Networking Fundamentals Class-Online Lab and Course Project

Networking Fundamentals Class-Online Lab and Course Project

Project description
This is an assignment for my online Networking Fundamentals class. To complete the lab for this assignment you will use I will provide the login information in a message. After that, you write a two page paper.
From my professor: Emily, just follow the instructions there. For week 1 you are writing a 2 page report to: Recommend a network model and give reasons for your selection based on the scenario provided.

So basically just follow these directions and you should be fine. I put three sources but use however many you want.

Week 1: Week 1 – W1 Assignment 3

Assignment 3: Dropbox Assignment

Online Lab and Course Project

This assignment consists of two parts:

Online TestOut Hands-on Lab 1
Part 1 of the course project
TestOut Hands-on Lab 1

To complete this lab:

Login to your TestOut account. (I can provide that information to the person who does the assignment)
Then, complete the following lab:
1.4.4 Configure TCP/IP Settings Lab.
Note: This lab is listed in the Networking Basics section. Remember, to be able to do this lab correctly, you are encouraged to review the materials provided under the Networking Basics section of your TestOut account.

Once you complete your lab, click Done for your score to be submitted. You can do each lab up to three times. The average score will be considered.
Course ProjectPart I

In the course project, you will create a network design for a fictitious organization. Each week, you will be completing a part of the assignment based on the content covered in the week. You will do this by adding new content to the assignment document every week to arrive at the final design.

This week’s assignment will enable you to develop the skills for designing a network. The focus will be on the considerations and tasks required for designing a network.


Dreamz Inc. develops software and learning solutions for clients worldwide. The main office of the organization is located on six floors of a building in Chicago where hundred users occupy each floor. While the first floor houses the corporate office, the other floors house the administrative, finance, human resources (HR), engineering, marketing, information technology (IT), and research departments. All users need e-mail, file and print, and Internet services.

To provide these services, the organization has ten servers that are used as LAN, proxy, and database servers. The users in the finance and HR departments require sufficient bandwidth and access applications from an Oracle server. This server is accessible only to users in the finance and HR departments; and these users can also access the server from the Internet. Dreamz Inc. is also connected to the Internet from the same network and has web and e-mail servers hosted for Internet access.

With expanding business, Dreamz Inc. has setup three branch offices in St. Louis, Detroit, and New Jersey. These three branch offices need to be connected to the main office and other branch offices. A fourth office at San Francisco comprises a network of five users and requires a single Internet connection.


As the network manager for the organization, you need to design the networks for connecting various branches of the organization.

You also need to study the requirements of each branch of the organization. In addition, you need to ensure that the network uptime is 99% with a downtime of not more than five hours.

*Having read and understood the scenario, complete the following task and post a 1- to 2-page report using Microsoft Word to document your work:

Recommend a network model and give reasons for your selection.
Support your work with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria

Designed an appropriate network for connecting various branches of the organization- 15
Recommended a network model, giving reasons for the same- 15
Completed all the assigned tasks for Hands-on Lab 1- 15
Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using APA format.- 5

To access the lab:

* go to and click login
* username: emilyfaulkner12
password: Iloveyou5129
* when you are logged in, click the test out network …it\’s called something like that. It\’s the only class I have so it should be simple to find.