IFSM370 Project 5 Final Assessment Paper 24644

| November 17, 2015


IFSM 370 Project 5: Final Assessment Paper Instructions






This is an individual project. 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. The document must be complete and demonstrate that you can apply what you have learned in the course. The deliverable should also demonstrate that you can meet the course outcomes.


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.


This assignment is valued at 15% of the course grade.



Case Study


You are a consultant working with an architectural firm that has just merged with another team of architects and construction project managers. The original New York office housed:


· 5 architects,

· 3 construction project managers,

· 3 executives and business managers,


· 3 administrative (HR, Finance & Accounting, Sales & Marketing, etc.) staff members, and

· 1 receptionist/office assistant


When the merger is completed, there will be five (5) offices located in New York, Miami, San Diego, Seattle, and Las Vegas.


The combined offices will have:


· 17 architects,

· 13 construction project managers,

· 7 executives and business managers,


· 12 administrative (HR, Finance & Accounting, Sales & Marketing, etc.) staff members, and

· 5 receptionists/office assistants.


All of the managers and staff work in the various offices, but 25 architects and construction project managers also work remotely when they are at construction sites located throughout the United States and Canada.




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When remote, the architects need to be able to access, download, and upload architectural drawings and the associated documents on a daily basis. The construction project managers must have real-time access to all financial and accounting documents, client records and daily schedules. The CIO has reminded you that they are required to meet Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB) and Right to Financial Privacy Act requirements for protecting client financial information.


You, as a telecommunications/communications consultant, have been asked to design the telecommunications network to support this new multi-location company. Others on the team (not you) will develop the applications and databases.Your task is toidentify the requirements and design a network solution that will meet those requirements (including security and privacy requirements).


















































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The Deliverable


Define the requirements and then design an appropriate network that will support the merged architectural firm. Your paper should:


  1. Analyze the given case and provide a clear set of requirements for the network solution


  1. Identify the information that is to be protected and the related security requirements


  1. 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 architects and construction project managers


  1. Provide a network design diagram that clearly shows an appropriate network configuration to meet the requirements, with components and locations properly labeled


  1. Explain the benefits of the proposed network solution


Your deliverable will be a 3 – 5 page paper (MS Word document). The page requirement includes illustrations or diagrams, but does not count the cover page and Works Cited page.


The paper is to be prepared using the APA format. At least three (3) professionally and academically credible external sources (other than the textbook and other materials provided in the course) must be used, and citations and references must be in the APA format. The online textbook, course models and other course materials should be used and referenced using the APA format. Information from your research should be appropriately incorporated into your written work in your own words. Extensive use of direct quotes is not permitted.


Use the Scoring Rubric below to ensure all aspects of the assignment have been adequately covered. Successful papers will include the bolded rubric attributes as major section headings.
















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Scoring Rubric


Attribute Full points Partial points No points Possible
Requirements Requirements are Requirements lack Requirements are 3
Analysis clearly defined and definition and/or not identified and
explained for new explanation and explained
multi–location may be lacking in
accounting firm and demonstration of
demonstrate an understanding of
understanding of the course concepts,
course concepts, analysis, and/or
analysis, and critical critical thinking.
Information Client financial and Client financial and Client information 3
Protection & business information business and security
Security that must be protected information that requirements are not
Requirements is clearly identified must be protected considered.
along with the security and the security
requirements. requirements are
partially identified.
Communications An appropriate A technology No technology 2
Technology technology solution is solution is partially solution is provided.
Solution provided and appropriate and/or
thoroughly explained. It partially explained.
addresses all identified It may only
requirements. partially address
the requirements.
Network Communications Communications Communications 3
Diagram component layout is component layout component layout is
appropriately integrated somewhat not contained a
in a network diagram. appropriately network diagram, or
Work demonstrates integrated into a is not incorporated
understanding of network diagram; correctly.
course concepts, work may be
analysis, and critical lacking in
thinking. demonstration of
understanding of
course concepts,
analysis, and/or
critical thinking.









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Attribute Full points Partial points No points Possible
Benefits of Benefits of proposed Benefits of Benefits of proposed 2
Proposed solution are clearly proposed solution solution are not
Solution explained and are are partially included.
compatible with the explained or only
identified requirements. partially consider
Work demonstrates the requirements.
understanding of Work does not
course concepts, fully demonstrate
analysis, and critical understanding of
thinking. course concepts,
analysis, and
critical thinking.
Document The document reflects The document is The document is 2
format effective organization not well-organized, extremely poorly
and correct sentence and/or contains written and does not
structure, grammar, and grammar and/or convey the
spelling; it is presented spelling errors; it information.
in a professional format; does not contain
it incorporates appropriate
illustrations or illustrations or
diagrams; and diagrams; and/or it
references are does not follow
appropriately APA style for
incorporated and cited, references and
using APA style. At citations. One or
least three two
professionally and
academically credible
references a
Total Points 15






















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