Unit 4 lab tasks

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Answer the following questions and requirements to write your paper of 3–5 pages. As you answer each question, you must provide support or evidence that will enhance and empirically prove your answers. Academic information technology (IT) articles or real-life IT findings that are not found in journals or other academic sources must be used in supporting your answers. Please use APA style for all cited sources, including your reference page.

The following is a case study about a design company.

  • You are a senior network administrator for a networking solutions firm. Years ago, you installed a small local area network (LAN) at a design company. It is growing fast and needs your networking solutions firm to upgrade its network. You assigned Liz to the job. That afternoon, while preparing to work on a lab assignment from her class in routing, Liz mentions that she would use a router to increase the performance of the design company’s network because routers are better than bridges. Explain to Liz when and where a router would be the best choice. Under what circumstances would a router not be the best choice? Provide examples to clarify your points.
  • Another technician, Janis, overhears the discussion as she sits down to examine the lab materials on Liz’s desk. Janis thinks the design company should use a bridge to solve the problem. She reminds you that the design company has a relatively small network and that a router would be more equipment than necessary. The design company’s network is using nonroutable protocols. What do you tell Janis? Provide examples in your explanation and recommendations.
  • Luke also takes classes in Cisco routing, and he enjoys the hands-on exercises in his class. As he reviews his notes for that night’s class, he is unsure of the concept of routing tables. Explain to Luke what kind of information is kept in a router’s routing table and what it is used for. What 2 methods can be used to build these tables? Provide examples in your explanation to clarify and accentuate your explanation.
  • As you chat with Janis and Luke, they inquire how best to monitor the routed environment. Discuss your recommendations as to monitoring and managing this type of environment.

Be sure to cite all references using APA style.

For more information on APA, please visit the Library, and click on Citation Resources link.

Please submit your assignment.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Grading Criteria

Project Criteria Exceeds: 90%–100% Very Good: 80%–89% Meets: 70%–79% Needs Improvement: Below 70%


Response covers all topics indicated in the assignment and adds additional content.  Response covers most topics indicated in the assignment.  Response covers many of the topics indicated in the assignment. Response covers none to some of the topics indicated in the assignment.

Effective Communication

Demonstrates outstanding or exemplary application of written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates outstanding expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Audience is addressed appropriately. Language clearly and effectively communicates ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are minimal. Organization is clear. Format is consistently appropriate to assignment. Presentation and delivery are confident and persuasive (where applicable). The writing was of collegiate level with no errors in spelling or grammar. Demonstrates very good written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates sound expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Audience is usually addressed appropriately. Language does not interfere with the communication of ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are present, but do not distract from the message. Organization is apparent and mostly clear. Format is appropriate to assignment, but not entirely consistent. The writing was of collegiate level with two or less errors in spelling or grammar. Demonstrates acceptable written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates reasonable expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Sometimes, audience is addressed appropriately. Language does not interfere with the communication of ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are present and may distract from the message. Organization is a bit unclear. Format is inconsistent. The writing was of collegiate level with several errors in spelling or grammar. Demonstrates inadequate or partially proficient application of written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates inadequate or partial expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Audience is often not addressed appropriately. Language often impedes the communication of ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are frequent and often distract from meaning or presentation. Organization is inadequate, confusing, and distracting. The format is inadequate and obscures meaning. The writing was less than collegiate level with numerous errors in spelling or grammar.

Supporting Analysis

Analysis exceeds minimum requirements. Sources are used to support analysis, are appropriate, and are properly referenced. Basic analysis provided to support assertions. Sources are cited, appropriate, and properly referenced. Limited analysis provided to support assertions. Some sources are cited, appropriate, and properly referenced. No or inaccurate analysis, no sources are cited when needed, analysis and sources are not appropriate. When sources are used, they are not properly referenced.


Policy analysis

Policy analysis is an analysis that provides informed advice to a  client that relates to a public policy decision, includes a recommended  course of action or inaction. There are five steps in writing a policy  analysis. A policy analysis can be utilized to identify a policy  problem. Policy analysis has many purposes. Answer the following  questions:

  • Explain policy analysis and its three purposes.
  • Briefly evaluate the five steps in the health policy analysis process.
  • Explain the process of writing each step in detail.
  • For each step, evaluate which part of the process is the most important. Why?
  • Which step do you think is the most important and why? Explain which step in the process was the most difficult to write. Why?
  • Identify two states and evaluate three differences between their  policy-making or law-making processes. Explain how those differences may  impact the processes.
  • Explain three similarities in the policy-making or law-making processes of state and Federal Governments.


Select a health care facility or service (e.g., hospital, physician practice, long-term care facility, ambulance service, pharmacy, or skilled nursing facility).

Design a 700- to 1,050-word proposal for a process improvement or cultural change that would affect all levels of staff in the organization (e.g., Lean Six Sigma or Studer Group).

Cite 3 reputable references to support your assignment (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines with a conclusion.

Geographic Maldistribution

write up to 700 words.

As we talk about geographic maldistribution and the excess of physician specialists located within metropolitan locations whereas areas outside of the “metro” demographic tend to suffer with a specialist shortage.  In your opinion, what are three key strategies that may help shift the excess and create more specialists in the rural and non-urban areas? Please be specific.

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines with conclusion

Human Resource Management Unit I Article Critique

Unit I Article Critique

For this assignment, you will read an article that discusses interviewing techniques, and you will then apply what you have

learned by creating your own set of interview questions. To begin, navigate to the Business Source Complete database in

the CSU Online Library, and locate the following article:

Oliphant, G. C., Hansen, K., & Oliphant, B. J. (2008). A review of a telephone-administered behavior-based interview

technique. Business Communication Quarterly, 71(3), 383-386.

Part I: After reading the article, summarize the purpose of the study, and then answer the questions below.

What are the authors’ main points for conducting the study?

Do you agree with the authors’ findings?

What evidence from additional sources supports your opinion?

What are the reasons employers use the employment interview to fill job openings?

How effective do you think behavior-based interviews that are conducted via telephone are?

Briefly describe the main features of equal employment laws, and tell how this article demonstrates these features.

Part II: Using the knowledge you have accumulated throughout this unit, develop a minimum of five (but no more than eight)

non-discriminatory interview questions that you would ask when conducting a telephone interview. These questions should

be listed on the last page of your critique.

Use the guidelines below to prepare your article critique.

Parts I and II combined must be at least three pages in length.

Summarize the article on page one. Identify the main topic or question.

Identify the intended audience.

Think critically about the article and how it applies to the course when answering the questions.

Organize the material logically by using smooth transitions and by grouping similar material together.

Submit Parts I and II as a single document. Format your article critique using APA style. Use your own words, and avoid

plagiarism. At least one source other than the article must be used. All sources used must be referenced; any paraphrased

and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.

PSY/480 Powerpoint

select one of the following disorders:

  • Depressive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you compare and contrast the major approaches to clinical psychology—psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and family systems—in relation to the selected disorder. Address the following items:

  • Discuss the philosophical origins of each approach.
  • Identify the goals of each approach.
  • Describe the techniques and strategies used by each approach.
  • Explain how each approach affects the treatment strategies for your selected disorder.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of each approach, in relation to your selected disorder, based on treatment outcome research.

Include speaker notes with your presentation.

Incorporate information from at least five peer-reviewed publications.

Cite each outside source on a slide titled References.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Discussion Question

Discussion Question 1:  Information Systems vs. Information Technology

The terms “information system” (IS) and “information technology” (IT) are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are not the same. It is important for your professional credibility to understand the difference and to use the terms appropriately.

Summarize the differences between an IS and IT.

Provide an example of an IS and IT from your personal or professional experience and explain your example.Example: Tickets are scanned as people enter the state fair.The ticket scanners are information technology components. They are input devices that gather information about the redeemed ticket. They are also output devices as they confirm the validity of the ticket.The software that gathers and stores the redeemed ticket information is part of the information system used to track data related to attendance and ticket sales sources.

Discussion Question 2: Access to Knowledge is Power

Information technology has advanced to the point where we can almost literally “never be out of touch” with data, information, and other people. Almost instant access can be a benefit to those working with and using the information.

Select one information system in use at an organization with which you are familiar (e.g., work, library, school, government agency, or community organization).

Explain its importance and benefits to the organization.Example: A community food pantry tracks donations, dispersals, and inventory at multiple locations throughout the community. The information system provides information about high-use, excess inventory, and low inventory, so the coordinators can move inventory to where it is needed. This enables the organization to serve the most community members possible and reduce waste from unused inventory at lower-volume sites.