Using the case study below, develop a 3 – 5 page paper that is well organized and provides specific answers to each part of the assignment. Your answer is to be complete and is to demonstrate your understanding of ALL of this semester’s lessons.
The completed Final Exam Paper deliverable is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the due date shown in the Course Schedule. See the Additional Information section of the syllabus for the penalty for late or missed assignments and projects.
The Final Assessment Paper is valued at 15% of the course grade.
You are an outsourced Network Management Specialist working for an intellectual property rights law firm that has just merged another law firm that specializes in filing and defending patents. The original office housed 10 attorneys, 7 support staff, and 1 receptionist in one location. With the merger, there are now three (3) offices located in different parts of the city, 23 attorneys, 12 support staff, and 3 receptionists. All of the attorneys work in the offices, but also are mobile in that they provide onsite legal services to businesses and must often travel to government Patent Offices to file and defend patents. The attorneys need to be able to send and receive legal and patent documents and update client records while they are out of the office. All the attorneys and support staff must have real-time access to all documents, client records and daily schedules. The Managing Partner reminds you that they are required by law to secure and control client company and personal identifiable information.
You, as a Network Management Specialist, have been asked to design the telecommunications network to support this new multi-location practice. Others on the team will develop the applications and databases. Your task is to identify the requirements and design a network solution that will meet those requirements (including security and privacy requirements).
Define the requirements and then design an appropriate network that would support this merged law firm. Your paper should:
- Analyze the given case and provide a clear set of requirements for the network solution
- Identify the information that is to be protected and the related security requirements
- Identify the types of network(s), components, devices and equipment that would be involved in meeting the needs of the stationary offices and the mobile attorneys
- Provide a network design diagram that clearly shows an appropriate network configuration to meet the requirements, with components properly labeled
- Explain the benefits of the proposed network solution
Your deliverable will be a 3 – 5 page paper. The page requirement includes illustrations or diagrams, but does not count the cover page and references page.
The paper is to be prepared using the APA format and to include at least three (3) academically credible references beyond the assigned readings and other course materials. Information from your research should be appropriately incorporated into your written work in your own words and properly cited. Extensive use of direct quotes is not permitted. Use the Scoring Rubric below to ensure all aspects of the assignment have been adequately covered. The bolded attributes in the Scoring Rubric must be used as the major section headings in the document.
Requirements are clearly defined and explained for new multi–location law firm and demonstrate an understanding of the course concepts, analysis, and critical thinking.
Requirements lack definition and/or explanation and may be lacking in demonstration of understanding of course concepts, analysis, and/or critical thinking.
Requirements are not identified and explained
Information protection and security requirements
Client company and personal identifiable information that must be protected is clearly identified along with the security requirements.
Client company and personal identifiable information that must be protected and the security requirements are partially identified.
Client information and security requirements are not considered.
Communications technology solution
An appropriate technology solution is provided and thoroughly explained. It addresses all identified requirements.
A technology solution is partially appropriate and/or partially explained. It may only partially address the requirements.
No technology solution is provided.
Communications component layout is appropriately integrated in a network diagram. Work demonstrates understanding of course concepts, analysis, and critical thinking.
Communications component layout somewhat appropriately integrated into a network diagram; work may be lacking in demonstration of understanding of course concepts, analysis, and/or critical thinking.
Communications component layout does not contain a network diagram, or is not incorporated correctly.
Benefits of proposed solution explained
Benefits of proposed solution are clearly explained and are compatible with the identified requirements. Work demonstrates understanding of course concepts, analysis, and critical thinking.
Benefits of proposed solution are partially explained or only partially consider the requirements. Work does not fully demonstrate understanding of course concepts, analysis, and critical thinking.
Benefits of proposed solution are not included.
The document reflects effective organization and correct sentence structure, grammar, and spelling; it is presented in a professional format; it incorporates illustrations or diagrams; and more than three (3) references are appropriately incorporated and cited, using APA style.
The document is not well-organized, and/or contains grammar and/or spelling errors; it does not contain appropriate illustrations or diagrams; and/or it does not follow APA style for three (3) or less references and citations.
The document is extremely poorly written and does not convey the appropriate information.