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Guide to Networking Essentials, Fifth Edition 1-1 Chapter 1 Introduction to Networks and Networking Concepts At a Glance Instructor’s Manual Table of Contents Overview Objectives Teaching Tips Quick Quizzes Class Discussion Topics Additional Projects Additional Resources Key Terms Technical Notes for Hands-On Projects
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Guide to Networking Essentials, Fifth Edition 1-2 Lecture Notes Overview Chapter 1 offers an introduction to networks and networking concepts. Students learn about the fundamental reasons for networking, as well as how to identify essential network components. They also learn to compare different types of networks. Students learn about servers, their role, and the types of servers that are available. Finally, at the end of the chapter, students will be able to apply their knowledge when selecting an appropriate network type. Objectives Describe the fundamental reasons for networking Identify essential network components Compare different types of networks Understand the role of a server and describe types of servers Apply your knowledge when selecting a network type Teaching Tips What is Networking? 1. Provide a brief introduction to networking. Networking Fundamentals 1. Describe the most elementary computer network. 2. Explain the motivation behind creating a computer network. Use Figure 1-1 to describe the benefits of networking. 3. When explaining the fundamentals of networking, don’t forget to introduce the terms sneakernet and stand alone computer . Teaching Tip The sneakernet is sometimes also called tennisnet, armpitnet, floppynet, shoenet, walknet, frisbeenet, or footnet. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneakernet . Local and Wide Area Networks 1. Explain the differences between a LAN , internetwork , Internet , WAN , and MAN .
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Guide to Networking Essentials, Fifth Edition 1-3 Developing a Networking Lexicon 1. Explain why it is important to develop a networking lexicon. Clients, Peers, and Servers 1. Use Figure 1-2 to introduce the terms client , server , and request-response . 2. Make sure students understand the difference between client/server networking and peer-to-peer networking. Teaching Tip Read more about client/server networking at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Client- server . Network Medium 1. Describe the role of the network medium in a computer network. List some examples of network mediums used in LANs. 2. Explain that computers must attach to the network medium by using some kind of physical interface. Introduce the terms network interface card and network adapter . Network Protocols 1. Describe the role of network protocols. Provide examples of real protocols and briefly mention some of the tasks network protocols usually perform. Teaching
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2011 for the course CSCI 101 taught by Professor Dr.ambrose during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Baltimore County.

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