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CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Michael Meyers

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CHAPTER 3Cabling and Topology

The CompTIA Network+ certification exam expects you to know how to

• 3.1 Categorize standard media types and associated properties

• 3.2 Categorize standard connector types based on network media

• 3.5 Describe different network topologies

 

To achieve these goals, you must be able to

• Explain the different types of network topologies

• Describe the different types of network cabling

• Describe the IEEE networking standards

Every network must provide some method to get data from one system to another. In most cases, this method consists of some type of cabling (usually copper or fiber-optic) running between systems, although many networks skip wires and use wireless methods to move data. Stringing those cables ...

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