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SSCP® Systems Security Certified Practitioner All-in-One Exam Guide by Darril Gibson

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Network Topographies

The network topography refers to the physical layout of a network. It includes items you can touch such as cables and network devices. The primary configuration you’ll see in most networks today is star, but you may also see token ring and bus configurations. Additionally, it’s important to understand how Ethernet fits into the mix.

Topography vs Topology

Network topology concepts such as bus, star, and token ring were included in an earlier version of the SSCP domain objectives and removed in the previous version. These concepts reappeared in the 2012 domain objectives, but they are listed as network topographies rather than network topologies.

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