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Ch 6: Basics of Network Systems Technology

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Our fun chapter on the basics of network systems technology can help you get ready for an important certification exam or brush up on topics you already know. The video lessons included here are all followed by short multiple-choice quizzes that test your understanding and knowledge.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Basics of Network Systems Technology
The Components of a Telecommunications System

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.

Client/Server and Mainframe Systems Used in 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.

Telecommunications Hardware: Routers, Modems, Switches, Bridges, and Gateways

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.

Network Operating Systems (NOS): Windows & Novell Net Ware

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.

Computer Networks and Distributed Processing: PAN, LAN, WAN, MAN

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.

How Star, Bus, Ring & Mesh Topology Connect Computer Networks in Organizations

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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