1. List typical network components for each of the following networks:
a. Small LAN
b. Large LAN
2. Explain the difference between a router and a modem. Explain the function of a modem in a WAN.
3. Describe three types of modems.
4. Explain the purpose of IP addresses as part of a WAN.
5. Explain how packet switching works within a WAN.
6. Explain how routers work.
7. Explain routed protocols and give three examples.
8. Explain routing protocols and give three examples.
9. Explain the function of a TCP.
10. Explain the concept of double data rate (DDR)
11. Explain how microwave and satellite communication can be use in networking.
12. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of WAN so as to assist a company in making that decision about constraints and costs associated with each.
13. Explain the difference between Synchronous Transmission and Asynchronous Transmission. Give examples of each.
14. Describe two constraints associated with establishing a WAN, including an explanation of how the constraints affects network design.
15. Explain the key features of digital and analogue networks and give the key differences between each.
16. Explain the process a network manager must follow to ensure growth projections are accurately forecasted and capacity is effectively planned.
17. Explain at least two considerations for a business when deciding on whether to opt for low or high speed links.
18. Explain the difference between LAN and WAN protocols.
19. Explain two considerations for a business when determining redundancy paths for a WAN.
20. Explain the importance of response time and reliability for a WAN.
21. Explain two methods that can be used to ensure the security of a WAN.
22. Explain why it is important to assess traffic load and flow patterns when establishing a WAN.
23. Explain why it is important to assess users and expected applications when establishing a WAN.