In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competencies:
You are a systems architect at a medium-sized publishing company with 130 employees. The company primarily publishes books, both in print and online. It also produces other kinds of content, such as audiobooks, interactive reading material, and magazines. Your leadership has decided that it is time to either upgrade or adopt a new OS (e.g., Windows, Linux, macOS).
As the systems architect, you have the responsibility to determine which OS the company should implement. There are many aspects to consider when making this decision, including what existing applications are used by employees on a frequent basis, cost, functionality provided, performance, vendor support, etc. To determine which OS should be implemented, you need to complete a site survey. After comparing the different OS options in the site survey, you will develop a brief proposal on what OS (or hybrid) the company should implement to meet its organizational needs.
Review the Company’s Organizational Needs
To make a well-informed decision, you should understand the company’s organizational needs. Before completing your site survey and writing your proposal, review the Organizational Needs document linked in the Supporting Materials area below.
Complete a Site Survey
A site survey compares the three different operating systems that the company is planning to implement. To complete this task, use the Site Survey template linked in the Supporting Materials area. Your site survey must have the following sections completed:
Write a Proposal
Your proposal will be used to inform leadership as to which OSes the company should implement based on the findings of your site survey. Your proposal needs to include the following:
To complete this project, you must submit the following:
Site Survey and Proposal
Your submission should be a Word document of the completed Site Survey template linked in the Supporting Materials area. Your submission should also include your 1- to 3-page proposal. Your proposal should be at the end of the Site Survey area. Although not required, if you use any sources in your recommendations, cite them according to APA style.
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