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CompTIA® Network+® 2009 In Depth by Tamara Dean

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Chapter 2. Networking Standards and the OSI Model

After reading this chapter and completing the exercises, you will be able to:

  • Identify organizations that set standards for networking

  • Describe the purpose of the OSI model and each of its layers

  • Explain specific functions belonging to each OSI model layer

  • Understand how two network nodes communicate through the OSI model

  • Discuss the structure and purpose of data packets and frames

  • Describe the two types of addressing covered by the OSI model

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