Network Implementation Plan Document

For the assignments in this course you will be developing a  comprehensive Network Implementation Plan document which is the final Key Assignment deliverable.

Throughout this course, you will be working on several aspects of  network implementation that will result in a complete Network  Implementation Plan document for a scenario organization of your  choosing. You will work extensively with the concepts of good network  design and implementation practices in this project. Additional  information and the deliverables for each Individual Project will be  provided in the assignment description for that project.

Target Organization Selection

The first step will be to select a scenario organization as the  target for your network implementation plan. This scenario organization  will be used as the basis for each of the assignments throughout the  course, and should conform to the following guidelines:

  • Nontrivial: The selected organization should be  large enough to allow reasonable exercise of the networking principles  in the course assignments.
  • Domain knowledge: You should be familiar  enough with the organization to allow focus on the assignment tasks  without significant time required for domain education.
  • Accessibility: You should have good access to  the people and other information related to the organization because  this will be an important part of the process.

Select a scenario organization that fits these requirements, and  submit your proposal to your instructor before proceeding further with  the assignments in the course. Approval should be sought within the  first several days of the course. Your instructor will tell you how to  submit this proposal and what notification will be given for approval.

Assignment Guidelines:

For the assignments in this course, you will be developing a  comprehensive Network Implementation Plan document. Your first task in  this process will be to select an organization to use as the basis of  your plan. You will also create the shell document for the final project  deliverable that you will be working on during each unit. As you  proceed through each project week, you will add content to each section  of the final document to gradually complete the final project delivery.  Appropriate research should be conducted to support your work, and  assumptions may be made when necessary.

As part of your weekly tasks, you will be reviewing and answering  some questions based on what you learned going through LabSim for  Network Pro (also covers Network+) Certification Training modules. This  will help you to compile a toolkit to reference should you decide to  take this exam. The topics you will be going through in LabSim will be  spread out over a series of Networking courses, however should you  choose to go through all of the materials on your own, and this will  prepare you to take the certification exam at sponsored locations. The  modules under LabSim for CompTIA – Network+ include:

  • Videos: 141 (18:44:06)
  • Demonstrations: 81 (10:47:01)
  • Simulations: 92
  • Fact Sheets: 142
  • Exams: 101

The following are the project deliverables:

  • Submit your target organization selection to the instructor for approval.
  • Network Implementation Plan document shell
    • Use MS Word
    • Title page
      • Course number and name
      • Project name
      • Student name
      • Date
    • Table of contents
      • Use autogenerated TOC
      • Separate page
      • Maximum of 3 levels deep
      • Update fields of TOC so it is up-to-date before submitting project
    • Section headings (create each heading on a new page with TBD as content, except for sections listed under “New content” below)
      • Target Organization
      • Proposed Network Solution
      • Network Design
      • Installation and Configuration
      • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
      • Remote Access
      • Network Pro Prep Toolkit
  • Add the following new content:
    • Target Organization
      • Give a brief description of the organization.
      • Include the organization’s size, number of locations, and other  information that is necessary to describe its networking needs as they  relate to this project.
      • Material can be taken from the approved proposal that you submitted to the instructor.
      • Be sure that this organization is approved by the instructor.
    • Proposed Network Solution
      • Describe the network configuration that will address the needs of the organization.
      • Topic coverage should include DNS, DHCP, network protocols, WINS, IP Routing, and Certificate Services.
      • Include justification of the selected configuration and why it suits this organization well.
    • Network Pro Prep Toolkit
      • Take or review the following Network Pro lab lessons:
        • 0.0 Course Introduction
        • 0.1 Using the Simulator
        • 1.1 Networking Overview
        • 1.2 Network Topologies
    • For each completed lesson include a screenshot of the completed lab and exam as applicable.
  • Name the document yourname_IT326_IP1.doc.
  • Submit the document for grading.  Please submit your assignment.

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