Week 27


I. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:


A. CLASS: Networking

B. TITLE OF UNIT: Networks and Networking

C. TITLE OF LESSON: Network Design

D. COMPETENCIES ADDRESSED: None

E. DATE & TIME: 2/20/06 – 2/24/06           

F. WEEK OF INSTRUCTION: 27

G. INSTRUCTOR: R Dorsey





II. OBJECTIVES :


While the actual design of a WAN may not occur in these students careers as network technicians, more college education will put them in line to perform the design of at least a LAN, a LAN extension, A LAN reconfiguration or update, and possibly even a WAN connection. Chances are slim that one of these students will design a WAN as most of them are already created, they will be involved in implementing someone else’s design.

Finding errors or a better way to design a network will be a big boon to ones career as a network technician and may pave the path to greater and greater paychecks, responsibility, and promotion.


III. TEACHING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES:


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IV. RESOURCES REQUIRED:


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V. INTRODUCTION:


This weeks lesson is a collaborative effort between the Networking II and Networking I personnel. The goal of this weeks lesson is to consider the factors required to design a network.



VI. CONTENT:


Networking design is a very lucrative career. There are many factors to consider when designing a LAN, a WAN, and the integration of the two.

Factors to consider include: cost, time table, capabilities, cabling, devices, protocols, architecture, etc. etc. etc.

This week attempts to put all that into perspective by using the Cisco threaded case study of Acacia - heavily modified for this setting.

The Acadia Case Study is a project of a fictional school system that wishes to build a network from scratch for several southwest area schools.



VII. SUMMARY:



Introduction to networks design considerations.



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IX. LESSON/COURSE EVALUATION:


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