BCT3202  ADVANCED NETWORK MANAGEMENT .

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
BCT3202 ADVANCED NETWORK MANAGEMENT
FULL TIME/PART TIME
DATE: DECEMBER, 2018 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE [30 MARKS]
a) State the different characteristics of distance vector and link state routing protocols.
4 Marks
b) (i) Explain the three most important network security weaknesses in relation to
technology. 3 Marks
(ii) State any three configuration weaknesses. 3 Marks
c) Discuss any four typical considerations for setting up a remote-site WAN connection.
8 Marks
d) The convergence of the many different communication media onto a single network
platform is fueling exponential growth in network capabilities. There are three major trends that
are contributing to the future shape of complex information networks. Discuss. 6 Marks
e) Discuss the following network elements:
(i) Services 2 Marks
(ii) Devices 2 Marks
(iii) Rules 2 Marks
QUESTION TWO [20 MARKS]
a) Some of the KCAU routers have been configured with default routes. What are the
advantages of using default routes? 4 Marks
b) You are trying to connect directly into the LAN port of a KCAU router. You want to
telnet to the local Cisco router using TCP/IP but cannot create a session. What should you do to
resolve the problem? 4 Marks
c) Fill the following table with the type of patch cable used to connect. 8 Marks

d) A router has just received a packet and needs to route it. What actions must this router
take in order to route incoming packets? 4 Marks
QUESTION THREE [20 MARKS]
a) Describe the procedure you would follow in correcting application layer problems
7 Marks
b) Discuss any four issues that commonly cause network problems at the physical layer.
8 Marks
d) In what ways can network managers enhance availability and reliability of their
networks? 5 Marks
QUESTION FOUR [20 MARKS]
a) Outline any three objectives to be followed when conducting network continuity
planning in order to avoid superfluous or unwanted outcomes. 6 Marks
b) Your company has a class C network address of 190.15.50.0. You want to subdivide your
physical network into 5 subnets (A, B, C, D and E). You will need at least 27 hosts per subnet.
Based on the given information, fill in the table below. 10 Marks

c) JKUAT has a small campus where 25 faculty members are located. The faculty offices
and student computers are currently on the same network. The faculty is concerned about
students being able to capture packets going across the network and obtain sensitive material.
Explain, by stating four advantages of your solution, what a network administrator could do to
protect faculty network traffic from student connections. 4 Marks
QUESTION FIVE [20 MARKS]
a) Discuss the preventive maintenance procedures for networks. 6 Marks
b) Discuss how you would go about troubleshooting network layer problems. 8 Marks
c) Discuss the following software troubleshooting tools:
(i) NMS tools 3 Marks
(ii) Protocol Analyzers 3 Marks

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