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Assignment 1: Network
Consultation for DesignIT

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 Cubicles
  • 1 Office
  • 1 Server room
  • 1 Reception desk
  • 1 Conference room

Below is the design of the space purchased:

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 Server
    • 1 File Server – Microsoft Server 2008
    • 1 Server – Server 2008 Small Business
  • DesignIT has requested that the design
    include the following:
    • High speed Internet access
    • Firewall
    • Antivirus / malware protection
    • Six (6) computers
    • Three (3) color laser printers
    • Wireless access for portable devices
  • DesignIT has requested the consideration of
    all interconnected devices and wiring, along with speeds, for best

Section 1:
Network Consultation Proposal

(Microsoft Word)

Create a cost
analysis, and develop a proposal for the company.

  1. Write an five to seven (5-7) page proposal
    in which you:
    1. Recommend one (1) suitable network design.
    2. Suggest one (1) network architecture.
    3. Suggest LAN and Wireless LAN (WLAN) wiring
    4. Recommend hardware options and costs.
    5. Suggest security considerations for:
      1. Firewall
      2. Antivirus software
    6. Recommend software options and costs.
    7. Outline the labor costs, equipment costs,
      and service costs for your suggested design in table format.
    8. Identify the single point of failure, and
      recommend potential mitigation strategies.
    9. 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 student’s name, the professor’s 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.

  1. Create a five to ten (5-10) slide
    presentation in which you:
    1. Outline the recommendations from your
      written proposal in Section 1.
    2. 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
  • 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

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