LAN Project Examples:

Complete Set of Docs

Best we get to see. Cover page, summaries, purchase orders, floor plan with premises wiring, and front/rear views of network rack clearly showing the DMZ firewalling scheme. Silhouettes of phantoms and humans are optional...

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Floor Plan and Appropriate Front/Rear View Rack Diagram

Switches and patch panels usually have their ethernet jacks on the _front_ of the rack. Rack-mounted servers usually have their ethernet jacks on the _rear_ of the rack. Don't draw a front/back view with components inserted backwards, or it'll look like a noob did it. Draw a one-sided 'schematic', clearly labelled, if you're not wanting to draw an accurate front/rear view...

Note curved corners on connectors for drops and jumpers, clear labelling of each ethernet port on the rack. It could be improved by using a thicker line for the bundles of cables and using curved corners on the drops that peel off the bundle.

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Another Complete Package

This one has the drawings first, then the summaries of up-front and recurring costs, then the purchase orders. Only one of the purchase orders is shown here, but the complete package has them well summarized by supplier as requested.

The floorplan and rack diagram are both very clear, accurate, and are very useful as drawn. Using VisioCafe components on the rack makes a very good show, and this student found shapes for all components which makes a better show.

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Good Looking Schematic Rack

All points can be earned using generic shapes on the rack and making an accurate schematic. The ethernet ports are not very clearly labelled but most of the jumpers are accuately drawn. The ip assignments would be better if aligned with each other, the lines on the callouts could be a little bolder, and more care to avoid callouts crossing over the equipment labels would make a better-looking diagram. This diagram was scored down for not being an accurate drawing, confuses a 'secure server' and a 'secure switch', doesn't show the ethernet ports clearly.

OK looking doc, needs some critique

Sloppy Rack Not Useful as Drawn

This rack is a mess of crossed connectors where none need to be crossed. IP addresses are ambiguous. There is no connection between the VOIP controller and the LAN switch. Callouts are not consistently sized, and equipment labels are jumbled together with some IP assignments. It uses the same generic shape for the KVM Switch and the Secured Switch which is obviously not accurate, indicates misunderstanding of the functions of the equipment.

Not Good looking doc

Sloppy Floor Plan

This misses the spec for using the correct symbol for 'Telecomm Jack' and it places them on the desktops and not in the wall where they belong. The bold, curved line representing the bundle of CAT6 cables detracts from a pro look. Simple connections with rounded corners would be better looking than the bezier curves chosen by this student.

Not Good looking doc

OK Black/White Floor Plan

There's nothing wrong with black & white drawings. If they're faxed around or quickly scanned on their way to be used, colors aren't useful. So any drawing should be able to be clearly interpreted without depending on color.

This drawing shows the drops drawn outside the premises, which isn't appropriate. And, the CAT6 Bundles would be better if drawn thicker.

Pretty Good needs critique