ICT run a successful training organisation based in London, they produce bespoke training packages for the engineering industry as well as generic application software training in all of the Linuux products.
The organisation infrastructure is divided into four departments: Administration Office, Video Training, Application Training and ICT Services. Staff usually work within one department but are expected to be able to work in any department at a time of crisis. The Administration Office workspace is open plan and staffs are expected to be able to access any computer resources within the network environment.
All the computers run the same applications software and they are all capable of being used for training purposes. When any training materials are commissioned by clients a copy of the materials are written to CD and posted to the client.
You are employed as the Network Manager at ICT and the ICT Manager has secured funding for two further training rooms. He has also identified two possible locations one in Essex and the other in Chiswick.
The Essex building has 5 training rooms contains 20 terminals each, and the rooms are evenly split on the first floor plus a conference room with 2 terminals. There are also accounts, admin and personnel departments 5, 6, 7 terminals respectively on the ground floor.
The Chiswick building has 2 floors and 2 training rooms on each with 25 terminals in each room. Chiswick also has a IS support and admin department with 4 and 3 terminals respectively. The two sites need to be linked together and there must be an internet connection to the Essex site via an ISP.
Your task is to design the network infrastructure and produce a report concerning the scalability and feasibility of the proposed design as well as justification for your design.
Your report should include the following.
You have been allocated the network address 188.8.131.52/26*****
Your task is to design and specify the networking infrastructure for the company. You are not to consider any software issues. Your design report must include the following:
1. Physical maps of the proposed network
2. Location of the main distribution facility and any other wiring closets you think are needed.
3. The assignment of IP network numbers and address ranges to all sub-nets.
4. Recommended media and network devices including hardware specification, costs and service costs.
5. A brief statement concerning the scalability and feasibility of the proposed design as well as justification for your design.