Need Help-Networking


Need Help-Networking

You have been hired as part of the networking team at UMUC. After completing orientation and training in your first week, your manager calls you into a meeting to discuss your first project.

The university has recently leased a building in Adelphi, Maryland. The building will house some offices, classrooms, a library, and computer labs. Security is very important for UMUC, as the university must protect students’ and employees’ data, as well as any intellectual property that UMUC has on its servers and computers. As a result, IT management would like to take the time to review some proposals on how best to move forward. As a network engineer, you have been asked to prepare a network proposal on how to set up a secure network infrastructure in this new building to support university operations.

After speaking to your manager, you are excited about the project, but you realize you will have a busy schedule. As you write your proposal, you will also have to prepare for the Network+ Certification exam. One of the conditions of your employment at this company is that you obtain this certification within 60 days of being hired. You will have to manage your time wisely, because you will have to take a practice certification test just as you are completing your final project.

In this learning demonstration, you will use the TestOut Network Pro (LabSim) to learn about the different types of networks and how to configure them. These activities will prepare you for the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam. In order to identify your strengths and weaknesses, you will first complete the Network+ Certification Practice exam. The practice exam is designed to assess your preparedness for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Then, during the course of the next eight weeks, as you step through each set of activities in LabSim, you will also be drafting sections of your design proposal.

Use the results of the certification practice exam you took at the beginning of the class to help guide you on which areas within LabSim you should pay closer attention to. You must complete all online labs in LabSim; these are the activities with the computer mouse icon. Some of the other areas in LabSim are optional. You can complete any or all of those if you feel you need to learn more about the topics at hand.

To get started, follow the steps below.

 

 

OVERVIEW

you will provide detailed network design proposal. Your task is to design the network for this new building with the following criteria:

  • Student-accessed computers should be on separate network from the staff-accessed computers. Computers for public use should be on a separate network.
  • There must be a minimum of 40 Mbps Internet connection, with a backup line capable of at least 20Mbps. Cable, DSL, or FIOS should not be used for primary Internet service.
  • The network should use physical cable, not wireless. But do provide wireless access in the Student Lobby area (second-floor hallway). Set the maximum simultaneous wireless users to 254.
  • The network has been assigned the 10.11.12.0/23 network address for all computers and devices

Your proposal should have three major sections:

  1. Physical Network Design
  2. Network Addressing
  3. Network Services Design

To learn how you will be assessed on this assignment, please take a moment to review the rubric.  The final deliverable should adhere to the following criteria:

  • Include at least five scholarly references.
  • Use IEEE-style citation.
  • Use correct network terminology.
  • The use of diagrams is encouraged.

Use this template as a guide while creating your final deliverable.

 

Physical Network Design

In this section, address each of the following.

  1. Define the topology that will be used.
  2. Select the appropriate network media.
  3. Select the appropriate network connecting devices, including network security devices.
  4. Select the appropriate computer systems to use to support the network design.
  5. Determine a physical layout of the computers on the floor plan, along with the network wires (network wiring diagram).
  6. Provide justifications for each element of your network design (numbers 1–4 above)

 

Network Addressing

In this section, address each of the following.

  1. Define the subnets (based on rooms, floor, department, or other criteria).
  2. For each subnet, explain which devices/‌groups/‌users/‌rooms will be on this subnet, define the network address, subnet mask, and available IP addresses to be used by computers or devices.

Network Services Design

In this section, address each of the following.

  1. Identify network services needed.
  2. List additional servers or network devices needed to implement the network.
  3. List network security measures to be implemented.
  4. Justify the need for the network services, security measures, and devices you’ve selected.

6. Building Details

The 50-year-old, two-story building has the following layout:

 

Building dimensions: Length: 240 Feet, Width: 95 Feet, Height: 30 Feet

The building will house six computer labs that will be used for instruction. In the building diagrams above, the labs are labeled Classroom #1, Classroom #2, and Classroom #4 on the first floor and Classroom #1, Classroom #2, and Classroom #5 on the second floor; each computer lab will have a closet.  Each lab will have 32 computers: 30 student computers, 1 instructor computer, and 1 server in the closet for instructional use.

In addition, there will be a Student Computer Lab that will provide computer access to students to do their homework. There will be 50 computers in this lab and a server in the closet. To allow students access to library resources, the library will also have 10 computers for students and 5 computers for library staff.

Finally, there are various offices in the building. Each of these offices will have one computer for staff use, with the exception of the admissions office, which will have five computers. There will be two server rooms, one on the first floor and one on the second floor.

 

TEMPLATE

 

Network Design Proposal

  

 Prepared for:

University of Maryland University College

 Prepared by:

Student Name

 

  1. Physical Network Design

 

  1. Network Topology

Business Needs

In this section, you will assess the business needs of the company. Use the information provided in the scenario to analyze the need for infrastructure or equipment. If you need more information, feel free to ask your instructor or make some assumptions. If you make some assumptions, be sure to list them. This section is not about the actual infrastructure or equipment, but it should discuss the business needs of the company.

Example

ABS Enterprises believes that employees’ health, well-being, and morale have a significant impact on the productivity of the employees and thus the overall results or output of the company. They want to invest in a facility that will provide the most return on investment while still providing a facility that employees will use.

Proposed Topology

Select one or more topologies to use for this design. This section should be used to provide details of the selected infrastructure or equipment. Include the model, manufacturer, features, and cost.

Example

We are proposing the construction of a basketball court at our campus. This can be constructed behind our main building where the current overflow parking lot is located. The court will be a full regulation-size basketball court [1]. The typical measurements of a regulation-size basketball court are as follows:

Area Measurements
Court length 94 ft
Court width 50 ft
Rim height 10 ft
Restricted arc radius 4 ft
Center circle diameter 12 ft
3-point line distance from the basket 23.75 ft
Key (shaded lane or restricted area) width 16 ft
Free-throw line distance from point on the floor directly below the backboard 15 ft

 

The court will cost approximately $20,000 and will include such features as the company logo, a state-of-the-art lighting system, and a net structure around the court.

Justification

Justify your determination that the selected topologies will meet the business needs. Use the information provided in the scenario to make the appropriate assumptions (make sure to list those assumptions). Be sure to also provide an analysis of the justification for the infrastructure or equipment.

Example

Last month, the Human Resources department conducted a survey asking all current employees which facility they would be more likely to use: basketball court, volleyball court, or tennis court. Based on the survey, 70% of our employees selected basketball, 40% selected a tennis court, and 20% percent chose volleyball court.

 

  1. Network Media

Business Needs

Assess the business needs.

 

Proposed Network Media (include network wiring diagrams)

Select one or more network media to use for this design.

 

Justification

Justify your determination that the selected media will meet the business needs.

 

  1. Network Devices

Business Needs

Assess the business needs.

 

Proposed Network Devices

Select network devices to use to implement the design. Include setup and location information for the devices. Provide a comprehensive list of devices including the quantity of each device needed.

 

Justification

Justify your determination that the selected network devices will meet the business needs.

 

  1. Network Security Devices

Business Needs

Assess the business needs.

 

Proposed Network Security Devices

Select network security devices to use to secure the network. Include setup and location information for the devices. Provide comprehensive list of devices including the quantity of each device needed.

 

Justification

Justify your determination that the selected network security devices will meet the business needs.

  1. Computer Systems

Business Needs

Assess the business needs.

 

Proposed Computer Systems

Select computer systems (servers) to use to implement the network design. Include setup and location information for the devices. Provide comprehensive list of devices including the quantity of each system needed.

 

Justification

Justify your determination that the selected systems will meet the business needs.


 

  1. Network Addresses Design
  2. Subnetting

Business Needs

Assess the business needs.

 

Proposed Subnetting (include the calculations)

List the quantity of subnets needed. For each subnet, provide the IP addressing info (network address, broadcast address, range of available IP addresses) and the systems, devices, or equipment that will be on that network. Also provide the calculations on how those IP addressing information are determined.

 

Justification

Justify your determination that the network address design will meet the business needs(why the design needs to have x number of subnets? What are the implications if they have more or less subnets?)

 

 

 


 

III. Network Services Design

  1. Network Services

Business Needs

Assess the business needs

 

Proposed Network Services

Determine and list the network services needed to implement the design. Provide setup and licensing information (as necessary).

 

Justification

Justify your determination that the network services are needed and will meet the business needs

 

 

 

  1. Network Security Measures

Business Needs

Assess the business needs

 

Proposed Network Security Measures

Outline network security measures needed in the design. This includes training, monitoring, and maintenance procedures. Provide implementation details of these measures.

 

Justification

Justify your determination that the network security measures are needed and will meet the business needs.

Bibliography

[1] No Author. (2015) Basketball Court [Online] Available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_court

 

 

 

 

 

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