Overview of Internetworking assignment

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Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Unit Code MN503
Unit Title Overview of Internetworking
Assessment Type Individual
Assessment Title Network requirement analysis and plan
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) This assignment is designed to assess students’ knowledge and skills related to the following learning outcomes:

b. Explain human factors in achieving business and technical goals through planning and design.

c. Investigate and develop architectural internetworking design for the business and application domains.

Weight 10% of the total assessments
Total Marks 50
Word limit 1000 (approximately 4 pages)
Due Date Week 7, Friday 4th May 2018 – submit report on Moodle
Submission Guidelines · All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a title Page.

· The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2.54 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.

· Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.

Extension · If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly to the School’s Administration Officer, in Melbourne on Level 6 or in Sydney on Level 7. You must submit this application three working days prior to the due date of the assignment. Further information is available at:

http://www.mit.edu.au/about mit/institute publications/policies procedures and guidelines/special considerationdeferment

Academic Misconduct · Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Depending on the seriousness of the case, penalties can vary from a written warning or zero marks to exclusion from the course or rescinding the degree. Students should make themselves familiar with the full policy and procedure available at: http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies-procedures-and-guidelines/Plagiarism-Academic-Misconduct-Policy-Procedure . For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description.

Assignment Description

Business case study: Using the uploaded case study on the Moodle titled GLOBAL BROADBAND ACCESS as an example, write a report that address the discussion points below:

Report Discussion Points:

1. Research on national infrastructure initiatives that have contributed to expanded broadband infrastructure and access in countries around the world. Identify several countries that have benefitted from national broadband infrastructure initiatives and briefly summarise the programs that they implemented.

2. Research on the current status of the Australian National Broadband Plan and other government-backed broadband access expansion programs in Australia. Briefly summarise the content of pending or recently passed legislation or executive initiatives to bring broadband Internet access to more Australian citizens.

3. Research on the “digital divide” within the Australia? Summarise which segments of the population are most at risk for being digital “have nots”. Identify efforts being made to address the digital divide within the Australia.

4. Research to identify the countries that have the lowest broadband and Internet access rates. What patterns can be observed across these countries? How can these low rates be explained?

5. Research on the benefits associated with high broadband access connections? What do users like most about higher connection speeds and how does it improve their lives?

Marking criteria:

Example of marking criteria is shown in following table. Marks are allocated as follows:

Note: The marking criteria varies for each assignment

Section to be included in the report Description of the section Marks
Introduction Addressed in the Assignment description 10
Discussion Point 1 National broadband infrastructure initiatives 6
Discussion Point 2 Current status of the Australian National Broadband Plan 6
Discussion Point 3 “digital divide” within the Australia 6
Discussion Point 4 Countries that have the lowest broadband 6
Discussion Point 5 Benefits associated with high broadband access connections 6
Conclusion Write summary of the report 5
Reference style Follow IEEE reference style 5
  Total 50

Example Marking Rubric for Assignment #: Total Marks 50

Note: The marking rubrics varies for each assignment

Grade

Mark

HD

40-50

DI

35-44

CR

30-34

P

25-29

Fail

<25

  Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Introduction

/10

All topics are pertinent and covered in depth. Ability to think critically and source material is demonstrated Topics are relevant and soundly analysed. Generally relevant and analysed. Some relevance and briefly presented. This is not relevant to the assignment topic.
Discussion Point 1

/6

Demonstrated excellent ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately Demonstrated excellent ability to think critically but did not source reference material appropriately Demonstrated ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately Demonstrated ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately Did not demonstrate ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately
Discussion Point 2

/6

Logic is clear and easy to follow with strong arguments Consistency logical and convincing Mostly consistent logical and convincing Adequate cohesion and conviction Argument is confused and disjointed
Discussion Point 3

/6

All elements are present and very well integrated. Components present with good cohesive Components present and mostly well integrated Most components present Proposal lacks structure.
Discussion Point 4

/6

Excellent use of creditable sources. Accurate referencing. Obvious that outstanding effort made Extremely good effort Good effort made but not outstanding Made some effort. For example, Web searches only Very little attempt to reference. Lazy effort with inaccuracies
Discussion Point 5

/6

Demonstrated excellent ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately Demonstrated excellent ability to think critically but did not source reference material appropriately Demonstrated ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately Demonstrated ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately Did not demonstrate ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately
Conclusion

/5

Logic is clear and easy to follow with strong arguments Consistency logical and convincing Mostly consistent logical and convincing Adequate cohesion and conviction Argument is confused and disjointed
Reference style

/5

Clear styles with excellent source of references. Clear referencing style Generally good referencing style Sometimes clear referencing style Lacks consistency with many errors

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