Your instructor will assign you to a group. Within your group you can set up a group WebEx, chat, skype, or other communication tool to determine how best to complete this case study. Each person will contribute to the collaboration portion to complete this case study. Include the Names of each member on your team and a brief description as to how they participated.

Active participation is expected, but the quality, not the quantity, is the key to creating a successful collaborative learning environment for everyone. Instructional approaches for this course are highly interactive and experiential.


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For this week’s case, you be looking at Security issues that deal with outside plant installations in a “real” scenario.

You will be using the class book and Library research as well as the Right of Way manual developed by the city of Burleson, Texas to determine what security issues correspond with the requirements the local jurisdiction has in the case of a new installation of media and make at least 2 recommendations for handling security to complete the installation project. In this example, a city street must be crossed to interconnect two buildings to each other. Therefore, the local jurisdiction does cover Right of Way issues.

Here is the scenario:

You are the network manager for the local school district. Due to growth in the city, one of the elementary schools has run out of classroom space. Across a city street from this elementary school, there is a church that is for sale. The school district is considering purchasing this church as a low-cost way to expand the space in the elementary school. The local-area networks in the two buildings will have to be connected to each other. Due to the school district’s data-security policy, the connection must be made using wired media. To install this media, the city street between the two buildings must be crossed. This crossing will be underground. Here is the relationship of the two buildings.

As the network manager, you will have done a feasibility study and are now at the point of looking at vendors, timelines, and project specifics. You will first issue a request for proposal (RFP) to hire a firm to perform this work for the school district. To create this RFP, you must determine what the city’s requirements are for this type of work. While using sources such as your text book, the library, reading the Right of Way Manual (Links to an external site.) and the background information from the Lab content item this week:

  • Give at least 2 security concerns you would have with this project.
  • Give at least 2 possible solutions for EACH security concern.
  • State which solution you would choose for each security concern and indicate clearly with supporting documentation WHY you made that choice.

You will submit your answers as a single paper from the team. Include the Names of each member on your team and a brief description as to how they participated

Give at least 2 security concerns you would have with this project.(Marroquin)1.   The first concern is with the construction and equipment. With the construction of a new site to obtain new networking establishment between the two building sites can cause an issue with the existing constructed buildings and structure already in place. This movement of the network’s infrastructure can be costly when redirecting wiring from one area to another just across the street. This movement will require permits, construction plans, and much drilling for the cables being ran will be required to run underground. Its not to mention that there may already be preexisting wires in the area that could interfere with the new cabling going in. for something that should be a minor project it can turn into months and become costly over time. 2.   The second concern will be with the security.In this situation one needs to have a tighter hold on security to put in place for the network other site in order to maintain that security between the two sites one will need to provide the necessary equipment to construct a new and secure firewall between the two builds to prevent access from the smaller former church site to the amin site at the school. The new acquired building will need to be retrofitted to meet the networking standards in today’s networking infrastructure and may need updating throughout the facility that can also become more additional cost. Security will become the mail concern due to its offsite location from the school and could require more IT support along with offsite security monitoring and more personnel. Given this is a preexisting site a more though investigation may be needed before proceeding.

WK4 GROUP CASE STUDY – SECURITY AND OUTSIDE PLANT INSTALLATION·Give at least 2 possible solutions for EACH security concern. (Brigida)First, a request for proposal (RFP) to perform this work for the school district will be issued to determine the best vendor, timeline, and project specifics including cost. Due to the increasing number of facilities, the Public Right-of-Way Ordinance was adopted to administer and enforce regulation