Assignment 1: Network Consultation for DesignIT Due Week 10 and worth 200 points
This assignment contains two (2) Sections: Network Consultation
Proposal and Network Consultation Presentation. You must submit both
sections as separate files in order to complete this assignment.
The owners of DesignIT, who recently purchased 56’x36′ space for their
expanding business, have asked you to place a bid on a consulting job.
DesignIT is a graphic arts company that, up until now, had contracted
work out to temporary design services. The new space will allow them to
hire two (2) full time designers and a receptionist. Description of space purchased: 4 Cubicles1 Office1 Server room1 Reception desk1 Conference room Below is the design of the space purchased:Click here if you are having trouble viewing the above image.Using
the building layout, your role is to provide DesignIT with a network
design that interconnects the following considerations: DesignIT plans to relocate three (3) servers already configured as follows: 1 Web Server Microsoft IIS Server1 File Server Microsoft Server 20081 Server Server 2008 Small Business Server DesignIT has requested that the design include the following: High speed Internet accessFirewallAntivirus / malware protectionSix (6) computersThree (3) color laser printersWireless access for portable devices DesignIT has requested the consideration of all interconnected devices and wiring, along with speeds, for best performance. Section 1: Network Consultation Proposal (Microsoft Word)Create a cost analysis, and develop a proposal for the company. Write an five to seven (5-7) page proposal in which you:Recommend one (1) suitable network design.Suggest one (1) network architecture.Suggest LAN and Wireless LAN (WLAN) wiring considerations.Recommend hardware options and costs.Suggest security considerations for:FirewallAntivirus softwareRecommend software options and costs.Outline the labor costs, equipment costs, and service costs for your suggested design in table format.Identify the single point of failure, and recommend potential mitigation strategies.Use
at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note:
Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Section 1 of your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the
assignment, the students name, the professors name, the course title,
and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
the required assignment page length. Section 2: Network Consultation Presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint or equivalent) Use Microsoft PowerPoint or an open source alternative to present your findings to the client. Create a five to ten (5-10) slide presentation in which you: Outline the recommendations from your written proposal in Section 1.Provide general speaking notes that you would use to highlight non-visual content. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Explain the basic components and media of network systems and distinguish between LANs, MANs, and WANs.Summarize current networking standards and how standards bodies and the standardization process impact networking technology.Describe the TCP / IP protocols and various functions among the application layer.Contrast
why different technologies are deployed in different contexts of
networking, such as topology, bandwidth, distance, and number of users.Explain and differentiate among network hardware devices and components.Compare and contrast among network operating systems.Describe
security policy, practices, encryption techniques, and design
considerations in support of business operations in a networked
environment.Explain the role of integrity and availability in a networked environment.Use technology and information resources to research issues in computing networks.Write clearly and concisely about introductory networking topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric 3 days ago
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