Network configuration is an essential part of operating a computer network. The configuration determines the design of a network with respect to its type and topology. Network configuration also relates to how policies, rules, standards, and protocols apply to the system.
As network environments become more complex and distributed, it is important that practitioners have a solid understanding of their system configurations. Network professionals can more easily make changes, update systems, or implement new technologies when they understand how their networks work.
Receiving a CompTIA Network+ certification is a way for aspiring network professionals to pursue a career in networking and master everything related to the field. Applicants may use James Pengelly’s book, The Official CompTIA Network+ Self-Paced Study Guide (Exam N10-008)of CompTIA, as study material.
The book focuses on several networking topics including network security, Ethernet networks, wireless networks, cloud architectures, data center networks, and more. “Lesson 8: Explain Network Topologies and Types” focuses on different types of network structures, topologies, virtual local area network (VLAN) configuration and more.
The following network configuration quiz consists of questions taken from Pengelly’s book. Test your understanding of network types, topologies, and VLANs. Then read his advice on what candidates should focus on when preparing for their exams.