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Network Architecture: Tiered & Peer-to-Peer

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What does the acronym P2P stand for in the context of computer network architecture?

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1. How many servers does a typical client/server network have?

2. Which of the following is the most accurate description of clients in client/server architecture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining how your workgroup can be structured at the office, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of tiered and peer-to-peer (P2P) network architecture. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what P2P stands for as well as knowing how many servers a typical tiered network has.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What P2P stands for
  • Number of servers a tiered network has
  • Definition of a client
  • Characteristics of a two-tier system
  • Benefits of using a three-tier structure

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of a two-tier system and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the number of servers a tiered network has
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as a three-tier system over a two-tier

Additional Learning

To learn more about which structure a new company should adopt, review the corresponding lesson called Network Architecture: Tiered & Peer-to-Peer. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a network architecture is
  • Identify the two types of computer structures
  • Describe what a peer-to-peer network involves
  • Explain how a client-server strategy differs from a P2P network
  • Appreciate the benefits of having a multi-tier network structure
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