DNCT704 – Network and Cloud Design and Assessment

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Diploma in Applied Network and Cloud Technology (Level 7)
Course Code / Title DNCT704 – Network and Cloud Design and Assessment Assessment Title Assessment 2 Assessment Type Academic Report Level 7 Credit 15 Tutor Gaurav Pathak Due Date 13 Nov 2019
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Assessment Information

  1. This is an individual open book assessment and worth 35% of your total assessment weighting of the entire course.
  2. There will be no resubmission or resit for this course.
  3. You are required to keep a soft copy of the submitted assessment.
  4. You need to submit you assessment through Turnitin via Canvas.
  5. All students are required to attach the signed assessment coversheet (the front page of this document) with their final submission.
  6. Students are required to check their course outlines in relation to assessment extension requirements.

Learning Outcomes

This assessment is mapped to the following learning outcomes for this course:

LO 4: Utilise analysis tools and network simulators for analysing and optimizing network performance, and resources in real-world scenarios

LO 5: Critically assess a network

Graduate Profile Outcome

The above stated learning outcomes are mapped to the graduate profile outcome shown below for this programme:

GPO 2:Enhance business performance by adapting and apply specialised knowledge informed by applied research to design, build and optimise functional wireless, mobile networks and IoT following industry best practice.

Summary Marking Schedule

Criteria Mark Maximum Mark Achieved
Scenario 1 Requirement 1: Performance Metrics Analysis 20
Requirement 2: Network Performance and Resources Analysis 10
Requirement 3: Recommendations for Network optimisation 5
Requirement 4 Network Optimisation implementation and Testing 10
Scenario 2 Requirement 1: Performance Metrics Analysis 20
Requirement 2: Network Performance and Resources Analysis 10
Requirement 3: Recommendations for Network optimisation 5
Requirement 4 Network Optimisation implementation and Testing 10
Report Structure, English Writing and APA references 10
Total 100

English Writing and Layout Requirements

  • You need to be use the APA referencing 6th edition for all resources you use (see marking guidelines)
  • Your written work is to be typed out in a Word document. You need to adapt the proper tone to suit the audience of your writing and aim for your submission to be grammar and spelling error-free.
  • You need to use the following formatting:
    • Font Style: either Calibri or Times New Roman
    • Font size: not less than 12pt for main content, and no more than 18pt for section headings.
    • Line Spacing: 1.5 lines
    • Margins: leave margins of 2.54cm all around the page.
  • Include Your student ID, Course Number, Cohort Number, and date of submission in the “header” of all pages (excluding the cover page).
  • Insert page numbers into the “footer” of all pages.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Poor English writing and poor layout will result in a deduction of mark up to 10 marks.

Plagiarism

  • Any submitted assessment or part of an assessment which has plagiarised content will not be marked.
  • All cases of plagiarism and/or cheating will be investigated and dealt with according to A08: Misconduct in Assessment Policy.

Submission

  • Submit a digital copy of the documentation through Turnitin via Canvas on or before the due date.

Assessment Instructions and Requirements

LO 4: Utilise analysis tools and network simulators for analysing and optimizing network performance, and resources in real-world scenarios

LO 5: Critically assess a network

In this assessment you are required to produce an academic report by critically assessing networks in terms of its network performance and resources by utilising analysis tools and network simulators to analyse and optimise the network scenarios provided to you.

You are required to critically assess individually the two (2) network scenarios which represents some real-world network setup as shown below. You are provided two (2) packet tracer files which you will use to answer the requirements below.

Scenario 1

Scenario2

Read the following requirements and instructions carefully and use them to guide you in writing the academic report:

Requirement 1: Use the network simulator Cisco Packet Tracer to run the files that have been provided to you and use Cisco NetFlow analyser to critically assess each network setup on its performance in terms of the following metrics:

  1. Packet Delivery Ratio
  2. Average Network Delay
  3. Jitter
  4. Round Trip Time
  5. File upload and download rate (only applicable to scenario 1)

Your report must include evidences of data collected using the analysis tool and corresponding interpretation and explanation of the results gathered. (20 marks)

Requirement 2: Based on the results gathered, identify issues on the network performance and resources. Justification on why it is an issue to the current network setup must be provided. (10 marks)

Requirement 3: Provide recommendation(s) to ensure optimised network perfomance and resources in the network setup. Justify your recommendation(s). (15 marks)

Requirement 4: Test your recommendation(s) and compare your results to the initial analysis done in requirement 1. Has your network performance been optimised in terms of the metrics mentioned in requirement 1? Justify your answers. Your discussion must also include justifications if the recommendation cannot be implemented and tested on this scenario.

(10 marks)

Report Structure, English Writing and APA references

The academic report needs to be presented in formal report writing format with a word limit of 3000 (±10%). Aim for grammatical/and spelling error-free. Apply APA 6th edition as referencing styles to both in-text citation and reference list. (5 marks)

Note: Check the marking rubric on pages 7 -11 for the marks allocation and marking guideline to ensure you gain optimum marks.

DNCT704 Network and Cloud Design and Assessment

Assessment 2: Academic Report Marking Criteria

LO 4: Utilise analysis tools and network simulators for analysing and optimizing network performance, and resources in real-world scenarios

LO 5: Critically assess a network

SCENARIO 1
Criteria Excellent Good Acceptable Need Improvement Unacceptable
Requirement 1: Performance Metrics Analysis (20 marks)
Student provided substantial evidences on information collected upon using the analysis tool with critical analysis on the network setup on its network performance in terms of ALL five(5) metrics(e.g. Packet Delivery Ratio, Average Network Delay, Jitter, Round Trip Time, File upload and download time). Detailed interpretation and explanation matched the results gathered. In-depth knowledge and skills on the use of network simulator and analysis tools clearly shown. 16 – 20 marks Student provided sufficient evidence on the information collected upon using the analysis on the network setup on its network performance in terms of at least four(4) metrics mentioned in requirement 1. Good interpretation and explanation provided that matched the results gathered. Student clearly shown knowledge and skills on the use of network simulator and analysis tools.


12 – 15 marks
Student takes an attempt to assess the network performance in terms of at least three(3) metrics mentioned in requirement 1 and provided interpretation and explanation provided that matched the results gathered but some of the interpretation/explanation is missing the data information that relates to.







8 – 11 marks
Student tries to assess the network performance on the current setup but with limited interpretation/explanation. Evidences of the analysis results provided but of relevancy on some of the interpretation.











4 – 7 marks
Student takes very poor or no attempt to assess the network setup provided on its network performance. Analysis tool was not used correctly hence evidence provided lack relevancy.













0 – 3 marks
Requirement 2: Network Performance and Resources Issues (10 marks)
Student provided issues on the network performance and resources based on the results gathered with thorough justification on why it is an issue on the performance. In-depth discussion of the issues are relevant to the network setup scenario provided.
9 – 10 marks
Student was able to identify the issues on the network performance and resources based on the results gathered with good justification on the reasoning.



7 – 8 marks
Student attempted to identify the issues on the network performance and resources based on the results but lack of explanation some of the reason why it is an issue. Discussion on some of the identified issue is not clearly explained.
5 – 6 marks
Student tries to identify the issues on the network performance and resources based on the results but with very limited explanation. There is minimal relevancy to the network setup.


3 – 4 marks
Student takes very poor or no attempt to identify the issues with explanation unclear and lack of relevancy on the network setup.




0 – 2 marks
Requirement 3: Recommendation for Network Performance and resourses (5 marks)








Recommendation(s) that will help the network setup provided to achieve optimised performance is provided, clearly appropriate and justified in relation to the interpretation of the results collected. Recommendation(s) are supported with adequate theoretical knowledge and skills learned. 5 marks Recommendation(s) that will help the network setup provided to achieve optimised performance is provided, clearly appropriate and justified in relation to the interpretation of the results collected. Recommendation(s) are supported with adequate theoretical knowledge and skills learned. 4 marks Recommendation(s) that will help the network setup provided to achieve optimised performance is provided is suitable but justification is lack of relevancy with the interpreted results. Recommendation(s) are supported with some theoretical knowledge and skills learned.
3 marks
Recommendation(s) for network optimisation are explained but lack of in-depth justification. Recommendations are not supported with theoretical knowledge and skills learned.




2 marks
Poor attempt or no attempt to provide recommendations on network optimisation. No clarification on how the recommendation can optimised the network. No evidences of theoretical application of knowledge and skills learned.
0 – 1 mark
Requirement 4: Network Optimisation implementation and Testing (10 marks)


Student implemented the recommendation(s) made in requirement 3. Student provided a thorough justification when ALL the recommendation cannot be implemented and tested. Detailed comparison between the initial and new results after the analysis that clearly explained the optimisation that is expected as explained in requirement 3. In-depth knowledge and skills on the use of network simulator and analysis tools clearly shown. 9 – 10 marks Student implemented the recommendation(s) made in requirement 3. Sufficient comparison between initial and new results after the analysis was provided however not all recommendations were implemented and tested and the justification provided on why it can’t be implemented needs more clarity and The optimisation expected is clearly shown.


7 – 8 marks
Student attempted to implement some of the recommendations with comparison between initial and new results after the analysis was provided but the discussion is limited and unable to clearly shows that optimisation expected as explained in requirement 3. There is lack of sufficient comparison on the report




5 – 6 marks
Student tries to implement and test the recommendation(s) but student only provided the analysis but no comaprison were shown.











3 – 4 marks
Student takes very poor or no attempt to implement and test the recommendations.













0 – 2 marks
SCENARIO 2
Criteria Excellent Good Acceptable Need Improvement Unacceptable
Requirement 1: Performance Metrics Analysis (20 marks)
Student provided substantial evidences on information collected upon using the analysis tool with critical analysis on the network setup on its network performance in terms of ALL four metrics(e.g. Packet Delivery Ratio, Average Network Delay, Jitter, Round Trip Time). Detailed interpretation and explanation matched the results gathered. 16 – 20 marks Student provided sufficient evidence on the information collected upon using the analysis on the network setup on its network performance in terms of at least three(3) metrics mentioned in requirement 1. Good interpretation and explanation provided that matched the results gathered.
12 – 15 marks
Student takes an attempt to assess the network performance in terms of at least two(2) metrics mentioned in requirement 1 and provided interpretation and explanation provided that matched the results gathered but some of the interpretation/explanation is missing the data information that relates to. 8 – 11 marks Student tries to assess the network performance on the current setup but with limited interpretation/explanation. Evidences of the analysis results provided but of relevancy on some of the interpretation.




4 – 7 marks
Student takes very poor or no attempt to assess the network setup provided on its network performance. Analysis tool was not used correctly hence evidence provided lack relevancy.





0 – 3 marks
Requirement 2: Network Performance and Resources Issues (10 marks)
Student provided issues on the network performance and resources based on the results gathered with thorough justification on why it is an issue on the performance. In-depth discussion of the issues are relevant to the network setup scenario provided. 9 – 10 marks Student was able to identify the issues on the network performance and resources based on the results gathered with good justification on the reasoning.


7 – 8 marks
Student attempted to identify the issues on the network performance and resources based on the results but lack of explanation some of the reason why it is an issue. Discussion on some of the identified issue is not clearly explained. 5 – 6 marks Student tries to identify the issues on the network performance and resources based on the results but with very limited explanation. There is minimal relevancy to the network setup.

3 – 4 marks
Student takes very poor or no attempt to identify the issues with explanation unclear and lack of relevancy on the network setup.


0 – 2 marks
Requirement 3: Recommendation for Network Performance and Resourses (5 marks)








Recommendation(s) that will help the network setup provided to achieve optimised performance is provided, clearly appropriate and justified in relation to the interpretation of the results collected. Recommendation(s) are supported with adequate theoretical knowledge and skills learned.

5 marks
Recommendation(s) that will help the network setup provided to achieve optimised performance is provided, clearly appropriate and justified in relation to the interpretation of the results collected. Recommendation(s) are supported with adequate theoretical knowledge and skills learned.
4 marks
Recommendation(s) that will help the network setup provided to achieve optimised performance is provided is suitable but justification is lack of relevancy with the interpreted results. Recommendation(s) are supported with some theoretical knowledge and skills learned.

3 marks
Recommendation(s) for network optimisation are explained but lack of in-depth justification. Recommendations are not supported with theoretical knowledge and skills learned.





2 marks
Poor attempt or no attempt to provide recommendations on network optimisation. No clarification on how the recommendation can optimised the network. No evidences of theoretical application of knowledge and skills learned.


0 – 1 mark
Requirement 4: Network Optimisation implementation and Testing (10 marks)


Student implemented the recommendation(s) made in requirement 3. Student provided a thorough justification when ALL the recommendation cannot be implemented and tested. Detailed comparison between the initial and new results after the analysis that clearly explained the optimisation that is expected as explained in requirement 3. In-depth knowledge and skills on the use of network simulator and analysis tools clearly shown. 9 – 10 marks Student implemented the recommendation(s) made in requirement 3. Sufficient comparison between initial and new results after the analysis was provided however not all recommendations were implemented and tested and the justification provided on why it can’t be implemented needs more clarity and The optimisation expected is clearly shown.


7 – 8 marks
Student attempted to implement some of the recommendations with comparison between initial and new results after the analysis was provided but the discussion is limited and unable to clearly shows that optimisation expected as explained in requirement 3. There is lack of sufficient comparison on the report




5 – 6 marks
Student tries to implement and test the recommendation(s) but student only provided the analysis but no comaprison were shown.











3 – 4 marks
Student takes very poor or no attempt to implement and test the recommendations.













0 – 2 marks
Structure and organisation of ideas, English writing, and APA Referencing (10 marks) Writing is clear, concise, and well organized with excellent sentence/paragraph construction. Thoughts are expressed in a coherent and logical manner. There are no more than three spelling, grammar, or syntax errors. APA 6th edition referencing is properly applied to both in-text citation and reference list.
9 – 10 marks
Writing is mostly clear, concise, and well organized with good sentence/paragraph construction. Thoughts are expressed in a coherent and logical manner. There are no more than five spelling, grammar, or syntax errors. APA 6th edition referencing is applied to both in-text citation and reference list but with minor errors.
7 – 8 marks
Writing is organized with good sentence/paragraph construction, but lack of clarity. Thoughts are expressed in a coherent and logical manner. There are more than five spelling, grammar, or syntax errors. APA 6th edition referencing is applied to both in-text citation and reference list but with major errors.

5 – 6 marks
Writing is unclear and/or disorganized. Thoughts are not expressed in a logical manner. There are numerous of spelling, grammar, or syntax errors. APA 6th edition referencing is not applied properly to either in-text citation or reference list.




3 – 4 marks
Writing is unclear and disorganized. Thoughts ramble and make little sense. It is full of spelling, grammar, or syntax errors throughout the reflection and they make the reflection very difficult to read. APA 6th edition referencing is not applied or very poorly applied to both in-text citation and reference list.

0 – 2 marks

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