Understanding Basic Networking Components

1.Introduction

 

2.Understanding Common Network Components

Hub/Switch
Router/Modem
Simplified Diagrams/Network Segments and Domains
Duplex Connections and Collisions

 

3.Comparing PANs, LANs, WANs, and More

PAN/LAN/WLAN
CAN/MAN/WAN
VPN

 

4.Identifying Network Topologies

Star
Ring
Mesh/Bus/Hybrid
Point-to-Point vs Point to Multipoint/Peer-to-Peer vs Client-Server
Workgroups vs Domains

 

5.Planning and Implementing a Basic Network

List of Requirements and Devices
Wired/Wireless Considerations
Environmental and Equipment Limitations
Security Considerations and Compatibility Requirements

 

6.Understanding Numbering Systems

Decimal/Binary
Bits vs Bytes/Digit Grouping/Hexadecimal
Octal
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7.Staying Safe

Electrical Safety/Equipment Grounding/ESD
Installation Safety/MSDS/Fire Suppression
HVAC/Emergency Procedures
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8.Understanding Basic Networking Components Exam Topic Review