Introduction to Computer Networking - An interactive tutorial
“No man is an island,” and these days, no computer is an island either. The present and future of technology is interconnectedness, and the power of digital technology lies not in social networking but in computer networking. From the simplest of configurations involving a personal computer connected to its peripherals or directly linked to another, to sprawling corporate configurations involving complex connections between clients and servers, to the most complex web of all digital interconnectedness – the Internet – all tap into the potential of individual computers as part of a larger whole. Due to the rapid increase in connected computing, today’s students need to understand the basics of computer networks, including types of networks and their general structure, common uses of networks, and benefits and drawbacks to using them, as well as be able to transfer current knowledge to the learning of new technologies. In this interactive tutorial, students will get an introduction to the basics of computer networking.
This tutorial was designed for high school students who have an understanding of everyday computer and Internet usage. It does not require prior technical knowledge.
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