GCSE ICT Mind Map on Networks, created by Will8324 on 24/03/2015.
Mind Map by Will8324, updated more than 1 year ago
Created by Will8324 about 9 years ago

Resource summary

  1. TYPES
    1. RING
      1. Each network device is connected to 2 other devices, forming a loop
      2. BUS
        1. All computers and servers are connected in a line to one cable with terminators at either end.
        2. STAR
          1. All computers and servers are connected to a central hub.
        3. ADVANTAGES
          1. Devices can be shared to save money e.g. printer
            1. Files can be easily shared between users
              1. Security is fairly good as users can't see other users' data
              2. DISADVANTAGES
                1. Hackers may be able to gain unauthorised access to a network with private or sensitive information
                  1. They can be expensive for maintainance and initial setup costs
                    1. Requires training and management as it can be very complex
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