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Chapter 1 Study Guide 233

Chapter 1 Study Guide 233 - Chapter 1 How We Got Here How...

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Chapter 1: How We Got Here How do networked applications differ from traditional PC or mainframe applications? Explain the difference between terminal-to- host (timesharing); client/server; peer-to-peer; and hybrid network applications. Networked applications are application that work on networks and across networks such as email and FTP files. PC or mainframe applications are applications that are operated on pc sot mainframes and do not require communication across a network or device. Explain the technical definition of the concept of quality of service (QoS) as relates to computer networking. QoS metrics is the quantifiable measures of network performance. These measures are based on speed availability and error rates. Explain the key measures of network performance: speed; latency; and jitter. Explain how the concept of overhead relates to the difference between speed and throughput. Whats the difference between kbps, Mbps, and Gbps? Is 10,000 kbps considered to be an accurate way of expressing the speed of a network? Why or why not?
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