ISM640 Ashford University Unit 1 Network Architecture Assessment Paper

The retail store has hired you to assist in resolving the recent networking problems that have been occurring. The new owner needs you to address the issues so that his company can accomplish its mission and goals. He thinks that the network needs to expand (or at least be fixed), but at this point, he has no idea what the current network has or what it needs. The owner needs you to assess the current network, come up with some conclusions about next steps, and report the results to him. He wants to make sure that you have a good understanding of his goals and objectives as well as the presenting problems.

Examples are provided here to help with this assignment.

Click on this link to view a sample of an Implementation Plan template. When you open the Web site, click on “Templates,” and then click on “Implementation Plan.”

You have been asked to develop a solution in the form of a Network Design and Implementation Plan for your retail store using the following format:

Network Architecture Assessment

Use Microsoft Word

Title page

Course number and name

Project name

Your name

Date

Table of contents (TOC)

Use auto-generated TOC

Maximum of 3 levels deep

Be sure to update the fields of the TOC so it is up-to-date before submitting your project.

Section headings (create each heading on a new page with TBD as content except for sections listed under new content below)

Each week, you will add a section to this Network Design and Implementation Plan and submit for grading. As a preview, each section will contain the following:

Network Architecture Assessment (Week 1 IP)

Network Reference Model Comparison (Week 2 IP)

Network Design Diagram (Week 3 IP)

Telecommunications Plan (Week 4 IP)

Remote Network Implementation Plan (Week 5 IP)

The project deliverables for this week are as follows:

Network Architecture Assessment (4–5 pages)

Describe the general business environment for the case study organization.

Include a network goals and objectives statement.

Include a narrative that provides an assessment about the general current state of the network architecture.

Include a narrative that details your conclusions about the extent to which the current network supports the stated business goals and objectives.

Include a narrative that articulates each of the networking problems that the owner has presented.

Provide an analysis as to how this part of the project fulfills the mission and 1 or more goals of the case study organization.

All sources should be cited both in-text and in References using APA format.

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