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Network+ Guide to Networks, Fourth Edition Chapter 1 An Introduction to Networking
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 2 Objectives List the advantages of networked computing relative to standalone computing Distinguish between client/server and peer-to-peer networks List elements common to all client/server networks Describe several specific uses for a network
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 3 Objectives (continued) Identify some of the certifications available to networking professionals Identify the kinds of nontechnical, or “soft,” skills that will help you succeed as a networking professional
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 4 Why Use Networks? Network: group of computers and other devices that are connected by some type of transmission media Advantages of using networks over standalone computers: Networks enable multiple users to share the network’s resources (devices and data) Networks allow you to manage, or administer, resources on multiple computers from a central location
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 5 Types of Networks: Peer-to-peer Networks Every computer can communicate directly with every other computer By default, no computer has more authority than another Every computer is capable of sending and receiving information to and from every other computer
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 6 Peer-to-peer Networks (continued) Figure 1-1: Resource sharing on a simple peer-to-peer network
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 7 Client/Server Networks Server: central computer used to facilitate communication and resource sharing between other computers on the network (called clients) Client/server network: uses a server to enable clients to share data, data storage space, and devices To function as a server, a computer must be running a network operating system (NOS) Most of the concepts on the Network+ exam pertain to client/server networks
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 8 Client/Server Networks (continued) Figure 1-2: Resource sharing on a client/server network
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Network+ Guide to Networks, 4e 9 Client/Server Networks (continued)
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This note was uploaded on 06/19/2008 for the course CGS cgs1263 taught by Professor Todd during the Spring '08 term at Tallahassee Community College.

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