Leonard Cooper Charter School is a K-12 school with approximately 1,000 students. The school wants to develop a local area network that meets the needs of the school now and is scalable for the future. There have been numerous complaints about the speed and reliability of the network, especially since a new addition to the building was added a few years back.
Your Role and Assignment
You are the systems administrator contracted by Leonard Cooper to upgrade the local area network to meet the ever-increasing needs of the building’s students and faculty members. Your first task is to interview key stakeholders to determine what the key areas of concern are.
The charter school’s CEO has requested your help in updating the network to meet the demands of the building’s faculty members and students. Your job is to interview the key stakeholders and to take action to remedy the issues that they have.
- Write a two to three page proposal addressing each of the stakeholder concerns. Use the technologies below for the areas of concern. All of the technologies listed below will not be used, so be careful with your choices. You must use one of the solutions below to address each area of concern. Be specific in your responses, and justify the use of each technology based upon the concern.
|Category 2 UTP 10Base – T Ethernet Cabling||Category 5 UTP 100Base – T Ethernet Cabling||Category 6 UTP 1000Base – T Ethernet Cabling|
|Server Farm||File Server||Print Server|
|8 port hub||16 port hub||24 port hub|
|8 port switch||16 port switch||24 port switch|
|Storage area network||RAID||Fiber 1000Based-F|
|Domain controllers||Bus topology||Topology|
|Microwave wireless media||Infrared wireless media||Radio wireless media|
Helen Ross, Network Technician, Female