Consider introducing the overall objective of the network design. Look into UMUC’s Strategic Plan, how would the network design help the stakeholders, the leadership of the university, the students, and the instructors achieve their goals? How would a great network design contribute to students (your) experiences in learning? To do this we look at five aspects of a network design herein to support the leadership to help meet the goals of the strategic plan.
A. Network Topology
In this section, you will assess the business needs of the company. Use the information provided in the scenario to analyze the need for infrastructure or equipment. If you need more information, feel free to ask your instructor or make some assumptions. If you make some assumptions, be sure to list them. This section is not about the actual infrastructure or equipment, but it should discuss the business needs of the company.
ABS Enterprises believes that employees’ health, wellbeing, and morale have a significant impact on the productivity of the employees and thus the overall results or output of the company. The company wants to invest in a facility that will provide the most return on investment while still providing a facility that employees will use. The company has 20 employees and wants needs one or more servers and two printers. All computers should be able to communicate, but the HR staff of 5 needs to be on a separate network due to the sensitive information on their PC’s.
Select one or more topologies to use for this design (star, bus, mesh, ring- Please note that the star topology is the most commonly used). This section should be used to provide details of the selected infrastructure or equipment. Include the model, manufacturer, features, and cost. Below is an example topology. Topologies can be created using Microsoft Visio, or you can create a free account at gliffy.com and create diagrams.