For this assignment you will take on the role of an interviewee for an IT network admin position. As part of the interview process, you are provided with the following scenario and tasks to complete.
A group of four friends has been working out of a garage with a unique business model that has caught the eye of a venture capitalist. They are now ready to expand into a more appropriate two story building and hire more employees. You have been hired as a consultant by the group to explain their network needs based on their expanding business partners and customers. Apply standard principles of design to implement a plan to build them a network to keep them connected internally. The company will start off with 25 employees and will need plenty of room for growth. The network will require the following six elements.
- Network to support data, voice, power, and video
- LAN and WLAN with latest encryption and security protocols
- Local file and printing services
- Access to a cloud vendor for applications and data storage capabilities
- Workstations will be a mix of Windows and Macs
- Servers will be a mix of Windows and Linux
Research a minimum of two professional sources on this topic. (Access the MISM Credible Resource Guide for assistance with finding appropriate credible professional resources.) As part of your process, you will evaluate the given requirements. Apply your network technical knowledge to the project explain the network topology that best fits the scenario. You will create a high level network diagram to show the layout of the specified requirements. Beneath your diagram provide a written discussion of the network diagram explaining your logic and thought process for the design. Explain how your choices will help your client’s business efficiency and growth. Support your statements with evidence from the required resources and at least two additional professional sources.