IT 273 Project Assessment 1 Grading Rubric
This component of the Course Assessment consists of a 2–3 page Project that assesses the following learning
IT273-1: Appraise network architectures, models, topologies, and structures used in networking.
Once you start the Assessment, you will have 1 week to complete the Project. You must submit your Project to
the Dropbox within the specified time. When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the
steps below, or download the directions here: http://extmedia.kaplan.edu/global/DropboxGuide_s.pdf:
Click the link that says “Submit an Assignment.”
In the “Submit to Basket” menu, select “Essay.”
Click the “Add Attachments” button.
Follow the steps listed to attach your Word documents.
Use the following convention to name your Project: IT273‐Outcome1‐LastName‐ FirstName, where your own
name is typed (example: IT273‐Outcome1‐Edison‐Thomas). Submit the completed document as an
attachment to the basket.
Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted Project. When you are finished, select “Submit for Grade.”
Please notify Academic Advising when your Project is submitted and ready for grading.
A Kaplan University faculty member will grade the Project within 48 hours and notify your advisor of your
grade. A score of 80% or better is required to pass this portion of the Course Assessment. A score of at least
80% on each of the five Assessments is required to pass the Course Assessment for full course credit.
1. Select the best answer and provide a brief explanation to the following questions:
A. What is the primary function of a file server on a client/server network?
To manage access to a printer
To allow users to send email
To manage access to shared data and applications.
To allow users to browse the internet
B. What is the physical layout of nodes on a network called?
The network’s topology
The network’s bandwidth
The network’s throughput
The network’s arrangement
C. On a client/server network, a client is referred to as a(n) _________.
D. In networking a unit of data is referred to as ________.
a header and trailer
E. What connects a client computer to a network’s medium such as a wire?
A network interface card
2. Describe in your own words the similarities and differences between a peer-to-peer network and a
3. Describe two hypothetical situations: a star-wired bus topology and a mesh topology. Analyze why the
particular network type would be most appropriate for that case.
Review the grading rubric below before beginning this activity:
Project grading rubric=200 points
1. Complete five questions.
1–A. 4 points for correct answer. 6 for
1–B. 4 points for correct answer. 6 for
1–C. 4 points for correct answer. 6 for
1–D. 4 points for correct answer. 6 for
1–E. 4 points for correct answer. 6 for
2-A. Describe in your own words the
similarities between a peer-to-peer network
and a client-server network.
2-B. Describe in your own words the
differences between a peer-to-peer network
and a client-server network.
3-A. Describe two hypothetical situations: a
star-wired bus topology and mesh topology
3-B. Proper justification of star-wired bus
topology and mesh topology networks in the
two hypothetical situations
Less deduction taken for spelling, grammar, and APA
errors. Plagiarism is totally unacceptable.
New total after deductions.