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CCNA Discovery 4 - Chapter 9

  1. 1. Preparing the Proposal Designing and Supporting Computer Networks – Chapter 9Version 4.0 © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 1
  2. 2. Objectives Prepare the proposal using the information developed so far Plan for the Internetwork implementation, including timelines, downtime requirements and installation requirements Identify software and hardware support contract options Present the network proposal, including implementation schedule and cost summary © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 2
  3. 3. Begin Preparing the Proposal using the Information Developed so Far  Organize the existing information  Determine the format requested in the RFP  If no format is specified, prepare a layout and design for the proposal © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 3
  4. 4. Begin Preparing the Proposal using the Information Developed so Far Integrate the existing information:  Executive summary  Network requirements and current network environment  Physical and logical design © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 4
  5. 5. Plan for the Internetwork Implementation  Create an Implementation plan  Create a cost proposal  Include customer expectations and success criteria  Obtain customer approval before beginning implementation © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 5
  6. 6. Plan for the Internetwork Implementation Determine the best installation method:  New installation  Phased installation  Complete replacement © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 6
  7. 7. Plan for the Internetwork Implementation  Estimate timelines and resources © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 7
  8. 8. Plan for the Internetwork Implementation  Create an installation schedule based on maintenance windows and downtime allowances © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 8
  9. 9. Plan for the Installation Prepare the cost estimate by creating a Bill of Material:  Order new and replacement parts  Identify additional devices  Identify upgrades to existing devices  Identify software requirements © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 9
  10. 10. Plan for the Installation Describe the services and support provided by the SMARTnet agreement:  Software support  Cisco TAC  Registered access to Cisco.com  Advanced replacement of hardware parts. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 10
  11. 11. Plan for the Installation  Describe the main benefits/entitlements of Cisco technical services and support © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 11
  12. 12. Plan for the Installation  Identify the benefits of Cisco software support © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 12
  13. 13. Present the Network Proposal to the Customer  Complete the proposal and develop a proposal presentation © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 13
  14. 14. Present the Network Proposal to the Customer Present the network design proposal to the class and gain sign-off from the instructor:  Include slides or other visual aids  Incorporate presentation best practices © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 14
  15. 15. Summary Implementing a network design includes installing hardware, configuring systems, testing the network, and launching the network into production. Maintenance windows and planned downtime need to be included in the installation timeline. The SMARTnet program offers the customer service enhancements and maintenance support resources. Proper preparation before the presentation can mean the difference between customer sign-off and losing the project. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 15
  16. 16. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 16

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