Why is a site inspection important?
A site inspection will be performed to double-check these plans: investigate traditional problem areas, such as elevator shafts, firewalls, and potential sources of interference.
Spend some time looking around the Campus or your place of work. What obstacles do you think you would face when installing a network? List 12 things that could cause a problem.
People (students, and facilities)
You are working for a company that is using your computer skills to provide computer support to other employees. This is not an official part of your job and you are still expected to get your job done. One day a consultant shows up and starts planning a network and computer support services. Neither your supervisor or the consultant acknowledges your role or asks for your opinion. How do you think you would react? As a manager how could you avoid this potential problem?
Who do you think should be involved in the planning process – managers, supervisors, staff members, senior staff, existing technical staff? Why/Why Not?
Everybody should involve from the planning process, because adding a network involves changes to the ways people work, the human element is equally important.
Would you recommend that the company use an outside consultant? Why/Why Not?
For all but the smallest of networks, unless you’re already an experienced networker, it might be wise to consider enlisting the services of a qualified network consultant in planning and implementing your network. The only caveat is to remember that consultants can only deliver what you ask for; the more specific and detailed your requests, the better the results will be.