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Computer Networking Basics and Certification

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 ...

The Function of the Three Planes of Junos Network OS
The architecture of the Junos operating system cleanly divides the functions of control, services, and forwarding into different planes. Each plane provides a critical set of functionality in the operation of the network. More ...

What is DSL and how can it benefit my home or small business?
DSL or xDSL is a group of technologies that provide digital data transfer over the telephone network. DSL technology was originally begun as a part of the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN). The typical transfer speeds of DSL services range from 128 kilobits per second to 24,000 kbit/s. More ...

Network Servers
A server is a computer in a client/server network that provides services or roles on a network and provides a central location for administration of the network. More ...

What Routers Do
A router is a networking device that connects different networks. Routers direct the traffic on the Internet. Without routing every network space is isolated. More ...

A Complete Explanation of Cloud Computing
This article provides a complete explanation of cloud computing; virtualisation, cloud computing models, cloud deployment models, cloud delivery models, cloud metering and billing, and the future of cloud computing. 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 ...

What is Port Forwarding?
Port forwarding redirects a communication request from one address and port number connection to another while the packets are traversing a network gateway. This technique is used to hide hosts residing on an internal network from hosts on external networks. More ...

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 ...

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 ...

Network Classifications: LAN, WAN, WLAN, SAN, MAN, and PAN
Computer networks can be classified by how geographically dispersed the network's components are. Knowing the different network types and characteristics is a key topic for Comptia network certification. More ...

Workgroups and Domains
A LAN can be configured as a workgroup or a domain. In a workgroup a user's login account is located on their individual computer. In a domain, a user's login account is located on the domain controller. More ...

Cisco-Linksys Network Magic Pro
Having trouble connecting your devices together and to the Internet, or printing from any computer? With Cisco Network Magic Pro, you can avoid lengthy, tech support phone calls, hard to navigate online forums and expensive on-site consultants. It provides do-it-yourself tools for setting up, managing and securing your network. More ...


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