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Step 1: Build the prototype network

  1. Select the necessary equipment and cables as specified in the Equipment section of the test plan.
  2. See your instructor for assistance in identifying the appropriate equipment.
  3. Using the topology diagram and IP address plan contained in the Design and Topology Diagram section of the test plan, connect and configure the prototype network.
  4. Following the procedures in the Test 1: Procedures section, console into one of the devices and verify that you can ping all of the other device addresses. If you are unsuccessful, verify each device configuration. Repeat the connectivity testing.
  5. Copy and paste the initial device configurations into a document using Notepad or a word processing program. Save or print the document to include with the completed test plan.

Step 2: Verify the functionality of the prototype network

Following the procedures in the Test 1: Procedures, execute the various commands and record the results of the testing.

Copy and paste the output of the various commands into a document using Notepad or a word processing program. Save or print the document to include with the completed test plan.

Step 3: Record the test results in the Results and Conclusions section of the test plan

Compare the results that you observed during the testing with the expected results listed in the Test 1: Expected Results and Success Criteria section.

Determine if the testing indicates that the network meets the success criteria. If it does, indicate that the test is successful.

Task 2: Perform Test 2: VLAN Configuration Test

Step 1: Configure the prototype network

Step 2: Verify the VLAN configuration design

Step 3: Record the test results in the Results and Conclusions section of the test plan

Task 3: Perform Test 3: VLAN Routing Test

Step 1: Configure the prototype network

a. Follow the steps you created in the Test 3: Procedures section of the test plan to configure the router to route between VLANs. 

b. Using the topology diagram shown in the Design and Topology Diagram section of the test plan, configure the appropriate router to route between the VLANs created in Task 2. 

c. Following the steps you listed in the Test 3: Procedures section, console into the switch that is directly connected to the router. Configure the link between the switch and the router as an 802.1q trunk link

and permit all VLANs across the trunk.

d. Console into the router and configure the router interface directly connected to the switch for 802.1q encapsulation.

e. Configure the router with the appropriate IP addresses for the various VLANs. Verify that the routes appear correctly in the routing table.

f. Copy and paste the initial device configurations into a document using Notepad or a word processing program. Save or print the document to include with the completed test plan.

Step 2: Verify the VLAN routing design

a. Verify that the PCs are configured to be in different VLANs and that the IP address configuration on the PCs is correct. Configure the IP addresses assigned to the router, in Step 1e, as the default gateway addresses for the PCs. Verify that the default gateway addresses are on the same networks as the addresses assigned to the PCs.

b. Following the procedures in the Test 3: Procedures, ping from PC1 to PC2. Copy and paste the results into a document using Notepad or a word processing program. Save or print the document to include with the completed test plan.

c. Execute the various show commands to verify that the routing is correct.

d. Record the results in the Test 3: Results and Conclusions section of the test plan.

Step 3: Record the test results in the Results and Conclusions section of the test plan

a. Compare the results that you observed during the testing with the expected results listed in the Test 3: Expected Results and Success Criteria section.

b. Determine if the testing indicates that the network meets the success criteria. If it does, indicate that the test is successful.

Step 4: Reflection

Was the prototype testing of the FilmCompany LAN design successful? Did having a test plan to work from help you organize your testing?

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