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.
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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
Practice: Wired and Wireless Topologies
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
Practice: Configuring Wireless Standards
configure wireless standards such as a, b, g, n, and ac
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