ITS 4910 - Information Trends/Research and Design Project
This lesson presents some background on the second week. Objectives
important to this lesson:
- What is this week about?
- Current assignments
week you are assigned to create network diagrams for your employer/client
in the term project. To do this, we may have discussed the idea of using
Lucidchart, which is available to you through your Baker email
account. Open your email, then click the "waffle" or applications
icon. Scroll down to find the one for Lucidchart, which looks like the
image shown on the right. (You can click the image on the right to explore
the Lucidchart website.)
Lucidchart has a page dedicated to examples and templates for various
diagrams that can be made easily with its product.
Before you start, you should be aware that any diagram is meant to be
a simplified version of the actual world, but the details should
be stated where they are needed. A few computer icons may stand for any
number of actual computers. If so, a line of text below that part of the
diagram should say so. A firewall is typically shown on a diagram as a
brick wall, but you can specify what kind you are using in a comment on
the diagram. When you are using Cisco equipment, you may want to use specific
icons for their products, but you should still document what they are
supposed to be. A specific device may have its own icon, but it may not,
and no one knows them all. Being clear is better.
There is a rubric specific to this assignment. It is shown on the assignment
page in Canvas.
In the image above, I am showing you the top three grading elements for
the assignment. They correspond to an A, a B, and a C response. Use this
as a reference for your work. Before submitting your work, make sure you
have done your best.