Ch 5: Network Systems Technology: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Network Systems Technology chapter of this College Information Systems and Computer Applications Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about network systems technology. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the information involving network systems technology required in a typical college information systems and computer applications course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other information systems and computer applications work.
  • Identify the network systems technology concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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This chapter of our college information systems and computer applications tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn network systems technology and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding telecommunications hardware, network operating systems, wireless computing or any other network systems technology topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their business learning
  • Prefer learning business topics visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their network systems technology unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in information systems and computer applications
  • Don't have access to their business teacher outside of class

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Learning Objectives

  • Take a look at the components of telecommunications systems.
  • Become familiar with the mainframe and client/server systems used in telecommunications systems.
  • Explore different types of telecommunications hardware.
  • Name the operating software used in network systems.
  • Learn how information is distributed within an organization using computer networks.
  • List the different short-range, medium-range and wide-area wireless communication devices.
  • Discuss the different network arrangements that can connect computers within an organization.

17 Lessons in Chapter 5: Network Systems Technology: Tutoring Solution
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.

ARPANET: Definition & History

11. ARPANET: Definition & History

ARPANET was the first proven concept of sending and receiving information regardless of geographical location in near real time. Developed under U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency, a Department of Defense agency, ARPANET uses packet-switch technology in order to send and receive data with built-in error correction and package assembly. ARPANET was the first design of what has become known as the Internet today.

NSFNET: Definition & History

12. NSFNET: Definition & History

In this lesson, you will become familiar with the National Science Foundation's network and its impact on worldwide communications. Included is a brief history of the NSFNET and how its advancements in network technology contributed to shaping the Internet.

Time Multiplexing: Applications, Advantages & Examples

13. Time Multiplexing: Applications, Advantages & Examples

Communication is important, particularly today, as we strive to increase our capabilities. In this lesson, we'll take a look at time multiplexing with applications, examples, and advantages.

Trusted Network: Solutions, Environment & Technologies

14. Trusted Network: Solutions, Environment & Technologies

A network is a connection of computers, servers and electronic devices that enables the devices to communicate with each other. A trusted network requires authentication through login credentials and encryption of data. Today we will learn more about trusted networks.

What is Optical Fiber? - Definition & Concept

15. What is Optical Fiber? - Definition & Concept

Optical fiber is a type of cabling technology that uses light to carry voice and data communications (telecommunications) over distances both great and small. This lesson will provide a definition of optical fiber, explore the different types and explain how the different types are used. We'll also look at the advantages of optical fiber over traditional copper wiring and examine the limitations.

NTSC vs. PAL: Difference & Explanation

16. NTSC vs. PAL: Difference & Explanation

In this lesson, we'll describe the differences between NTSC and PAL. We'll also explain some of the concepts beneath these two similar ways to deliver a video signal from one place to another in various parts of the world.

What is LTE? - Definition, Speed & Network

17. What is LTE? - Definition, Speed & Network

LTE stands for 'Long-Term Evolution' and is currently the fastest available type of wireless network. In this lesson, we will learn more about how LTE works and how it is keeping up with wireless demands.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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