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Session Objectives#15
COULD explain the hardware needed to connect stand-alone computers into a local
area network, including hub/switches, wireless access points
SHOULD describe, using diagrams or otherwise, the ring, bus and star network
topologies
MUST describe the advantages of networking stand-alone computers into a local area
network
create an efficient working network using the simulator
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Computer Networks
Having a computer on its own is useful, such as a smartphone or
tablet, digitally controlled central heating or washing machine.
Having a computer being able to communicate with other computers
is even more useful.
Starter: Aim for 5 examples (and benefits) of computers
communicating with each other.
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Computer Networks
TASK: Read, take notes and complete the activities from the
Boardwork presentations on networks.
TASK: Attempt the Network Manager simulation exercises to create
an effective working network.
Extension: Prepare to present the class on 2 different network
topologies, giving the relative strengths and weaknesses of
each.
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