Digital Networks

Setting up a new user

To create a new user on the network, open a new incognito tab in Google Chrome: Now, you can log into Google Chrome with the following account details:. Username: [email protected] Password: Apprentice01 This account has additional access rights which allow you to create @sixthsense-training.com users and configure their account settings. The incognito tab allows you …

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Security Protocols

Network Security Protocols and their Function In addition to the protocols discussed in the previous topic, the following protocols ensure that information is transmitted safely and securely: HTTPs – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that …

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Hardware and Software Components

Network Hardware Components Here is a brief list of some of the components that you may find in a Digital Network. Again, don’t worry too much about the ones you don’t use. Instead, try to find some of the components in this list that exist in the network you’re currently working from. Ethernet Hub: An …

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Different Topologies

Benefits and Typical Uses of Common Network Topologies In this section of the course, we will look at some of the different types of topologies. Don’t worry if you don’t understand them all just yet, for now, just look for the one which most closely matches the network that you’re currently working in and try …

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Network Topologies

Logical and Physical Network Topologies A network topology is the arrangement of a network, including its devices and connecting lines. In other words, it’s what you would get if you were to draw a diagram of the network as you see it. There are two parts to a digital network which should be considered: Logical …

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Digital Network Services

Depending on what type of network you are connected to, you may have access to various digital network services. If you have a local network with a server, for example, you may be able to share files with colleges and print via the office printer. If you’re connected to the WAN, or the Internet, you will …

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Network Types – LAN and WAN

LANs and WANs Aside from P2P, There are two main types of network: Local Area Network (LAN) Wide Area Network (WAN) LAN A LAN covers a small area such as one site or building, eg a school or a college. LANs allow the various computers on the digital network to be organised and controlled centrally by a …

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Network Types – P2P

Network Types and Characteristics Peer to Peer (P2P) A peer to peer network is when two or more computers are connected directly to each other to communicate or share resources. This is different from most networks which involve a server providing resources and services to the clients connected to it. For example, if you have …

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Glossery of Terms

Before we start, here are some useful terms that may help as you study the material contained in this course: Digital Network – When two computers or more are connected to each other, it’s called a Digital Network, although, most IT Professionals normally just shorten the term to ‘network’ and assume that everyone knows they’re talking …

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