Ch 6: Network Systems Technology: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Network Systems Technology chapter of this College Information Systems and Computer Applications Help and Review course is the simplest way to master network systems technology. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of network systems technology.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college information systems material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn college information systems. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding network operating systems or working with wireless computing devices
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business topics (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about network systems technology
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra business learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Network Systems Technology chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know; review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Network Systems Technology chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any network systems technology question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Network Systems Technology unit of a standard college information systems course. Topics covered include:

  • Components of a telecommunications system
  • Client/server and mainframe
  • Computer networks and distributed processing
  • Short-, medium- and wide-range wireless
  • How star, bus, ring and mesh arrangements connect organizations' computers

15 Lessons in Chapter 6: Network Systems Technology: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Communication & Wireless Computing Devices: GPS, PDA, Cellular & Satellite

6. Communication & Wireless Computing Devices: GPS, PDA, Cellular & Satellite

A large number of different devices use wireless communications networks. Learn about the different types of devices and which communication signals they use.

Short-Range Wireless Communication: Bluetooth, ZigBee & Infrared Transmission

7. Short-Range Wireless Communication: Bluetooth, ZigBee & Infrared Transmission

Short-range wireless communication uses signals that travel from a few centimeters to several meters. Learn about some of the most widely used types of short-range wireless technologies.

Medium-Range Wireless Communication: Wi-Fi & Hotspots

8. Medium-Range Wireless Communication: Wi-Fi & Hotspots

WiFi is the most widely used medium-range wireless communication technology. Learn how WiFi standards and access points are used to create hotspots for Internet access.

Wide-Area Wireless Communication: Microwave, Satellite, 3G, 4G & WiMAX

9. Wide-Area Wireless Communication: Microwave, Satellite, 3G, 4G & WiMAX

Wide-area wireless communication travels large distances, from several kilometers to thousands of kilometers. Learn how much of the world's communication uses microwaves in cellular networks, WiMAX and satellite communications.

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

10. 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.

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

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

A virtual private network (VPN) provides a way to use network resources securely in a remote manner. In this lesson, we'll cover why we use VPNs, what types of VPNs are used, and what is necessary in order for VPNs to work.

Bandwidth vs. Throughput

12. Bandwidth vs. Throughput

This lesson is about two similar concepts - bandwidth and throughput. These two concepts will be described and compared to get an idea of how these apply to things like speed on a home network.

Throughput vs. Latency

13. Throughput vs. Latency

The actual speed of data on a network can be described by words like 'throughput' and 'latency.' In this lesson, we will define both of these words, and see how they help fulfill the demand for data on a network.

What is the .NET Framework?

14. What is the .NET Framework?

Software development is an important topic these days. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the .NET framework, what it is, some of its features, and the environments where it can be used.

What is ActiveX?

15. What is ActiveX?

The Internet has provided a wealth of opportunities, both from a business and personal perspective. In this lesson, we'll take a look at ActiveX, what it is, what it's used for, and some of its strengths and weaknesses.

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