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CISA® Certified Information Systems Auditor®: Study Guide, Third Edition by David Cannon

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Chapter 4

Networking Technology Basics

The objective of this chapter is to acquaint the reader with the following concepts:

  • Computer hardware terms, and advantages of different types of system architecture
  • Functional introduction to the OSI model and its relationship with TCP/IP
  • Methods of creating different types of area networks (LAN, WAN, PAN, WLAN)
  • Network addressing and methods for routing data communications
  • Different types of networking equipment and their purposes
  • Network services including DHCP, Domain Name System, and firewalls
  • An introduction to network management

In this chapter, you will study networking technology equipment and concepts. As mentioned in Chapter 1, “Secrets of a Successful Auditor,” and Chapter 3, “Audit Process,” ...

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