Name: Due Date:Sep13, 2021 11:00 PM [Monday]

Subject: CIS 2665 Assignment 2 Points: 13*2=26

Location: Warrensburg/ Lee’s Summit Scored Points:

Determining Network Cabling Requirements

One of JSW’s larger clients, the Department of Transportation, is building a new regional Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) complex consisting of two physical buildings. One building will house all of the administrative departments (licensing, title, tags, and registration). The other building, located approximately 900 feet away from the administrative building, will be a large, garage-like structure, where the physical inspection of the automobiles will be conducted. Along with designing the overall network infrastructure, JSW has been asked to make recommendations regarding the physical cabling for the two buildings, as well as the connection between the two buildings. You have been invited to work with the team to make these cabling recommendations. Professional installers will be hired, so you may even get to review some of the proposals.

You have two choices when it comes to network cabling: glass-cored fiber optics or good old-fashioned copper wire. UTP copper cable is currently used in most network installations, from small to gigantic. UTP cabling is differentiated by characteristics such as cost, bandwidth, and fire ratings. Fiber-optic cable provides high speed, the ability to travel long distances, and a high degree of security. To make informed decisions about what kind of network cabling best suits a given network installation, you have to examine the features, functions, and limitations of different network cabling media as applied to various networking applications.

When you’re designing a new building plan, one of the major expenses can be the network infrastructure, and a portion of that is the physical cabling. It is imperative that the design implemented meet a price/performance balance along with future-proofing for technological improvements. The cabling installation can be broken down into two distinct applications. Cabling will need to be purchased for the two buildings—the main administrative building and the inspection garage—and the backbone between the two buildings.

Complete the following steps

Step 1 You’ll start the cabling layout with the administrative building and the inspection garage. The team determines that approximately 11,500 feet of cabling will be required. The cabling will have to meet the strict fire codes for office buildings and should meet the specifications allowing for future technology improvements.

Q1: What grade of cable would you recommend to meet the city’s building codes?


Q2: What category cable would you recommend to future-proof this cable installation?


Step 2 Q3: Use a web search engine to find and record the bulk cost of 1000 feet of the following categories and grades of cable.


Category 6A, Riser:


Category 6A, Plenum:



Website Name:

Link 1 [Provide the URL]

Link 2 [Provide the URL]

Q4:Based on your recommendations, what are the final specifications and total cost for the 11,500 feet of internal cabling for the two buildings?


Step 3 The run between the two buildings, as stated previously, is approximately 900 feet. You’ll want to select cabling that will handle the distance in one run, require the least amount of maintenance, and provide for future technological improvements. It will probably be buried, so it will be very difficult and expensive to upgrade in the future.

Q5:What type of cable would you recommend for the run between the two buildings?


Step 4 Fire up your browser again and visit (that’s a lowercase “L”). Select Products | Fiber Optic from the menu bar on the top, then click Bulk Cable from either the expanded menu on the left or the main pane and locate the various types of cable. Use the links, and either this site or a search engine, to answer the following questions.

Q6: What are the differences between the four levels of Optical Multimode (OM): OM1, OM2, OM3, and OM4?










Q7: Which one would you recommend for this project?


Q8: What’s the difference between breakout style and distribution style connectors?


Q9: Which one would you recommend for this project?


Q10: List a pro and con for using single-mode fiber for this project, instead of multimode fiber.


Q11: Based on your recommendations, what are the final specifications and total cost of the cabling for the run between the two buildings?


Remember, you want the cable to provide for improvements for years to come, so you’ll want to select the highest-performance cable you can purchase today.

Step 5 Q12: Fill in the following chart.

CAT Rating

Maximum Frequency

Maximum Rating



Step 6 After working with the team on the prior cabling project, Jonathan informs you that a number of the remote offices of the Department of Transportation are scheduled for network upgrades. The offices are currently using Cat 5e UTP, and the office space is roughly 2000 square feet. There are approximately 15 computers and two servers at each office. Based on this information, he asks what type of network cabling you would recommend for this network upgrade.

Q13: Give your recommendation and list your reasons.

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