Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T3 2017
Unit Code ME504
Unit Title Advanced Networking
Assessment Type Individual
Assessment Title Assignment 1 – High-Level Network Design (Plan and design LAN and WAN networks)
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) The purpose of this assignment is to develop requirements and design a network which can be implemented for an SME (small and medium sized enterprise). The design of network and service must be specific so that it can be used for the purpose of a quotation and proposal from vendors.
In preparing the assignment, students should acquire not only the knowledge of current technical aspects of IP networks but also research, data collection, analysis and writing skills.
Total Marks 30
Word limit 2000 – 2500 words
Due Date 4 January (11:55PM Thursday in Week 7) T3-2017.
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of each page with appropriate section headings. Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.
• MS WORD file type is used for submission in Moodle. No ‘zipped’ files or other types must be used.
Extension • If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly to the School’s Administration Officer, in Melbourne on Level 6 or in Sydney on Level 7. You must submit this application three working days prior to the due date of the assignment. Further information is available at:
• Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Depending on the seriousness of the case, penalties can vary from a written warning or zero marks to exclusion from the course or rescinding of the degree. Students should make themselves familiar with the full policy and procedure available at: http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies-procedures-and-guidelines/Plagiarism-Academic-Misconduct-Policy-Procedure. For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description.
There are two parts to this assignment, part A and part B.
A. Investigate, design and develop a suitable LAN and WAN network for an SME by addressing the following criteria. See detailed instructions in the next section. 25 marks
B. Presentation 5 marks
Part A description:
There are areas to consider for VPN network design in this assignment.
• Design a network for an SME include LAN and WAN
Contents must include:
• Scopes and Limitations
• Requirements (Network parts and VPN service parts)
• Solution Design
a. Logical Design
b. Physical Design
c. Network Topologies
d. IP addressing
e. Security features and Policies
f. Redundancy and Failover plans
g. VPN service implementation
• Analysis and Evaluation
• Refer to the sample document below for network design, and consider how to implement VPN services onto the network.
Marks are allocated as indicated on each question, taking the following aspects into account:
Identification and analysis and description Correctly identification, appropriateness, discussion
Explanation/justification Description and justification
Presentation and diagrams Structure, presentation, formatting, writing
Reference style Correct referencing style is required, if applicable
Plagiarism Copying from another student, copying from internet sources/textbook, copying from other sources without proper acknowledgement.
Task A – Total 25 marks
No Categories Description Marks
1 Template and format The document should include all necessary headings and content to depict a Level 2 (e.g. Ethernet, VPWS, VPLS) and Level 3 (e.g. VPRN) services and network design as per the example provided. 5
2 Requirements Multiple figures and tables should be included to show the requirements development. There must be a section for a ‘compliance’ check so that vendors can properly respond to the requirements. 5
3 Solutions This section should include appropriate headings and content to propose a solution for an SME network. Wireless LAN solution should be included. 10
4 Analysis and Evaluation Include a section for comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed solution, which will justify the reason for its choice. Critical analysis and evaluation should be addressed with minimum 1000 words 5
Part B description:
Task B – Total 5 marks
The proposed network design will be presented in a 5-minute presentation during the week 7 Laboratory class. Presentation slides should be submitted in Moodle prior to the presentation for marking. No other options (hard copy, memory stick, website and email) will be considered but the presentation file submitted in Moodle.
Marks will be given as below:
• Presentation (3 marks)
• Slides (2 marks)
Marking Rubric for Assignment 1 Questions-Marks as shown
Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Identification and Analysis and description Highly valid and appropriate Valid and appropriate Generally valid and appropriate Valid but no appropriate Not valid and not appropriate
justification All elements are present and well integrated. Components present with good cohesion Components present and mostly well integrated Most components present Lacks structure.
Reference style Clear styles with excellent source of references. Clear referencing/ style Generally good referencing/style Unclear referencing/style Lacks consistency with many errors
Presentation and diagrams Proper writing and drawing. Professionally presented Properly written and drawing, with some minor deficiencies Mostly good, but some structure or presentation problems Acceptable presentation Poor structure, careless presentation