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View Resource Telecommunications: Coaxial Cables

Provided by Wisc-Online and the National Science Foundation, this website provides a plethora of information on coaxial cables including what an RG rating is, what a code is, and how each type of cable is used. This interactive slideshow goes into greater detail about an RG-8, 10Base5 cable and an RG-58, 10Base2 cable. There are helpful animations and clear descriptions covering the basics of...

View Resource Telecommunications: Twisted Pair Cable Noise Immunity

This online, interactive lesson provided by Wisc-Online and the National Science Foundation explains how data is transferred through electrical conductors and the various configurations in which one can find these conductors. This slideshow goes into detail about the reasoning behind twisting cables ? to reduce crosstalk and EMI (electromagnetic interference). The illustrations and animations a...

View Resource Telecommunications: Switches and Hubs

We all know how important computers are in our every day communication, but do you know how the computer in your office transfers information between the others? This online slideshow provided by Wisc-Online and the National Science Foundation explains the difference between a switch and a hub and the reasons to use them. For example, with helpful animations and a personalized speed, one can...

View Resource IT Guru Lab 1: Introduction to IT Guru

This is a tutorial for IT Guru: Academic Edition, a network simulator used by network planners and operations engineers to do network planning and analysis. In this lab, students look at the interface of IT Guru and learn how it works. They also create a simple scenario to run, and collect/interpret statistics from the scenario. The tutorial was developed by CSUMB Computer Science and...

View Resource Cyberdefense Competition Introduction

This introduction developed by Whatcom Community College explains how a competition at the end of a high school cybersecurity camp worked. The goal for the attending students was to "apply the knowledge they have gained throughout the camp while trying to run a business network." The camp attendees attempted to defend networks against community college students while the director of the camp,...

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