Data Communication and Networks

Total Marks = 30 (15+15=30% of total assessment)
Purpose of the assessment:
The purpose of this assignment is to exercise and develop skills required to analyse
and design networks to address the need of clients. In this assessment, students will be
able to
 Apply their knowledge of networking technologies.
 Apply their knowledge to analyse and evaluate a network to meet customers
need
 Decide and choose among competing technologies and products
Description of the assessment:
Your lecturer will choose a Scenario out of three to prepare you assignment PART
I(Individual) and PART II(Group). Use the instructions within the Scenario to prepare a
report for PART I on week 10 and PART II at week 12. The object of this assignment is
to improve your skill of collecting and analyzing network information. The assignment
will also increase your knowledge regarding practical implementation of those
technologies in enterprise setup.
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Scenario 1: [30 marks]
You must install a network with 20 computers for a new business that wants to run
TCP/IP and have access to the Internet. The ISP in town will assign you only two
public IP addresses, so you decide to assign the computers addresses in the range
172.16.1.1/16 through 172.16.1.125/16. You also need to install a network monitoring
tool to the central server to monitor network activities which shows status of each
computer in the network. You need to report the following to your supervising boss
before you are assigned with the project.
Part I:
 Each students of the group need to identify a freeware tool that can monitor
the entire network and show status of each computer in the network.
[3 marks]
 Each student need to prepare a report which detail of the identified tool and its
features. You should use a number of screenshots of the tool and its features
that will help you to monitor network activities.
[12 marks]
Your report should not exceed 5 pages limit and screenshots should not be collected
from internet.
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Part II:
 Prepare a report that will state all the require hardware and software to
implement this network.
[5 marks]
 Design the prototype of the network using packet tracer and describe it in the
report.
[10 marks]
Mark sure your report and prototype is aligned with your part I report. Your report
should not exceed 7 pages in total. You also need to submit the .pkt file of your
prototype.
Scenario 2: [30 marks]
You are hired as a consultant to place a WiFi network (for 50-60 customers) for
which you need to carry out wifi scanning, to notify you of all the nearest and closest
Access points AP’Ss, as well as identify if the networks are 802.11/a, 802.11/b,
802.11/g. Also, its main features should include AP information (SSID, MAC
Address) and signal quality chart. Your wireless network should be supported by 2
servers (Web and email servers) that are connected to LAB of 20 users. You need to
report the following to your supervising boss before you are assigned with the project.
Part I:
 Identify a freeware tool for wifi scanning that can report all the required
activities mentioned in the case details of scenario 2.
[3 marks]
 You need to prepare a report which will have screenshot of this tool and its
features that will help you to monitor network activities.
[12 marks]
Your report should not exceed 5 pages limit and screenshots should not be collected
from internet.
Part II:
 Prepare a report that will state all the require hardware and software to
implement this network.
[5 marks]
 Design the prototype of the network using packet tracer and describe it in the
report.
[10 marks]
Mark sure your report and prototype is aligned with your part I report. Your report
should not exceed 7 pages in total. You also need to submit the .pkt file of your
prototype.
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Scenario 3: [30 marks]
You have been called in to consult on a new network design for CNT Books. The
requirements of this design are summarized as follows:
 The building has three floors.
 There are 300 user workstations and 10 servers.
 Users must be grouped according to the projects they’re working on, but the
users for each project are located on all three floors.
 There must be fault tolerance for communicating between the floors.
 Performance analyzing tool to evaluate performance and QoS of the network.
Part I:
 Identify a freeware tool for performance and QoS evaluation tool and prepare
a report which will have screenshot of this tool and its features that will help
you to monitor network activities.
[3+12= 15 marks]
Your report should not exceed 5 pages limit and screenshots should not be collected
from internet.
Part II:
 Prepare a report that will state all the require hardware and software to
implement this network.
[5 marks]
 Design the prototype of the network using packet tracer and describe it in the
report.
[10 marks]
Mark sure your report and prototype is aligned with your part I report. Your report
should not exceed 7 pages in total. You also need to submit the .pkt file of your
prototype.
Assignment Submission:
Assignment Date Due: PART I (Friday Week 10 by 5:00 PM) and PART II (Friday
Week 12 by 5:00 PM)
Assignment Submission Guideline: Please submit your softcopy online using the
respective BlackBoard assignment submission link. ( In special circumstances, you
can submit hard copy of your assignment in the class to your lecturer or submit your
hard copy of your assignment at Holmes Institute reception ground level, 185 Spring
Street. )

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