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Networking Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Network Standards and the OSI Model
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Computer Networking
07/12/2010

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Standdards
Definition
are documented agreements containing technical specifications or other precise criteria that stipulate how a particular product or service should be designed or performed. P41
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minimum acceptable
Definition
standards define the ___________ performance of a product or service. P41
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EIA/TIA
Electronic Industries Alliance
Definition
produces guidelines for how network cable should be installed in commercial buildings.
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ANSI
American National Standards Institute
Definition
determines standards for the electronics industry and other fields, such as chemical and nuclear engineering, health and safety, and construction. P42
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IEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Definition
is an international society composed of engineering professionals with goals of promoting development and education in the electrical engineering and computer science fields. P42
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ISOC
Internet Society

Definition
is a professional membership society that helps to establish technical standards for the internet. P43
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ISO
International Organization for Standardization
Definition
The goal of __________ is to establish international technological standards to facilitate the global exchange of information and barrier free trade. P43
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ITU
International Telecommunication Union
Definition
The ______ is a specialized united Nations agency that provides developing countries with technical expertise and equipment to advance those nations' technological bases. P43
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ISOC oversees
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the IAB (Internet Architecture Board)
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is a theoretical representation of what happens between two nodes communicating
on a network. It does not prescribe the type of hardware or software that should support
each layer.
Definition
The OSI model
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PDUs (protocol data units)
Definition
The Application layer separates data into __________, or discrete amounts of
data.