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Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Uyless Black

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HOUR 4Computer Concepts

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

How computers work

The varieties of computer hardware

Functions and operations of software

Operating systems

Networks are made of computers in the same way a band is made of musicians. Each computer—and each band member—is unique, and in the right circumstances, they all work together to produce a fine performance. If they don’t, the result is chaos for the computers and cacophony for the band.

Similar to bands, networks require certain conventions be observed when computers are networked to interplay with each other. Although each computer is unique, it operates the same way as other computers on the network. If you understand how a computer works, you’ll be better prepared to ...

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