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Ch 46: PLACE Business Education: Network Systems Technology

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Use this chapter on network systems technology to brush up on your understanding of telecommunications as you prepare for the PLACE Business Education test. After watching the videos, use the self-assessment quizzes to check your understanding.

PLACE Business Education: Network Systems Technology - Chapter Summary

Most businesses in the modern world rely on the Internet in some way. Don't be caught off guard by network questions on the PLACE Business Education exam by studying these topics:

  • Fundamentals of telecommunication systems, including servers and mainframe systems
  • Hardware used in telecommunications
  • Network operating systems
  • Definitions of PAN, LAN, WAN and MAN
  • Devices that utilize wireless networks
  • Comparison of short-, medium- and long-range networks
  • Internet and World Wide Web terminology
  • Web page design and programming

These videos are designed to be short, while still giving you a thorough explanation of each topic. As a result, you can study the things you need quickly without worrying that you're missing crucial information.

PLACE Business Education: Network Systems Technology Chapter Objectives

When you take the PLACE Business Education exam, you'll be asked a series of multiple-choice questions in five subareas of business. One of these subareas is Technology and Information Systems. In this section, you may be asked questions about how businesses use the Internet and other questions pertaining to telecommunications. Studying the topics in this chapter can better prepare you for the Technology and Information Systems section of the PLACE Business Education exam.

13 Lessons in Chapter 46: PLACE Business Education: Network Systems Technology
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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.

The Internet: IP Addresses, URLs, ISPs, DNS & ARPANET

11. The Internet: IP Addresses, URLs, ISPs, DNS & ARPANET

We'll cover the basics of the Internet, including its history and functioning. Key topics include IP addresses, TCP/IP communication protocol, DNS, URLs, and the transfer of information as packets through the Internet.

World Wide Web: How the Web Works

12. World Wide Web: How the Web Works

In this lesson, an overview of the World Wide Web is discussed, including its development and operation. The various technologies that enable the Web to work are also described. Topics include Web browsers, hypertext markup language, hypertext transfer protocol, hyperlink and FTP.

Web Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript

13. Web Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript

Web design is the creation and visual design of documents displayed on the World Wide Web. It is important to create engaging and visually appealing websites to attract and retain customers. Many factors must be considered when designing a website. This video will explore the steps in Web design and the programming languages needed to create a dynamic and interactive website.

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