OK so recently my dad's company fired their networking guy (caught doing something he shouldn't be ) but now they need some help setting up a fairly complex network. I am quite interested in learning something like this but have only dabbled a little bit in networking (more of a coder than anything) so I think I need some out side help.
So basically I just need some guidence points - networking is a massive world to me at the mo so to be pointed in the right direction would be awesome!
The company has bought three buildings, one needs networking but also needs to access the other two sites. In the one that needs networking there are three departments (spread on 7 floors) and there are 25000 hosts but should have the ability to accomodate 7000 more.
Each department (3 in total) needs to have autonomous networks spread across the 7 floors.
I managed to speak to the networking guy and ask some points he told me I'd need to submit the following
What Pysical Media I should use
Any network Components I need
I also need to devise an IP Addressing plan for each of the three sites (whatever that is)
I'm not looking for anyone to do the work for me or anything I just want some pointers as where to read or things to research into. I've read as much as I can so far but not seen anything that will accomodate something to this scale.