Reliable LAN Evaluation

Reliable LAN Evaluation

Attached is the design of a small LAN and a description of the some of the user services that it supports. Please evaluate this LAN for reliability, robustness, and capacity. Write a brief report summarizing your analysis. Document and diagram any changes you would make that will improve the LAN’s reliability, robustness, and capacity. Identify any errors that you detect, and show how you would change the design to fix these errors.

Aim to do this in 3 pages, using the APA format. You will need to include revised diagrams. Be sure to set a running head in the MS Word Header, right justified, with your last name and the page number (e.g. “Barnes – 1”). Always (always, always) include a list of the sources you used to produce your paper, and use inline citations to show where you used the sources in the body of your paper.
Reliable LAN Evaluation
Scenario
As in your first assignment, your client is a small insurance services organization with 200
employees. This organization is moving to a new location and you have been contracted to set up
the network in their new location. The new network needs to support several applications locally,
including email, a file server, and a custom shared application. The custom application uses a
web server front end that both employees and remote partner firms access constantly.
Please evaluate this LAN for reliability, robustness, and capacity in serving the needs of this
client. Can this network reliably support the needed applications as described above? Will the
organization’s users be able to deliver their services with this network without unexpected
downtime? Write a brief report summarizing your analysis. Identify any errors that you detect in
this design, and describe how you would change the design to fix these errors. Document and
diagram any changes you would make that will improve this LAN’s reliability, robustness, and
capacity. If you feel that VLANs or new devices are appropriate, include them in your revisions.
Document your changes with a new diagram.
Deliverable
Aim to do this in 3-5 pages, using the APA format. Always (always, always) include a list of the
sources you used to produce your paper (including your textbooks), and use inline citations to
show where you used the sources in the body of your paper.

Exemplary
4
Satisfactory
3
Poor
2
Unacceptable
1
Points
Earned
(Points x
(Weight/4))
Fixing LAN
Reliability
Errors
30%
Design reflects best
practices today. All
errors are identified and
design will meet
generally accepted
reliability standards.
Design reflects best
practices but has minor
errors. Design will meet
generally accepted
reliability standards. At
least one error from
given design is
identified and fixed.
Design will serve the
client but has errors.
Design protects against
some single point device
failures, but is still
susceptible to at least
one single point failure.
Design will not provide
a reliable level of
service for this client.
VLANs
10%
VLANs are included
and used to effectively
segregate LAN traffic.
VLANs are included but
may have minor issues.
VLANs are included but
will not work as
provided in the design.
VLANs are not added to
the design.
Quality of
Factual
information
10%
There are no errors in
the supporting details.
Only minor factual
errors are evident.
One serious or several
minor factual errors are
evident.
No supporting details
have been provided.
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Revised: 3/11/2014
Criteria
%Weight
and Points
Exemplary
4
Satisfactory
3
Poor
2
Unacceptable
1
Points
Earned
(Points x
(Weight/4))
Analysis &
Critical
Thinking
20%
All key issues are
clearly identified and
discussed. Opposing
views are evaluated.
Implications are
complete and clearly
addressed.
Demonstrates sound
critical thinking skills.
Most key issues are
identified and discussed.
One or more
implications are not
complete or addressed.
Demonstrates sound
critical thinking skills.
Most key issues are
identified, but not
thoroughly discussed.
Significant implications
are not addressed.
Some critical thinking
skills are evident, but
not clear.
Significant key issues
are not identified and
discussed.
Implications are not
thoroughly addressed.
No critical thinking
skills are evident.
Presentation
of Material
20%
Material is complete,
well organized, and easy
to understand.
Main ideas are clearly
identified and presented
in a clear and logical
manner.
Material is complete,
but lacks clarity or
organization.
Main ideas are
presented, but
presentation is not up to
exemplary standard.
Material is lacks clarity
and organization.
Main ideas are
presented, but are hard
to identify and logic is
difficult to follow.
Material is incomplete,
poorly organized, and
hard to understand.
Citations &
References
5%
All sources (information
and graphics) are
accurately documented
in the desired format.
All sources (information
and graphics) are
accurately documented,
in the desired format.
All sources (information
and graphics) are
accurately documented,
but many are not in the
desired format.
Some sources are not
accurately documented.
Language
5%
No grammatical,
spelling or punctuation
errors.
One or two
grammatical, spelling or
punctuation errors.
Several grammatical,
spelling or punctuation
errors.
Many grammatical,
spelling, or punctuation
errors.
©2014 Regis University Reliable LAN Evaluation Rubric Page 3 of 3
Revised: 3/11/2014
Criteria
%Weight
and Points
Exemplary
4
Satisfactory
3
Poor
2
Unacceptable
1
Points
Earned
(Points x
(Weight/4))
Use of Word
Processing
Tools
5%
Shows good use of word
processing tools
including formatting and
style sheets.
Only uses basic word
processing capabilities.
Uses only basic
formatting and styles.
Uses spell checking and
grammar checking tools.
Only uses basic word
processing capabilities.
Does not show evidence
of basic formatting
skills.
Clearly fails to use spell
checking and grammar
checking tools.
Fails to make reasonable
use of word processing
capabilities.
Does not show evidence
of basic formatting
skills.
Clearly fails to use spell
checking and grammar
checking tools.
Total
100%
Point Value Earned:
(Points x (Weight/4))

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