ISY202 – Information Systems Networking Essentials Assignment
Assessment Weighting: 20%
This is a group assignment and all students are expected to contribute evenly. This report should be written in clear English, and be submitted in electronic format. You are expected to use references in the normal Harvard referencing style.
Correct referencing techniques
A key skill expected of all students is the ability to correctly reference and cite academic works or other works referred to in student assignments using Harvard style. A failure to correctly or fully cite academic works could result in a lesser mark than may be achieved otherwise and can even result in a charge of academic misconduct. It is essential, therefore, that all students become fully familiar with the recognised methods for referencing words. Details of the key referencing methods can be found at: www.aih.nsw.edu.au moodle site.
The ABC Company is a new company with its Head Quarters building in the city, and with branches in Hornsby, Sutherland, and Parramatta. In addition there are two small home offices in Epping and Bankstown. There are WAN connections between each site and Head Office, with all Internet access through the Head Office site.
The ABC Company is a retail company for all types of computing devices. The company is planning a restructuring of its network to allow for an expected 100% expansion over the next 5 years. Whilst the numbers of sites are expected to remain the same, the number of employees, and so end computing devices, is expected to double. However, the server farm, currently 4 servers, is expected to be adequate for the foreseeable future.
The ABC Company has consulted your group to provide a detailed Networking Plan. To assist you the below diagram is supplied.
ABC Company Network Plan
You must design the network requirements for the ABC Company. As the network consultant you will be required to develop a plan for the Company network, including all costs, for all of the following:
The ABC Company has purchased the IP Address (Given by your Instructor) from its ISP for addressing all hosts within its network. Subnet, using VLSM, this IP Address to provide addresses for all required hosts. This addressing scheme should allow for the 100% expected growth. Complete the table below.
The ABC Company has purchased the IPv6 Address (Given by your Instructor) from its ISP for addressing all hosts within its network. Subnet, using VLSM, this IP Address to provide addresses for all required hosts. This addressing scheme should allow for the 100% expected growth. Complete the table below.
It is expected that this will be completely your own work. Therefore using the ‘cut and paste’ technique is not accepted. You should read relevant material, and then write your report in your own words.
This assignment is to be done in a group. Much of the work can be based on research carried out on the Internet. All information obtained must be fully referenced using the referencing method, as per the subject outline.
This case study will assess all objectives from the course outline.
There is no minimum mark required for this Assignment. Students who fail to attain 50% for it will need to work harder in other assessment items to make up the deficit.
The Case Study must have a title page with the following information:
Course Name – Information Systems Networking Essentials
Course Number – ISY202/ISY2002
Case Study Title – Assignment 1
Word Count – 2000 - 2500
DO NOT include copies of referenced material or other documents (such as pamphlets) with this assignment. However, proper referencing of all sources is essential. Referencing should follow the style as per the subject outline.
This Assignment is marked out of 100 marks and is worth 20 percent (20%) of the overall assessment. The length of the report for this case study should be a maximum of 2500 words. Diagrams, tables and figures can be an addition to this length. Text should be formatting as 10pt/11pt A4 with double line spacing or 12pt with single line spacing. Remember, this assignment will be written as a report. Marks for this assignment will be allocated as follows:
Executive Summary ( /5 marks) Concise nature of the summary
Inclusion of essential points from the report document Any conclusions clearly stated
Quality of the Report ( /80 marks) You must include the following in the written report:
1. The document’s inclusions (…./25) Proper definitions of the technical terms High level of detail
Problems/issues clearly identified
Good discussions on the topic (pros/cons, future perspectives.) Clear and Precise Diagrams
Note: Definitions and acronyms should be included in the body of the report when first used. DO NOT ADD them as a table at the end of the Case Study document.
2. Subnetting (…../10)
3. Logical structure (…../45 detailed below)
Introduction that details
Context and topic well introduced ( /5) * (See Note 2 below)
Logical structure of the report ( /5) * (See Note 3 below)
The body of the report that logically follows the introduction, with alternatives and recommendations, as well as justified reasons for conclusions reached.
The conclusion that provides o Good short summary of what has been written in the body. ( /10) o Presentation of your vision for the future based on the conclusions reached.( /5)
Correct referencing of information ( /10 marks)
Correctly using the Harvard system.(/5)
Quality of Reference Material. ( /5)
Correct formatting of the report ( /5 marks)
Using 10pt/11pt A4 with double line spacing or 12pt with single line spacing.
Students who exceed the word limit will be penalised 10% for every 250 words in excess of the 2500 permitted.
Context and topic well introduced:
For this section, your group will need to make some assumptions and document these. The assumptions should include:
Logical Structure of the report: After reading this section, the reader (and marker of your Case Study) should have a clear understanding of the written content in the body of your report.
Copying another student’s work is prohibited. Duplicate material will result in zero marks for all students involved. Information on proper practice in assessments is available on the web site referred to in the subject outline.
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