Ifsm 370 project 5: final assessment paper instructions introduction

IFSM 370 Project 5: Final Assessment Paper Instructions Introduction
This is an individual project. Using the case study below, develop a 3 – 5 page paper
that is well organized and provides specific answers to each part of the assignment.
The document must be complete and demonstrate that you can apply what you have
learned in the course. The deliverable should also demonstrate that you can meet the
course outcomes.
The completed Final Exam Paper deliverable is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the
due date shown in the Course Schedule. See the Additional Information section of the
syllabus for the penalty for late or missed assignments and projects.
This assignment is valued at 15% of the course grade. Case Study
You are a consultant working with an architectural firm that has just merged with
another team of architects and construction project managers. The original New York
office housed: 5 architects,
3 construction project managers,
3 executives and business managers,
3 administrative (HR, Finance & Accounting, Sales & Marketing, etc.) staff
members, and
1 receptionist/office assistant When the merger is completed, there will be five (5) offices located in New York, Miami,
San Diego, Seattle, and Las Vegas.
The combined offices will have: 17 architects,
13 construction project managers,
7 executives and business managers,
12 administrative (HR, Finance & Accounting, Sales & Marketing, etc.) staff
members, and
5 receptionists/office assistants. All of the managers and staff work in the various offices, but 25 architects and
construction project managers also work remotely when they are at construction sites
located throughout the United States and Canada.
Page 1 of 5 IFSM 370 Project 5: Final Assessment Paper Instructions
When remote, the architects need to be able to access, download, and upload
architectural drawings and the associated documents on a daily basis. The construction
project managers must have real-time access to all financial and accounting
documents, client records and daily schedules. The CIO has reminded you that they
are required to meet Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB) and Right to Financial Privacy Act
requirements for protecting client financial information.
You, as a telecommunications/communications consultant, have been asked to design
the telecommunications network to support this new multi-location company. Others
on the team (not you) will develop the applications and databases. Your task is to
identify the requirements and design a network solution that will meet those
requirements (including security and privacy requirements). Page 2 of 5 IFSM 370 Project 5: Final Assessment Paper Instructions The Deliverable
Define the requirements and then design an appropriate network that will support the
merged architectural firm. Your paper should:
1. Analyze the given case and provide a clear set of requirements for the network
2. Identify the information that is to be protected and the related security
3. Identify the types of network(s), components, devices and equipment that would
be involved in meeting the needs of the stationary offices and the mobile
architects and construction project managers
4. Provide a network design diagram that clearly shows an appropriate network
configuration to meet the requirements, with components and locations properly
5. Explain the benefits of the proposed network solution
Your deliverable will be a 3 – 5 page paper (MS Word document). The page
requirement includes illustrations or diagrams, but does not count the cover page and
Works Cited page.
The paper is to be prepared using the APA format. At least three (3) professionally and
academically credible external sources (other than the textbook and other materials
provided in the course) must be used, and citations and references must be in the APA
format. The online textbook, course models and other course materials should be used
and referenced using the APA format. Information from your research should be
appropriately incorporated into your written work in your own words. Extensive use of
direct quotes is not permitted.
Use the Scoring Rubric below to ensure all aspects of the assignment have been
adequately covered. Successful papers will include the bolded rubric attributes as
major section headings. Page 3 of 5 IFSM 370 Project 5: Final Assessment Paper Instructions Scoring Rubric
Analysis Information
Protection &
Requirements Full points
Requirements are
clearly defined and
explained for new
accounting firm and
demonstrate an
understanding of the
course concepts,
analysis, and critical
Client financial and
business information
that must be protected
is clearly identified
along with the security
requirements. Communications An appropriate
technology solution is
provided and
thoroughly explained. It
addresses all identified
Diagram Communications
component layout is
appropriately integrated
in a network diagram.
Work demonstrates
understanding of
course concepts,
analysis, and critical
thinking. Partial points No points Possible
3 Requirements lack
definition and/or
explanation and
may be lacking in
demonstration of
understanding of
course concepts,
analysis, and/or
critical thinking. Requirements are
not identified and
explained Client financial and
information that
must be protected
and the security
requirements are
partially identified.
A technology
solution is partially
appropriate and/or
partially explained.
It may only
partially address
the requirements.
component layout
integrated into a
network diagram;
work may be
lacking in
demonstration of
understanding of
course concepts,
analysis, and/or
critical thinking. Client information
and security
requirements are not
considered. 3 No technology
solution is provided. 2 Communications
component layout is
not contained a
network diagram, or
is not incorporated
correctly. 3 Page 4 of 5 IFSM 370 Project 5: Final Assessment Paper Instructions
Benefits of
Solution Document
format Full points Partial points Benefits of proposed
solution are clearly
explained and are
compatible with the
identified requirements.
Work demonstrates
understanding of
course concepts,
analysis, and critical
thinking. Benefits of
proposed solution
are partially
explained or only
partially consider
the requirements.
Work does not
fully demonstrate
understanding of
course concepts,
analysis, and
critical thinking.
The document reflects
The document is
effective organization
not well-organized,
and correct sentence
and/or contains
structure, grammar, and grammar and/or
spelling; it is presented spelling errors; it
in a professional format; does not contain
it incorporates
illustrations or
illustrations or
diagrams; and
diagrams; and/or it
references are
does not follow
APA style for
incorporated and cited, references and
using APA style. At
citations. One or
least three
professionally and
academically credible
references a No points
Benefits of proposed
solution are not
included. The document is
extremely poorly
written and does not
convey the
information. Total Points Page 5 of 5 Possible
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