Earlier versions of the CCNA exam placed some importance on being able to
categorize networks based on things like
While most of these categorizations can't really be made as neatly as one might hope, engaging in such efforts can increase insight into the advantages and disadvantages of different aspects of networks.
The difficulties of actually categorizing networks based on certain characteristics abound.
But, in spite of these difficulties we will still make efforts to clarify these notions and categories in the nest group of web pages.