CompTIA Network+ 2012: Network Media and Topologies Part 2

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There are a number of technologies involved in the delivery of Internet and network services. WAN technologies, such as DSL, provide local area networks with access to remote networks and the Internet, while LAN technologies give access to local computers and resources as well as a gateway to the WAN. This course describes the various WAN technologies in use today. Also covered are some of the properties of LANs such as the different topologies that can be used and Ethernet components. This course prepares the learner for the CompTIA Network+ 2012 certification exam N10-005. Network+ is sometimes referred to as N+ or Net+.

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The audience for CompTIA Network+ 2012 training will comprise IT personnel with at least nine to 12 months of IT networking experience. Good computer literacy along with a sound technical acumen should be present. This learning path is also suitable for students looking to acquire job skills, and to be trained specifically to pass the associated CompTIA Network+ (2012 Edition) certification exam. It is recommended, but not required, that candidates for the CompTIA Network+ 2012 exam obtain the CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge.

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CompTIA Network+ 2012: Network Media and Topologies Part 2

  • recognize switching technologies in WANs
  • describe WAN transmission technologies
  • recognize WAN connectivity methods
  • match the network model with its correct description
  • recognize physical network topologies
  • recognize logical topologies
  • describe switched Ethernet and Ethernet frames
  • recognize how to reduce collisions in Ethernet
  • describe the characteristics of Ethernet
  • describe Ethernet standards
  • recognize WAN technologies
  • recognize network topologies
  • describe an Ethernet network implementation
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