Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Structured cabling, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 5: Networking.
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- Physically connecting all of your computers together…to make a network is a really straight-forward process.…However, there is some issues involved with it…that motivate us to use something called Structured Cabling.…Let me show you what I mean.…So, what I've got is a good ol' switch here,…nothin' special, and I've got a computer,…and what I want to do is, I want to get this computer…onto the network, so this switch,…which should be put into a central location,…I need to plug into it.…And it doesn't really matter where you plug into a switch.…And I plug all my computers into it,…and I have just physically connected one computer…to the network.…
Now if I were to add more computers,…everybody would be on the same broadcast domain,…and they'd be able to talk to each other.…That's pretty much, from a physical standpoint,…all I have to do.…The problem is this cable right here.…You see, the issue we have…is that where is this cable running.…Now, if I'm in an office, I'm probably…going to have to put the switch in…some kind of central location,…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The fifth, networking, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers provides an introduction to networking by exploring cables, network IDs, IP addresses, and ports. He explains how to deal with a DNS, configure a router, and set up a wireless network while applying security standards. He also discusses Internet connections, including dial-up, broadband, wireless, and more.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- Working with network cables
- Establishing a local area network (LAN)
- Communicating using ping and ipconfig
- Dealing with a DNS
- Configuring routers
- Setting up a wireless network
- Troubleshooting internet connections
- Connecting to a desktop remotely
- Transferring files and selecting file sharing options
Skill Level Beginner
1. Essentials of Networking
2. Local Area Networking
Introduction to TCP/IP15m 4s
Network IDs and subnet mask11m 53s
Dynamic IP addressing9m 59s
Special IP addresses4m 38s
Ping and ipconfig7m 15s
TCP, UDP, and ICMP3m 51s
Port numbers4m 37s
Working with connections6m 24s
Understanding DNS12m 5s
Dealing with DNS8m 19s
Windows naming9m 2s
Configuring routers10m 37s
Advanced router configuration14m 47s
3. Wireless Networking
4. The Internet
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