Ch 6: Telecommunications & Network Architecture

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Deepen your understanding of telecommunications and network architecture with help from this chapter's engaging lessons. Short quizzes can test your comprehension of this subject area and enhance your ability to succeed on a future test.

Telecommunications & Network Architecture - Chapter Summary

Our expert instructors have developed entertaining lessons to improve your knowledge of telecommunications and network architecture. Study types of networks, wireless computing devices, broadcast domains and more. After completing this chapter, you will have the ability to:

  • List and describe the components of a telecommunications system
  • Identify and discuss different types of networks
  • Differentiate between tiered and peer-to-peer network architecture
  • Describe mainframe systems and client/server used in telecommunications systems
  • Define and explain differences between collision and broadcast domains
  • Explain how mesh, ring, star and bush topology connect computer networks in organizations
  • Discuss GPS, cellular and other computing and wireless computing devices

Review one, several or all the lessons in this chapter based on your current understanding of telecommunications and network architecture. Each lesson is available around-the-clock, enabling you to study when your schedule permits. Short quizzes can check your knowledge of the lessons you study, while our practice exam can gauge your comprehension of the entire chapter. Use the Dashboard to track your progress and submit any lesson topic questions you have to our experts.

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: Telecommunications & Network Architecture
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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.

Types of Networks: LAN, WAN, WLAN, MAN, SAN, PAN, EPN & VPN

2. 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.

Network Architecture: Tiered & Peer-to-Peer

3. 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.

Client/Server and Mainframe Systems Used in Telecommunication Systems

4. 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.

Collision & Broadcast Domains: Definition & Difference

5. Collision & Broadcast Domains: Definition & Difference

In this lesson, we'll take a look at networks, define collision domain and broadcast domain and see how each of these works. At the end, you should have a good understanding of this prevalent technology.

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

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

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