3. Understand the various topologies and architectures a computer network might use.

Star networks (all devices connect to a central device or hub)
Bus networks (all devices connect to a central cable)
Ring networks (devices connect to one another rin a ring)
Mesh networks (multiple connections between devices)
Some networks use a combination of topologies

Client-server networks
Client: PC or other device on the network that requests and utilizes network resources
Server: computer dedicated to processing client requests
Peer-to-peer networks (all computers at the same level)
Internet peer-to-peer (P2P) computing: performed via the Internet

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