Comprehensive and Secure Solution
Assume you are a consultant to a local business that has
asked you to propose an enterprise-wide solution that includes topology,
network devices, IP infrastructure, and network security. The scenario is as
A small accounting firm, ABC Accounting, Inc., landed a
large account a year and a half ago that has already led the company to grow
from five employees to 200 employees and expectations to employ 350 within a
year’s time. In the face of continuing expansion, ABC plans to add
offices in their current building that will span a total of three floors. At
least one third of ABC employees have laptops and travel often.
All ABC employees have Windows 7 computers, which currently
are not connected to each other.
You have been hired as a consultant to provide a detailed
technical proposal that recommends a solution that addresses each of the
detailed specifications that follow. Your solution regarding each specification
should comprise a separate section of the body of your proposal.
(type of network) and network devices
needs to set up a network and requires clarification regarding the type
of network (or topology) in order to properly configure the connections
among all PCs within the organization.
company is looking for guidance regarding the type of network devices
that will connect the machines together. Brand is not mandated. The
company asks that you explain what internal and external networking
components are required (explaining each and justifying WHY you chose the
network devices you did).
network must have the capacity to:
all users to company resources (e.g, printers, scanners, and other
file sharing options.
these resources in a central location.
proposals should include cost elements.
has asked that you provide details regarding an IP structure (which
includes static, DHCP, or the possibility of both, and proper IP Class assignment)
that is mindful of the company’s expectation of continued growth.
security has always been in place and now the company would like you to
make this a secure facility to protect against internal and external
- Be sure
to include details with respect to:
Your draft proposal should include each of the following
sections, with each preceded by an appropriate heading:
including a separate section for each numbered item in the specifications
appendices you feel appropriate