IT3355 All Assignments (August 2019)

IT 3355 Network Architecture

Unit 1 Assignment

Project Scope

Preparation

To prepare for this assignment, first complete the required practice lab and unit discussion, as both will help you with the assignment.

Search the Internet and the library to find recent articles or books on the topic of IT projects and project scope. You will need at least three articles or other resources to support your work in this assignment. You may use the resources provided in this unit, but must include resources from your own research as well.

Next,? you will need to choose an organization that will be the basis for all your course assignments. You should choose an organization you are currently working for, have worked for in the past, or one you would like to work for in the future. The organization should be relevant to your professional goals and have a global presence, as this will make your assignments more meaningful for you.

Instructions

Because the enterprise network is the communications backbone of an organization, it is important to carefully consider all aspects. Completing each step of a project such as the one in this course, will help you explore established protocols and strategies to design a secure, reliable enterprise network.

Prepare a project scope document in which you:

Describe the organization. Be sure you provide enough information to support the project scope.

Describe the project and project goals.

Explain the role of each of the main stakeholders in the project.

Create a high-level requirements network diagram or map that shows geographic locations, organizational functional areas, and network connections between locations.

Visio or a graphical drawing tool of your choice may be used. Note: Microsoft Visio is provided for your use via MS Imagine. See the Microsoft Software section in the Unit 1 studies for more information.?

Export the diagram to an image and include in the Word document, or copy and paste into Word document.

Develop a project timeline/outline that aligns with the network engineering life cycle stages.

Given the global nature of the organization, describe the international and cultural concerns that must be addressed.

The assignment you submit should be approximately 4–?5 pages in length, including the diagram or map you create. Be sure your document is professionally written, free of errors, and that your citations and references follow APA guidelines.

IT 3355 Network Architecture

Unit 2 Assignment

WAN Network Design

Preparation

Before you begin this assignment, please complete the practice labs and discussion for this unit.

Then use the Internet and the library to research the assignment topic. You will need at least three recent, relevant, professional resources to support your work.

Instructions

WAN is the core component to your network, as it encompasses all your local area networks (LANs) and all needed network infrastructures such as routers, switches, and servers.

For this assignment, prepare a project document that includes the following:

Create a diagram that will:

Display the basic topology for your selected organization. Be sure you include routers, switches, and all of the basic network connection hardware.

Diagram your IP addresses. Calculate and add your IP ranges and subnets into your diagram. Note: Microsoft Visio is provided for your use via MS Imagine. See the Microsoft Software section in the Unit 1 studies for more information.?

Explain the switching and routing choices, topology choice, and overall wired infrastructure decisions.

Explain the strategy you used for assigning IP addresses for the organization. Why did you choose the IP addresses that you did?

Describe IP addressing strategies for maintaining privacy on a network. How do your strategies maintain privacy on your network?

Describe at least three networks addressing or topology standards that influenced your network design.

The assignment you submit should be approximately 3–?4 pages in length, including the diagram you create. Be sure your document is professionally written, free of errors, and that your citations and references follow APA guidelines.

IT 3355 Network Architecture

Unit 3 Assignment

Wireless Network Design

Preparation

Before you begin this assignment, please complete the practice labs and the discussion for this unit.

Then use the Internet and the library to research the assignment topic. You will need at least three recent, relevant, professional resources to support your work.

Instructions

For this assignment, you will create a wireless network design strategy. The wireless network strategy is the overall umbrella encompassing wireless access controllers (WACs) and wireless access points (APs). The wireless service provider can play a role by connecting these, thereby providing connectivity to the entire network.

Start with the network diagram you created in the Unit 2 assignment. You may want to make some changes depending on the feedback you received from your instructor. Using this diagram, complete the following:

Add a wireless infrastructure to your network diagram.

Include your IP addresses. Calculate and add your IP ranges and subnets into your diagram.

Use Visio or a graphical drawing tool of your choice. Note: Microsoft Visio is provided for your use via MS Imagine. See the Microsoft Software section in the Unit 1 studies for more information.?

Export your diagram to an image and include in the Word document, or copy and paste the diagram into the Word document.

Explain hardware placement, hardware device choices, topology choice, and overall wireless infrastructure decisions.

Explain your IP addressing strategy.

Describe at least three wireless standards that influenced your network structure.

The assignment you submit should be approximately 3–?4 pages in length, including the diagram you create. Be sure your document is professionally written, free of errors, and that your citations and references follow APA guidelines.

IT 3355 Network Architecture

Unit 4 Assignment

Network Management Strategy

Preparation

Before you begin this assignment, please complete the practice labs and the discussion for this unit. Note: Microsoft Visio is provided for your use via MS Imagine. See the Microsoft Software section in the Unit 1 studies for more information.

Then use the Internet and the library to research the assignment topic. You will need at least three recent, relevant, professional resources to support your work.

Instructions

For this assignment, you will develop a network management strategy. Such a strategy can add value to your network by improving and updating your monitoring tools and ensuring that you are up-to-date with all of the processes and procedures needed to quantify risks to your network.

Prepare a 3–?4 page network management strategy that you could present to the CIO of the organization you have selected. Your strategy should support the design of your network that you completed in the previous assignments.

Within your network management strategy:

Explain the role of network management.

Describe at least three tools used for network management.

Describe at least three tools used to monitor network performance.

Explain the role that remote access plays in managing a network.

Propose a strategy for managing the organization’s network infrastructure.

The assignment you submit should be approximately 3–?4 pages in length, including the diagram you create. Be sure your document is professionally written, free of errors, and that your citations and references follow APA guidelines.

 

IT 3355 Network Architecture

Unit 5 Assignment

Enterprise Network Optimization Project

Preparation

To prepare for this final assignment, please complete the practice labs and the discussion for this unit. Note: Microsoft Visio is provided for your use via MS Imagine. See the Microsoft Software section in the Unit 1 studies for more information.?

Look in the library and on the Internet for articles and information on the topics of availability and load balancing. You will need at least three recent, professional resources to support your work on the final piece of the course project.

Review the feedback you received on the previous four assignments and revise your work accordingly.

Instructions

For your final project submission, you will use your work from the previous four assignments, along with the final piece from your work in this unit to produce a cohesive plan for enterprise network optimization. Organize your work logically, as if you would actually present it to senior IT leadership in the organization you selected.

Use the following structure to organize and complete your project:

Title page.

Executive summary (approximately one page that provides a high-level overview of what is in the document).

Body of the document:

Your network diagram, updated to include the following:

Apply basic load-balancing techniques as an effort to ensure network availability.

Analyze the technology presented in your diagram (you may use the information you provided in previous assignments, but do not simply cut and paste).

Explain your decisions for hardware placement, hardware devices, topology, and overall infrastructure design.

Support your analysis with recent, relevant resources.

Explain the techniques and strategies for maintaining high availability on the network.

Explain your load balancing strategy.

Explain how your network design addresses globalization. How can you be sure it will succeed internationally?