Ch 6: Network Topologies & Ethernet Standards

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This self-paced chapter is filled with bite-sized lessons you can access any time to gain a quality understanding of network topologies and Ethernet standards. Paired with these lessons are mini quizzes that can confirm your knowledge and enhance your ability to excel on a test or assignment.

Network Topologies & Ethernet Standards - Chapter Summary

Whether you know a little or a lot about network topologies and Ethernet standards, this chapter can help strengthen your comprehension. Gain greater insight into hybrid networking topologies, network switching and more by exploring our entertaining lessons. If you need to clarify concepts covered in the lessons, don't hesitate to submit questions to our subject-matter experts. Use our mini quizzes and broader exam to gauge your overall understanding of this chapter. In no time, you will be able to do the following:

  • Explain how bus, ring, star and mesh topology connect computer networks
  • Define and describe the characteristics of physical and logical topology
  • List types and uses of hybrid networking topologies
  • Identify and discuss types and uses of backbone networks
  • Share the definition and list types of network switching
  • Describe Ethernet standards and provide examples of Ethernet frames

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Network Topologies & Ethernet Standards
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How Star, Bus, Ring & Mesh Topology Connect Computer Networks in Organizations

1. 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.

Physical & Logical Topology: Definition & Characteristics

2. Physical & Logical Topology: Definition & Characteristics

How do we connect to network resources? In this lesson, we'll discuss physical and logical topologies, which are different ways of describing network connections. We'll also look at characteristics of some commonly used topologies.

Hybrid Networking Topologies: Types, Uses & Examples

3. Hybrid Networking Topologies: Types, Uses & Examples

Physical design of a network requires proper planning, which for certain cases requires multiple topologies being combined (hybrid topology) to address all organizational needs. This lesson explains hybrid network topologies, their examples, and uses.

Backbone Networks: Types & Uses

4. Backbone Networks: Types & Uses

In this lesson, we'll learn what backbone networks are and explore their various uses and the infrastructure necessary when implementing the different types.

Network Switching: Definition & Types

5. Network Switching: Definition & Types

In this lesson we will understand the definition of network switching. We will examine how it works with the different types of network switching mechanisms. This lesson will focus on circuit, packet and MPLS switching.

Ethernet Standards & Frames

6. Ethernet Standards & Frames

In this lesson we will examine and understand the different Ethernet standards that govern LAN Technology. We will understand the differences in technology employed for twisted pairs wires, Ethernet links and Fiber Optics. We will also understand the components of an Ethernet frame.

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Practice Final Exam
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