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CMIT 350 WAN and SOHO Skills Implementation
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WAN Implementation with SOHO Configuration (Parts 1-3)


Your proposal will be submitted in three major parts: 

  • Springfield Device and STP Configurations (i.e., Part 1)
  • Worchester Subnetting Configurations and Boston Site Protocol, Route Summarization, and Topology Improvement (i.e., Part 2)
  • Sacramento Site VLAN, Routing on a Stick(ROS) and DHCP Implementation, Los Angeles Site Management Technologies, xACME WAN - WAN Implementation and Security Communications (i.e., Part 3)

The details for each of these Part (i.e., Part 1, 2, and 3) can be found below. Each of these parts will be submitted to the LEO Assignments folders and TurnItIn. Each of these parts should be submitted independently of the other parts. That is, only submit Part 1 to the LEO - Assignments - Cisco Network Proposal Part 1 submission folder. Only submit Part 2 to the LEO - Assignments - Cisco Network Proposal Part 2 submission folder. And, only submit Part 3 to the LEO - Assignments - Cisco Network Proposal Part 3 submission folder. 

Along with the challenges presented in this document, you will be provided an overall site topology to work from, as well as specific device configurations (where applicable) to make your recommendations.

Suggested solutions should be comprehensive and justified in approach. Configurations of technologies should be written out to help guide the systems administrators with implementation. In some cases, you may find it necessary to implement additional cabling, which can be done by adding to the supplied topology. Any adjustments to the sites’ topology that you find necessary should be documented and supplied with your submission.

Your document will be divided up by site and solutions per site. Each area is unique in requirements but collectively will demonstrate your understanding of network routing and switching technologies. Each scenario will provide you with suggested sections within TestOut (LabSim) to use as a guide in your analysis and recommendations.

To learn how you will be assessed on this assignment, take a moment to review the rubric. The final deliverable should adhere to the following criteria:

  • Use this template as a guide while creating your Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1-3).
  • Include at least two scholarly references in each of the three submissions. Thus, a total of six scholarly references will be included in total. Students may find scholarly sources by visiting UMUC’s library and online sources. Students will also include other credible sources as appropriate.
  • Use IEEE citation style. We do not use APA or MLA-style citations. Students should contact UMUC’s Effective Writing Center for assistance.
  • Use proper terminology and expand acronyms in each paragraph they are used. For example, the first time in a paragraph an acronym is used it should be expanded (e.g., University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Thereafter, and as long as you are in the same paragraph, the acronym (e.g., UMUC) can be used. When starting a new paragraph, the rule begins anew.
  • The use of figures and diagrams is encouraged. Students will properly cite the figures and diagrams according to the IEEE citation style.
  • Before submitting each part to the appropriate folder in LEO - Assignments, students will upload to TurnItIn. Students should review the LEO - Announcements for specific instructions or contact the Professor.

Existing VLans 

Remote locations vary in terms of size and requirements. Some implementations will require current site router/switch-running configurations, which will be provided. All sites will use the following four VLANs, but you will need to configure only what is asked per site (some assumptions will be made).

  • Existing VLANs, per xACME:
    • Faculty VLAN
      • used by faculty on-site for all office locations (non-instructional communications)
      • total devices per site will vary
    • Administrative VLAN
      • used by staff on-site for business administrative communications
      • total devices per site will vary
    • Academic VLAN
      • used by faculty and students for classroom labs and instructional communications
      • total devices per site will vary
    • Server VLAN
      • used by IT staff for all technology/management communications 
      • total devices per site will vary

The types of devices per site will be the same; however, the number of deployed devices may vary (all documented in the xAcme educational topology).

Routers Per Site:

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services

Interfaces Ports Available4 Fast Ethernet Interfaces(Per Router)2 Serial Interfaces(Per Router)





Switches Per Site:

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series

Ports Available96 Total Gigabit EthernetPorts Per Switch

Module 1 = gi0/1 - gi0/24

Module 2 = gi1/1 - gi1/24

Module 3 = gi2/1 - gi2/24

Module 4 = gi3/1 - gi3/24

Note: Device type will not impact your configuration commands and implementation of ALL required technologies will use Cisco IOS commands/concepts learned in our TestOut lecture(s). Standard switchports will be configured and used as trunk OR access ports, and DCE ends should be noted when configuring serial ports per router.

Click here to download the configuration file for all of the devices. Note: one of the files in the zip file is a PacketTracer file. You can open it using the Packet Tracer program that you can download from here. The use of Packet Tracer is optional.

Springfield Site Device and STP Configurations

Required Implementation: Device hostnames, banners, secured passwords and spanning tree protocol.

  • Device Configurations: Implement device hostnames to match the xACME educational topology labels. Provide a template and sample configuration for the MOTD banner and login banner (wording and implementation) for one of the switches. Keep this generic, as it will be implemented on all switches in the xACME educational topology. Lastly, include the configuration steps for implementing device passwords on both console port (out-of-band communications) and VTY (Telnet/in-band communications). All passwords should be encrypted.

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP): Briefly explain the advantages and purpose of the STP. Administrators are having a difficult time placing switch 1 as the root. Provide a sample configuration for implementing SPT on the switches. Choose the mode you feel would be best suited for the environment and justify why. Switch 1 will need to be the root switch in the Springfield topology. Consider any security measures that can be implemented to protect the devices from bogus BPDUs.

Note: When approaching the spanning tree challenge, do not concern yourself with the multiple VLANs at this time. Focus simply on the default VLAN1, which is the active VLAN that all ports belong to in this topology at this time.

  • Please refer to the following configurations:
    • SpringfieldSw1
    • SpringfieldSw2
    • SpringfieldSw3
    • SpringfieldSw4

CMIT 350 WAN and SOHO Skills Implementation

Use this document as a guide for formatting and organizing your CMIT 350 Skills Implementation challenge.

Title Page

Professionalism will be key to your success and advancement in your academic and professional career. Use the title page to identify relevant information such as your name, the course, professor, and submission/completion date.

Document Index/Contents

Organization will allow your document to be divided into key areas of consideration and allows an overall structure to be placed over the submission.

Sample text:

  1. Site “XXXXXXXX” Challenges and Implementation
  2. Site “XXXXXXXX” Challenges and Implementation
  3. Site “XXXXXXXX” Challenges and Implementation
  4. Bibliography


    I.        Site “XXXXXXXXXX” Challenge and Implementation
(Provide a section for each site, as suggested in your table of contents.)

Site Details and Challenges (Summary)

Here,you will simply summarize the site requirements and/or challenges you are attempting to overcome. You will not need to implement solutions ordiscuss your approach at this point. This information is provided to you and can simply be organized and restated as you understand it. Think of this area as what needs to be corrected. Suggested length would be one or two paragraphs.


Sample text:

As describedin the scenario, the xUMUC site was developed without any VLAN structure, and administrators have found the need to isolate broadcast traffic from a layer-2 perspective.

Site Solution(s) and Technologies

With the challenges stated, you will be able to clearly define your approach to solving those challenges and can state the technologies you will be implementing. Be sure to use this area to justify your approach and selection of technologies as well. The specific length and details of this area will vary based on the specifics and depth of the challenge you are facing. Your justification would be your selection of a specific technology or approach over another and why you chose the approach you are taking. Show off your knowledge in the foundational skills here!


Sample text:

In order to relieve the administrative tasks surrounding the implementation of manual IP addressing per device, we will configure and implement a DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) server, per site requirements. The DHCP allows for devices to identify, request and implement IP configurations as well as other settings….


Since this area may call for facts and details around technologies and approaches, you will most likely find yourself using in-text citations, which would appear as follows:


Open Shortest Path First is an open standard routing protocol that’s been implemented by a wide variety of network vendors, including Cisco [1].

Sample Configuration

Understanding the technologies will satisfy a portion of the documents' requirements. You will also need to display how the solutions you are suggesting would be implemented. This will include the specific commands used to configure the devices. Instructions will state when sample configurations are required, and any sample configurations should be limited to the devices provided, per the site topology. Device syntax to be used can be found in your training suite, TestOut’sLabSim. Show off your technical competency here!


Sample text:

Sample Device Configuration 1

Supporting Tables/Diagrams

When structuring solutions per certain sites, you may find it helpful or even necessary to structure information with tables and/or diagrams. These items can be used to support and display your understood solutions located in the “Site Solution(s) and Technologies” area. Display your organizational and logical skills in this area!


Sample table:

Sample Table 1

Sample Table 2

Sample Diagram 1



Repeat the format to include document components for each site. In this sample, sections numbered II and III in your table of contents would be provided next, followed by the bibliography.

IV.        Bibliography


Be responsible with your research and included works. Provide proper credit in the IEEE format to original authors and their works that you leverage in your submission.


Sample Entry:

[1]  T. Lammle. CCNA Routing and Switching Study Guide.Indianapolis, ID: Sybex Wiley, 2013, p. 386.



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