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Computer Networking Basics and Certification

Cloud Service Models
Before an organization migrates any piece of their business to the cloud, they need to understand who is in control of those resources. There are a variety of cloud service models that offer the cloud consumer a number of different options. More ...

Cable Broadband Internet Service
Cable broadband Internet service uses a coaxial cable and/or fiber-optic cable from the provider's office to your home or office. At your end, the coaxial cable connects to a router or modem. The router or modem connects to your network or computer through an USB cable, Ethernet cable, or wireless circuit. More ...

Fiber Optic Cabling For Beginners
Traditionally, twisted pair copper cable has been the most common form of network cabling. As technology continues to advance however, fiber optic cable is quickly becoming the standard in network cabling. More ...

Basics of Bluetooth Technology
Bluetooth is a wireless technology for short range communication. Bluetooth provides functionality to detect nearby Bluetooth devices, and in order to mitigate interference, implements frequency hopping. More ...

What is a Network Sniffer Used For?
Sniffer is another word for network analyzer. Network intruders use sniffing to capture confidential information, and the terms sniffing and eavesdropping are often associated with this practice. More ...

NRZ, NRZI, Manchester Encoding, What Does it Mean?
NRZ (Non-Return-to-Zero), NRZI (Non-Return-to-Zero Inverted), and Manchester Encoding are terms for the shapes and voltage levels of digital electronic signals. This article also explains Manchester decoding. More ...

Degree verses Computer Certifications
MCSE, CCNA or CCNP, Linux, Netware and Unix, these are all good certifications to have, but in today's job market, certifications are the basic minimum required by employers. Most positions require a degree. More ...

Network Cabling For Beginners
Cabling is the foundation of your network, it is the medium that connects all your computers and servers together and is probably one of the most important and often overlooked items in business networks. More ...

Cellular WAN (Wide Area Network) or Mobile Broadband
Mobile Broadband allows you to get Internet access from anywhere within the range of cell tower. The data speeds of cellular modems has advanced rapidly over the years. Today's 4G (fourth generation) cellular mobile communications can provide data rates up to 100 Mbps. More ...

Wireshark and Ethereal Network Protocol Analyzer Toolkit
This book provides complete information and step-by-step Instructions for analyzing protocols and network traffic on Windows, Unix or Mac OS X networks. First, readers will learn about the types of sniffers available today and see the benefits of using Ethereal. More ...

Computer Number Systems Made Simple
Humans use a decimal based number system. The decimal numbering system uses the ten characters 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9 to represent numbers. The binary system used by computers has only two characters; 0 and 1. More ...

Comparing Different Cloud Architecture Types
Most people are familiar with the concept of a cloud-based data center that rents out computing power to businesses. There are, however, a number of possible cloud types that may be the right choice for a company. More ...

Servers - Racks, Blades and Towers
Unlike tower servers, offices that use rack servers which traditionally come in 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U or 6U are installed in racks. The numbers that give names to the rack mounted servers precisely indicate the number of Us they occupy in the racks. More ...