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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray

    Dumb questions - but I'll ask anyway -

    Is networking the Hardware part of it?
    Networking is the routing of information over a network, like a PC communicating over the Internet to a host. It's routing the data, and a whole lot more about how the data is packaged. The "network" can refer to the equipment that makes up the network.

    So if it's hardware, how does wireless work?
    I don't know how wireless WORKS but it's just the connection part to the network.

    If you can do wiring - is networking extended wiring?
    Not really. Traditional telephone wiring and network wiring are much the same, just different numbers of wires per connection or a different type. The concept is the same that they both usually connect to a central location (IDF or MDF), but connect to different equipment. (very simplified). I work on Voice over IP (VoIP) so the telephones connect to the data network anyway and we don't use the traditional telephone wires anymore. I can still wire a jack to the network if I need to, just a different wire type.

    At any rate, I wish you well with this endeavor.

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    I think I am finding out that all this STUFF in the beginning is probably never going to be used again. I do WANT to learn it since I know from experience that when I really know how something works, then when it doesn't work I can usually tell right off why it isn't working.

    Reading it 4 times seems to be what it is taking for me to get it down.

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    Pam, another thing I just remembered is to take frequent breaks to just breathe, walk around, chill out etc. It's amazing how much that helped me :)

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    I started a networking class once, found it unutterably boring, dropped it.

    I would say read all of the chapters once without worrying about memorizing every fact. Just read to see what's there, what the context is, the flow of the information.

    Then go back and instead of making notes, make a study guide. What are the 7 (or 11) layers, what goes in each one, etc. Do this for each chapter without worrying about mastering one before moving to the next.

    Next round, you study. Get with someone in the class or a group of people to go over it. Maybe someone else has devised a system to help with the learning.

    This sounds like the kind of densely detailed info it's hard to memorize unless you use it. So if you can find use cases to demonstrate the info or relate it to, you might do much better than just by reading alone. The Internet may have things like this.

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    Thank you for responding to my questions - even though I don't really understand the answers :oops:

    But I'm glad there are people that do.

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    Try to spend no more than 2 hours reading or studying without a significant break. Your brain checks out after 2 hours. My butt checks out before that! Some brains check out earlier, but it's a rare brain that can take more than 2 hours straight. Even better - take a break every hour. And don't forget to eat!

    This is why MOST college lecture courses are in ONE hour segments - the lecturers want you paying attention. High school classes are even shorter, because teen-agers have a shorter attention span.

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    You don't say when you have to take the exam so I don't know your time constraints. Whoever said it takes 4 times to get something is right on the money! I think of the first pass as establishing a rudimentary path thru your brain. Each subsequent path reinforces that path and, the breaks between each pass allows the information to ruminate in your brain. :-)

    Maybe you're trying to hard?? Try to relax a little. Sounds like your anticipation of taking the exam is causing undo stress. Good luck~~!

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    Networking is a specialized field within IT so it is both hardware & software but more on the hardware side I would say. How to build, merge, extend networks and then you go on to managing and security for networks.

    Back in the good old days, there were different types of networks & the topology was different for some. You don't see any token ring, 10BaseT, or even IPX any more. We had to know all that crap back then. Now it's all ethernet using TCP/IP 90% of the time.

    What is it that you don't understand about wireless? It works just like wired for the most part only it send the signals over the air instead of through the wire on a specific frequency at a specific speed (a-b-g-n)

    Then you have wi-max which works basically the same but is on a cellular phone frequency so it can reach for miles instead of feet.

    Oh, and I always heard that it takes repeating something 7 times to memorize it. That might be true for the boring stuff. The interesting stuff comes a lot easier!

    BTW--There is an acronym for memorizing the OSI layers. I can't remember it exactly now (it's been 15 years ago) but it has something to do with geeks & pizza. Give me the answer again and I can probably figure it out. Something like All Geeks Like Pizza Some Times or similar.

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