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Basics of Network Systems Technology - Chapter Summary
This informative chapter contains lessons that outline the basics of network systems technology. You'll study the components that make up a telecommunications system and the client/server and mainframe systems used in them. Additional topics include computer networks and distributed processing. This chapter is designed to help you:
- Compare the network operating systems from Windows and Novell Net Ware
- Describe some of the common telecommunications hardware that is used
- Explain how different topologies connect computer networks in organizations
Our professionally designed lessons and quizzes help you catch up on the information you need to know for an exam or assignment. Each one of these video lessons is followed by a multiple-choice quiz you can use to see how well you understand the material. If you need to go back and review any of the topics again, use the video tabs feature to skip directly to where you need to go. Our instructors are available to offer help if you need it.
1. The Components of a Telecommunications System
Telecommunication is communication at a distance using electrical signals or electromagnetic waves. Learn about the components and properties of telecommunication systems.
2. Client/Server and Mainframe Systems Used in Telecommunication Systems
Telecommunications are managed in a number of different ways, including peer-to-peer, client/server and mainframe systems. Learn why client/server has become the most widely used network architecture.
3. Telecommunications Hardware: Routers, Modems, Switches, Bridges, and Gateways
Building a computer network requires specialized hardware. Learn about transmission media and the variety of hardware devices needed for a computer network.
4. Network Operating Systems (NOS): Windows & Novell Net Ware
Every computer needs an operating system, and networks require their own operating systems. Learn about the specialized functions of network operating systems.
5. Computer Networks and Distributed Processing: PAN, LAN, WAN, MAN
Computer networks can vary in size from a handful of devices within a single room to millions of devices spread across the entire globe. Learn about the different types of networks.
6. How Star, Bus, Ring & Mesh Topology Connect Computer Networks in Organizations
Computers in a network are connected in some logical manner, referred to as network topology or network architecture. Learn about the different types of network architecture.
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