Using the scenario and assignment information in the Assignment Description, discuss with your group how you should divide the tasks evenly among the members.

Due On Friday

Your organization opened seven new branch offices in five states. Each branch office has five floors. All of the branch offices use the same Internet domain name. The organization has approximately 25 servers and anticipates that an additional 30 servers should be purchased. The organization is planning to provide network services for about 5,000 users. All users require access to the Internet. Certain resources such as printing and file sharing will be centralized.
Group Project Guidelines

Complete the following for this assignment:

  • Using the scenario and assignment information in the Assignment Description, discuss with your group how you should divide the tasks evenly among the members.
  • Perform the following tasks:
    • Estimate the quantity of connectivity (routers, switches, etc.) devices that will be needed to link all the branches.
      • Provide your rationale for choosing the quantity of each device.
    • Estimate the number of Domain Name System (DNS) servers and the type of DNS server that will be installed in each branch.
    • Recommend the connectivity and bandwidth for each branch, and provide your reasoning behind the recommendation.
    • Using Visio, provide a network design (a diagram or diagrams) that shows interconnectivity among the branches.
  • Compile your final group estimations, recommendations, and diagrams into a Word document of 8–15 pages.

Grading

You will be graded on the development of your reasoning behind your equipment quantity estimations, the thoroughness of your DNS server recommendation, and the accuracy of your group’s diagrams.

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For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Grading Criteria

Project Criteria Exceeds: 90%–100% Very Good: 80%–89% Meets: 70%–79% Needs Improvement: Below 70%

Content 
(40%)

Response covers all topics indicated in the assignment and adds additional content.  Response covers most topics indicated in the assignment.  Response covers many of the topics indicated in the assignment. Response covers none to some of the topics indicated in the assignment.

Effective Communication
(10%)

Demonstrates outstanding or exemplary application of written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates outstanding expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Audience is addressed appropriately. Language clearly and effectively communicates ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are minimal. Organization is clear. Format is consistently appropriate to assignment. Presentation and delivery are confident and persuasive (where applicable). The writing was of collegiate level with no errors in spelling or grammar. Demonstrates very good written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates sound expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Audience is usually addressed appropriately. Language does not interfere with the communication of ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are present, but do not distract from the message. Organization is apparent and mostly clear. Format is appropriate to assignment, but not entirely consistent. The writing was of collegiate level with two or less errors in spelling or grammar. Demonstrates acceptable written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates reasonable expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Sometimes, audience is addressed appropriately. Language does not interfere with the communication of ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are present and may distract from the message. Organization is a bit unclear. Format is inconsistent. The writing was of collegiate level with several errors in spelling or grammar. Demonstrates inadequate or partially proficient application of written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates inadequate or partial expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Audience is often not addressed appropriately. Language often impedes the communication of ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are frequent and often distract from meaning or presentation. Organization is inadequate, confusing, and distracting. The format is inadequate and obscures meaning. The writing was less than collegiate level with numerous errors in spelling or grammar.

Supporting Analysis
(25%)

Analysis exceeds minimum requirements. Sources are used to support analysis, are appropriate, and are properly referenced. Basic analysis provided to support assertions. Sources are cited, appropriate, and properly referenced. Limited analysis provided to support assertions. Some sources are cited, appropriate, and properly referenced. No or inaccurate analysis, no sources are cited when needed, analysis and sources are not appropriate. When sources are used, they are not properly referenced.

Effective Planning and Execution of Project
(25%)

Student participated fully, offered significant contributions to the development of a plan that identified all necessary tasks. Student demonstrated exceptional team skills in most of these areas: collaboration, leadership, consensus building, negotiation, conflict resolution, respect, problem solving, management, organizational, time management, and so forth. Supported other team members at the highest level. Student participated at an adequate level (85%), offered reasonable suggestions for the development of a plan that identified nearly all necessary tasks. Student demonstrated very good team skills in several of these areas: collaboration, leadership, consensus building, negotiation, conflict resolution, respect, problem solving, management, organizational, time management, and so forth. Provided support to other team members. Student participated in a limited fashion and contributed very little to the development of a plan that identified some of the necessary tasks. Student demonstrated at least one team skill (e.g. collaboration, leadership, consensus building, negotiation, conflict resolution, respect, problem solving, management, organizational, time management, etc.). Student participation and contributions were extremely insignificant to nonexistent. Student failed to demonstrate any team skills (e.g. collaboration, leadership, consensus building, negotiation, conflict resolution, respect, problem solving, management, organizational, time management, etc.).

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