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31 Days Before Your CompTIA Network Certification Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the N10-006 Certification Exam by Allan Johnson

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Day 29. WAN Technologies

CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics

Image 1.4 Explain the characteristics and benefits of various WAN technologies

Key Topics

First today, we review packet switching and circuit switching. Then we review all the various ways networks are connected together through WAN technologies.

Packet Switching and Circuit Switching

The switching function provides communication pathways between two endpoints and manages how data flows between them. The two most common switching methods are circuit switching and packet switching.

Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN), shown in Figure 29-1, is an example of a circuit-switched network. ...

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