Networking Technologies-Btechnd Assignment

LO 

Learning outcome

(LO)

AC

In this assessment you will have the opportunity to present evidence that shows you are able to:

Task no. 

Evidence

(Page no)

LO1 

Understand networking principles

1.1

discuss the benefits and constraints of different

networking systems types and topologies

  
1.2evaluate the impact of current network technology, communication and standards  
1.3discuss how protocols enable the effective utilisation of different networking systems  
LO 2 

 

Understand networking

components

 

 

2.1discuss the role of software and hardware components  
2.2discuss server types and selection requirement  

2.3

discuss the inter-dependence of workstation hardware with network components

LO 3

 

 

 

Be able to design networked

systems

3.1design a networked system to meet a given specification  
3.2evaluate the design and analyse user feedback  
LO 4 

 

 

 

Be able to test complex network infrastructure systems

4.1implement a networked system based on a prepared design  
4.2

test the network system to meet user requirements

  
4.3

document and analyse test results against expected results

  
4.4recommend potential enhancements for the networked systems  
4.5

design a maintenance schedule to support thenetworked system.

  
Learner declaration

I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged.

Student signature:                                                                Date: 

Your completed assignment must be handed in via the turnitin before the deadline.

 Merit Criteria

Merit descriptors

Indicative characteristicsSuggested evidence
(M1)

Identify and apply strategies to find  appropriate solutions

Relevant theories and techniques have been applied.

 

Complex problems with more than one variable have been explored

An effective approach to study and research has

Discuss the properties of wired and wireless network

 

 

 

 

(M2)

Select/design and apply appropriate methods/techniques

Relevant theories and techniques have been applied

 

A range of sources of information has been used

The selection of methods and techniques/sources has been justified

Appropriate learning methods/techniques have been applied

Discuss the impacts of cloud computing on organisations and how it can benefit Amun-Ra

 

 

 

(M3)

Present and communicate appropriate findings

The appropriate structure and approach has been used

Coherent, logical development of principles/concepts for the intended audience

 

Technical language accurately used.

Documentation appropriate for familiar and unfamiliar audience.

Implement at least 3 different security configurations  

Provide screen prints with annotations

Distinction Criteria

Distinction descriptors

Indicative characteristicsSuggested evidence
D1

 

The validity of the results has been judged.

 

Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified

 

Realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristics  for success

Specified the required software and hardware components for Amun-Ra

Reasonably justified

Explained how your specifications exceed the needs of Amun-Ra

D2

 

Autonomy/independence has been demonstrated

Substantial activities, projects or investigations have been planned, managed and organised

The unforeseen has been accommodated

 

Provide a detailed report on 2 different approaches to link both branches

 

Select a better option with justification

D3

Convergent and lateral thinking have been applied

Innovation and creative thought have been applied

Effective thinking has taken place in unfamiliar contexts

Analyse potential network problems in terms of bandwidth, connectivity and security

Recommend ways to avoid these problems

Assignment brief
Unit number and title24: Network Technologies
QualificationBTEC HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development
Start date
Deadline/hand-in
Assessor
 
Assignment titleAmun-Ra
Purpose of this assignment

1.      Understand networking principles

2.      Understand networking components

3.      Be able to design networked systems

4.        Be able to implement and support networked systems

Scenario

Amun-Ra Publishing House is a UK based book publisher located in Nottingham. The company has recently started producing digital books at a new branch office in central London. Amun-Ra urgently needs to implement a new networking system in order to improve its operation. 24 employees are based at the Nottingham office and only 10 at central London along with 3 Database Developers who work from home.

As a network engineer, you are required to provide a detailed report and demonstrate Amun-Ra’s network configuration for the company’s CEO, your report and demonstration is required to include the following:

Task 1 (LO 1: P1.1, P1.2, P1.3, M1 and M2): 

a.      Discuss the benefits and constraints of different networking systems types and topologies, and analyse the features of wireless and wired configurations

b.      Evaluate the impact of current network technology, communication and standards. Discuss the impacts of cloud computing on organisations and how it can benefit Amun-Ra

c.       Discuss how protocols enable the effective utilisation of different networking systems

Task 2 (LO 2:P2.1, P2.2, P2.3, D1):

a.        Discuss the role of software and hardware components

b.        Discuss server types and selection requirement. Specify and justify appropriate software and hardware components that exceed Amun-Ra’s requirement

c.        Discuss the inter-dependence of workstation hardware with network components

Task 3: Plan (LO 3: P3.1, P3.2, D2)

  1. Design a networked system to meet a given specification: show design by providing a detailed diagram. Provide a written report on 2 different approaches to link both branches and select a better option with justification  [P3.1; D2]
  2. Evaluate the design and analyses user feedback (gather feedback from your course mates [P3.2]

Task 4: (Lo 4: P4.1, P4.2, P4.3, P4.4, P4.5, M3, D3) 

a.       Implement a networked system based on a prepared design: Screen prints of configuration/settings and witness statement of a prototype (at least 1, server, 2 workstations and a printer) Implement at least 3 different security configurations   [P4.1; M3]

b.       Test the network system (against your original design) to meet user requirements (screen print evidence showing file transfer between 2 nodes or 2 users) [P4.2]

c.       Document and analyse test results against expected results Explain in relation to your design and annotate screen prints evidence in 4.2 above [P4.3]

d.       Recommend potential enhancements for (Amun-Ra’s new network) the networked systems. [P4.4]

e.       Design a maintenance schedule to support Amun-Ra’s new network. Analyse potential network problems in terms of bandwidth, connectivity and security, recommend ways to avoid these problems [P4.5; D3]

f. P4.1; P4.1, P4.3 and P4.4 must be summarised in MS PowerPoint and presented to the whole group (5min presentation and 2 min for Q&A)

Sources of information:

Mackin J and McLean I – MCSE Implementing, Managing & Maintaining a Windows Server 2003

Network Infrastructure (Microsoft, 2006) ISBN-10: 0735622884

White G et al – CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (McGraw Hill, 2009)

ISBN-10: 0071601279

Open Internet

Google Scholar

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