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Lesson 25
Network Fundamentals
Computer Literacy
BASICS: A
Comprehensive Guide
to IC3, 4th Edition

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Morrison / Wells
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Describe a network.
Identify the benefits of a network.
Evaluate the risks of net...
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biometric security
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cable modem
client
client/server
network
communications
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intranet
local area network
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modem
node
peer-to-peer (P2P)
networ...
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T-1 line
wide area network
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WiMAX
wireless Internet
service provid...
Introducing Networks

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A network is simply a
group of two or more
computers linked
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Digital, m...
Identifying the Benefits of a
Network
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A network like the Internet provides instant
communication. Other benefits includ...
Evaluating the Risks of Networked
Computing

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The security of a computer network is
challenged every da...
Evaluating the Risks of Networked
Computing (continued)
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Other disadvantages of networks include:
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Identifying Client/Server Networks
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The term client/server network describes a network
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Identifying Network Types
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Local Area Networks:
Most LANs connect
personal computers,
workstations, an...
Identifying Network Types
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Wide Area Networks (WAN):
A WAN covers a large geographical area...
Understanding Network
Communications
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Communication Hardware:
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Modem
Cable modem
Digital subs...
Resolving Network Security Issues

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The most common
form of restricting
access to data is
the use of
pass...
Resolving Network Security Issues
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Other security measures include:
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Planning for S...
Resolving Network Security Issues
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Wireless Security:
Wireless networking
has many securit...
Summary
In this lesson, you learned:

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A network is a group of two or more computers
linked together.
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Summary (continued)
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You can use a network for information sharing,
hardware sharing, software shar...
Summary (continued)
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A WAN is made up of several connected local area
networks.
In a client/server net...
Summary (continued)
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Data insecurity is a risk with many networks. Some
risks to computers are natural...
Summary (continued)
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Transmission media can be either physical or
wireless.
A modem is a type of commu...
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  1. 1. Lesson 25 Network Fundamentals Computer Literacy BASICS: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3, 4th Edition 1 Morrison / Wells
  2. 2. Objectives   Lesson 25      2 Describe a network. Identify the benefits of a network. Evaluate the risks of network computing. Identify client/server networks. Identify network types. Understand network communications. Resolve network security issues. Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  3. 3. Vocabulary  Lesson 25     3 biometric security measure cable modem client client/server network communications channels Morrison / Wells       digital subscriber line (DSL) extranet firewall hacker hub Internet CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  4. 4. Vocabulary (continued)  Lesson 25      4 intranet local area network (LAN) modem node peer-to-peer (P2P) network proxy server Morrison / Wells     Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) router server server operating system CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  5. 5. Vocabulary (continued)  Lesson 25     5 T-1 line wide area network (WAN) WiMAX wireless Internet service provider (WISP) Morrison / Wells  wireless LAN (WLAN) CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  6. 6. Introducing Networks Lesson 25  6  A network is simply a group of two or more computers linked together. Digital, mobile, and standard telephones are supported through the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  7. 7. Identifying the Benefits of a Network  A network like the Internet provides instant communication. Other benefits include: – Lesson 25 – 7 – – – Information sharing Collaborative environment Hardware sharing Software sharing Enhanced communication Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  8. 8. Evaluating the Risks of Networked Computing Lesson 25  8  The security of a computer network is challenged every day by equipment malfunctions, system failures, computer hackers, and virus attacks. Equipment malfunctions and system failures can be caused by natural disasters such as floods or storms, fires, and electrical disturbances such as brownouts or blackouts. Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  9. 9. Evaluating the Risks of Networked Computing (continued)  Other disadvantages of networks include: – Lesson 25 – 9 – – – Individual loss of autonomy Malicious code Network faults Setup and management costs Lack of privacy Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  10. 10. Identifying Client/Server Networks  Lesson 25  10   The term client/server network describes a network design model. In most instances, the client is a software program such as Internet Explorer. The server is hardware (a computer) and can be one of many types, such as a mail server, a database server, an FTP server, an application server, or a Web server. Server operating systems are high-end programs designed to provide network control and include special functions for connecting computers and other devices into a network. Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  11. 11. Identifying Network Types  Lesson 25  11 Local Area Networks: Most LANs connect personal computers, workstations, and other devices such as printers and scanners in a limited geographical area, such as an office building, school, or home. Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  12. 12. Identifying Network Types (continued)  Lesson 25   Wide Area Networks (WAN): A WAN covers a large geographical area and can contain communication links across metropolitan, regional, or national boundaries. Other Types of Networks – – – – – 12 Client/server network Peer-to-peer network Intranet Extranet Internet Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  13. 13. Understanding Network Communications  Communication Hardware: – Lesson 25 – 13 – – – Modem Cable modem Digital subscriber line T-1 line Wireless Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  14. 14. Resolving Network Security Issues Lesson 25  14 The most common form of restricting access to data is the use of passwords, which are similar to combinations you need to remove a lock. Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  15. 15. Resolving Network Security Issues (continued)  Other security measures include: – – Lesson 25 – –   Planning for Security: Guidelines include: – – – 15 Electronic identification cards Firewalls Antivirus software Proxy server Selective hiring process Regular data backup Biometric security measures Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  16. 16. Resolving Network Security Issues (continued)  Lesson 25  16 Wireless Security: Wireless networking has many security issues and hackers have found it easy to access wireless networks. Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  17. 17. Summary In this lesson, you learned: Lesson 25  17  A network is a group of two or more computers linked together. A telephone network is similar in makeup to a computer network. The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) supports telephone service, and it is the world’s largest collection of interconnected commercial and governmentowned voice-oriented systems. Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  18. 18. Summary (continued)  Lesson 25  18  You can use a network for information sharing, hardware sharing, software sharing, and as a collaborative environment. Networks are categorized according to size as local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs). LANs connect personal computers, workstations, and other devices such as printers and scanners in a limited geographical area, such as an office building, a school, or a home. Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  19. 19. Summary (continued)  Lesson 25  19 A WAN is made up of several connected local area networks. In a client/server network, one or more computers on the network acts as a server. The server manages network resources. In a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, all of the computers are equal. No computer is designated as the server. People on the network each determine what files on their computer they share with others on the network. Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  20. 20. Summary (continued)  Lesson 25  20 Data insecurity is a risk with many networks. Some risks to computers are natural causes, some are accidents, and others are intentional. The best way to protect data is to effectively control the access to it. Generally, this protection is the responsibility of the network administrators and security personnel. If unauthorized persons gain access to data, they may obtain valuable information or trade secrets. Hackers are people who break into computer systems to steal services and information. Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
  21. 21. Summary (continued)  Lesson 25  21 Transmission media can be either physical or wireless. A modem is a type of communications device. A hub is a device that controls the incoming and forwarding of data. A router directs traffic on the Internet or on multiple connected networks. Morrison / Wells CLB: A Comp Guide to IC3 4E
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