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Identifying the Differences Between Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Distributed Networks

Last Updated On : Friday, May 22, 2015Most of today’s networks are distributed. This means that CPU power and applications are not centralized, but instead, every host has a CPU, and every host has the ability to run programs that connect to other computers. The most common types of distributed networks are client-server and peer-to-peer […]

Defining Ethernet Standards

Last Updated On : Friday, May 22, 2015Ethernet is far and away the most common type of LAN standard used by today’s organizations. It is a scalable technology, but to get the most out of the Ethernet, devices, computers, and other hosts should be compatible. This means knowing the various Ethernet standards. Ethernet is a […]

Identifying Network Topologies

Last Updated On : Friday, May 22, 2015A network topology defines the physical connections of hosts in a computer network.There are several types of physical topologies, including bus, ring, star, mesh, and tree. For the exam, you should know the star, ring, and mesh topologies. We throw in the tree topology, also known as the […]

Getting to Know Perimeter Networks

Last Updated On : Friday, May 22, 2015Perimeter networks are small networks that usually consist of only a few servers that are accessible from the Internet in some way. Generally, the term “perimeter network” is synonymous with demilitarized zone (DMZ). You should be able to identify a DMZ and its purpose in an organization, as […]

Defining a LAN

Last Updated On : Friday, May 22, 2015As mentioned, a LAN requires computers with network adapters, central connecting devices, and some type of medium to tie it all together, be it cabled or wireless connections. These elements must be connected in some way to facilitate data transfer. When creating a LAN, it is important to […]