Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
|Assessment Type||Individual submission and demonstration|
|Assignment 2 – Network requirement analysis and plan|
|Purpose of the assessment
|Main objective of this assignment is to enable student to understand networking devices, gather requirements for a given business case study and plan a network design. After successful completion of this assignment, students should be able to:
d) Explain the current and future state of the internetworking infrastructure and its applications.
e) Apply a process to support the administration and management of internetworking.
|Weight||20% of the total assessments|
|Due Date||Week 11 (Tuesday 28st May, 2019, 5:00 pm), submit report on Moodle|
|Submission Guidelines||• All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.
|Extension|| If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly on AMS. You must submit this application three working days prior to the due date of the assignment.
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y: Dr Lincy Jim Mar 2019
Assignment 2 Description
Business case study: Network design proposal for a HiTech Telecommunications company
HiTech Telecommunications1 is a reputed Telecommunications company that provides different types of Telecommunications services, including service onsite. The company has three (3) major branches in Australia in Canberra, Melbourne, and Brisbane with Headquarters (HQ) in Melbourne to capture large number of customers in the area. In addition to providing Telecommunications services in-store, they also have web-based ordering facility for national and international customers. The orders can be paid for online by using major credit cards.
HiTech Telecommunications gets a significant portion of their orders through their on-line ordering facilities. Web-based orders (online) get stored in their central file server(s), which is located in Melbourne, but should be accessible from any branch using appropriate networking technologies. The reliability of their file and web servers is of high importance. HiTech Telecommunications also wants to make sure that the network downtime is very limited.
Furthermore, the servers need to be protected from malicious computer attacks and unauthorized access. Facility to carry out audit checks needs to be provided as well to so as to keep track of the exact activity along with the date and time at which an employee of HiTech Telecommunications carried out a computer system based activity. The activity could include doing task(s) such as installation of new software, changes in Webpage etc.
The web server is located in the Melbourne Headquarters (HQ) in the same location as the file server(s), to host a homepage for the business. This server also acts as a chat server for providing real-time chats by the customer service personnel with customers who wish to get some quick queries answered before they order online. Each branch also has 8 networked printers and a fax machine, as well as E-mail communication facility for staff use. Each of the branches of HiTech Telecommunications also provides WLAN based service for customers to access the Internet while visiting the store. A key issue is that the visitors should not have access to the resources of the staff on the company’s internal network.
HiTech Telecommunications in each of their branches has 150 employees who have been provided with laptops whilst the HQ in Melbourne has 200 employees. Each branch has 5 departments while the HQ has 7 departments with networked PCs to form an internal network. Staff in all the branches and in HQ have access to the WLAN as well. There will be a need for separate VLANs supporting the users. Some of the employees may telecommute from their homes over the weekends. Each of the employees whether they are in company or telecommuting need to be connected with a secure connection over a wired or a Wireless LAN connection, whichever may be available. (You will need to demonstrate your assignment during laboratory class).
Write a report based on the above network requirements, use the following structure to organise your report; and demonstrate switch and router configuration in week 11 laboratory class.
|Section to be included in the report||Description of the section||Marks|
Network Design strategy
|Project hardware requirements||a.
|Name of the network device with manufacturer’s
name, series, model and ports
Type of the cables
Name of the server, PC with specification such as operating system, RAM, hard disk etc.
|Network Design in Netsim||a.
|Design the network using Netsim
Write justification of the network design
|Network device configurations – Switch configuration||a.
|Set IP addresses on PC and switch
Ping each other
Set VTP domain with your first name
Set VTP password with your family name
Demonstrate VTP packets
|Network device configurations – Router configuration||a.
|set descriptions on interfaces, one with your name, second with your family name, third with your middle name
display information about directly connected devices to router
Setup IP addresses for each interface.
What is the subnet mask did you use?
DHCP configuration (Scope creation with screen shot)
Access point, server configuration guidelines.
Ping all routers.
|Demonstration||Demonstrate switch and router configuration in week 11 laboratory class||10|
|Reference style||Follow IEEE reference style||5|
|DI 35-39||CR 30-34||P 25-29||Fail
|Project Report||Concise and specific to the project||Topics are relevant and soundly analysed.||Generally relevant and analysed.||Some relevance and briefly presented.||This is not relevant to the assignment topic.|
|Project hardware requirements||Demonstrated
excellent ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately
ed excellent ability to think critically but did not source reference material
|Demonstrated ability to think
critically and sourced reference material appropriately
|Demonstrated ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately||Did not
ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately
|Network Design in Netsim||Logic is clear and easy to follow with strong arguments||Consistency logical and convincing||Mostly consistent logical and convincing||Adequate cohesion and conviction||Argument is confused and disjointed|
|Network device configurations – Switch configuration||All elements are present and very well integrated.||Components present with good cohesive||Components present and mostly well integrated||Most components present||Proposal lacks structure.|
Configurations – Router configuration
|All elements are present and very well integrated.||Components present with good cohesive||Components present and mostly well integrated||Most components present||Proposal lacks structure.|
|Demonstration||Logic is clear and easy to follow with strong arguments||Consistency logical and convincing||Mostly consistent logical and convincing||Adequate cohesion and conviction||Argument is confused and disjointed|
|IEEE Reference style||Clear styles with excellent source of references.||Clear referencing style||Generally good Referencing
clear referencing style
|Lacks consistency with many errors|
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