is Domain Name System, in which maps names to IP addresses, automatically.

Home Network Design

Network Planning and Design is an important prerequisite process to setting up a network. From small home networks to large corporation networks, it helps to plan out what devices connect to the network in what way, through what medium, and to what node(s).
A traditional network planning methodology involves five layers of planning, namely:
(Wikipedia) – Network Planning & Design
– business planning
– long-term and medium-term network planning
– short-term network planning
– IT asset sourcing
– operations and maintenance

Since this is just a home network, small things such as bridges and wireless devices are not difficult to model, and are easily done so in a network diagram.


Career Presenters Summary

Kowsheek Mahmood
Kowsheek Mahmood is a mobile application developer that works with Innohub. His job involves developing mobile applications for smart devices that make life a bit easier. When he isn’t developing new and amazing apps, he is coding new and amazing functions to amplify the experience of his clients. He has previous experience working at American Express, where he programmed applications and tools to bring more flexibility to his workplaces’ and their daily functions. Being in a career such as Kowsheek, it is not enough to know what you are doing. Communication skills are key to cooperating with clients, and bringing the best product.