ITECH2301-Network Architecture and Design

Network Design Assignment
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Due Date
Week 11 on Friday at 23:55
Worth
20% (Marked out of 100 marks)
Type
Type A
Assessment Objective
 The report helps you grasp the fundamental concept of network design and acquire the
knowledge on the techniques required for developing both logical and physical network designs.
 The presentation enables presentation, oral communication and team skills to be exercised as
well as providing an opportunity to research a specific topic.
 Learning Outcomes Assessed:
 K4. Describe the technologies and architecture of LANs, Wireless LANs and WANs.
 K5. Identify the principles of LAN design.
 A1. Analyse and design LAN architecture for organisational requirements.
 S1- Analyse data communication and networking technologies in today’s Internet.
Network Design Case
Accurate Accounting is an Australian regional accounting firm having three local offices
located in Sydney, Adelaide, and Queensland. The company is constructing two adjacent
buildings: (i) a three-story office building comprising 80 rooms and (ii) a single-story
administration building with 20 rooms in Victoria as its main headquarter. The office building
houses 80 computers, with additional 20 computers in the administration building. You are
required to design a network (LAN) for the Victoria headquarter enterprise campus, which
connects the three local offices. Therefore, you need to consider the WAN access in the LAN
design for the headquarter enterprise campus.
The new network will house a data centre, the e-commerce edge, and 8 printers. 6 printers will
be installed in the different rooms of the office building, while the other two are to be installed
in the administration building. An employee is allowed to have a printing service with any
printer through the new network. Employees will bring their own mobile devices (e.g.,
laptops, smartphones, tablets) to work. Employees will use them to access required
information such as their work email, required documents, and Internet through wireless
communication facilities (Wi-Fi access points).
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You will also require to make some assumptions, so be sure to document your assumptions
and explain why you have designed the network in this way.
Requirements
There are two parts of the requirements for this assignment – a) Report and b) Presentation.
Hand drawn layouts for both logical and physical designs are fine. However, if you like, you
would use ConceptDraw (https://conceptdraw.en.softonic.com/) or SmartDraw
(www.smartdraw.com) or any other network design software to draw the layout of logical and
physical network designs.
a) Report [70 marks]
The report should be no more than 10 pages and needs to consider the following design
tasks:
Design Tasks:
T1. Using the building-block network design process, develop a logical design of the new
network for the Victoria headquarter enterprise campus that considers the seven
network architecture components. Remember to consider the expected growth of the
company. For the logical design, you need to consider the following items:
[25 marks]
1. Network architecture components
2. Application systems
3. Network users
4. Categorizing network needs
5. Deliverables
T2. Design the physical design of the network based on the logical design completed in
Task T1. Note, you do not need to develop an alternative design. For the physical
design, you need to consider the following items:
[20 marks]
1. Designing client and servers
2. Designing circuits
3. Network design tools
4. Deliverables
T3. Provide a short description of how the LAN of headquarter can be connected with the
LANs of the local offices via WAN.
[5 marks]
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T4. Briefly describe how you will minimise the interference from Wi-Fi access points
(APs) on different floors.
[10 marks]
T5. You will make some assumptions; therefore, document your assumptions and explain
why you have designed the network in this way.
[10 marks]
b) Presentation [3O marks]
You need to produce a presentation consisting of eight PowerPoint slides based on your
report and the relevant assessment criteria. The presentation time is 10 minutes. The
presentation will be given in Week 12’s timetabled tutorial.
Online students can provide the presentations through either an appropriate online video
conferencing technique (e.g., Teams) or adding voice-over to their PowerPoint presentation
slides.
Assessment Feedback
Student
Assessment criteria for the report:
Elements Maximum
Marks
Marks
Obtained
T1. Logical design (need analysis)
– Network architecture components 3
– Application systems 4
– Network users 4
– Categorizing network needs 4
– Deliverables 10
T2. Physical Design (technology design)
– Designing client and servers 3
– Designing circuits 4
– Network design tools 3
– Deliverables 10
T3. A short description of the WAN connection 5
T4. Minimising the interference from Wi-Fi access points 10
T5. Assumptions and their explanation 10
Total marks for the report 70
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Comments
Assessment criteria for the presentation:
Elements Maximum
Marks
Marks
Obtained
Content – summary in relation to topic 5
– interesting, informative, & useful
information 4
– reflective thinking about the design 8
Communication – use of language 2
– main points emphasised 2
– spoke to whole audience, good eye
contact 2
– voice volume, pitch, variety 2
Presentation – personal presentation 2
– quality of slides 3
Total marks for the presentation 30
Total Marks for Assignment 2 100
Total Worth [20%] 20
Comments
Supporting Materials
Please look at Weeks 6-8 study materials, including lecture notes, tutorial problems, and their
solutions, online materials, and relevant sections of the prescribed text. You also need to use
Internet resources. Please see the assessment criteria carefully.
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Submission
You need to submit two files – (i) your assignment report in either Microsoft Word or PDF format
and (ii) presentation slides. Please create a zip file, namely Assignment2.zip using these two files,
and submit it via Moodle. Please refer to the “Course Description” for information regarding late
assignments, extensions, special consideration, and plagiarism. A reminder of all academic
regulations can be accessed via the university’s website. URL: http://federation.edu.au/currentstudents/
essential-info/publications/handbook.


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