In this learning activity, you'll examine the different ways in which computers and other equipment are physically connected in local area networks and the advantages and disadvantages of each topology.
The learner will understand how to set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) using a home computer network.
In this learning activity you'll examine how network address translation works.
In this learning activity you'll explore three common network protocols that computers use to communicate in a network.
In this learning activity you'll explore the IPv4 IP address scheme and the planned conversion to IPv6.
In this learning activity you'll review how a local area network computer uses a subnet mask to determine if its message is intended for a computer on the same network or on a remote network.
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.
In this learning activity you'll explore how VPN is used to create a secure connection between two networks.
In this animated activity, learners examine the circuitry in a DC variable speed drive that keeps the motor running at a constant speed as the load varies.
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.
Learners view animations showing how hubs and switches work in local area network configurations.
In this learning activity you'll examine how a large computer network is configured.
In this learning activity you'll examine how computers operate in a peer-to-peer network operating system.
In this learning activity you'll use the Spanning Tree Protocol to correctly set up a loop-free Ethernet local area network.
In this learning activity you'll examine how routers transfer data between local area networks and the Internet.
In this learning activity you'll observe how switches are used in local area networks to increase data transmission speeds.
Students follow step-by-step directions on how to make mathematical calculations for a Wheatstone bridge.
In this well-illustrated object, learners examine the structures and properties of the four types of solids: molecular, metallic, ionic, and covalent network. Five interactive questions are provided.
Dr. Miriam Douglass
Dr. Martin McClinton
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.
Learners consider the most common types of electromagnetic waves and the kinds of hardware used in a wireless network. A short quiz completes the activity.