DCAN202 Data Communication and Networking :
DCAN202 Data Communication and Network ASSESSMENT BRIEF
|COURSE: Bachelor of Information Technology/ Bachelor of IT with a specialisation in Cyber Security|
|Unit Title:||Data Communication and Networking|
|Type of Assessment:||Assessment 3 – Group Report|
|Unit Learning Outcomes addressed:||Explain the purpose of the ISO-OSI model and TCP/IP and the significance to real-world networks such as LANS and the InternetExplain in detail the architecture of LANS, the IEEE 802 standards for station addresses and frame format, and the operation of LAN switches, and outline shortcomings in LANS such as security and broadcastsDescribe in detail the architecture of the Internet, the operation of routing tables, routers and the operation of dynamic routing protocols and explain the purpose of layer 3 protocols and IP in particular, and the main fields in the IP packet header 5. Describe in detail the features and protocol formats for presentation and Application layers and outline the basic architecture of the World Wide Web and Internet email systems|
|Submission Date:||Week 10|
|Assessment Task:||Group Assignment|
|Total Mark:||20 Marks|
|Weighting:||20% of unit’s total marks|
|Students are advised that submission of an Assessment Task past the due date without a formally signed approved Assignment Extension Form (Kent Website MyKent Student Link> FORM – Assignment Extension Application Form – Student Login Required) or previously approved application for other extenuating circumstances impacting course of study, incurs a 5% penalty per calendar day, calculated by deduction from the total mark. For example. An Assessment Task marked out of 40 will incur a 2 mark penalty for each calendar day. More information, please refer to (Kent Website MyKent Student Link> POLICY – Assessment Policy & Procedures – Student Login Required)|
DCAN202 Data Communication and Network ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION:
Techplus International Network Description
Techplus International is a leading importer of electronic goods in Australia. They have about 40 employees working from 2 different locations. Techplus International is now going to move into their own office in Norwest Business Park, Sydney using 2 floors of a modern building. The management wants to setup the new office for 15 Administrative Staffs, 20 Sales People and 10 Data Entry Operators. Office Staffs will be using the computer typically for accessing to the Internet, word processing, shared printers, accessing centralized database and business data entry. Management also wishes to provide Wi-Fi connectivity in the reception area for day to day visitors. They have 10 additional Sales people working in different parts of NSW regional area. These regional Sales people need to be able to access the Corporate Network remotely. Any regional Sales Team member visits Sydney office should use office Wi-Fi to connect his/her laptop to access the office network.
The computer network is connected to the high speed Internet. All of the computers are desktop machines and are connected with wired Ethernet connections. All of the network wiring is CAT-6 twisted pair wiring that goes from the office location to a wiring cabinet. There is one wiring cabinet on each floor. Each cabinet is connected to the basement wiring cabinet via fibre.
Budget for this project is very tight. You will play the leading role to setup this new office network.
Now, your role as Network Administrator to propose a network design to suit for this setup. In order to develop your network design, you may need to make reasonable assumptions.
Your objective is to prepare and submit DCAN202 Data Communication and Network report on the following topics:
Select an appropriate IP range for the institute and calculate the appropriate IP subnets. Calculate the subnetwork in such a way so that there is minimum waste of the IP addresses.
Create a table and show all the IP subnets with network address, subnet mask and users for each subnet.
- Prepare and draw the network diagram for this office setup. Mention all network devices clearly (like workstations, routers, servers, etc.) in the diagram.
- Allocate appropriate IP address for all network devices in the network diagram.
Discuss what desktop and server operating systems are feasible for this setup. Explain with logic why do you choose each operating system.
Provide an appropriate solution for the Sales Team to connect to corporate Network remotely by using their laptop.
Provide appropriate Network Security Solution and wireless LAN security to protect from cyber threat of this company.
|Marking Criteria||Fail||Pass||Credit||Distinction||High Distinction|
|Subnet calculation 15%||Wrong IP selection or Subnet calculation is wrong.||IP range selection is right but did not show any subnet||IP range selection is right Subnet or Host numbers may have error.||IP range selection is right. Subnetting and host may not have minimum waste of IP address.||IP range selection is right. All subnetting are right, host numbers are appropriate and have minimum waste of IP addresses.|
|Network Diagram/ 15%||No information about this part or Network Diagram or IP addressing is not appropriate or has major issue||Network Diagram barely satisfies the requirements with some error or IP addressing is barely appropriate for devices with some error||Network Diagram satisfies the requirements with some minimum error or IP addressing is appropriate for most devices / may have little error||Network Diagram mostly satisfies the requirements and IP addressing is mostly appropriate for all devices||Network Diagram appropriately satisfies the requirements and IP addressing is appropriate for all devices|
|Operating Sys/ 15%||No information about this part or wrong desktop and server operating systems||Just recommended desktop and server operating systems without any logic or comparison||Missing either Logic or comparison for desktop and server operating systems||Weak logic or without proper comparison with different options for desktop and server operating systems||Proper logic and clear comparison with different options for desktop and server operating systems|
|Remote Connection / 15%||No information about this part or wrong recommendation on remote connection||Just recommended a solution for remote connection without detail information.||Missing information on the concept with security or comparison of different options or selection of the software option.||Covered all information but not enough detail on the concept with security or comparison of different options or selection of the software option.||Discuss details information on the concept with security features properly, comparison with at least 3 options, proper logic behind the selected option.|
|Network & Wireless Security/ 20%||No information about this part or wrong recommendation for Network security Solution||Network security Solution is acceptable||Appropriate Network security Solution without discussion on network security||Appropriate Network security Solution with weak discussion on network security||Appropriate Network security Solution with proper discussion on network security|
|Teamwork & Group cohesiveness 10%||No Team formed or No team works has been distributed and the team members are not aware of their tasks and participation||Team formed, less distribution of team works, and the team members are aware of few of their tasks and participation||Team formed, some team works has been distributed and the team members are aware of some of their tasks and participation||Team formed, almost all team works has been distributed and the team members are aware of all their tasks and participation||Team formed, all team works has been distributed and the team members are aware of all their tasks and participation|
|Referencing / 10%||No referencing is evident or, if done, is inconsistent and technically incorrect. No or minimal reference list, mixed styles. No in text citations||Basic and sound attempt to reference sources; may be some inconsistencies and technical errors in style. Reference list is generally complete with 1 or 2 references missing.||Good attempt to reference sources; inconsistencies and technical errors in style. Few inaccuracies in reference list and all references listed.||Very good attempt to reference sources; very minor inconsistencies and technical errors in style. Thorough and consistent reference list and all references listed.||Professional level of referencing and acknowledgment; no errors of style evident. Thorough and consistent reference list and all references listed.|
DCAN202 Data Communication and Network
The DCAN202 Data Communication and Network assignment must be submitted online in Moodle. Where additional documents need to be attached, all materials MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Other formats (e.g., pdf or MAC file) may not be readable by markers. Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other formats will be considered LATE and will lose marks until it is presented in MS Word. No paper based or hardcopy submission will be accepted.
GENERAL NOTES FOR ASSESSMENT TASKS
Content for DCAN202 Data Communication and Network Assessment Task papers should incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion.
Appropriate academic writing and referencing are inevitable academic skills that you must develop and demonstrate in work being presented for assessment. The content of high quality work presented by a student must be fully referenced within-text citations and a Reference List at the end. Kent strongly recommends you refer to the Academic Learning Support Workshop materials available on the Kent Learning Management System (Moodle). For details please click the link http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/mod/folder/view.php?id=3606 and download the file titled “Harvard Referencing Workbook”. This Moodle Site is the location for Workbooks and information that are presented to Kent Students in the ALS Workshops conducted at the beginning of each Trimester.
Kent recommends a minimum of FIVE (5) references in work being presented for assessment. Unless otherwise specifically instructed by your Lecturer or as detailed in the Unit Outline for the specific Assessment Task, any paper with less than five (5) references may be deemed not meeting a satisfactory standard and possibly be failed.
Content in DCAN202 Data Communication and Network Assessment tasks that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the “Harvard Referencing Workbook” will be penalised.
Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count if this is specifically stated for the Assessment Task in the Unit Outline. As a general rule there is an allowable discretionary variance to the word count in that it is generally accepted that a student may go over or under by 10% than the stated length.
GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING
References are assessed for their quality. Students should draw on quality academic sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. The textbook for the Unit of study can be used as a reference, but not the Lecturer Notes. The Assessor will want to see evidence that a student is capable of conducting their own research. Also, in order to help Assessors determine a student’s understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number(s) if shown in the original. Before preparing your Assessment Task or own contribution, please review this ‘YouTube’ video (Avoiding Plagiarism through Referencing) by clicking on the following link: link: http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/mod/folder/view.php?id=3606
A search for peer-reviewed journal articles may also assist students. These type of journal articles can be located in the online journal databases and can be accessed from the Kent Library homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not be over-used – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources. Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources, such as government departments, research institutes such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), or international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful and mostly very current. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use non-peer reviewed websites (Why can’t I just Google?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N39mnu1Pkgw
(thank you to La Trobe University for access to this video).
DCAN202 Data Communication and Networking
DCAN202 Data Communication and Network