Read and critically analyze this week’s assigned readings related to the challenges and issues that exist within the SDN space.

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Week 2 - Assignment: Formulate a Software Defined Networking Problem Statement


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Read and critically analyze this week’s assigned readings related to the challenges and issues that exist within the SDN space. Select a technical challenge, issue, consideration, or other topic from this week’s readings, or from last week’s research, that is an open research question requiring additional research to address. Write a problem statement in which you address the items below.

·         What is the problem that should be addressed with additional research (i.e., what is going wrong)? Support the existence of the problem with at least three recent references.

·         What is the impact of the problem? That is, how are the victims (field of study, researchers, practitioners, industry, civilians, etc.) negatively affected by the problem, when is the problem evident, and where does the issue exist or become obvious? Provide an example of the problem in action or as experienced by those affected by it. Support the impact of the problem with at least three recent references.

·         Why does the problem exist? Why has it not been previously solved? If the issue has been addressed, why does the issue continue to exist? Discuss the conceptual basis, the nature of the problem, and outline of the problem as defined by the literature. Support underlying cause of the problem with at least three recent peer-reviewed references.

Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages

References: At least 5 scholarly peer-reviewed sources in addition to this week’s readings (8 total)

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University's Academic Integrity Policy.



Week 2 Assignment Rubric


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Course Code and Title:




Computer Networks & Mobile Computing

Week 2



Formulate a Software Defined Networking Problem

Statement (10 Points)

Assignment Rubric

The following is the criteria used to grade this






Provides a comprehensive review of each work.


Includes data interpretation, explanation


and application of previous knowledge.


Answers all questions thoroughly and supports answers with academic references where



Correctly formatted and organized in a logical and coherent fashion.


Demonstrates command of standard English grammar and syntax. Utilizes and cites the required number of academic peer





Total Points




Software Defined Networks: Introduction

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For the first part of this week’s material, we will make sure that you are familiar with a basic concept of networking: the open systems interconnection (OSI) model. Network communication does not happen by magic; it requires several layers and components in order to ensure that data is efficiently and effectively transported across frequently vast distances. This is done by using the OSI model. There are seven layers that comprise the OSI model:

Layer #

Layer Name




Provides the interface between the software running on the device and the network protocol



Responsible for packet forwarding and routing through intermediate routers



Provides process to process communications between two or more networked devices



Transfers data between various systems and hosts



Provides switching and routing functionality between connected devices


Data Link

A link between two directly connected nodes. Detects and corrects errors transmitted from the physical layer


Physical Link

Defines the connection between the physical device and its connection mechanism

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