How do we create a network of 100 Computers in one building from scratch?

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One building, divided in 3 stories. I want to create a network of 100 computers in this one building.
How many Routers, Switches and Hubs do I need? How many Straight and cross over cables do I need? and what kind of topologies to implement? Do I need a server? What protocol to implement?
What i am asking here is to know each step involved in the creation of a 100 nodes network in our new office.
I am preparing my CCNA and studied a lot but I never created a network only, I worked on GNS3 and Packet Tracer.
I will appreciate if any Network Expert can reply to me with the step by step procedure here. Pardon me for Grammar and vocabulary.
Thanks for your time.


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You need to specify more info about how do you intend to organize the network. But, for 100 pc, you will need a centralized solution for administrate it. It is important to know if you will be using windows as OS or other system

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  • TomLiotta
    There are only a couple steps. (1) Advertise for a network architect with 3-5 years working experience including physical installation phases, and (2) hire the best candidate you find. You can, of course, choose to begin studying the needed areas. You already have some useful background, so you can probably be ready in less than a year. -- Tom
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  • Kingthos
    reconsider traditional ideas on networking; www.plexxi.com
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  • TomLiotta
    reconsider traditional ideas on networking;...   That looks like a really bad idea for this OP. If traditional networking isn't quite understood up to the requirements given, then attempting to integrate with an advanced networking technology is asking for trouble.   How can "traditional networking" be reconsidered when it's not yet understood?   Tom
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  • Arwin
    2 redundant routers - for WAN use HSRP for redundancy then just run pure layer 2 network for your LAN, this setup would make some room for future expansion 2 core switches 2 firewalls 3 access switch     
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