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What are the principal components of telecommunications networks and key networking technologies?

  • Describe the features of a simple network and the network infrastructure for a large company.
  • Name and describe the principal technologies and trends that have shaped contemporary telecommunications systems.
  • What are the main telecommunications transmission media and types of networks?
  • Name the different types of physical transmission media and compare them in terms of speed and cost.
  • Define a LAN, and describe its components and the functions of each component.
  • Name and describe the principal network topologies.
  • How do the Internet and Internet technology work, and how do they support communication and e-business?
  • Define the Internet, describe how it works, and explain how it provides business value.
  • Explain how the Domain Name System (DNS) and IP addressing system work.
  • List and describe the principal Internet services.
  • Define and describe VoIP and virtual private networks, and explain how they provide value to businesses.
  • List and describe alternative ways of locating information on the Web.
  • Compare Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.
  • What are the principal technologies and standards for wireless networking, communications, and Internet access?
  • Define Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMax, 3G, and 4G networks.
  • Describe the capabilities of each and for which types of applications each is best suited.
  • Why are RFID and wireless sensor networks (WSNs) valuable for business?
  • Define RFID, explain how it works, and describe how it provides value to businesses.
  • Define WSNs, explain how they work, and describe the kinds of applications that use them.


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