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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. 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 based on your suggestions for the company. 

See the attached document for complete instructions and grading rubric. Submit your completed assignment to the above submission link by 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday of Unit 3.FitzGerald, J., Dennis, A., & Durcikova, A. (2021). Business data communications and networking. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 

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.

Instructions:

• 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

company.

Requirements:

• 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.