I recommended you as a network design consultant for a medium-sized (1000-1500 employees) international company, based in Canada. Remember only a few weeks ago, after you graduated, you asked me to help you find an in-between job before you move. The client knows that wireless networking is important and so is wired networking. The client has a server farm of 50 servers for its databases and web services, located at the home office. Currently, the client does not use any cloud services and wants to keep the servers because these were just purchased last month. All of the network gear is "old" and some of it burnt out at some locations, so there is temporary gear at some locations just to make it work. The client trusts that it is best to wait for your advice before replacing this network equipment with something modern. Know that the client is non-technical and unaware of how to determine how to choose how much of the network should be wired and how much should be wireless. When the project is done, the client wants to have wireless and wired networking for their daily visitors and guests and well as plenty of access for staff laptops and traditional desktop computers. Security, of course, is crucial to this client.
B1) From a feasibility point of view, what are critical points of information you will need to understand how to answer and propose a solution? Do NOT answer the question, rather, make a list of critical questions you need answered. In this case, you are having to use a translator to communicate in French (a language you are unfamiliar with). The translator is highly trusted and has been useful to you in the past but will be unavailable for several months, so you need to make your questions detailed enough that you do not need to ask twice. What will you ask??? Note: Answers from the web will receive a zero. Questions need to be in your words considering what is best for the customer. Use English in the questions and drawings.
B2A and B2B) Because you know that the majority of the 20 offices are about 50 employees each and the computer systems need to be available from roughly 5AM-midnight 7 days a week, you have been asked to provide drawings of the sample networks that would work for each type of location (the remote offices and home office).
Since you don't have the answers yet but you do know they want a mix of things, you are going send them samples of your previous work for a similar client, drawings that would work for both the home office and remote office. Tips: Consider reviewing [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view] for tips on how to select products AND how to determine what where to use wireless.
Make 1 drawing that would work for the each of the 20 offices, call that drawing "remote office network". Make 1 drawing for the "home office" which holds 350 staff. After you get the answers, you will need to provide drawing of the sample networks. Drawings must be your work. However, you are welcome to use graphics of router and switch equipment from [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], etc.
Since you have experience in the field, you have become loyal to a brand. Describe why you selected this product brand and, of course, how it will provide for security for your client.