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CompTIA Network+ Certification Study Guide: Exam N10-004, 2nd Edition by Scott Sweitzer, Mohan Krishnamurthy, Dustin L. Fritz, Michael Cross, Naomi Alpern, Robert Shimonski

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Chapter 8

Wide Area Networking

Exam Objectives in this Chapter

Introduction

In this chapter, we categorize wide area network (WAN) technology types and properties that you will see not only on the CompTIA Network+ (2009 edition) exam objectives but also in a large production environment. Most of these technologies and protocols are used often and you will need to know about them for the Network+ exam. Be familiar with the speeds, capacities, and the types of media used for each WAN technology covered. In this chapter, we discuss the specifics of several WAN protocols, including Frame Relay, E1/T1, digital subscriber line (DSL), cable modem, wireless, and satellite.

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