Chapter 1. Networking Basics

What You Will Learn

On completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • List the basic characteristics of a network

  • List the major physical and logical components of a network

  • Describe three modes of data transmission

  • Describe the three basic types of logical networks

This chapter discusses the concept of a network?what it is and what it's made of, including its physical and nonphysical (logical) pieces and?uses common transportation networks, such as trains and subways, to illustrate these concepts.