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Assignment 2:
Network Upgrade

Due Week 4 and
worth 100 points

Imagine that you
are the administrator for a small accounting company, which currently employees
200 people. The CEO announces a merger that would double the number employees
to 400. Your current network design is as follows:

  • 200 host machines running Windows 8 with
    10/100 auto sensing NIC
  • 9 Cisco Catalyst 2960 Switches (100 Mb)
  • 1 Cisco Router
  • Category 5 Ethernet cabling
  • Class C network address (supporting 254
    addresses)

Write a two to three
(2-3) page proposal in which you:

  1. Recommend one (1) strategy to upgrade the
    company’s current infrastructure to support the new / additional
    employees.
  2. Recommend one (1) strategy to create a
    high-performance network.
  3. Recommend one (1) new network address that
    will allow you to scale your network in the event of additional
    mergers.
  4. Design the new addressing scheme for the
    network through the use of graphical tools in Microsoft Visio or an open
    source alternative such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted
    solution is not included in the required page length.

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.
  • Include charts or diagrams created in Visio
    or an equivalent such as Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be
    imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.

The specific
course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Summarize the basic components and media of
    network systems and distinguish between Local Area Networks (LANs),
    Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), and Wide Area Networks (WANs).
  • Compare, contrast, create, and assign IP
    addresses to Class A, B, C, D, and E networks.
  • Use technology and information resources to
    research issues in Internetworking.
  • Write clearly and concisely about basic
    internetworking 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.

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