Final Project Read Appendix A.
WAN Design Develop a plan to set up a WAN based on the scenario in Appendix A. Your plan must
include the following:
An overview of the company and its needs
A logical network drawing for Acme to depict the recommended WAN
Recommendations for the type of leased lines the company must choose at each
location, how each location connects to headquarters, and whether or not each
location must be able to connect with the others
Recommendations for what type of telecommunications system would work best
for Acme, PBX or VoIP
The IP address scheme, including the range of IP addresses, broadcast
addresses, and subnets
A VLAN to appropriately address Acme’s concerns that departments that are not
grouped together are logically connected
Recommendations for network equipment that must be placed at each location;
also, consider equipment based on teleconferencing needs
Protocols used for the routers at each location
Recommendations for wireless technology
Recommendations for securing the network
Create atleast a 700 word network design document addressing each of Acme’s
requirements with your recommendations.
Format consistent with APA guidelines.
Post your design document as a Microsoft Word attachment.
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Final Project Overview and Timeline
Final Project Overview
In the final project, you play the role of a network consultant hired to design a new network for a
company called Acme Manufacturing. Acme expects a network design document that includes your
The organization is growing and expanding their operations with the acquisition of a plant in China as
well as several other offices throughout the United States. The following are the requirements for the
new wide area network.
The network must be designed using all new equipment.
The design document must recommend the types of lines that should be used for each
location (i.e. Ethernet, fiber, satellite, and so forth).
There are multiple departments that must be grouped logically to address security. Locations:
o Headquarters—Atlanta, Georgia houses corporate operations, marketing, administrative
staff, and accounting
o Engineering—Atlanta, across from headquarters: houses sales and engineering
o Distribution offices—Chicago, Phoenix, and New York: Each distribution office has a
small sales staff and administrative staff.
o Plant facility—China
Weekly meetings are held in the corporate conference room at headquarters, with people
attending from multiple locations, including China, New York, Chicago, and Phoenix.
Final Project Timeline
You should budget your time wisely and work on your project throughout the course. As outlined
below, some assignments in the course are designed to assist you in creating your final project. If you
complete your course activities and use the feedback provided by the instructor, you will be on the
right track to successfully complete your project.
Suggested in Week One: Create a logical network drawing for Acme to depict the recommended
WAN. Include the recommendations for the type of leased lines the company should choose at
Suggested in Week Two: Make recommendations on the type of telecommunications system that
would work best for Acme: PBX or VoIP.
Suggested in Week Three: Define the IP address scheme, including the range of addresses,
broadcast addresses, and subnets.
Suggested in Week Four: Create a VLAN to appropriately address Acme’s concerns that
departments that are not grouped together are logically connected.
Suggested in Week Six: Make recommendations on network equipment that should be placed at
each location. Also, consider equipment based on the teleconferencing needs.
Suggested in Week Eight: Provide a recommendation on how to secure the network. Make
appropriate recommendations for wireless at Acme.
Due in Week Nine: Submit your final project.