A network is a collection of devices and end systems that share resources or can communicate with each other.
Networks consist of computers, servers, and network devices, such as switches and routers, that can communicate with each other.
Network locations consist of the main office and remote locations. Remote locations can be branch or home offices, and mobile users.
Figure 1-1 shows the four major categories of physical components on a network:
Endpoints: Consist of personal computers, servers, laptops, tablets, and so on that send ...