This chapter provides an overview of network principles, standards, and purposes.
Different types of network topologies, protocols, logical models, and the hardware needed to create a network will be discussed in this chapter. In addition, network component upgrades, email server installations and configuration, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance will be covered. You will also learn about network software, communication methods, and hardware relationships.
To meet the expectations and needs of your customers and network users, you must be familiar with networking technologies. You will learn the basics of network design and how some components affect the flow of data on a network. This knowledge will help you successfully troubleshoot network problems.
Assignment 1: Take time to carefully complete all the interactive activities within the chapter.
Create a Word document and define the following terms in point form.
Complete these Chapter 6 review questions and place in hand-in folder (70 questions)
The chapter introduces networking and the basic concepts that are associated with networking. Networks are everywhere; with voice, video, and data converging on the same network, it is important for students to be able to install devices on a network. Even students who are not planning on entering the networking field must be able to add devices to the network, understand basic networking concepts as they relate to such installations, and be able to configure basic network settings.
Included in this introduction are the different types of networks, IP addressing including using DHCP and ICMP to check for connectivity, network components and cabling, Ethernet standards, Internet connectivity, and basic network troubleshooting.
Introduction to Networks and Networking (site & activities)
Introduction to Computer Networking (text)
Basic Networking Concepts (pdf)
What is a computer network? (illustrated tutorial)
Key Concepts (wiki)