Chapter 1

Introduction to Networks

The Following CompTIA Network+ Exam Objectives Are Covered in This Chapter:

  • 3.5 Describe different network topologies.
    • MPLS
  • Point-to-point
  • Point-to-multipoint
  • Ring
  • Star
  • Mesh
  • Bus
  • Peer-to-peer
  • Client-server
  • Hybrid

You’d have to work pretty hard these days to find someone who would argue when we say that our computers have become invaluable to us personally and professionally. Our society has become highly dependent on the resources they offer and on sharing them with each other. The ability to communicate with others—whether they’re in the same building or in some faraway land—completely hinges on our capacity to create and maintain solid, dependable networks.

And those vitally important networks come in ...

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