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Network Topologies & Technologies

Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Expertise Level

Network architecture is the complete framework of a computer network. Explore architectural concepts, including wired and wireless topologies, network types, technologies facilitating the Internet of Things (IoT), and wireless technologies.

Target Audience
Network administrators, network technicians, network installers, helpdesk technicians, IT cable installers, and any other professionals working with computer networks


Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

Network Topologies & Technologies

  • start the course.
  • recognize the characteristics and differences of logical and physical, start, ring, mesh, and bus topologies
  • list the main characteristics of the ad hoc and infrastructure wireless topologies
  • recognize the features and benefits of using LAN, WLAN, MAN, WAN, CAN, and SAN
  • describe technologies that facilitate the Internet of Things, such as Z-Wave, ANT, Bluetooth, NFC, IR, RFID, and 802.11
  • list the various wired and wireless topologies
  • identify scenarios in which to implement 802.11 standards, including a, b, g, n, and ac
  • identify scenarios in which to implement cellular technologies, such as GSM, TDMA, and CDMA
  • provide scenarios in which to configure frequencies, such as 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz
  • list the various speed and distance requirements for wireless technologies, based on given scenarios
  • provide a scenario and configure channel bandwidth
  • provide a scenario and configure channel bonding
  • provide scenarios on when and how to configure MIMO/MU-MIMO
  • use unidirectional and omnidirectional antennas, given a certain scenario
  • provide a scenario and configure a wireless site survey
  • configure wireless standards such as a, b, g, n, and ac
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