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Network Types & Topologies - Chapter Summary
If you're looking for a resource that can help you better understand network types and topologies, you've reached the right place! This chapter offers a comprehensive overview that ensures you fully understand different types of networks, network architecture and other related topics. Each lesson in this chapter is available as a short video or full transcript and features a multiple-choice quiz designed to test your knowledge of primary concepts. To ensure you grasp the entire chapter, be sure to take our comprehensive exam. Around-the-clock mobile access enables you to study whenever and wherever it's most convenient. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Discuss tiered and peer-to-peer network architecture
- Define physical and logical topology
- Exhibit knowledge of computer networks and distributed processing
- List and describe different types of networks
- Explain how star, bus, ring and mesh topology connect computer networks in organizations
1. Network Architecture: Tiered & Peer-to-Peer
Network architecture describes the allocation of tasks between computers in a network. Learn about the most common types of network architecture - peer-to-peer and client/server - in this video lesson.
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.
3. 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.
4. Types of Networks: LAN, WAN, WLAN, MAN, SAN, PAN, EPN & VPN
There are so many different types of computer networks in existence, it can be hard to understand the differences between them, particularly the ones with very similar-sounding names. This lesson explains the structures and functions of some of the most popular computer networks.
5. 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.
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