Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2017
Unit Code MN621
Unit Title Advanced Network Design
Assessment Type Individual written report and group demonstration – Assignment 2
Assessment Title Local Area Network Design and Setup using VLANs for VOIP
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) Main objectives of this assignment is to enable student to understand networking devices, gather requirements for a given business case study, plan a network design and setup VLAN appropriately using physical networking devices. After successful completion of this assignment, students should be able to:
a. Analyse the need for advanced networks, standards and network solutions
b. Investigate suitable network designs to match requirements.
c. Create appropriate frameworks and standards for network implementation
d. Produce detailed business reports for planning, designing, implementing and comparing networks appropriate to business requirements.
Weight 15% of the total assessments
Total Marks 50
Word limit 1500
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.
Extension • If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly to the School’s Administration Officer, on academic reception level. You must submit this application within three working days of the assessment due date. Further information is available at:
• Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Depending on the seriousness of the case, penalties can vary from a written warning or zero marks to exclusion from the course or rescinding the degree. Students should make themselves familiar with the full policy and procedure available. For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description.
This assignment is extension of first assignment to Wide Area Network.
Design an advanced network for the given case study given in assignment 1, and connect each floor with Wide Area Network i.e. router to router connection.
Write a report on a network plan and configurations.
1. Draw a complete advanced network design for a chosen case study. Include at least two floors and VOIP
for each floor.
2. Detailed setup of advanced network devices.
3. Write configurations of each networking device which are included in the whole network.
4. Configure switches, routers and PCs on physical networking devices and demonstrate the working
In your report include the following contents
• Project Scope
• Network diagrams
• Project hardware requirements
o Name of the network device with manufacturer’s name, series, model and ports
• Network device configurations
o Include most of the suitable feature which you have studies from laboratories 7 to 10.
Demonstration: Students can demonstrate in a group of 2. Students should be ready with all setup and configurations before start of the laboratory class. Tutor will ask 2-3 questions to each student to demonstrate any configuration of the setup. Demonstration from each student should not be more than 3 minutes.
Students should give their group members to tutor in week 11 during lab class. Students will get demonstration timetable before start of the week 12 lab class.
Marks Section to be included in the report Description of the section
2 Project scope Outline of the report ( in 3-4 sentences)
4 Project hardware requirements
– Name of the network device with manufacturer’s name, series, model and ports
8 Network Design
Write justification of the WAN network design 8
Network device configurations Configuration commands to configure network
– WAN protocols
– LAN protocols
– VOIP protocols
10 Network device configurations commands Configuration commands to configure network
24 Network device configurations – Demonstration on physical or simulator device Demonstration on physical device
Demonstration of various features (4 marks each
– RIP, EIGRP and OSPF
– BGP, PPPoE
2 Reference style Follow IEEE reference style
Grades Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
/2 Concise and specific to the project Topics are relevant and soundly analysed. Generally relevant and analysed. Some relevance and briefly presented. This is not relevant to the assignment topic.
Project hardware requirements
4 Demonstrated excellent ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately Demonstrated excellent ability to think critically but did not source reference material appropriately Demonstrated ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately Demonstrated ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately Did not demonstrate ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately
Network Design /8 Demonstrated excellent ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately Demonstrated excellent ability to think critically but did not source reference material appropriately Demonstrated ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately Demonstrated ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately Did not demonstrate ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately
Network device configurations – Switch configuration/ 10 All elements are present and very well integrated. Components present with good cohesive Components present and mostly well integrated Most components present Proposal lacks structure.
Demonstration /24 Logic is clear and easy to follow with strong arguments Consistency logical and convincing Mostly consistent logical and convincing Adequate cohesion and conviction Argument is confused and disjointed
IEEE Reference style/ 2 Clear styles with excellent source of references. Clear referencing style Generally good referencing style Sometimes clear referencing style Lacks consistency with many errors
To complete this assessment successfully, you will need to:
Understand the requirements of the given case study and identify the necessary components for the LAN design, including the VOIP implementation.
Develop a network design that satisfies the requirements of the case study.
Choose appropriate networking devices (switches, routers, PCs) from different manufacturers and series, based on the needs of the network design, and specify the ports required.
Write the configuration commands for each networking device and justify the protocols chosen for the WAN, LAN, and VOIP.
Create clear network diagrams to illustrate the physical and logical network topology.
Ensure that the report is well-structured and includes all necessary sections, such as project scope, hardware requirements, and network device configurations.
Follow the IEEE referencing style guidelines when citing sources.
To prepare for the demonstration, you should practice configuring the network devices in a simulated environment or on physical devices. Make sure to have a clear understanding of each configuration command and how it affects the network. During the demonstration, be confident in your abilities and be prepared to answer any questions the tutor may have.
When submitting your report, ensure that you have followed the submission guidelines, including formatting requirements and referencing style. Avoid academic misconduct by properly citing your sources and not plagiarizing any content.