Clients and Servers
By Terry Bartelt
In this learning activity you'll observe how computers operate in a client-server network operating system and consider the advantages and disadvantages of such a system.
Data Flow on the Internet
By Mark Puig
In this learning activity you'll examine how a data file is broken into packets and transmitted over the Internet.
In this learning activity you'll examine how routers transfer data between local area networks and the Internet.
Peer-to-Peer Operating Systems
In this learning activity you'll examine how computers operate in a peer-to-peer network operating system.
Twisted Pair Cable Noise Immunity
In this learning activity you'll explore how to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and crosstalk between adjacent wires.
In this learning activity you'll explore the physical construction and operation of single-mode and multi-mode fiber-optic cables used in networking.
Switches and Hubs
Learners view animations showing how hubs and switches work in local area network configurations.
By Dawn Rohm
In this learning activity, you’ll explore how routers use routing tables to move data packets from their origin to their destination.
Network Internet Protocol (IPv6)
By Brett Sheleski, Terry Bartelt
In this learning activity you'll explore the IPv4 IP address scheme and the planned conversion to IPv6.
FTP - What You Need to Know
By Joseph Wetzel
In this learning activity you'll explore why the FTP protocol is often used to transfer data across the network and more importantly, why it should not be.
An Algorithm for Converting a Decimal Number to a Binary Number
By Kevin Ritzman
In this learning activity you'll examine a systematic method for converting a decimal number (base 10) into a binary number (base 2).
Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks
By Steve Ebben
Fibre Channel storage area networks can play a pivotal role in the performance of cloud computing. This learning activity
will explain the benefits, components, and some basic configurations of fibre channel networks.
Firewalls: Relationships Among Firewall Perimeters
By Joseph Wetzel, Douglas Tabbutt
In this learning activity you'll examine how firewalls block viruses by discussing trusted, semi-trusted, and untrusted networks.
An Algorithm for Converting a Binary Number to a Decimal Number
In this learning activity you'll examine two methods for converting a binary number to a decimal number.
STP - The Spanning Tree Protocol
In this learning activity you'll use the Spanning Tree Protocol to correctly set up a loop-free Ethernet local area network.
SSH - Secure Shell
In this activity you will learn the benefits of SSH, Secure shell, versus plain FTP.
Unshielded Twisted Pair Cables
In this learning activity you'll identify various types of unshielded twisted pair cables and their networking connectors.
In this learning activity you'll examine the RG ratings, networking applications, and types of connections for various coaxial cables.
Bandwidth Capacity Techniques
By Dennis Fontaine, Terry Bartelt
In this learning activity you'll follow the process of converting digital data into a series of analog signals.
In this learning activity you'll explore how port scanning is commonly used by hackers to infiltrate a network and how IT security professionals can detect it.
Setting Up Your Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The learner will understand how to set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) using a home computer network.
In this learning activity you'll explore the process that servers follow to take a name entered on a computer browser and convert it to an IP address.
Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
In this learning activity you'll explore how VPN is used to create a secure connection between two networks.
Port Scanning - Common Network Protocols
In this learning activity you'll explore three common network protocols that computers use to communicate in a network.
High Speed Ethernet
Learners identify the advantages and disadvantages of four versions of high speed Ethernet. A short quiz completes the activity.