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TECH2100 Introduction to Information Networks

Assessment 2 Information

 

Subject Code:

TECH2100

Subject Name:

Introduction to Information Networks

Assessment Title:

Report Evaluation

Assessment Type:

Individual

Word Count:

1,500

Words

(+/-10%)

Weighting:

30%

Total Marks:

30

Submission:

MyKBS

Due Date:

Week 10

 Your Task

 This assessment is to be completed individually. In this assessment, you will prepare a written report that evaluates the network architecture and communication protocols of an organisation and provide recommendations to address any problems identified.

 Assessment Description

You are an IT consultant who has been hired by a small business that provides web design services to clients. The business has experienced growth in recent years and has expanded its operations to multiple locations. The management has noticed that the network has become slow and unreliable, and the employees are having difficulty accessing the resources they need to perform their work.

 

Your task is to evaluate the organisation’s network architecture and communication protocols, identify any problems, and provide recommendations to address them. Your report should include an executive summary, an overview of the organisation’s network architecture and communication protocols, a summary of the problems identified, and your recommendations for addressing them.

Case Study:

ABC Web Design is a small business that provides web design services to clients. The business has grown rapidly in recent years and has expanded its operations to multiple locations. The company’semployeesworkremotelyfromdifferentlocationsandrelyonthecompany’snetworkto access the resources they need to perform their work.

The company’s network architecture consists of a central server located at the head office, which is connected to satellite offices and remote employees via a virtual private network (VPN). The communication protocols used by the company include Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).

 

Recently, the company’s employees have experienced slow and unreliable network performance, and they have difficulty accessing the resources they need to perform their work. Additionally, there have been instances of lost or delayed emails , which have caused communication breakdowns with clients.

 

You have been hired by ABC Web Design to evaluate the organisation’s network architecture and communication protocols, identify any problems, and provide recommendations to address them.

This assessment aims to achieve the following subject learning outcomes:

 

 

LO1

Evaluate the main technologies, models and protocols used in data communications and networking.

LO3

Identify problems that emerge among the networks that constitute today’s internet architecture.

LO4

Recommend and apply solutions for common internet architecture problems.

Assessment Instructions

·     Your report should be submitted in Word Document or PDF format and be approximately 1500 words in length, excluding references and appendices.

·     Your report should include an executive summary, an introduction, a discussion of the organisation’s network architecture and communication protocols, a summary of the problems identified, and your recommendations for addressing them.

·     You should include relevant diagrams or figures to support you’re analysis and recommendations.

·     Your report should be properly formatted with headings and subheadings.

·     Your report should include a minimum of ten (10) academic references from credible sources, such as peer-reviewed journal articles, industry reports, or academic books. These references should be cited using KBS Harvard referencing style.

·     Please refer to the assessment marking guide to assist you in completing all the assessment criteria.

Important Study Information

 

Academic Integrity Policy

KBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and Conduct Policy.

 

What is academic integrity and misconduct? What are the penalties for academic misconduct? What are the late penalties?

How can I appeal my grade?

 

Click here for answers to these questions: http://www.kbs.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/.

 

Word Limits for Written Assessments

Submissions that exceed the word limit by more than10% will cease to be marked from the point at which that limit is exceeded.

 

Study Assistance

Students may seek study assistance from their local Academic Learning Advisor or refer to the resources on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. Click here for this information.