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01.1 Scenario Exploring The Functions Of Networks
9/11/2016 Cisco ELearning for ICND1 v2.0 https://ondemandelearning.cisco.com/ciscosc/icnd1#/sections/1/pages/2 1/2 Introduction to Computer Networks Section 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking The term "network" is used in many different arenas. There are social networks, phone networks, television networks, and, of course, computer networks. In all cases, a network is a means of connecting various components together. A computer network connects PCs, printers, servers, phones, cameras, and other types of devices so that they can communicate with each other. In this course, the term "network" refers to a computer network. In the early days of computer networks, you would encounter them only in large companies. Now, they are found nearly everywhere, including coffee shops, shopping malls, and even homes. Often, networks found in these smaller environments are primarily used to connect a group of devices to the Internet. Small and mediumsized companies use networks to provide their employees with access to the Internet and to share resources such as printers and file servers. Larger networks are used to connect various private locations together. For example, a large corporate network may be used to connect remote locations and users, such as branch offices, telecommuters, and mobile users, to the main office. Up Next: Physical Components of a Network 9/11/2016 Cisco ELearning for ICND1 v2.0 https://ondemandelearning.cisco.com/ciscosc/icnd1#/sections/1/pages/2 2/2