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Prior to beginning work on this interactive assignment, read the The Differences Between Routers, Switches and Hubs (Links to an external site.) and the Topology- Definition and Types of Topology (Links to an external site.) and the Topology- Definition and Types of Topology (Links to an external site.) online articles, and review any relevant information in this week’s lecture. For this interactive assignment you will take on the role of an IT employee for a small family-owned business consisting of an owner, an office manager, a secretary, and four agents. Please review the scenario before drafting your post.
The company has asked you to implement a network to improve how they conduct business within the organization. The company occupies a two-story building in an office park. Their volume of business had been stable for the past three years, but has recently begun to increase. To handle the increased business volume, two new agents will be hired, along with a team of web designers and developers to create a web presence. Everyone in the company has a computer, but the business manager has the only printer. These computers are not connected by any form of network. When agents need to print a document, they must first copy the file to a USB stick and then carry it to the business manager’s computer, where they are finally able to print it. Similarly, when staff members want to share data, the only means available is to copy the data to a USB stick and insert it into another computer.
Recently, problems have arisen with the current setup. The business manager is spending too much time printing other people’s documents, and it is frequently unclear which copy of a given document is the latest version.
After carefully reviewing the scenario, research a minimum of two additional credible sources that address the topics. (Access the MISM Credible Resource Guide for assistance with finding appropriate credible professional resources.)
Design a network for this company to support file, print, and web services. In a separate attachment, create a high-level network diagram that captures your solution. The diagram needs to show at minimum the cloud (Internet Service Provider), router, switch(es), printer(s), server(s), end-user computers, and how they all connect to one another.
Explain the key differences among hubs, switches, and routers.
Explain how and why the hubs, switches and routers you’ve included in your diagram will be utilized on your network.
Apply standard principles of design to recommend the network topology that would be most suitable for the business needs outlined, and defend your choice with a comparison explanation among the different topology types.
Evaluate the networking needs of the company and suggest either a peer-to-peer or server-based network, and provide the rational for your choice.
Finally, suggest at least two ways to segment this small office network, and evaluate the associated benefits and limitations. Apply telecommunication and network technical knowledge to support your choices.
should be a minimum of 300 words, in addition to the network design attachment.
Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Model – Theory and Application
Prior to beginning work on this assignment read chapter 7 in your text, review the Layers in the OSI Model of a Computer Network (Links to an external site.) online article, read the Kayri and Kayri (Links to an external site.) (2010) article, and review any relevant information in this week’s lecture. You will use these sources to support your work in the assignment.
The Open Systems Internconnection (OSI) model is a theoretical framework that separates the different aspects of networking into seven layers. Understanding these layers and evaluating how they are interconnected and the taxonomy used will provide greater knowledge and assist you to develop skills in the realm of networking.
For this assignment, you will apply telecommunication and network technical knowledge to address the following elements.
Describe the seven layers of the OSI Model.
Compare the relationship between the OSI Model and the TCP/IP protocol using both a graphical and descriptive representation.
Apply standard principles of design to the conceptualization of the OSI model and explain how a network engineer can use the OSI model to help troubleshoot a networking problem.
Explain in which layer of the OSI model the following networking devices and functions can be found. Using your required sources, support your choice of the OSI model layers with a brief explanation of each of the following.
Remote file access
Must be three double-spaced pages (900-1200 words) in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must use at least two professional sources in addition to the course text.
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.