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Core competencies:
Analytic Inquiry
Use of Information Resources
This assignment allows you to demonstrate mastery of the course outcomes :
Apply communication theories to organizational communication challenges
Analyze and assess the communication dynamics of an organization to conduct a communication audit
SHRM Competency:
Consultation – The ability to provide guidance to organizational stakeholders.
All organizations have communication challenges. How do you identify and address these issues as a HR
professional or consultant? How can your organization overcome this challenge and improve the
communication flow?
In this project, you will use a diagnostic tool called a communication audit in order to assess
organizational communication within an organization of your choice.
1. Administer the communication audit survey in your organization. In order to obtain valid results,
you want to survey between 15-20 people. You may print out the survey and distribute it in
person for completion, or you may administer it online, for example, using Survey
Monkey or Google Forms. The survey includes questions that tap into five different areas of
organizational communication: (1) Receiving information from others, (2) Sending information
to others, (3) Sources of information, (4) Timeliness of information, and (5) Channels of
communication. Within these five areas of organizational communication, identify one major
area of concern to address based on the responses from the survey.
2. You will then analyze and synthesize the results of the data obtained from your audit effort.
3. Based on the communication audit identify one critical communication challenge that needs to
be addressed within your organization. Research the scholarly literature for recommendations
about how the organization can address this issue.
4. Participate in the discussions by reflecting on your work and sharing feedback with others in the
5. Create and deliver a presentation that provides the results of your audit with suggestions for
improvement based on the data obtained from the audit and the literature on organizational
Audit Report:
Present an introduction that describes your research methodology and provides details of the survey
administration, response rate, and characteristics of the survey population.
Develop a professionally-written narrative in which you describe the data using appropriate tables,
charts, and graphs. Include a detailed analysis followed by a summary of your findings, using the
example in the “Collecting and Analyzing Data” file below. Identify the top communication challenge
from your survey, and present your recommendations to strengthen this communication challenge,
based on the scholarly literature. In the appendix, present the survey questions and the responses for
each question.
Your presentation should be professional and creative. Adding audio and/or visual elements on the
slides is highly recommended. Text should be the proper size for viewing during a presentation. Your
presentation will need title and citation slides. You must have a minimum of 3 reliable sources in your
citations. Use APA format for the in-text citations you use to support your arguments. Don’t forget to
check your spelling! As a friendly reminder, all words must be yours and your own typing. You may not
copy text directly from a source
You may use presentation software of your choice. Examples include (but are not limited to): MS
Powerpoint, Prezio, Animoto, GoAnimate
PLEASE NOTE: Your presentation software should not incur any costs. You are responsible for
understanding how to use the software. You will need to submit your work in a format that can be easily
opened by your colleagues and the instructor.
Week 1 Assignment Template
CMIT 495 Current Trends and Projects in Computer Networks and Security
Week 1 – Virtualization
1. Log in to your newly created AWS account and take a screen capture of the AWS
Management Console (Dashboard) and embed it below.
2. Provide a detailed overview of the steps required to install the Ubuntu server
operating system on the virtual machine. The steps may be listed in bullet points or
complete sentences. Use as much space as required.
3. What are the benefits of virtualization in a cloud environment? Discuss a minimum of
three benefits in detail.
4. Based on your experience, what was the most challenging aspect of installing the
Ubuntu server operating systems in the virtual environment?
5. Launch the terminal and update the Ubuntu Server using sudo apt-get update and
sudo apt-get upgrade. Perform a screen capture after having each command
successfully run. Next, describe in depth what the update and upgrade commands are
doing (explain why it is important to run these commands, how often should these
commands be run, where do the commands pull the updates).
6. After successfully installing the Ubuntu Server operating systems, login via an SSH
client. Instructions are provided by Amazon on how to do so. When connected, run
the following commands to obtain information about the host and network settings:
whoami command
ifconfig command
pwd command
Next, perform a screen capture of each of the results and embed it below.
Upon completion of this assignment, export your file as a PDF and upload to the
LEO/Assignments folder.
Week 1 Assignment Template
7. Note the difference between IP addresses—specifically, when you perform the
ifconfig or ipconfig on your personal system, versus the ifconfig command within the
virtual machine command prompt. Describe the network settings of each system. Why
are the IP addresses different? Are the IP addresses private or public? What is the
difference between a public and private IP address? Explain in detail.
8. The CTO is fascinated at how easy it was for you to launch the Ubuntu virtual
machine. She is now curious about the overall costs of doing so for all developers
within the organization. The developers within the organization receive a new laptop
or desktop each year per the refresh cycle. Specifically, she has tasked you to provide
an estimate of yearly costs using AWS versus the organization refreshing developer
laptops and desktops, given the following information and constraints.
Organizational Costs for Existing Equipment:
● 35 laptops are refreshed yearly at an average cost of $1,200 per machine.
○ These laptops have a 90W power supply, but run at 37W.
● 65 desktops (and peripherals) are refreshed yearly at an average cost of $1,600
per machine.
○ These desktops have a 650W power supply, but run at 220W.
● Due to the unique development environment, the laptops and desktops are
not powered off. The average electricity cost for the organization is $0.15
KWH. Thus, each laptop costs $48.60 to run for a year, and each desktop costs
$289.50 to run for a year.
● Consider all of the aforementioned expenses the organization incurs when
making your recommendation, and be sure to show your work.
Amazon AWS Costs for Hosting the Virtual Desktop
● The organization would need to replace all of the developer laptops and
desktops with a AWS Linux virtual machine.
● Using the AWS Dashboard Calculator, calculate the cost to meet the
organizational needs given the aforementioned details.
Upon completion of this assignment, export your file as a PDF and upload to the
LEO/Assignments folder.
Week 1 Assignment Template
After performing the necessary calculations based on the organizational requirements,
perform a cost-benefit analysis and provide your recommendation. Make sure to
summarize your findings and justify your solution.
9. Virtualization allows us to place the functionality of many servers into a single host
while maintaining configurable levels of separation between all virtual machines. How
do you believe virtualization could help in data center consolidation? What would you
be leery about during and after any transition?
10. Does virtualization increase the cybersecurity posture of the organization? If so,
describe how and why. If not, describe how and why not.
11. There are various virtualization options: bare-metal (type 1) in which the hypervisors
run directly on the hardware as their own operating systems, and user-space (type 2)
hypervisors that run within the conventional operating systems. Which of these
options is more secure? Describe the vulnerabilities you believe exist in either type 1,
type 2, or both configurations. Given that, what do you believe can be done to
mitigate these vulnerabilities?
12. Confirm that you have stopped and terminated your AWS Linux server instance. To
confirm, simply type your name below.
Upon completion of this assignment, export your file as a PDF and upload to the
LEO/Assignments folder.

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