Communications and Networks

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Communications and Networks by Mind Map: Communications and Networks

1. Communications

1.1. Sending device

1.2. Communications channel

1.3. Receiving device

2. Networks

2.1. Facilitating communications

2.2. Sharing hardware

2.3. Sharing data and information

2.4. Sharing software

2.5. Transferring funds

3. Objectives Overview

3.1. Discuss the purpose of the components required for successful communications and identify various sending and receiving devices

3.2. Describe the uses of computer communications

3.3. List advantages of using a network, and differentiate among LANs, MANs, and WANs

3.4. Differentiate between client/server and peer-to-peer networks, and describe how a P2P network works

3.5. Differentiate among a star network, bus network, and ring network

3.6. Describe the various network communications standards

3.7. Explain the purpose of communications software

3.8. Describe various types of lines for communications over the telephone network

4. Uses of Computer Communications

4.1. Wireless Internet access points

4.2. global positioning system (GPS)

4.2.1. Built into many mobile devices

4.2.2. Available as a handheld device

4.2.3. Available with new vehicles