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Chapter 1 by Mind Map: Chapter 1

1. Introduction

1.1. Network Definition

1.2. Network Use

1.3. Network Size

1.4. Peer to Peer vs Client Server

2. LAN/WAN & Internet

2.1. Network Components

2.1.1. End Devices

2.1.2. Intermediary Devices

2.1.3. Network Media

2.1.4. Topology (Physical & Logical)

2.2. LAN vs WAN

2.3. Intranets & Extranets

2.4. How to connect Internet? (ISP)

2.4.1. Home User / Small Office

2.4.1.1. DSL

2.4.1.2. Broadband Cable

2.4.1.3. Wireless WANs

2.4.1.4. Mobile Services

2.4.2. Enterprise / Businesses

2.4.2.1. Business DSL

2.4.2.2. Leased Lines

2.4.2.3. Metro Ethernet

3. Network as a Platform

3.1. Traditional vs Converged

3.2. Reliable Networks

3.2.1. Fault Tolerance

3.2.2. Scalability

3.2.3. Quality of Services (QoS)

3.2.4. Security

3.2.4.1. CIA

3.3. Performance

3.3.1. Number of Users

3.3.1.1. Segments to avoid congestions

3.3.2. Types of Hardware

3.3.3. Software

3.3.4. Transmission Medium

3.3.4.1. How to select medium

3.3.4.2. Bandwidth vs Data Rate

3.4. Main Network Devices (Functions)

3.4.1. Router

3.4.2. Modem

3.4.3. Switch

4. Network Trends

4.1. Common Trends

4.1.1. BYOD

4.1.2. Online Collaboration

4.1.3. Video Communications

4.1.4. Cloud Computing

4.2. Trends for Home Users

4.2.1. Smart Home

4.2.2. Powerline Networking

4.2.3. Wireless Broadband

4.3. Network Security

4.3.1. Threats

4.3.1.1. Viruses, Worms & Trojans

4.3.1.2. Spyware and Adware

4.3.1.3. Zero Day Attack / Zero Hour

4.3.1.4. Hacker Attacks

4.3.1.5. Denial of Services

4.3.1.6. Data Interception and Theft

4.3.1.7. Identity Theft

4.3.2. Solutions

4.3.2.1. Antivirus and Anti-spyware

4.3.2.2. Firewall Filtering

4.3.2.3. Access Control Lists (ACLs)

4.3.2.4. Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

4.3.2.5. Virtual Private Network (VPN)