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You will be working on a final project throughout this course. The final project will combine networking and security. Your final project will require you to utilize a network diagraming tool to model your home network or a small business network and to create an IT security plan. The final project will be broken down into individual steps each workshop in order to make the workload more manageable.

Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:

Utilize your knowledge of networking to develop a network plan that addresses all aspects of networking including security.

Background Information

Networking and security can only be achieved when a company has a plan and adheres to the plan. Your final project will help you understand and develop a network diagram and to create an IT security plan. Your final project will require the following items:

Your home or a made-up workplace network diagramed utilizing a software of your choice

Asset Identification

Physical Assets

Non-Physical Assets

Risk Assessment

Malicious External

Malicious Internal


Natural Factor

Security Policies

Password Policies

Administrative Responsibility

User Responsibility

Email Policies

Internal Policies

Backup Policies

Reactive Planning

Moving Productivity to a Temporary Location

Disaster Recovery Plan

Notification of Relevant Parties

Drills to Test Emergency Procedures

Family/Employee Education on the IT Security Plan

Threat Education

Security Procedure Education

If You Don’t Know, Ask

You will be completing a section of this plan in each workshop. You will be able to receive feedback for each section and make improvements before your final project is submitted at the end of the course. The hope is that this approach to the final project will ensure that everyone earns maximum points on their final submission.


Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.

Download the

4.5 Final Project Template Part 4 Word document


Conduct an internet search to identify security policy plans for networks. Rework any information you find in your own words and apply it to your own home or made-up workplace network.

Update any prior information in your project based on your instructors’ feedback.

Continue using the tools you researched in Workshop One to map your networks. This portion of the assignment will not be due until the end of the course.

Follow the instructions in the template document, and fill out each required section.

Save your work in the template document, and submit it using the link below.

Your assignment is due by the end of the workshop.

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