Chapter 1

Network Fundamentals

Exam Objectives in this Chapter


Networks have been around for many years, long before the first home computer was ever designed or created. Other forms of networking have been around since the dawn of time. Today, designing, planning, implementing, deploying, and managing computer networks is somewhat of a never-ending journey into technology as it develops and integrates, standardizes and grows. It’s amazing to see where the computer networks are today from just 15 years ago. Now, more than ever, computer networks are relied upon to produce not only data in the form of files or connectivity to a printer for printing, ...

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