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  • From: Charles Morgan
  • Date: Mon Aug 12 15:50:44 1996

     This survey is on behalf of an education center dedicated to the needs 
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     of network computing professionals. We are asking your input to help 
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     create better education/training programs for you and your company. 
     Your =
     responses will be completely confidential.
     
     If we receive your completed survey by Monday, August 12, 1996, we'll 
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     automatically enter you in a contest for a prize of $1,000; one winner 
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     will be chosen from among those who complete the survey.  Thank you in 
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     advance for your help.=20
     
     (Authentication marker -- ~3%e%INTCADX%8%1%1342%5CTJVlfE%25596& -- do 
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     not remove.)=20
     
     To respond, create a reply e-mail message that contains the survey.  =
     Some e-mail systems require you to manually copy and paste the survey 
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     into your reply.  Make sure the reply contains the *entire* =
     authentication marker, including what looks like garbage.
     
     To answer a question, type an x between the brackets, like this:  [ x 
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      For fill-in-the-blanks, type between the brackets like this:  [ your 
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     response ].  Please make no other changes to this survey.
     
      1.  If for any reason you do NOT want to be contacted in the future 
     via =
     e-mail, please indicate after the first question by placing an "x" =
     within the brackets. You will be omitted from future e-mail surveys.
     
        [ x]   a)  Please omit me from future e-mail surveys.
     
      2.  What is your company's PRIMARY industry or business?
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Aerospace
        [  ]   b)  Communications carrier (telco, broadband, internet)
        [  ]   c)  Financial services
        [  ]   d)  Healthcare
        [  ]   e)  Manufacturing: computer/software
        [  ]   f)  Manufacturing: non-computer
        [x ]   g)  Government/military
        [  ]   h)  Publishing/media/advertising/public relations
        [  ]   i)  Transportation/utilities
        [  ]   j)  Wholesale/retail: non-computer
        [  ]   k)  Education
        [  ]   l)  Entertainment
        [  ]   m)  Computer reseller/retailer/VAR
        [  ]   n)  Systems integration/consulting
        [  ]   o)  Other, please specify... [    ]
     
      3.  What is your job function?
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  IS/MIS/Data processing
        [  ]   b)  LAN/network systems
        [  ]   c)  Internet/Web
        [  ]   d)  Intranet (in-TRA-net)
        [x ]   e)  Data communications/telecommunications
        [  ]   f)  PC/microcomputer/information center
        [  ]   g)  Systems analyst/applications development
        [  ]   h)  Systems engineer/integration
        [  ]   i)  Other computer-related, please specify... [    ]
        [  ]   j)  Executive/corporate office
        [  ]   k)  Financial/accounting
        [  ]   l)  Engineering/R&D
        [  ]   m)  Sales/marketing
        [  ]   n)  Other administrative, please specify... [    ]
        [  ]   o)  Consulting (computer related)
        [  ]   p)  Training/education
        [  ]   q)  Other professional, please specify... [    ]
     
      4.  Please check the statements below that describe your involvement 
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     with networks.
     
        Choose all that apply:
     
        [x ]   a)  I manage networks.
        [x ]   b)  I design networks.
        [  ]   c)  I install networks.
        [  ]   d)  I troubleshoot/fix networks.
        [  ]   e)  I train or support network users.
        [  ]   f)  I initiate the evaluation of new network technologies.
        [x ]   g)  I evaluate or specify brands of network products.
        [  ]   h)  I ensure that networks meet specific business or =
     organizational objectives.
     
      5.  What is the scope of your involvement with networking in your =
     organization?
     
        Choose one:
     
        [x ]   a)  Entire organization or enterprise
        [  ]   b)  Entire work location
        [  ]   c)  Multiple departments at more than one location
        [  ]   d)  For a single department only
        [  ]   e)  Other
     
      6.  How many servers do you have installed in your organization?
     
        Choose one:
     
        [ x]   a)  Over 50
        [  ]   b)  10 to 49
        [  ]   c)  1 to 9
        [  ]   d)  None
     
      7.  How many LANS do you have installed in your organization?
     
        Choose one:
     
        [x ]   a)  Over 25
        [  ]   b)  5 to 24
        [  ]   c)  1 to 4
        [  ]   d)  None
     
      8.  How many microcomputers/workstations are connected to LANS in 
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     organization?
     
        Choose one:
     
        [x ]   a)  500 or more
        [  ]   b)  25 to 499
        [  ]   c)  1 to 24
        [  ]   d)  None
     
      9.  How many employees do you supervise?
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Up to 3 people
        [  ]   b)  4 to 10 people
        [  ]   c)  More than 10 people
        [x ]   d)  None
     
      10.  Do you yourself have responsibility for networking =
     education/training provided to employees in your company?
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Yes
        [x ]   b)  No
        [  ]   c)  Don't know
     
      11.  What is the annual budget for education/training for yourself 
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     those you supervise?
     
        Please enter the amount within the following brackets. [ $5000   ]
     
      12.  During the last 12 months, where did you or those you supervise 
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     receive education/training for networking?
     
        Choose all that apply:
     
        [x ]   a)  In-house
        [  ]   b)  University/college
        [x ]   c)  Seminars
        [  ]   d)  Internet
        [  ]   e)  Other
        [  ]   f)  No education/training on networking was received
     
     
     NOW WE WANT YOUR OPINIONS ABOUT A POSSIBLE EDUCATION CURRICULUM ON =
     NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES. For each of the following 10 course =
     descriptions, please indicate your level of interest.
     
      13.  A Network Technologies course covering circuits and fibers; =
     modulation and modems; LANs; WANs; frames; cell switching; wireless; =
     satellites; connection-oriented and connectionless service; =
     characteristics of each technology; addressing; media access; =
     comparisons.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very interesting
        [  ]   b)  Moderately interesting
        [  ]   c)  Somewhat interesting
        [ x]   d)  Not at all interesting
     
      14.  A Network Interconnection and Internetworking course covering =
     interconnection technologies; repeaters, bridges, and routers; 
     internet =
     addressing; address binding; datagram forwarding; techniques to =
     accomodate heterogeneity (e.g. encapsulation and fragmentation).
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very interesting
        [  ]   b)  Moderately interesting
        [ x]   c)  Somewhat interesting
        [  ]   d)  Not at all interesting
     
      15.  A Network Protocols and Protocol Design course covering protocol 
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     layering; problems protocols solve; loss, reordering, corruption, =
     congestion, duplication, and replay; techniques such as framing, =
     checksumming, sliding window, and retransmission; focus on the 
     transport =
     layer, but cover other layers.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very interesting
        [  ]   b)  Moderately interesting
        [  ]   c)  Somewhat interesting
        [x ]   d)  Not at all interesting
     
      16.  A Routing and Routing Protocols course covering packet 
     forwarding; =
     route propagation; vector-distance and link-state algorithms; spanning 
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     tree.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very interesting
        [  ]   b)  Moderately interesting
        [x ]   c)  Somewhat interesting
        [  ]   d)  Not at all interesting
     
      17.  A Distributed Programming and Applications course covering =
     client-server paradigm; socket API; middleware (e.g. RPC and CORBA); =
     building a server; multithread server execution; protection and =
     authorization; example applications.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very interesting
        [  ]   b)  Moderately interesting
        [  ]   c)  Somewhat interesting
        [x ]   d)  Not at all interesting
     
      18.  A Network and Protocol Performance Evaluation course covering =
     throughput and delay; measuring and tuning protocols; instrumentation 
     of =
     protocol stacks; traffic analysis; self-similar behavior.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very interesting
        [  ]   b)  Moderately interesting
        [  ]   c)  Somewhat interesting
        [x ]   d)  Not at all interesting
     
      19.  A Networking and Protocol Support for Multimedia Applications =
     course covering high-speed networks; resource allocation and 
     performance =
     guarantees; protocols for audio and video; techniques such as =
     compression and delayed playback.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very interesting
        [x ]   b)  Moderately interesting
        [  ]   c)  Somewhat interesting
        [  ]   d)  Not at all interesting
     
      20.  An Advanced Server Design and Implementation course covering =
     implementation of concurrent, parallel servers; large-scale designs; =
     proxy servers (e.g., SLIRP); techniques such as buffering, 
     replication, =
     caching, and application gateways.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very interesting
        [  ]   b)  Moderately interesting
        [  ]   c)  Somewhat interesting
        [x ]   d)  Not at all interesting
     
      21.  An Advanced Routing course covering policy-based routing; =
     multicast; mobility; inter- and intra-layer encapsulation; longest =
     prefix forwarding table lookup algorithms; virtual LANS.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very interesting
        [  ]   b)  Moderately interesting
        [  ]   c)  Somewhat interesting
        [x ]   d)  Not at all interesting
     
      22.  An Advanced Network Applications course covering EDI; electronic 
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     commerce; advanced Web techniques (e.g. Java).
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very interesting
        [  ]   b)  Moderately interesting
        [  ]   c)  Somewhat interesting
        [x ]   d)  Not at all interesting
     
      23.  What would your level of interest be in taking a group of these 
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     courses as a coordinated curriculum?
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very interesting
        [  ]   b)  Moderately interesting
        [  ]   c)  Somewhat interesting
        [x ]   d)  Not at all interesting
     
     
     THINKING ABOUT THE CHARACTERISTICS AND BENEFITS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF 
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     EDUCATION PROGRAMS that could be made available for networking =
     technologies, please indicate which of the following would be 
     important =
     to you.
     
      24.  A course curriculum leads to an advanced college degree.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very important
        [  ]   b)  Somewhat important
        [  ]   c)  Not very important
        [ x]   d)  Not at all important
        [  ]   e)  No opinion
     
      25.  Each course generates a document of professional certification.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very important
        [  ]   b)  Somewhat important
        [  ]   c)  Not very important
        [x ]   d)  Not at all important
        [  ]   e)  No opinion
     
      26.  Course curriculum leads to an overall certification.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very important
        [  ]   b)  Somewhat important
        [  ]   c)  Not very important
        [x ]   d)  Not at all important
        [  ]   e)  No opinion
     
      27.  Course is available at your place of work.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [x ]   a)  Very important
        [  ]   b)  Somewhat important
        [  ]   c)  Not very important
        [  ]   d)  Not at all important
        [  ]   e)  No opinion
     
      28.  Course is available at a local university or college campus.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very important
        [  ]   b)  Somewhat important
        [x ]   c)  Not very important
        [  ]   d)  Not at all important
        [  ]   e)  No opinion
     
      29.  Courses available at an industry event you already attend.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very important
        [x ]   b)  Somewhat important
        [  ]   c)  Not very important
        [  ]   d)  Not at all important
        [  ]   e)  No opinion
     
      30.  Courses conducted by an advanced educational institute staffed 
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     networking experts.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [x ]   a)  Very important
        [  ]   b)  Somewhat important
        [  ]   c)  Not very important
        [  ]   d)  Not at all important
        [  ]   e)  No opinion
     
      31.  A core curriculum of a specified number of courses that would =
     follow a building educational sequence.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [x ]   a)  Very important
        [  ]   b)  Somewhat important
        [  ]   c)  Not very important
        [  ]   d)  Not at all important
        [  ]   e)  No opinion
     
      32.  A concentrated face-to-face education program conducted over =
     consecutive days.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very important
        [  ]   b)  Somewhat important
        [x ]   c)  Not very important
        [  ]   d)  Not at all important
        [  ]   e)  No opinion
     
      33.  Ability to take class lessons, labs and tests over the Internet 
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     from your desktop.
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Very important
        [x ]   b)  Somewhat important
        [  ]   c)  Not very important
        [  ]   d)  Not at all important
        [  ]   e)  No opinion
     
      34.  What other thoughts do you have concerning what could be done to 
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     improve educational or training programs on networking technologies?
     
        Please write within the brackets. [ Video Taped Lessons   ]
     
      35.  How many years have you been professionally involved in 
     computing?
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Less than 2 years
        [  ]   b)  2 to 4 years
        [  ]   c)  5 to 10 years
        [x ]   d)  More than 10 years
     
      36.  Which of the following ranges includes your age?
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  18 to 34
        [  ]   b)  35 to 44
        [  ]   c)  45 to 54
        [x ]   d)  55 and older
     
      37.  Which of the following represents your highest level of 
     education?
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Attended high school
        [  ]   b)  Graduated high school
        [  ]   c)  Attended college
        [x ]   d)  Bachelor's degree
        [  ]   e)  Master's degree
        [  ]   f)  Doctorate degree
     
      38.  What do you estimate your total household income was last year? 
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     (Please estimate total income for everyone in your household, 
     including =
     salaries, wages,  bonuses, interest, dividends, etc.)
     
        Choose one:
     
        [  ]   a)  Less than $15,000
        [  ]   b)  $15,000 to $24,999
        [  ]   c)  $25,000 to $34,999
        [  ]   d)  $35,000 to $49,999
        [  ]   e)  $50,000 to $74,999
        [  ]   f)  $75,000 to $99,999
        [x ]   g)  $100,000 to $149,999
        [  ]   h)  $150,000 or more
        [  ]   i)  Don't know
     
     Thank you for participating in this survey.
     
     

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