Introduction to Information Networks

Assessment 2 Information

 

 

Subject Code:

TECH2100

Subject Name:

Introduction to Information Networks

Assessment Title:

Report Evaluation

Assessment Type:

Individual

Word Count:                     1,500              Words                                (+/-10%)

Weighting:

30 %

Total Marks:

30

Submission:

MyKBS

Due Date:

Week 10

 

Your Task

 

This assessment is to be completed individually. In this assessment, you will prepare a written report that evaluates the network architecture and communication protocols of an organisation and provide recommendations to address any problems identified.

 

Assessment Description

 

You are an IT consultant who has been hired by a small business that provides web design services to clients. The business has experienced growth in recent years and has expanded its operations to multiple locations. The management has noticed that the network has become slow and unreliable, and the employees are having difficulty accessing the resources they need to perform their work.

 

Your task is to evaluate the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols, identify any problems, and provide recommendations to address them. Your report should include an executive summary, an overview of the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols, a summary of the problems identified, and your recommendations for addressing them.

 

Case Study:

ABC Web Design is a small business that provides web design services to clients. The business has grown rapidly in recent years and has expanded its operations to multiple locations. The company's employees work remotely from different locations and rely on the company's network to access the resources they need to perform their work.

 

The company's network architecture consists of a central server located at the head office, which is connected to satellite offices and remote employees via a virtual private network (VPN). The communication protocols used by the company include Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).

 

Recently, the company's employees have experienced slow and unreliable network performance, and they have difficulty accessing the resources they need to perform their work. Additionally, there have been instances of lost or delayed emails, which have caused communication breakdowns with clients.

 

You have been hired by ABC Web Design to evaluate the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols, identify any problems, and provide recommendations to address them.

 

This assessment aims to achieve the following subject learning outcomes:

 

 

LO1

Evaluate the main technologies, models and protocols used in data communications and networking.

LO3

Identify problems that emerge among the networks that constitute today's internet architecture.

LO4

Recommend and apply solutions for common internet architecture problems.

 

Assessment Instructions

 

  • Your report should be submitted in Word Document or PDF format and be approximately 1500 words in length, excluding references and appendices.
  • Your report should include an executive summary, an introduction, a discussion of the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols, a summary of the problems identified, and your recommendations for addressing them.
  • You should include relevant diagrams or figures to support your analysis and recommendations.
  • Your report should be properly formatted with headings and subheadings.
  • Your report should include a minimum of ten (10) academic references from credible sources, such as peer-reviewed journal articles, industry reports, or academic books. These references should be cited using KBS Harvard referencing style.
  • Please refer to the assessment marking guide to assist you in completing all the assessment criteria.

 

Important Study Information

 

Academic Integrity Policy

 

KBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and Conduct Policy.

 

What is academic integrity and misconduct? What are the penalties for academic misconduct? What are the late penalties?

How can I appeal my grade?

 

Click here for answers to these questions: http://www.kbs.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/.

 

 

Word Limits for Written Assessments

 

Submissions that exceed the word limit by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the point at which that limit is exceeded.

 

 

Study Assistance

 

Students may seek study assistance from their local Academic Learning Advisor or refer to the resources on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. Click here for this information.

 

 

Assessment Marking Guide

 

Marking Criteria

           | 30 marks

F (Fail) 0 – 49%

P (Pass) 50 – 64%

C (Credit) 65 – 74%

D (Distinction) 75 – 84%

HD (High Distinction) 85 – 100%

Research and Analysis

 

 

           | 8 marks

Little or no evidence of research or analysis.

The report lacks any meaningful analysis of the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols.

Some evidence of research and analysis but lacks depth or clarity. The report provides a basic analysis of the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols but fails to identify all relevant issues.

Thorough research and analysis, with clear evidence and explanation. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols, with a clear explanation of all relevant issues.

Extensive research and analysis, with insightful recommendations. The report provides an in- depth analysis of the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols, with insightful recommendations that are well-supported by evidence.

Exceptional research and analysis, with insightful and original recommendations. The report provides an exceptional analysis of the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols, with insightful and original recommendations that demonstrate a deep

understanding of the subject matter.

Recommendations or Solutions

 

 

           | 8 marks

Fails to provide any recommendations or solutions. The report does not offer any recommendations or solutions for addressing the problems identified.

Provides some recommendations or solutions, but they may not be well-supported or practical. The report provides some recommendations or solutions for addressing the problems identified, but they are not well- supported by evidence or may not be practical to implement.

Provides practical and well-supported recommendations or solutions. The report provides practical and well-supported recommendations or solutions for addressing the problems identified, which are based on sound analysis and evidence.

Provides innovative and well-supported recommendations or solutions that go beyond the scope of the instructions. The report provides innovative and well- supported recommendations or solutions for addressing the problems identified, which demonstrate creativity and

originality, and go

Provides creative, evidence-based recommendations or solutions that demonstrate exceptional critical thinking skills. The report provides exceptional and creative recommendations or solutions for addressing the problems identified, which demonstrate

exceptional critical

 

 

 

 

 

 

beyond the scope of the instructions.

thinking skills and originality.

Clarity and Depth of Discussion

 

 

           | 6 marks

The report provides a superficial discussion of the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols. The discussion lacks depth, coherence, and relevance to the assignment instructions.

The report provides a basic discussion of the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols but may lack coherence and relevance to the assignment instructions in some sections.

The report provides a clear and coherent discussion of the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols, with a focus on the assignment instructions.

The report provides a thorough and insightful discussion of the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols, which is well- organised and relevant to the assignment instructions.

The report provides an exceptional and engaging discussion of the organisation's network architecture and communication protocols, which demonstrates a deep understanding of the subject matter and exceeds the requirements of the assignment

instructions.

Quality of Writing

 

 

           | 4 marks

Numerous errors that make the report difficult to read and understand. Writing is poorly organised and lacks coherence.

Several errors that occasionally detract from the overall readability and understanding of the report. Writing is organised but lacks coherence in some

sections.

Minimal errors that do not detract from the overall readability and understanding of the report. Writing is well- organised with a clear structure.

No errors. Writing is clear, concise, and well-organised with a coherent structure.

No errors. Writing is of exceptional quality, with a clear and concise structure that is highly coherent and engaging.

Use of Evidence and Sources

 

 

           | 4 marks

Fails to use any sources or evidence to support claims.

Uses sources or evidence inappropriately or without sufficient relevance to support claims.

Uses sources or evidence appropriately and effectively to support claims, with some minor errors in referencing or citation.

Uses sources or evidence effectively and accurately to support claims, with accurate referencing and citation.

Uses sources or evidence exceptionally effectively and accurately to support claims, with exceptional referencing and citation that demonstrates a

mastery of the subject matter.

 

 

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