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

 

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2019
Unit Code BN202
Unit Title Internetworking Technologies
Assessment Type Individual submission and demonstration
Assessment
Title
Assignment 2 – Network requirement analysis and plan
Purpose of the assessment
(with           ULO
Mapping)
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
Total Marks 50
Word limit 1000
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.
Further information is available at:
http://www.mit.edu.au/aboutmit/institutepublications/policiesproceduresandguidelines/specialconsiderationdeferment  
Academic
Misconduct  
 
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                             y: Dr Lincy Jim                                   Mar 2019
 
 
Assignment 2 Description
 
Business case study: Network design proposal for a HiTech Telecommunications company
 

Description

 
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.
 

Report Contents

 

  • Project Scope
  • Project requirements
  • Network Design strategy
  • Network Topology Diagram
    • Switch configuration (VLAN, Trunking)
    • Router configuration (VLAN sub interface, Access lists) –     DHCP configuration (Scope creation with screen shot)  –   Access point, server configuration guidelines.
  • Detailed Network Design in Netsim (You should not use packet tracer) which includes – All switches
    • All routers
    • VLAN
    • VTP
    • All PCs
  • Network device configurations Switch configuration:
    • Set IP addresses on PC and switch
    • Create VLAN
    • Ping each other
    • Set VTP domain with your first name
    • Set VTP password with your family name
    • Demonstrate VTP packets

 

  1. Router configuration
  • 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?
  • Ping all routers.

 
                 
Marking criteria:
 

Section to be included in the report Description of the section Marks
Project Report a.
b.
c.
Project Scope
Project requirements
Network Design strategy
5
Project hardware requirements a.
b.
c.
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.
5
Network Design in Netsim a.
b.
Design the network using Netsim
Write justification of the network design
5
Network device configurations – Switch configuration a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Set IP addresses on PC and switch
Create VLAN
Ping each other
Set VTP domain with your first name
Set VTP password with your family name
Demonstrate VTP packets
10
Network device configurations – Router configuration a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
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.
10
Demonstration Demonstrate switch and router configuration in week 11 laboratory class 10
Reference style Follow IEEE reference style 5
Total 50

 
                 
 

Marking Rubric for Assignment #2: Total Marks 50

 

Grade Mark HD
40-50
DI 35-39 CR 30-34 P 25-29 Fail
<25
  Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
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
Demonstrat
ed excellent ability to think critically but did not source reference material
appropriatel y
Demonstrated  ability to think
critically and sourced reference material appropriately
Demonstrated ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately Did not
demonstrate
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.
Network device
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
style
Sometimes
clear referencing style
Lacks consistency with many errors

 
 
 
Reference:

  1. http://hitechcomm.ca/

 
 
 
 

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