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Communications and Networks by Mind Map: Communications and Networks
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Communications and Networks


Sending device

Communications channel

Receiving device


Facilitating communications

Sharing hardware

Sharing data and information

Sharing software

Transferring funds

Objectives Overview

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

Describe the uses of computer communications

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

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

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

Describe the various network communications standards

Explain the purpose of communications software

Describe various types of lines for communications over the telephone network

Uses of Computer Communications

Wireless Internet access points

global positioning system (GPS)