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Discussion 7
Based on your study this week, what routing and switching protocols would you choose for your small office/home office (SOHO) network?
What if you had to work in a small company? Explain your thought processes.
What transmission medium would you use in a larger company that had multiple campuses?

Discussion 8 
In the past few weeks, you’ve been “consulting” on the various networking technologies.   As a manager, you will need to know how to evaluate the recommendations of the people on your team, many of whom may be more qualified than you to decide the best course of action. You must have a working knowledge of how the various technologies work. Reliability may be your most important concern. Another is cost. As a leader, you’ll have to find a balance between quality issues and expense.

Discuss how you are going to evaluate the recommendations rather than just saying you will evaluate them. What will you take into consideration? Will 802.11 be sufficient for your small business? What about a larger one? Do you need ATM? Why or why not? What about gigabit Ethernet?

Fully develop your ideas so your instructor will know that you have understood the learning objectives for this week.