Types of Networks: LAN, WAN, WLAN, MAN, SAN, PAN, EPN & VPN


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A _____ is a computer network that connects computers within a school.

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1. The internet is an example of a _____ _____ Network.

2. Which network covers the smallest geographic area?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are a multitude of network types in computing. This quiz/worksheet pairing will see how much you know about them. The questions focus on the definitions and characteristics of various networks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • LAN
  • WAN
  • Single-sited networks
  • Networks that cover the smallest geographic areas
  • VPN

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify what VPN, LAN and WAN stand for
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of networks discussed in the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding single-sited networks

Additional Learning

To learn more about network types, take a look at the lesson called Types of Networks: LAN, WAN, WLAN, MAN, SAN, PAN, EPN & VPN. It will take you through the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with types of networks based on size and purpose
  • List characteristics of local area networks
  • Know what constitutes metropolitan area networks
  • Define wide area networks
  • Understand the benefits of private networks
  • Know the function of other special purpose networks