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Exploring the Modern Computer Network: Types, Functions, and Hardware

Chapter Description

This chapter focuses on networking as a primary platform for supporting communication. It describes types of networks, how they are used, and the type of hardware that runs them.

Practice

The following activities provide practice with the topics introduced in this chapter. The Labs and Class Activities are available in the companion Network Basics Lab Manual (978-1-58713-313-8). The Packet Tracer Activities PKA files are found in the online course.

Class Activities

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Class Activity 1.0.1.2: Draw Your Concept of the Internet

Class Activity 1.5.1.1: Draw Your Concept of the Internet Now

Labs

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Lab 1.2.1.3: Researching Converged Network Services

Lab 1.1.1.8: Researching Network Collaboration Tools

Lab 1.3.3.3: Mapping the Internet

Lab 1.4.3.6: Researching IT and Networking Job Opportunities

Packet Tracer Activity

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Packet Tracer Activity 1.3.4.4: Network Representation

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