What Is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)? - Definition & Types


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What is a VPN?

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1. What is required for a VPN to function correctly?

2. What are some of the tunneling protocols that VPNs use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A virtual private network (VPN) is an important system for computer networks. Key concepts tested in these assessments include the functions and types of VPNs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Tunneling protocols
  • Functions of a VPN
  • Types of VPNs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on computer science
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding VPNs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what is required for a working VPN

Additional Learning

You can learn more about VPNs by viewing the lesson, What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)? - Definition & Types. The lesson goes over these objectives:

  • Learn how a VPN works
  • Understand the advantages of a VPN
  • Identify who benefits from VPNs