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I am looking to write an IT Review and seperately a Network Health Assessment Report. I have been searching on EE and on Google and I can't seem to find a good sample report or template.

I am not looking for tools to do it. I am looking for example/sample reports or templates. Basically Word/PDF documents. I don't mind paying for them if I have to.

Does anyone know where I can get some?
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You could try this link from Microsoft.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/CT010256688.aspx
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Thanks. Although that is definitely useful, it's not what I am after.

I am looking to example of wriiten reports.
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in your list include:
Power supplies, Network media speed, Network adapter errors, CPU, Load rate, Physical inspection, Attention light, backup, ACL, ..etc look @ http://iase.disa.mil/index2.html  and search for checklist or network checklist, use opennms demo at http://demo.opennms.org/opennms/login.jsp 
to find out which parameters you should monitor in your env.
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Definition please - and please don't say the obligatory 'everything you can think of'.... If that is what you want you need to rename the question to 'I am looking for a book template'

What are you trying to assess and review in respect to network health?
Functional health?
Security health?
Deployment adherence (or deviation) to company stated policy?
Management health?
CMDB/Asset Management/Addressing?
Resilience?
Performance?

This is rather a large topic but there are very few areas that have not been 'audited' before and many templates or even full reports but with masked/sanitised data in them that can be found as reference material. A simple example is attached although this is a security file.

Keith
Security-Assessment-Template.doc
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Hello Keith,

I am working in the Small Business environment. So we are using SBS, Exchange Box's, SQL's Boxes etc. This doesn't need to advanced level stuff.

On the Network Health Report I am looking to cover such things as, Reliability, Stability, Security (this will include hardware software).

I see IT Reviews, as taking an overall look at the IT/IT Plan of an organisation, and assessing it and making mid-long terms plans. On this one I am looking to see sample reports to see how it's done.

By the way, that attachment you included was excellent, that's very near to what I am looking for, so thank you for that. If anyone else knows, where I can get few more examples like the one Keith has added, then that would be brilliant. If you have written you own, obviously, you will delete you confidential information, but if you don't mind sharing, then that would also be awesome.

Thank you.
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for Security Assessment Template search @ http://www.scribd.com or  http://www.docstoc.com/

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I have carried out more than my fair share of reviews/audits/assessments & recommendations activities as my sphere of operations are in the Enterprise Architecture field. I'll dig out a few of my own, sanitise them and let you have sight of them. Small business/large enterprise, there is no difference apart from scale. However, you may not want a 60-page plus to cover the basic first pass. It's the weekend so don't sit by your computer waiting for it....
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Thanks madunix,

I looked at docstoc before, I didn't find much on there. However, I have never come across scribd before, and I have found afew good ones there.
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Here are a couple that will give you a reasonable overview and cover a spectrum spread. Should be enough to give you a good coverage by chopping in/out the items that cover the remit of your assessment.

http://www.arknet.edu/54B31FE9-2B93-4065-BF5A-65597C40B38A/FinalDownload/DownloadId-D15AC8BB856FB1D8DBFF0274D41CAA31/54B31FE9-2B93-4065-BF5A-65597C40B38A/Arkansas_DIS_NetworkAssessment_final00redacted02_blk.pdf

http://trustmatta.com/downloads/pdf/colossus_sample_report.pdf

Some interesting guidance
http://support.novell.com/techcenter/articles/nc2000_02b.html

An approach by Laura Chappell - the Wireshark Queen
http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/searchNetworking/Downloads/analysis_rpt1.pdf

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Thank you.
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More than welcome :)

NM - Completed as requested.

Keith
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