Students will write a research paper in APA style of between 2000 and 2750 words (8 to 10 pages) discussing network design across businesses. The paper will compare network designs and describe which network topologies work best for which types of businesses. That is, students will indicate what is best for a small, medium, or large business in terms of the volume of users on the networks and the most effective flow of data. A university, for example, would use a different network than a pizza shop. Students should be sure to consider different considerations for the public and the private sector as well.
Students will need to apply their knowledge of network technologies to discuss network design issues; they should also consider the interplay between security and system usability and the importance of minimizing the effects of security mechanisms on users.
The paper will thoroughly discuss these aspects of network design in relation to the design, building, and testing of LANs and WANs. Students should attach examples of topologies.
WRITING AND FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS
Your paper should be complete and should fulfill all stated requirements.
Your paper should be well organized and logically arranged. The writing should be clear.
All sources should be properly documented in APA style.
Your paper should be presented in complete, well-constructed sentences with proper grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling.