Whew! I know this seemed like the chapter that wouldn’t end, but it did—and you made it through! You’re now armed with a ton of fundamental information; you’re ready to build upon it and are well on your way to certification.
I started by discussing simple, basic networking and the differences between collision and broadcast domains.
I then discussed the OSI model—the seven-layer model used to help application developers design applications that can run on any type of system or network. Each layer has its special jobs and select responsibilities within the model to ensure that solid, effective communications do, in fact, occur. I provided you with complete details of each layer and discussed how Cisco views the specifications of the OSI ...