Technological Infrastructure (ISYS5003) Final Report and Presentation

Due Dates:

Submission:

  1. Submit your completed Final Report Assignment to the Assignment blackboard link under the Assessment Folder. The link is named Technological Infrastructure Assignment – Semester 1 – 2018.  
  2. Also submit your completed Assignment to the Technological Infrastructure – Assignment

TurnItIn link.  

  1. Electronic Presentations will also be submitted to the Assignment blackboard link under the Assessment Folder. The link is named Technological Infrastructure – Presentation – Semester 1 – 2018.
  2. Instructions on how to upload your Assignment are available on blackboard, please check the Learning Hub: Guide to your online Assignments link.

Submission Format: 

  • Please use the following naming conventions for your submissions:

oTI-FINAL-REPORT-S1-2018-StudentNameStudentID o TI-PRESENTATION-S1-2018-StudentNameStudentID

Assignment Weighting:

  • The assignment is worth 35% of your final grade. (Final Report – 20% | Presentation – 15%)

Final Report Format Requirements:

  • Font: Calibri
  • Font Size: 11pt (normal text) 12pt bold (minor headings) 14pt bold (major headings)
  • Font Spacing: 1.5 line spacing
  • Page numbering: Right Aligned Bottom – Footer
  • Header Format: 8pt, Right Aligned
  • Approximately 3,000 to 3,500 words in length, excluding diagrams; appendices; and references.
  • The assignment should contain no less than two academic journal references. Chicago Referencing required.

Presentation Requirements

  • All presentations must be completed in MS PowerPoint format
  • You are expected to present a 5-minute presentation that covers your recommended design and solution to the Case Study provided.

Important Tips:

  • Spell and Grammar Check your Assignment
  • Avoid Plagiarism (Please refer to Page 7 of the Unit Outline)Plagiarism detection software will be used to detect plagiarism.
  • The majority (95%) of your written work should be your own words.

The City of Mandurah is a popular retirement destination for many West Australians, favoured for its coastal lifestyle it has seen the population double in the past 15years.  The surge in population has put great strain on the current City of Mandurah Council services and infrastructure.  The CEO of the City of Mandurah Council has requested your consultancy service to address IT issues, capacity planning and network issues.

The City of Mandurah has many services geographically dispersed across the region that includes suburbs such as Madora Bay, Silver Sands, San Remo, Dawesville, Bouvard and Falcon.  As a result, the following buildings and services are dispersed throughout the city: Mandurah Head Office, Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Mandurah Library, Falcon Library, Mandurah Museum, Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre, and Mandurah Waste Management Centre.

Current IT Infrastructure 

Currently the head office is the only location with any IT infrastructure in place.  The head office has

40 desktop computers, 1 multifunctional printer, 1 Domain Controller, 1 File Server and 1 Print Server.   In addition, the head office also has 48 Cat5 Communication Ports, 1 Cisco 48 port switch, 1 Cisco router and 1 ADLS2 Internet Connection.

All other offices and building do not have any IT infrastructure in place.

You are expected to design a IT network infrastructure that addresses the following criteria.

  • The City of Mandurah intends to connect all of the existing external offices (both libraries, aquatic and recreation centre, museum, seniors and community centre, and waste management centre) to the head office via a fast internet connection, to allow data sharing, and access to council IT applications.
  • All external offices are expected to have at least 5 networked computers and printing services.
  • All external offices will allow staff to login to the head office remotely.
  • The Council expects to introduce IP Phone facilities to all offices by 2020.
  • All IT services and infrastructure will be centralised at the head office.
  • Mandurah is a popular destination and it is expected that the population will double again over the next ten years, and as a result the infrastructure should include allowances for expansion. 

You are to propose a detailed high-level network solution that addresses the Criteria of the City of Mandurah and the report should cover the following:

1.A set of detailed network diagrams that shows the proposed network infrastructure.    (ULO 3)

2.An analysis, recommendation and justification of Local Area Network Technology and Infrastructure required. (ULO 2)

3.An analysis, recommendation and justification of Wide Area Network Technology and Infrastructure. (ULO 2)

  1. A list of hardware and software specifications for all Servers, Workstations, Printers, Tablets and Networking Devices (including NOS and application software). (ULO 2)
  1. A plan of how you would address any Security concerns in relation to the operating systems and network. (ULO 1)

You should ensure that all components in the proposed infrastructure would work together effectively.

  • Any assumptions you make should be documented.
  • Green IT technologies should be considered in your design.
  • Explanatory notes should be provided detailing why specific technology choices have been made.
  • As a consultant you should draw on your expertise to advise the Council when necessary. If, in your professional opinion, there are requirements which have not been specified but you feel should be included, you should include them in your recommendations.  (ULO 1)
  • Information transmitted between the external offices could be sensitive, and therefore you should address any potential security concerns.

PLEASE NOTE THIS FINAL REPORT FULLFILLS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE UNIT.  IN PARTICULAR

THIS ASSIGNMENT COVERS THE FOLLOWING UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES AS LISTED IN THE UNIT 

OUTLINE

ULO 1: Design and recommend appropriate Information Technology infrastructure for a range of organization types and circumstances

ULO 2: Design and develop the technical infrastructure required for a real client application

ULO 3: Evaluate and produce network design information

You are expected to present your chosen IT Infrastructure design to the class in the form of a Formal Presentation.

The presentation is expected to cover at least the following:

Introduction Slide / Agenda

  1. A set of detailed network diagrams that shows the proposed network infrastructure. (ULO3)
  1. The local area network technologies you decided to choose and the reasoning. (ULO 2)
  2. The wide area network technologies you decided to choose and the reasoning. (ULO2)
  3. The hardware and software specifications you decided to choose and the reasoning. (ULO

2)

  1. Security concerns and how you would ensure security of the network. (ULO 1)
  2. Assumptions / Green IT
  3. Summary / Lessons Learnt / Recommendations.

Please Note: You have a maximum of 5 minutes to present your designYou will be penalised if you exceed your overall time allocation of 5 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE THIS PRESENTATION FULFILLS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE UNIT.  IN PARTICULAR

THIS ASSIGNMENT COVERS THE FOLLOWING UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES AS LISTED IN THE UNIT 

OUTLINE

ULO 1: Design and recommend appropriate Information Technology infrastructure for a range of organization types and circumstances

ULO 2: Design and develop the technical infrastructure required for a real client application

ULO 3: Evaluate and produce network design information

Final Report Marking Guide Semester 1–2018

Category Weighting
1. Introduction and Detailed network diagram that shows the proposed network infrastructure  
Understanding of detailed network diagrams showing

Servers | Workstations | Routers | Switches | Cabling | WAN | Other Functionality

20%
2. Analysis of Network hardware and cabling required at a Local Area Network level 
Understanding of Network Hardware including

NIC | Switches | Routers | Servers | Workstations | Hub | Cable types | Speed

Implementation feasibility | Cost effectiveness| Justification of chosen Hardware and Cabling for your Network Design

20%
3. Analysis of Network hardware and cabling required at a Wide Area Network level

Understanding of WAN technology

List of services that are available

 
Choice of WAN Service

Implementation feasibility

Appropriate link speed

Cost effectiveness

Justification of chosen WAN service in your Network Design

10%
4. Detailed hardware and software specifications

Hardware, Software, Operating Systems

 
Justification of chosen Hardware, Software and Operating Systems in your Network Design.20%
5. Security

Is encryption used when necessary?

 
Are firewalls used when necessary?

Security for remote access if required

Security policies, Local Security Policies

10%
6. Assumptions and Green IT considerations

What Green IT considerations have been suggested?

10%
7. Quality of Report   
Spelling, grammar and paragraphing Referencing where appropriate10%
 

TOTAL

 

100%

Presentation Marking Guide Semester 1 2018

Category Weighting
1. Introduction and Agenda5%
2. A set of detailed network diagrams that shows the proposed network 
infrastructure.  (ULO 3)10%
3. The local area network technologies you decided to choose and the 
reasoning.  (ULO 2)10%
4. The wide area network technologies you decided to choose and the reasoning. 
(ULO 2)

 

10%
5. The hardware and software specifications you decided to choose and the 
reasoning. (ULO 2)10%
6. Security concerns and how you would ensure security of the network. 
 (ULO 1)10%
7. Assumptions / Green IT10%
8. Summary | Lessons Learnt | Recommendations5%
9. Presentation Skill

-Ability to engage audience (6%)

 
–  Voice: clarity, pace, fluency (6%)

–  Vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar (6%)

–  Use of visual aids (6%)

–  Answering questions from audience (6%)

30%
TOTAL100%