NTC/320 Network Design Associate

NTC/320 WEEK 1 High Level Network Diagram Using Microsoft Visio, diagram the high-level topology of your network (office or home). If you do not have a network, diagram the network you would recommend.     NTC/320 Entire Class NEW

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NTC/320 West Consulting Customer Design Summary
NTC/320 WEEK 1 OSI LAYERS
NTC/320 West Consulting Customer Design Summary
NTC/320 West Consulting Customer Design Summary

NTC/320 Week 1

Individual: West Consulting Customer Design Summary
Includes: Microsoft Visio Physical Diagram (Fully Editable!)

Includes: Microsoft Visio Logical Diagram (Fully Editable!)

Includes: Design Summary
You work as a network consultant for West Consulting, a graphic design and printing company.
West Consulting is growing in customer and sales volume and therefore, is expanding its local campus in Houston, Texas and adding a test location in China.
You are tasked with designing a network to support their growth and expansion plan and drafting a proposal. You will work on this project over the next five weeks. The first task is to confirm your understanding of the project and outline your high-level plan to approach the design.
Refer to the West Consulting Network Design Summary document; which lists the network requirements and configuration details.
Create a Customer Design Summary that includes the following:
    • Project Summary
    • A description of the organization, the business environment, and the project purpose
    • Design Requirements
    • Desired functional network requirements, any technical constraints, and network

        performance or design goals
    • Existing High-Level Network Infrastructure Survey
    • Include logical topology diagrams (layer 3) and physical network diagrams of current

        infrastructure and routing
    • Implementation Plan
    • Description of a high-level network upgrade plan based on Cisco's network design

        lifecycle principles and an explanation of how your plan addresses West Consulting's

        goals and strategies
Diagram your current network survey in Microsoft Visio.
Document the remainder of your Customer Design Summary as either a:
• A 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document
• A 10-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation with detailed speaker notes
Note: You will complete assignments related to this project throughout this course. The assignments build on one another. Therefore, it is recommended that you select the delivery method of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation or a Microsoft Word document you will want to use throughout these assignments. Also, You will use this completed assignment in the Week Two Individual Assignment titled, "West Consulting Modular Design Proposal."
Submit your documents to the Assignments Files tab.

 

Supporting Activity: OSI Layers

Includes: Microsoft Visio Diagram illustrating OSI Layers!

Using Microsoft Visio, diagram how communication among the seven OSI layers is accomplished when a text is sent from your home to your advisor at the University of Phoenix.


NTC/320 West Consulting Modular Design Proposal
NTC/320 Reding Health Group High-Level Design
NTC/320 West Consulting Modular Design Proposal

NTC/320 Week 2

Learning Team: Reding Health Group High-Level Design
Includes Option #1 with Microsoft Visio Diagram (Fully editable!)

Includes Option #2 with Visio Diagram (not editable)

Includes Option #3 Microsoft PowerPoint with Diagram (not editable)
Review the Reding Health Group Enterprise Network Project Overview document to learn the network requirements.
As a team, create a high-level design diagram for Reding Health Group that includes the following:
• Annotations marking customer requirements
• Planned design roadmap that includes proposed methodology, phases, and

    technologies
• High-level technical design
Create your diagram in Microsoft® Visio®.
Document customer requirements and other information in a Microsoft® Word document if the Visio® annotations become too crowded.
Note: You will use this assignment in subsequent Learning Team assignments.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Individual: West Consulting Modular Design Proposal
Includes Microsoft Visio Diagram (not editable)
To continue the network design to support the growth and expansion plan of West Consulting this week, you will create a modular design diagram and proposal summary.
Reference the West Consulting Network Design Summary document and your completed Week One Individual Assignment titled, "West Consulting Customer Design Summary" when completing this task.
Create a Modular Design Proposal that includes the following:
    • A diagram of your proposed hierarchical enterprise network that illustrates the

        relationships between the access, distribution, and core layers using the

        implementation plan created in your Week One Individual Assignment titled, "West

        Consulting Customer Design Summary."
    • A summary that details the following: • The Cisco® design principles and approach

        you will use to support this project and its diverse requirements
    • The steps the you will take to ensure the project plan and network design address

        West Consulting's long-term strategic plans and goals

   • Areas of specific concern related to the nature of the graphics data (traffic types,

       bandwidth, etc.) and relevant industry best practices you will follow to incorporate in

       addressing these potential concerns

    • A summary of how your design meets modularity, resiliency, and scalability for future

        growth
Diagram your enterprise network design in Microsoft® Visio®.
Document the remainder of your Design Proposal as either a:
    • A 2-page Microsoft® Word document
    • An 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes


Note: You will use this completed assignment in the Week Three Individual Assignment titled, "West Consulting IP Addressing Schema."
Submit your files to the Assignments Files tab.

 

NTC/320 West Consulting IP Addressing Schema
NTC/320 Reding Health Group LAN, WAN, and Edge Network Designs
NTC/320 Reding Health Group LAN, WAN, and Edge Network Designs
NTC/320 West Consulting IP Addressing Schema

NTC/320 Week 3

Learning Team: Reding Health Group LAN, WAN, and Edge Network Designs
Includes Option #1 Microsoft Visio Diagram (not editable)

Includes Option #2 Microsoft Visio Diagram (not editable)
Resource:
• Reding Health Group Enterprise Network Project Overview
As a team, create detailed design LAN, WAN, and Edge Network diagrams in Microsoft Visio.
Refer to the high-level design you created in the Week Two Learning Team assignment titled, "Reding Health Group High Level Design."
Include annotations identifying how and where the designs meet customer requirements.
Submit the Microsoft® Visio files to the Assignment Files tab.

Individual: West Consulting IP Addressing Schema
Includes Option #1

Includes Option #2
To support the growth expansion plan and proposal of West Consulting, this week you will create the IP Addressing Schema.
Refer to the West Consulting Network Design Summary document and previous individual assignments to complete this week's assignment.
Create recommendations for both IPv4 and IPv6 schemas at the China location.
Include the following:
    • An IPv4 table that includes the Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation,

        subnets, and number of hosts used at each site/subnet
    • An IPv6 scheme to integrate the two sites
    • Selected IP routing protocol(s) and your rationale for either maintaining or changing

        West Consulting's current protocol
    • Summary of how your routing protocol recommendations address network

       convergence and maximize performance
Document your recommendation as either of the following:
    • A 1- to 2-page Microsoft® Word document
    • A 6- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes

Note: You will use this completed assignment in the Week Four Individual Assignment titled, "West Consulting Data Center Design."
Submit your assignment to the Assignments Files tab.

 

 

NTC/320 West Consulting Data Center Design
NTC/320 Reding Health Group WLAN and Data Center Design
NTC/320 Reding Health Group LAN, WAN, and Edge Network Designs
NTC/320 West Consulting Data Center Design

NTC/320 Week 4

Learning Team: Reding Health Group WLAN and Data Center Design
Includes: Microsoft Visio Diagram (not editable)
Resource:
• Reding Health Group Enterprise Network Project Overview
As a team, build on your previous Reding Health Group assignments this week.
Create a design in Microsoft® Visio® that integrates WLAN and datacenter/DMZ into the network design.
Include annotations that identifies the various incorporated security considerations and components.
Submit the Microsoft® Visio® file to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Individual: West Consulting Data Center Design
Includes: Microsoft Visio Diagram (not editable)
To continue the support of the growth expansion plan and proposal for West Consulting, this week you will develop the data center design and security plan.
Design an enterprise data center solution that expands the campus LAN network, which has reached its capacity.
The design must include the following:
• A logically separated WLAN infrastructure that can be integrated into the existing enterprise network
• Data flows between segments of the enterprise network - public (outside), DMZ, private, and data center

Incorporate feedback you received from your instructor on the diagram from the Week Two Individual Assignment, "West Consulting Modular Design Proposal." Use this revised diagram, and the information from all previous assignments, as the basis for this diagram.
Create a high-level network security policy that identifies key network security measures.
Include the following components:
    • List of network assets and their use(s)
    • Potential threats and vulnerabilities in which assets need to be protected from

        including; open ports, malware, viruses, and specific types of attacks
    • Detailed security methods you will use to protect these assets and how they will be

        implemented
    • A high-level incident handling process for two of the network attacks you identified,

        including whom to contact (by role), what should happen to the asset, and how to

        protect data Diagram your data center design in Microsoft® Visio®.
Document your security policy as either:
• A 2- to 3- page Microsoft® Word document
• A Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet, properly formatted for easy reading and reference
Note: You will use this completed assignment in the Week Five Individual Assignment titled, "West Consulting Voice and Video Network Design and Final Proposal."
Submit your assignment to the Assignments Files tab.

 

 

 

NTC/320 West Consulting Voice and Video Network Design and Final Proposal
NTC/320 Reding Health Group Enterprise Design Summary
NTC/320 Reding Health Group Enterprise Design Summary
NTC/320 West Consulting Voice and Video Network Design and Final Proposal

NTC/320 - Week 5

NOTE: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 are NOT included in the Week 5 tutorials. Only the Week 5 Assignments are included.

 

Learning Team: Reding Health Group Enterprise Design Summary
Instructions:
This week, you and your team will design the voice and video network and compile your full enterprise design for submission.
Create a Microsoft® Visio® diagram illustrating the integration of the voice and video network components into the full enterprise network design.
Note: Use your WLAN and Data Center Design from the Week 4 Learning Team Assignment with incorporated instructor feedback.
Compile the results of the Learning Team Reding Health Group assignments from Weeks Two, Three, and Four and create a final enterprise network design proposal that includes the following:
    • The full enterprise network design, including:
    • A campus LAN design for the headquarter location that includes
the physical and logical network design for each building
    • VLANs for each department
    • Datacenter design
    • A branch office network design for each location
    • An Enterprise WLAN design for each branch office
    • An Enterprise WAN design that demonstrates medium connectivity
between each site
    • An Enterprise collaboration network for voice and video
    • Remote and seamless Internet connectivity
    • Proposal Recommendation:
    • An Executive Summary stating the purpose of the project and
identifying key components of the proposed design
    • A short description of each network module
Create your proposal narrative as either:
• A 3-page Microsoft® Word document
• A 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker's notes
Compress the proposal and design diagram files into a ZIP folder.
Submit the ZIP file to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Individual: West Consulting Voice and Video Network Design and Final Proposal
Includes Option #1

Includes Option #2

Includes Option #3

Includes Option #4
Resources:
• West Consulting Network Design Summary
• Week One Individual Assignment, "West Consulting Customer Design Summary"
• Week Two Individual Assignment, "West Consulting Modular Design Proposal"
• Week Three Individual Assignment, "West Consulting IP Addressing Schema"
• Week Four Individual Assignment, "Data Center Design"
To complete your final expansion plan and proposal for West Consulting, this week you will develop the voice and video network design and compile the efforts of your previous assignments to create a comprehensive proposal.
Incorporate feedback you received from your instructor on the diagram from the Week Four Individual Assignment, "West Consulting Data Center Design." Use this revised diagram, and the information from all previous assignments, as the basis for remainder of this assignment.
Design a voice and video network that meets West Consulting's needs, including annotations that highlight how traffic concerns will be addressed.
Diagram your voice and video network design in Microsoft® Visio®.
Create a final network growth and expansion proposal that includes the following:
    • An Executive Summary of the proposal
    • A summary of the project purpose, including:
    • West Consulting's business needs
    • West Consulting's current network status
    • West Consulting's desired or needed network status
    • Constraints or issues to be considered in your design
    • Completed network design proposal that includes the following:
    • Campus LAN
    • Enterprise WAN
    • IP Addressing Schema
    • Data Centers
    • WLAN Security
    • Voice and Video Integration
    • Summary of network security concerns and plans
    • A recommendation to virtualize two network components in your design, including

        the benefits of virtualizing the two components
    • A summary of requirements to ensure the implemented design is effective
    • A summary of risks and suggested controls to ensure the network is implemented

        effectively and optimized for future growth
Create the narrative portions of the proposal as a 6- to 7-page Microsoft® Word document.
Compress your diagrams and proposal narrative into a ZIP folder.
Submit the ZIP file to the Assignment Files tab.