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Ch 62: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Network Systems Technology

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Look through these video lessons to re-examine how network systems technology tools help keep businesses connected. Get up-to-date on this information technology topic in preparation for the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Network Systems Technology - Chapter Summary

Refresh your memory concerning the benefits of network systems technology by reading over the materials in this chapter and by watching the lessons. Before taking the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam, set aside some time with our test prep materials to study the following topics:

  • Parts of a telecommunications system
  • Types of hardware, servers and mainframe systems
  • Operating systems
  • Different types of networks (WAN, PAN, MAN, LAN)
  • Wireless computing devices
  • Short, medium, and wide range wireless communications networks
  • Star, bus, ring and mesh topology network connections
  • The Internet and World Wide Web
  • Computer languages for website design and programming

Although this chapter addresses a lot of technical information, the framework of each brief lesson keeps the focus on one or two main topics at a time. After you watch the video lessons, try going through the transcripts to identify and memorize vocabulary terms. You can even use our chapter exam and lesson quizzes to practice for the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Network Systems Technology Chapter Objectives

The WEST Business and Marketing Education exam is an evaluation tool used by the Washington Department of Education to verify if licensed public school educators should receive an endorsement to teach business and marketing. On the exam are 110 questions, and these multiple-choice questions are spread across five domain categories. The largest of the categories on the exam, making up 27% of the questions, addresses topics related to information technology, communication, and career and technical education programs; this section is where you could find questions related to network systems technology. The objectives within this domain category involve measuring your ability to utilize information systems, perform networking tasks, build websites, and adhere to system security protocols.

14 Lessons in Chapter 62: WEST Business & Marketing 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.

What is a Computer Network? - Types & Definition

14. What is a Computer Network? - Types & Definition

A computer network is a set of computers connected together for the purpose of sharing resources. The most common resource shared today is connection to the Internet. Other shared resources can include a printer or a file server. The Internet itself can be considered a computer network.

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