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Understand networking and its importance in today's data communications marketplace.
Utilizing networks, organizations cut costs by connecting quickly, sharing information, and benefiting from the use of cheaper PCs -- thus breaking away from mainframes.
Networking connects one or more computers to other computers in different locations.
Be able to identify and describe the function of servers, workstations, and hosts.
Servers: Store and conrol access to information.
Workstations: Users can use a workstation to request and work on data.
Also can be called a host.
Computers also called nodes on a network.
Be able to identify and describe the three kinds of network architectures.
P2P: Two or more computers, no server. Limit ten computers.
Server-based: Needs at least one server.
Enterprise network: Combine P2P and server-based, and may include gateways and multiprotocol systems.
Know the three basic elements of networks.
Protocols: Communication rules for computers.
Transmission media: Provides a method of connection.
Network services: Resources like printers and servers that are shared among network users.
Be able to identify and describe the five types of network typologies.
Bus: 2 or more computers along a sequence of cable.
Star: Use a central hub to connect computers.
Ring: Pass network data arond a ring of computers.
Mesh: Interconnect computers to ensure reliability.
Hybrid: Can combine elements of these topologies.
Understand the differences between logical and physical topologies.
Logical: Signal's actual path within the network.
Physical: Actual physical connections of the network.
Know the major network operating systems.
Novell NetWare
Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP
All use TCP/IP for network communications. Each can be configured to host a web server, mail server, and other kinds of internet servers.