IT 3355 Network Architecture Assignment Tasks

IT 3355 Network Architecture Assignment Tasks

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 Capella 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.

IT3355 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 Capella 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.

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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 Capella 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.

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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 Capella 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.

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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 Capella
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?