Down to the Networking Basics
IN THIS CHAPTER
Identifying network types
Understanding network topologies
Working with network cables
Becoming familiar with network architectures
Accessing the network
Installing a Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) Network
The A+ certification exams cover two areas of networking: networking theory/networking hardware and networking at the operating system (OS) level. This chapter focuses on the networking theory and the networking hardware area of the A+ exams. For the exams, you are required to know popular terms and features of networking environments that you will encounter on the exams and in the real world — which is what this chapter will help you with. Networking at the OS level is covered in Chapter 3 of this minibook.
Identifying the Types of Networks
A network is a group of connected systems for sharing data or devices. This section ...