CIS337– Networking in Business

Unit 3 Assignment: Smith, Smith, Smith and Smith

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Due Date: Sunday 11:59 pm EST Sunday of Unit 3 Points: 100

Overview: Smith, Smith, Smith, and Smith is a regional accounting firm that is putting up a new headquarters building. The building will have a backbone network that connects eight LANs (two on each floor). The company is very concerned with network errors and reliability.


• Write a 2–3-page paper on what advice you would give regarding the design of

the building and network cable planning that would help reduce network errors.

• Create a network diagram and topology based on your recommendation for the



• 2-page min., excluding the Title and Reference pages and network diagram. • Submit a Word document in APA 7 format.

• Follow standard APA 7 guidelines (proper margins, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman, and writing is clear and professional).

• At least two resources.

Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before you write and again after you write.

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Evaluation Rubric for Unit 3 Assignment

CRITERIA Needs Improvement

Proficient Exemplary

0-12 Points 13-17 Points 18-22 Points

Design Advice

Advice to reduce network errors not addressed.

Advice to reduce network errors somewhat addressed.

Answers questions in relation to course content. Advice to reduce network errors fully addressed.

0-12 Points 13-16 Points 17-21 Points

Presentation Quality

Significant errors of mechanics or organization.

Minor errors do not affect understanding.

Neat presentation that meets assignment formatting requirements.

0-14 Points 15-19 Points 20-25 Points

Use of network diagram

Network diagram is not used or not effectively used to present suggestions to company.

Network diagram somewhat effectively represents suggestions to company.

Network diagram used effectively to represent suggestions to company.

0 – 5 points 6 – 7 points 8 – 9 points

Resources 0-1 resource 2 resources 3 resources

Paper Length Less than 2 pages

n/a At least two pages

0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 14 points

Clear and Professional Writing and APA Format

Errors impede professional presentation; APA 7 guidelines not followed.

Few errors that do not impede professional presentation.

Writing and format are clear, professional, APA 7 compliant, and error-free.

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