Chapter 16Wide Area Networks

THE FOLLOWING COMPTIA NETWORK+ EXAM OBJECTIVES ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

✓ 1.3 Explain the concepts and characteristics of routing and switching.

  • Explain the concepts and characteristics of routing and switching.

✓ 1.5 Compare and contrast the characteristics of network topologies, types and technologies

  • Types
    • LAN
    • MAN
    • WAN

✓ 2.5 Compare and contrast WAN technologies

  • Service type
    • ISDN
    • T1/T3
    • E1/E3
    • OC-3 – OC-192
    • DSL
    • Metropolitan Ethernet
    • Cable broadband
    • Dial-up
    • PRI
  • Transmission mediums
    • Satellite
    • Copper
    • Fiber
    • Wireless
  • Characteristics of service
    • MPLS
    • ATM
    • Frame relay
    • PPP
    • DMVPN
    • SIP trunk
  • Termination
    • Demarcation point
    • CSU/DSU
    • Smart jack

✓ 3.3 Explain common scanning, monitoring, and patching processes ...

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