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:
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Using the building layout, your role
is to provide DesignIT with a network design that interconnects the following
- 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 Server
- DesignIT has
requested that the design include the following:
- High speed
- Antivirus /
- Six (6)
- Three (3) color
- Wireless access
for portable devices
- DesignIT has
requested the consideration of all interconnected devices and wiring, along with
speeds, for best performance.
Section 1: Network
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:
- Antivirus software
- Recommend 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
- 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
(Microsoft PowerPoint or
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.