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  1. Senior Member Ryuksapple84's Avatar
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    #51
    Hey,

    I looked at your diagram and even though I do not have my CCDA (which I will be studying for soon), it is apparant that you do not have enough knowledge yet to accomplish a design of this magnitude.

    I would suggest this to you. Find an entry level job in a place that fosters learning or just a networking job where you will get experience. 2) Study my friend. Study your ass off and really try to understand what you are reading. If you are just a Cert monkey that only gets the certs without a deep understanding, you will be useless and people will pick up on that.

    I think people on this thread were a little more caustic to your request because everybody here has worked really hard for their certs and jobs and it is an insult to that dedication.

    Even if you were to get this job, you would eventually be found out as a novice and then you would be out of a job. I also am a newbie and I am in the same boat. I work the night shift at a NOC and study on my down time. I also bug the engineers to volunteer my own time on projects so I can learn and I invested money and time into purchasing a lab for my studies.

    I would just suggest that you take your time and learn. You will get there as will I. Just gotta put the time in.

    Good luck my friend.
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    #52
    OP,

    If those you mentioned are the only requirements then they are not expecting even CCDA level design. All that can be done with what you learn for the CCNA certification.

    If you feel inconfident about security design read the CCDA chapter on the subject or even better, download the security design guide from cisco.com. It is a great resource.

    If you dont feel confident maybe this is not the job for you. Sometimes employers are looking for people who can acquire new cmpetencies along the way but sometimes they need you to deliver inmediately.

    Be careful because if you end up landing a job that is way above your head it might hurt you instead of helping you in your career...
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    #53
    Quote Originally Posted by GPU View Post
    Guys I need your help, the manager at a company said in my interview that I have to design a network of 500 staff (note: every single one wont exactly have a PC) which he will compare with 6 other guys and who has the best overall design lands the job.

    Help, I'm a CCNA not a CCDP or CCIE or even CCDA

    The 5 main areas of the building are 1.Fire Department-2.Security(this has 20 stations)-3.Stores(where everything is tore)-4.Executive Management (HR,General Manager, Chairman, Secretary's,Chief Financial Officer,Accounts, etc...)-5.Energy Management (IT Manager,Network Manager,Electronics repair guys, two secretary's) and they will be communicating the other buildings of its similar structure in other locations but with 1/4 to 1/2 it's amount of people and size.

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    I use one router for the whole network and 5 smart swithes, then use mac address to set access lists and restrictions and dhcp to supply IP address to eg: one batch of ip's for security


    Thanks,
    Awaiting your responses.

    If you want to be successful you can't just ask for answers. You will not learn anything.

    They are telling you how many seats there are, how many departments and thus vlans you need. blah blah blah.

    If I were you I would pic one of the templated designs already posted then write out the configs and submit the design and configs. I would get specific even about the models of switches, gbics, etc... and give suggestions about where you would put cross connects if you can or where you would attach the phone system.

    The sky is the limit on these types of questions. You could submit the basic response or you could come up with creative designs.

    You obviously want enough ports +30% for all the seats, routers, switches, devices on the lan. Create vlans, leave vlan 1 native if you want so all untagged traffic can walk the net. Dedicate space for a colo cage and a gbic uplink for vendor gear. I dont know, get creative lol.
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    Don't forget security , may want a firewall wall or few

    Also include a server for tftp , logging and also networking monitoring tools.
    Is NAC needed or is a good idea ? Does internet access need to be logged (who it is and what they accessed) for employees?

    Out of band access for routers and switches ?

    Hopefully those cameras are H264 (even then you can hit 1 to 4Mbps per camera).
    High res cameras with older formats can kill a network.
    Are the cameras poe ?
    Are any of the cameras voip capable i.e used for help points or entry gates ?

    Think about power requirements , ups , surge and lightening protection - especially for all equipment out doors especially the ip camera parts of the network.
    If network goes between buildings use fibre so you don't need to worry about grounding , ground loops and isolation.

    Is the equipment on Federal land (airport), does this impact on the requirements ?
    i.e legislative requirements
    Are there any special requirements for wifi equipment operating at airports ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pitviper View Post
    Is that diagram on a napkin???
    Hey don't diss on the napkin, they built BGP on that...
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    #56
    You have to really think about this. Do some research and go from there. Consider your requirements and use what you know. Like others have said, don't forget security either. Read about the hierarchical network model.

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/solu...0_IPInfra.html
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    #57
    I like the part about using 5 layer 3 switches per section and managing the whole thing with a single router....a SINGLE anything is automatically a bad design.
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    #58
    I wish this thread was still going. It's so funny!

    OP, where did you go? What ultimately happened?
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    #59
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyharry View Post
    I wish this thread was still going. It's so funny!

    OP, where did you go? What ultimately happened?
    I agree with you. i wonder the result too ^^
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