HS1011 Data Communication and Networks

FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Assignment (PART II)

HS1011 Data Communication and Networks

Trimester 3 2017

Assignment Part II – Group Assignment:

Date Due: Friday Week 12, by 5:00 PM

Marks: Weighting 15%

Word limit: 2000-2500 words equivalent

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Purpose of the assignment: The purpose of this assignment is to exercise and develop skills required to analyse and design networks to address the need of clients. In this assessment, students will be able to

 Understand the basic concepts and principles of technology relating to electronic data communications and computer networking

 Demonstrate a basic understanding of terminology of network communications technology, network operating systems and network applications

 Articulate the difference between different types of network configurations and indicate the situations in which various options are best/most appropriate

 Understand and explain different role of networking and network operating systems for information systems

 Appreciate the need for different types of networks

Assignment requirements:

All three scenarios should be addressed. Use the instructions within each scenario to prepare a report. Each scenario has a discussion component and a network prototype component. Please present the discussion components in a Word document and screenshots of the network prototypes. Network prototypes should be submitted as .pkt files.

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Scenario 1:

You must install a network with 20 computers for a new business that wants to run

TCP/IP and have access to the Internet. The ISP in town will assign you only two public

IP addresses, so you decide to assign the computers addresses in the range of

172.16.1.1/16 to 172.16.1.125/16. You also need to install a network monitoring tool

on the central server to monitor network activities which shows status of each

computer in the network. You need to report the following to your supervising boss

before you are assigned with the project.

Requirements

 Produce a report that states all the required hardware and software to

implement this network.

 Design the prototype of the network using Packet Tracer and describe it in the

report.

You need to submit the .pkt file of your prototype created in Packet Tracer.

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Scenario 2:

You are hired as a consultant to place a WiFi network (for 50-60 customers) for which

you need to carry out WiFi scanning, to notify you of all the nearest and closest Access

points (APs), as well as to identify if the networks are 802.11/a, 802.11/b, 802.11/g.

Also, its main features should include AP information (SSID, MAC Address) and signal

quality chart. Your wireless network should be supported by 2 servers (Web and email

servers) that are connected to LAB of 20 users. You need to report the following to

your supervising boss before you are assigned to the project.

Requirements

 Produce a report that states all the required hardware and software to

implement this network.

 Design the prototype of the network using Packet Tracer and describe it in the

report.

You need to submit the .pkt file of your prototype created in Packet Tracer.

Scenario 3:

You have been called in to consult on a new network design for CNT Books. The

requirements of this design are summarized as follows:

 The building has three floors.

 There are 300 user workstations and 10 servers.

 Users must be grouped according to the projects they’re working on, but the

users for each project are located on all three floors.

 There must be fault tolerance for communicating between the floors.

 Performance analyzing tool to evaluate performance and QoS of the network.

Requirements:

 Produce a report that states all the required hardware and software to

implement this network.

 Design the prototype of the network using Packet Tracer and describe it in the

report.

You need to submit the .pkt file of your prototype created in Packet Tracer.

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Assignment Submission: Assignment PART II Date Due: Friday Week 12 by 5:00 PM Assignment Submission Guideline: Please submit your softcopy online using the respective Blackboard assignment submission link. Only one submission per group can be made on Blackboard. In your group submission please include:

 A Word document, including – Discussion component from Scenario 1 – Discussion component from Scenario 2 – Discussion component from Scenario 3 – Screenshots of Network prototypes from all three scenarios (not

included in the word limit)

 Three .pkt files, one for each scenario, created in Packet Tracer

Marking criteria Weighting

Discussion component – hardware and software requirements and

network prototype descriptions (from all three scenarios)

5%

Network prototypes (from all three scenarios) 10%

TOTAL Weight 15%

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