||Identify important characteristics of baseband and broadband transmission and give the important characteristics of the baseband standards.|
||Contrast the characteristics of bus, pure ring, and star ring topologies.|
||Identify the components of the OSI 8802 (IEEE 802) protocol suite, showing their relationship to one another.
||Explain why collisions occur in a CSMA/CD network.|
||Explain CSMA/CD message transmission logic.
||Give the types and number of tokens that circulate on a Token Ring.|
||Explain how tokens are inserted onto and removed from a Token Ring and Token Bus.|
|| Explain why Token Ring and Token Bus exhibit better performance characteristics than CSMA/CD under conditions of heavy load.|
||Give the rationale for FDDI's dual rings.|
|| State the maximum throughput of the Ethernet, Token Ring, Token Bus, and FDDI LAN Standards.|
||Given a user's requirements for a LAN, identify the LAN architecture that best addresses those needs.|
|| Understand the frame formats used for the LAN topics discussed.