Topic outline

  • General


    This chapter analyzes various computer network architectures and identify an optimum one for specific need. It also build a logical and/or physical network based on specific requirements. It also give guidance to produce/reproduce the Request For Proposal (RFP) documentation based on business specification. Furthermore, it also Formulate problems and provide technical solutions to improve quality of service (QoS) to a network in terms of project. Lastly, it demonstrate ability to function effectively as an individual and in a group to produce RFP and finalize a specific project. The lesson outcome that the student will obtain is the familiarization about the needs and steps of top-down network design method and Analyzing business goals and constraints from business and network engineer's point of view. 

    Chapter 1: Analyzing Business Goals & Constraints

    1.1       Investigation of various Network Architecture
    1.2       Top-Down Network Design Methodology
    1.3       Analyzing Business Goals and Constraints
    1.4       Investigation of various Network Architecture
    1.5       Top-Down Network Design Methodology
    1.6       Analyzing Business Goals and Constraints


    This chapter analyse the  Network Design Documents for RFP and responding to a customer's RFP

    Chapter 2: Network Design Documentation

    2.1       Contents of Network Design Document
    2.2       Responding to a Customer’s RFP


    This chapter provides the process of analyzing technical goals & constraints of networks from developers' point of view.

    Chapter 3: Analyzing Technical Goals & Constraints of Networks

    3.1       Scalability and Availability
    3.2       Performance and Security
    3.3       Manageability and Usability
    3.4       Adaptability and Affordability


    This chapter describes on the process of investigation of the characteristic and performance of an existing network

    Chapter 4 : Characterizing the Existing Internetwork

    4.1       Characterizing the Network Infrastructure
    4.2       Checking the performance of Existing Internetworks
    4.3       Tool for Characterizing the Existing Internetwork


    This chapter describes the investigation of the characteristic of network traffic to maintain certain QoS

    Chapter 5: Characterizing Network Traffic

    5.1 Characterizing Traffic Flow, Load, Behaviour and QoS

    5.2 Location of traffic sources and data sources.

    5.3 Traffic for enterprise and campus network

    5.4 Practical Analysis


    This topic provide the ability to analyze various network topologies to identify an optimum one for certain network.

    Chapter 6:  Designing a Network Topology

    6.1  Hierarchical Network & Redundant Network
    6.2  Campus Network & Enterprise Network


    This chapter provide the ability to design models for Addressing & Naming for a certain network

    Chapter 7: Designing Models for Addressing & Naming.

    7.1 Guideline for Assigning Network-Layer Addresses  
    7.2 Using a Hierarchical Model for Assigning Addreses                             
    7.3 Designing a Model for Naming


    This chapter describe the ability to investigate and select appropriate network devices and routing protocol for network load and cost  optimization

    Chapter 8: Selecting Bridging, Switching and Routing Protocols

    8.1 Selecting Bridging and Switching Methods
    8.2 Selecting Routing Protocols
    8.3 Using Multiple Routing and Bridging Protocols in an Internetwork


    Chapter 9: Developing Network Security and Management Strategies

    9.1 Network Security Design
    9.2  Security Mechanisms
    9.3 Selecting Security Solutions
    9.4 Network Management Design

  • CHAPTER 10

    This chapter describe the ability to select appropriate technologies and devices for an affordable Campus Network design

    Chapter 10: Selecting Technologies & Devices for Campus Networks

    10.1  LAN Cabling Plan Design
    10.2  LAN Technologies
    10.3  Selecting Internetworking Devices for a Campus Network Design
    10.4  Remote Access Technologies
    10.5  Selecting Remote Access Devices for an Enterprise Network Design
    10.6  WAN Technologies
    10.7  Selecting Devices and Service Providers for an Enterprise WAN Design

  • CHAPTER 11

    This chapter provide the ability to test the designed network for optimum performance

    Chapter 11: Testing Network Design

    11.1 Using Industry Tests
    11.2 Building and Testing a Prototype Network System
    11.3 Tools for Testing a Network Design