|I understand your thoughts on telling me to go for professional help.|
To be open with you with the acquisition the previous Sr. Network Administrator moved on to another firm and I was pushed into this position because the management felt it was better to promote internally. When accepting the position I didn't realize they would want to go for a new network immediately.
I openly admit that I am not equipped to do this on my own now but I am a thorough person who is willing to do a lot of research and learning to equip myself for the job.
After the feedback from you I have indicated to the management today that I am not ready / equipped to provide a solution considering my inexperience. But they have asked me to put forward a proposal and after consideration they will bring in professional help to set this up.
So if you can guide me on this I will be very grateful.
Roughly for the questions you have asked
First step is a Usage and Security Audit.
list all software planned to be used
like general apps
" For the Students Lab - MS Office, Some sort of Adobe Edition, training material related to Computer Programming"
" For the Staff Lab - similar to above"
like specialized apps [accounting]
" a custom package will be used"
like how you are going to backup the data...
" What would be your suggestion?"
list all security aspects like...
how to protect the network from spam/virus's
how to secure the physical assets
how to secure specialized apps...
I can do research on this and go for a solution.
From that you determine the network topology
from that you determine the equipment you need.
"So if you can suggest the network topology and equipments needed it will help me to do my research over the weekend."