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Introduction to Networks: Exploring the Network

Chapter Description

This chapter explores the purpose, function, technology, and implications of modern networking technology in home and enterprise environments.

Practice

The following activities provide practice with the topics introduced in this chapter. The labs and class activities are available in the companion The Introduction to Networking Lab Manual (ISBN 978-1-58713-312-1). 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 1.1.1.8: Researching Collaboration Tools
  • Lab 1.2.3.3: Researching Converged Network Services
  • Lab 1.3.1.3: Mapping the Internet
  • Lab 1.4.4.3: Researching IT Networking Jobs and Hiring Trends in IT/Networking

Packet Tracer Activities

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  • Packet Tracer Activity 1.2.4.4: Network Representation
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