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Network+ Training Guide by Mike Harwood, Drew Bird

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1.0—Media and Topologies

Understanding media and topologies is important when designing and troubleshooting networks. Therefore, CompTIA has included several questions on the exam that are related to the different media types used with today's networks and their characteristics. In addition, the exam includes questions that test your knowledge of the various network topologies.

Network Types and Physical and Logical Topologies

The following are some of the important aspects of network types:

  • There are two types of computer networks:

    • Peer-to-peer networks— Peer-to-peer networks are useful for only relatively small networks. They are often used in small offices or home environments.

    • Client/server networks— Client/server networks, also called server-centric ...

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