In this video, explore legacy connections and their usefulness in today’s network environments.
- I love Comptia, but one of the problems…I have with Comptia as an organization,…is that there's always a few members who want people…to learn about old technologies.…Technologies that in my opinion,…really aren't used anymore within the world…of networking, however,…since it's on the exam,…I want to talk about two types of what the Comptia…exams call Network Connections,…and those are called serial ports and parallel ports,…so let's go ahead and start, first of all,…with serial ports.…
Serial ports are literally the oldest IO connection…in the world of computers.…The original IBM PC circa 1980 had serial ports,…which are very low speed, two way ports…to allow us to make connections to different…types of things.…Their word, well back in your grandfather's day,…networks that actually used these types of connections…for networking, but,…that technology is so far gone,…that I am going to mention it for the exam…and then I'm going to be happy.…
In particular, serial ports use a language…called RS-232, and RS-232 uses things like,…
- Network topologies
- Fire ratings
- Ethernet basics
- Hubs vs. switches
- 100BASE-T, gigabit, and 10-gigabit Ethernet
- Installing structured cabling
- Testing cable
- Locating cables and connectors with a toner and probe
- Wired connections
Skill Level Beginner
1. Cabling and Topology
2. Ethernet Basics
3. Modern Ethernet
4. Installing a Physical Network
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