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Computer Networking Basics and Certification

What You Need to Know About a Career as a Network Engineer
In order to become a network engineer, you must have the necessary skills as well as a love of computers. As with any other career, you need to follow certain steps to accomplish your goal. These are the top five requirements needed to become a network engineer. More ...

Satellite Broadband Internet Service
Satellite broadband internet service transmits and receives signals between a ground dish antenna and a geosynchronous satellite. A geosynchronous satellite orbits the Earth with a period equal to the Earth's rotational period and therefor appears motionless, at a fixed position in the sky. More ...

Definition: Cloud Computing
We keep hearing the term Cloud Computing, but what is it? Cloud Computing is a network of shared resources anywhere in the World that can be quickly provisioned in response to customer demand. More ...

Network+ Certification Exam Tutorial - How And When To Use Virtual LANs (VLANs)
From your Network+ exam studies, you know that switches forward broadcasts, and that sounds great, but that's not always a good thing. A switch can have anywhere from 12 ports to 80 or more, and by default all hosts connected to that switch are going to be in the same broadcast domain. More ...

Create a Peer-to-peer Network
Many small to medium sized organizations are wrestling with Windows server and paying excessive licensing fees when they don't need to. Sure, a server provides centralized security administration, but is it really more efficient? More ...

Wireless Networking Your PC
Here in one place is everything you need to know about wireless networking your PC. More ...

Bluetooth in Brief
Bluetooth is a wireless technology designed for short range data communications. Two or more Bluetooth devices establish a connection and form a small wireless network known as a Piconet. More ...

Network Administrator Street Smarts: A Real World Guide to CompTIA Network+ Skills
Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'll find in this practical book. Using a "year in the life" approach, it gives you an inside look at network administration, with key information organized around the actual day-to-day tasks, scenarios, and challenges you'll face in the field. More ...

Computer Networking Basics
A basic network consists of two or more computers connected to each other by cable. Computers that are connected to the network can send messages or email back and forth, and can share data, applications, and peripherals. 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 ...

Bluetooth Basics - Bluetooth Technology Tutorial
You see advertisements for Bluetooth enabled cell phones, PDAs, and laptops, and all sorts of different devices taking advantage of this wireless standard. But, what is it? Bluetooth technology is nothing new, but in many respects it still seems to be more of a buzz word rather than a well understood, commonly accepted technology. 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 ...

What is IPv6 Anycast Routing?
Anycast looks like a unicast - one unique host sending to another, the difference being that the target address actually exists in multiple places. When the given host sends a packet to this address it will follow the shortest route as defined by the routing protocols. More ...