Network design for IT graphics company

The owners of DesignIT, who recently purchased 56’x36′ space for their expanding business, have asked you to place a bid on a consulting job. DesignIT is a graphic arts company that, up until now, had contracted work out to temporary design services. The new space will allow them to hire two (2) full time designers and a receptionist.

Description of space purchased:

  • 4 Cubicles
  • 1 Office
  • 1 Server room
  • 1 Reception desk
  • 1 Conference room
  • DesignIT plans to relocate three (3) servers already configured as follows:
    • 1 Web Server – Microsoft IIS Server
    • 1 File Server – Microsoft Server 2008
    • 1 Server – Server 2008 Small Business Server
  • DesignIT has requested that the design include the following:
    • High speed Internet access
    • Firewall
    • Antivirus / malware protection
    • Six (6) computers
    • Three (3) color laser printers
    • Wireless access for portable devices
  • DesignIT has requested the consideration of all interconnected devices and wiring, along with speeds, for best performance.

Section 1: Network Consultation Proposal(Microsoft Word)

Create a cost analysis, and develop a proposal for the company.

  1. Write an five to seven (5-7) page proposal in which you:
    1. Recommend one (1) suitable network design.
    2. Suggest one (1) network architecture.
    3. Suggest LAN and Wireless LAN (WLAN) wiring considerations.
    4. Recommend hardware options and costs.
    5. Suggest security considerations for:
      1. Firewall
      2. Antivirus software
    6. Recommend software options and costs.
    7. Outline the labor costs, equipment costs, and service costs for your suggested design in table format.
    8. Identify the single point of failure, and recommend potential mitigation strategies.
    9. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Section 1 of your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
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