Chapter 6

Networking Fundamentals

The following CompTIA A+ 220-801 Exam objectives are covered in this chapter:

  • 2.1 Identify types of network cables and connectors.
    • Fiber
    • Connectors: SC, ST, and LC
    • Twisted Pair
    • Connectors: RJ-11, RJ-45
    • Wiring standards: T568A, T568B
    • Coaxial
    • Connectors: BNC, F-connector
  • 2.2 Categorize characteristics of connectors and cabling.
    • Fiber
    • Types (single-mode vs. multi-mode)
    • Speed and transmission limitations
    • Twisted Pair
    • Types: STP, UTP, CAT3, CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6, plenum, PVC
    • Speed and transmission limitations
    • Coaxial
    • Types: RG-6, RG-59
    • Speed and transmission limitations
  • 2.8 Identify various types of networks.
    • LAN
    • WAN
    • PAN
    • MAN
    • Topologies
    • Mesh
    • Ring
    • Bus
    • Star
    • Hybrid
  • 2.9 Compare and contrast network devices, their ...

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