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Building a Simple Serial Network

Exploring the Functions of


Networking

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Outline
Networking Essentials

Overview
What is a Network?
Common Physical Components of a Network
Resource-Sharing Functions and Benefits
Network User Applications
Network Administration Applications
Characteristics of a Network
Summary

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What Is a Network?
Networking Essentials

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Common Physical Components of a Network
Networking Essentials

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Resource-Sharing Functions and Benefits
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Data and applications


Resources
Network storage
Backup devices

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Network User Applications
Networking Essentials

E-mail
Web browser
Instant messaging
Database

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Characteristics of a Network
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Speed
Cost
Security
Availability
Scalability
Reliability
Topology

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Summary
Networking Essentials

A network is a connected collection of devices that


can communicate with each other. Networks carry
data in many kinds of environments, including homes,
small businesses, and large enterprises.
There are four major categories of physical
components in a computer network: the computer,
interconnections, switches, and routers.
The major resources that are shared in a computer
network include: data and applications, peripherals,
storage devices, and backup devices.
The most common network user applications include
e-mail, web browser, instant messaging, and
database.
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Summary (Cont.)
Networking Essentials

The ways in which networks can be described


include characteristics that address network
performance and structure: speed, cost, security,
availability, scalability, reliability, and topology.

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