Tips

Prepping Your Computer

There are a number of ways to make your Web browsing experience more enjoyable.  AdBlock Plus is highly-recommended:

Mind-Mapping Software

This course uses mind-mapping sofware as part of an ongoing Course Project.

Various mind-mapping software are available, however the online system Mind42.com is highly-recommended.

Online

  • Mind42.com
    This is free online software, however it requires you to create a user account.

    This is the recommended version of the software for a simple reason:  once you've created a user account, you can create mind-maps and share them with the instructor for grading.

    The instructor's email at the Web site is wstoneiii@itt-tech.edu.

Installable Software

Windows
Mac OS X
Linux
  • FreeMind

    Your distribution probably has FreeMind in its standard repositories.  If so, use your distribution's native software installer.

    If you absolutely cannot install FreeMind using standard repos, the program is available for direct download.

  • XMind

    Your distribution probably has XMind in its standard repositories.  If so, use your distribution's native software installer.

    If you absolutely cannot install XMind using standard repos, the program is available for direct download.

Networking Models

Standards Bodies

Network Topologies

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