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					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.
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                Post your design document as a Microsoft Word attachment.
Associate Level Material
                                          Appendix A
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
recommendations.

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
  each location.

 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.

				
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