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5: IT Networks

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    5649
    • Anonymous
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    • 5.1: Introduction
    • 5.2: Logistic Goal
      Efficacious IT managers will articulate a logistic goal such as “The school will create and maintain a robust and reliable network (including a wireless network) for students, faculty, and staff to access the LAN and Internet.”
    • 5.3: Networking Starts Here
      It is possible to “break” the network by disconnecting the wrong cable or turning off the wrong device in the wiring closet. To keep the network safe, the prudent IT professional will secure the closest and the devices it contains, but the prudent school administrator will understand how to gain access if necessary.
    • 5.4: Networking Concepts and Processes
      Ethernet is the dominant type of network installed in schools; it uses cables (consisting of eight strands of copper wires and shielding to prevent electromagnetic fields from interfering with the signal) that connect to ports in computers, switches, and other devices with plastic clips that close circuits throughout the network.
    • 5.5: Wireless Networks
    • 5.6: Network Management


    5: IT Networks is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Anonymous.


    5: IT Networks is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Gary Ackerman.

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