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I wanted to know if there's such a document, more list s checklist, detailing what to ask customers about their network and their future plans for upgrading the network.  I'm thinking more along the lines of something like a site survey.

If so, where can I find this documentation?
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by:Ryan McCauley
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Are you asking about the network specifically, or general IT health? If network, are you doing an actual "site survey" (for wireless), or just trying to get a general feed for how things work?Are you just looking for an easy way to find recommendations about what to suggest as a consultant?

I'm sure there are lists of such questions available online, but I suspect the client can easily find them also - if you're trying to add value as a consultant, you'll have to put together the different information, along with your experience, and help them improve things beyond just asking questions. Remember that you have to know how to fix whatever you suggest to them should be fixed :)
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 500 total points
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There are a few good tools that I've used and can recommend.

The first is Network Detective, which is kinda pricey, but probably worth it if you can use it effectively to generate more revenue.
https://www.rapidfiretools.com/nd_overview.shtml

The other resource is Karl Palachuk -- you'll find his blog here:
http://blog.smallbizthoughts.com

He's written a number of reasonably priced books/guides/manuals, etc.

Jeff
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