Table of Contents

  1. Basic Topologies
    1. Network Topology
    2. Physical Topology
    3. Logical Topology
    4. Media Access Control (MAC)
    5. MAC Practical 1
    6. MAC Practical 2
    7. MAC SAQ
  2. Types of Network Topologies
    1. Bus
    2. Data Communication on the Bus
    3. Star
    4. Ring
    5. Variations on the Standard Topologies
    6. Star Wired Ring
    7. Star Bus
    8. Other Topologies
    9. Network Topology SAQ
    10. Physical Topology SAQ
  3. Wireless Networking
    1. Wireless Network Capabilities
    2. Uses for Wireless Connectivity
    3. Types of Wireless Network
    4. Wireless LANs
    5. Wireless SAQ
    6. WLAN Standard: 802.11
    7. WLAN Coverage
    8. WLAN Security
    9. WLAN SAQ
    10. WLAN Devices
    11. WLAN Transmission Types
    12. Mobile Computing
    13. General Packet Radio Service
    14. Wireless Technologies SAQ
  4. Network Devices
    1. Repeaters
    2. Hubs
    3. Network Devices SAQ 1
    4. Bridges
    5. Bridges (Continued)
    6. Switches
    7. Switches (Continued)
    8. Switching Technology
    9. Reasons for Using Switches
    10. Network Devices SAQ 2
    11. Routers
    12. Functions of Routers
    13. How Routers Work
    14. Brouters
    15. Network Devices SAQ 3
  5. IP Addressing Overview
    1. Classes of IP Address
    2. Class A
    3. Class B
    4. Class C
    5. Subnet Masks
    6. Routing Practical
    7. Network Devices Crossword
    8. Formative Assessment
  6. Operations and Standards
    1. Media Access Control
    2. The Function of Access Controls
    3. Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection (CSMA/CD)
    4. Carrier Sense Multiple Access Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA)
    5. Token Passing
    6. Access Method Summary
  7. Ethernet
    1. Ethernet Features
    2. The Ethernet Frame Format
    3. The 10Mbps IEEE Standards
    4. 10BaseT Standard
    5. 10Base2 Standard
    6. The 5-4-3 Rule in Thinnet
    7. 10Base5 Standard
    8. The 5-4-3 Rule in Thicknet
    9. Combining Thicknet and Thinnet Cable
    10. 10BaseFL Standard
    11. The 100 Mbps IEEE Standards
    12. 100BaseX Ethernet Standard
    13. Performance Considerations
    14. IEEE Project Overview
  8. Network Protocols
    1. Encapsulation/De-encapsulation
    2. Protocols and Routing
    3. Transport Layer Protocols
    4. Network Layer Protocols
    5. TCP/IP
    6. The TCP/IP Suite
    7. IP Addressing Scheme
    8. TCP/IP and OSI
    9. Network Protocols SAQ
    10. Internet Layer
    11. Transport Layer
    12. Other Common Protocols
    13. Operations and Standards Crossword
    14. Formative Assessment
  9. Cabling Practices
    1. Cabling Practice and Standards
    2. Cable Testing and Testers
    3. How Cable Testing Works
    4. Cabling Practice SAQ
    5. TDR Wire Maps
    6. OTDR: Signal Loss
    7. Testing Fibre: Link Loss Budget
    8. Decibels
    9. Cable Testing: Signals and Noise
    10. Attenuation
    11. Crosstalk
    12. Causes of Crosstalk
  10. Structured Cabling
    1. The 100m Rule
    2. Telecommunications Outlet
    3. Quality of Connections
    4. Wiring Closets
    5. Placement of Wiring Closets
    6. Wiring Closet Regulations
    7. How Many Wiring Closets
    8. Horizontal Cabling System Structure
    9. Patch Panels
    10. Patch Panel Back
    11. Backbone Cabling
    12. Patch Panel SAQ
    13. Additional Resources
    14. Structured Cabling Crossword
    15. Formative Assessment