# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Computer Network Software Operations Task 938583472

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Define types of networks.


Definition of types of networks (e.g., local area network [LAN], wide area network [WAN], wireless local area network [WLAN]) should include
  • benefits and limitations
  • components required to make network operational
  • typical hardware components
  • sample business configurations
  • communication medium (e.g., cables, wireless).

Other Related Standards

FBLA Competitive Events and Activities Areas

Network Design


Networking Concepts


Microsoft Imagine Academy Resources

[2.025] Microsoft Digital Literacy: Computer Security and Privacy—Lesson 2

[4.091] Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure: An Introduction to Networking Concepts—Lesson 1

NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology

Distinguish among network environments (e.g., peer-to-peer, client-server, thin client, n-tier, Internetworks, intranets, extranets).


Distinguish between local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) topologies and protocols.


Identify components and characteristics of public networks (e.g., public telephone, cable, satellite, wireless) and their functions.