1.1 Introduction

Introduction to Networking and Data Communication


Computers communicate to one another, however they should be interconnected (networked) in order for communication to take place. The best example where computers communicate to one another is through Internet or usage of mobile phones. A number of procedures and elements are needed in order for communication to take place. In this tutorial, we are going to learn the following topics:

  1. Definition of terms used in networking
  2. Types of computer networks
  3. Purpose and demerits of networking
  4. Elements of networking
  5. Network topologies and
  6. Network security

At the end of this topic therefore, you should accomplish the tasks listed above and be able to attempt assessments to clarify you understanding on logic

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