Physical Layer of the OSI Model: Definition, Components & Media


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In which part of the OSI Model is the physical layer?

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1. Which of the following is true about half-duplex mode?

2. Which connector is NOT used in a network cable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take some time to answer these questions and see what you know about the physical layer of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) Model. You'll be responsible for remembering important topics like the part of the OSI Model that contains the physical layer and the way data is transmitted in half-duplex mode.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points will also be addressed on the quiz:

  • Connector that's not used in a network cable
  • The way an NIC is used
  • Transmission of data in the OSI physical layer

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the physical layer of the OSI Model, including the part of the OSI Model where the physical layer resides
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the transmission of data in half-duplex mode
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of an NIC

Additional Learning

For more on the OSI Model, you can review the lesson called Physical Layer of the OSI Model: Definition, Components & Media. The following topics will be emphasized:

  • Wired or wireless mediums for transmitting data
  • Cables and connectors
  • Basic hardware components
  • Three types of cables that are used in networking