Title: Network Installation
Paper type: Essay
Paper format: APA
Course level: Undegraduate
Subject Area: Other (Not listed)
# pages1 ( or 300 words Minimum)
Spacing: Double Spacing
# sources: 4
For this assessment, imagine your cousin, Frank, just bought a small hardware store. He wants to install a network that will include 14 PCs; a printer, scanner, and fax combination; and a cable modem line that are all currently configured as a P2P network. Frank is on a tight budget, so he would like to do the work himself. He has been conducting research and cannot decide if he should install Cat5, Cat6, or fiber. He has asked you to help with his decision.
To prepare to make recommendations, complete the practice labs provided in the Virtual Resource Portal activity for this assessment.
Then, using research you conduct on the Internet and the lab activity as references, write a 3–5-page report in which you make recommendations to Frank. Address the following:
•Compare and contrast the different cabling standards.
•Discuss the cost benefits of client/server networks.
•Define the basic concepts of network cabling.
•Recommend a network to Frank based on your research.
•Apply the concepts from the practice lab activity for this assessment.
•Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
•APA formatting: If you use sources, ensure that resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
•Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.