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Solaris™ 9 Network Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exam CX-310-044) by John Philcox

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Network Media

The media used in a network configuration refers to the medium used to convey packets of data between hosts on the network. The most common form of network media today is cable, which is covered in the next section. Wireless networks are also beginning to increase in popularity, but these are not discussed in this book because they are not relevant to the Sun Certified Network Administrator Exam for Solaris 9. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, pronounced eye triple E) is a professional body responsible for the majority of network media standards.

Network Cables

Cables used in a network configuration carry electrical or light signals to enable a host to communicate with another host. There are three major ...

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