Writing an IT paper "Network Design and Implementation"



  • I figured out a few days ago what should I write for my IT paper to be submitted to the university, as part of my requirements for admission. I keep bugging @scottalanmiller lol
    I think the best idea is to post it here, however System Analysis and Design is missing in my submitted documents, I decided to write about Network Design and Implementation since my manager told me that I could start learning about Cisco so that I can take a certification soon. Here are the things that I need your opinion:

    1.) Suggestion on how will i start, I keep reading, but I still don't know where to start 😵

    2.) System Analysis and Design is missing on my documents, What is the best project or IT paper that I can submit? (My options are i.e. Attending additional trainings, testimonials of immediate supervisors, project documentations/portfolio, shadowing a specific unit in my company pertaining to specific criteria)



  • Could start from scratch? Say, you have been invited to build the network and server infrastructure for a new company and it's only office. Describe how you would build out the network and servers for that type of setup...



  • @Joy said in Writing an IT paper "Network Design and Implementation":

    1.) Suggestion on how will i start, I keep reading, but I still don't know where to start 😵

    We've all been there, just start doing things.

    2.) System Analysis and Design is missing on my documents,

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't System Analysis and Design just being able to determine what type of computer and what hardware it should include for different business tasks? IE Can you design a computer for a given task?



  • @Joy said in Writing an IT paper "Network Design and Implementation":

    1.) Suggestion on how will i start, I keep reading, but I still don't know where to start 😵

    SAD is a class about designing software systems. So you need to determine two things, I would assume:

    • What is the software design that you will be designing?
    • What are the expected set of deliverables that you will be turning in?

    Things that I would expect are likely to be turned in might be:

    • Use Case Documents
    • UML Diagrams
    • Technology Documents and Descriptions
    • Overall Project Collateral


  • @travisdh1 said in Writing an IT paper "Network Design and Implementation":

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't System Analysis and Design just being able to determine what type of computer and what hardware it should include for different business tasks? IE Can you design a computer for a given task?

    No, it's a software engineering discipline. It's about designing software. SAD was my focus both undergrad and grad.



  • @dafyre said in Writing an IT paper "Network Design and Implementation":

    Could start from scratch? Say, you have been invited to build the network and server infrastructure for a new company and it's only office. Describe how you would build out the network and servers for that type of setup...

    Thank you for your suggestion, I started creating my documentation on building a network.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Writing an IT paper "Network Design and Implementation":

    @Joy said in Writing an IT paper "Network Design and Implementation":

    1.) Suggestion on how will i start, I keep reading, but I still don't know where to start 😵

    SAD is a class about designing software systems. So you need to determine two things, I would assume:

    • What is the software design that you will be designing?
    • What are the expected set of deliverables that you will be turning in?

    Things that I would expect are likely to be turned in might be:

    • Use Case Documents
    • UML Diagrams
    • Technology Documents and Descriptions
    • Overall Project Collateral

    Thank you, I will be doing this after I finalize my Network Design,


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