Network Assessment


The network assessment is performed by the MCNC Client Network Engineering (CNE) group with the purpose to measure, analyze, and document a client network’s functionality and performance. Areas of assessment include:

  • Local Area Network (wired and wireless)
  • Wide Area Network
  • TCP/IP, DNS/DHCP, and other network protocols
  • Operations support systems
  • Security

Additional areas or specific issues can be included in the scope of the assessment at the request of the client. The information collected during the assessment will be analyzed, compared against recommended practices, and incorporated into an assessment final report. The report will be provided to the client for review and discussion approximately 2 to 4 weeks after the on-site visit.

Network Assessment Description

Requirements of Service:

Client may be required to provide CNE representative(s) with network diagrams and administrative access to selected client network equipment.

Eligibility & Pricing:

Network assessments are available to LEAs and Charter Schools at no cost to the LEA or Charter School. Private K12 schools, community colleges and universities/colleges can request eligibility and pricing information by submitting a Request for Service.

Terms & Conditions:

Terms and conditions for LEAs and Charter Schools apply as detailed in the Master Services Agreement entered into as of the 12 day of February, 2008 by and between The State of North Carolina, Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) and MCNC, and Statement of Work 2, Client Network Engineering and Support Services entered into as of June 23, 2008.

Terms and conditions for community colleges apply as detailed in NCREN Access Service Subscription Agreement executed on April 20, 2009 by and between North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS/Subscriber) and MCNC for services on behalf of seven community colleges. Amendment No. 1 to NCREN Access Service Subscription Agreement, the amendment made and entered into as of August 21, 2009, adding thirteen additional community colleges to NCREN and for MCNC to provide additional network engineering consultative services to all twenty NCCCS institutions utilizing NCREN at this time.

Terms and conditions for all other clients will be negotiated at the time of the engagement.

Availability & Commitments:

Please submit a Request for Service for current service availability. Priority will be given to K12 LEAs and Charter Schools, and community colleges currently connected to the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN).

Request for Service:

Please contact Dave Furiness, Manager of Client Network Engineering at 919-248-1812 or submit a web request for further information or to schedule an assessment.


Please contact a Client Network Engineering team member by submitting a web request.