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CompTIA® Network+® 2009 In Depth by Tamara Dean

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Chapter 5. Topologies and Ethernet Standards

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

  • Describe the basic and hybrid LAN physical topologies and their uses, advantages, and disadvantages

  • Describe the backbone structures that form the foundation for most LANs

  • Understand the transmission methods underlying Ethernet networks

  • Compare the different types of switching used in data transmission

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