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#1 abstrackt

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 11:35 AM

I'm trying to learn the OSI model and when I have it sitting in front of me it makes enough sense.  I can remember the names of the layers, but I haven't been able to wrap my head around what they actually do.  I've been trying for nearly a week to get the purpose of each individual layer memorized, but to no avail.

Anyone have a simple analogy or suggestion to make the knowledge stick?  Or is it just a matter of outlasting the book and reading the same page about five hundred times...?  sad.gif
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Posted 15 September 2005 - 01:41 PM

Take a look at the study guide section of this forum. There is an OSI tutorial that has "remember the OSI model" slide.
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Posted 15 September 2005 - 01:41 PM

OSI Tutorial From Study Guide Section Of Website
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 02:07 AM

The best way to remember the OSI model is with the analogy All People seem to need data Processing the first letter of each word being the first letter in the osi model
ALL= application
People= presentation
Seem = session
to = Transport
Need = Network
data = data link
Processing = Physical


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Posted 19 September 2005 - 08:30 AM

Thanks for the tip. hempyuk.  I was so busy trying to memorize the layers that I completely forgot that order mattered.   :angry:  

You have any tricks for remembering what each layer does?   biggrin.gif
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Posted 19 September 2005 - 02:35 PM

QUOTE (abstrackt @ Sep 19 2005, 05:30 PM)
Thanks for the tip. hempyuk.  I was so busy trying to memorize the layers that I completely forgot that order mattered.   :angry: 

You have any tricks for remembering what each layer does?   biggrin.gif


what i did was put this Info on flash Cards and take a look at it every night for a week:

7. Application (User Interface)
6. Presentation (Translation)
5. Session (Connections)
4. Transport (Packets; Flow Control and error Handling)
3. Network (Addressing and Routing)
2. Data Link (Data Frames to bits)
1. Physical (Hardware; Raw bit Stream)

Learn them all then review the OSI model again it will make it easyer

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 03:30 AM

In remembering the OSI network model, I used this, pretty rude n crude, but if thats what it takes!!!

American P*EDIT* Seems To Need Deeper Penetration


Application, Presentation, Session, Transport, Network, Data link, Physical


I know that this a rather rude analogy of this topic, but personally I find when somethings outrageous, or somewhat diiferent, it sticks in your mind that bit more!

Good Luck with your revision and I sincerely hope this has helped whilst raising a chuckle!!!  biggrin.gif

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Edited by Skrpune, 26 September 2008 - 01:59 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2005 - 04:12 PM

QUOTE (leafybeard @ Oct 30 2005, 12:30 PM)
In remembering the OSI network model, I used this, pretty rude n crude, but if thats what it takes!!!

American P**** Seems To Need Deeper Penetration
Application, Presentation, Session, Transport, Network, Data link, Physical


lol crude very crude

its better then All People Seem to Need Data Processing

lol hope theres no ladies on this forum

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Edited by Skrpune, 26 September 2008 - 01:59 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2005 - 08:27 AM

I learned
all people start talking new dumb passwords
but that does not beat
American ***** Seems To Need Deeper Penetration

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE (hempyuk @ Oct 30 2005, 05:12 PM)
lol crude very crude

its better then All People Seem to Need Data Processing

lol hope theres no ladies on this forum

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 08:47 AM

i took test a week ago. at that time there werent any question on test. i am not sure if test is taken from a pool of questions and they might appear, but not on test i took.  but i do like the way to learn them very cool. hope this helps. thanks for help

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 09:57 AM

QUOTE (leafybeard @ Oct 29 2005, 06:20 AM)
Heres what I used:

Charlie Can Walk, Dance (and) Talk French

It served me very well!!!

Also in remembering the OSI network model, I used this, pretty rude n crude, but if thats what it takes!!!

American P**** Seems To Need Deeper Penetration

Application, Presentation, Session, Transport, Network, Data link, Physical
If this helps anyone to remember and make revision more enjoyable then thats great!

Peace 2all

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LOOOL..... my teacher taught us the other way to remember the OSI model



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Edited by Skrpune, 26 September 2008 - 02:00 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2005 - 03:47 PM

somebody needs to take all of these and put them on the site somewhere so peoplse acan go and read them all together on a page for memorizing osi models so people have a few different ones to choice from, so they can pick out which one they can remember easiest.  biggrin.gif

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE (hempyuk @ Oct 30 2005, 08:12 PM)
lol crude very crude

its better then All People Seem to Need Data Processing

lol hope theres no ladies on this forum

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE (jbrown @ Sep 15 2005, 04:41 PM)

I agree the best way to remeber the osi modle is use something like that. But then again why do we need to know the OSI modle for the A+ that is on the NET +

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (squeen007 @ Dec 11 2005, 09:19 PM)
I agree the best way to remeber the osi modle is use something like that. But then again why do we need to know the OSI modle for the A+ that is on the NET +

Im hearing that there are no question that pertain to the osl model on the tests ??

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 08:34 AM

I really like the flash cards idea, i'm gonna have to try that.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 09:30 AM

QUOTE (jbrown @ Sep 15 2005, 02:41 PM)
Take a look at the study guide section of this forum. There is an OSI tutorial that has "remember the OSI model" slide.



One way I used to remember the layers is to use the sentence.
All People Seem To Need Data Processing.  Then when I write down the layers I associate the layer name with a word in the meaning of what they do.  Like Physical Layer--anything you can touch--hubs, cables, nic cards etc. Data-link layer---connection to the network Z(link is my clue) and so on, you get the idea.  If you can start the thought process of something small that it does the rest will pop into you mind.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 06:30 PM

blink.gif You can also remember the networking is going from bottom to top

please do not throw sausage pizza away.

please is physical, do data link, not network, throw is transport, sausage is
session, pizza is presentation, away is application.

hope this helps

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 11:52 AM

QUOTE (carychiasson @ Jan 2 2006, 07:30 PM)
blink.gif You can also remember the networking is going from bottom to top

please do not throw sausage pizza away.

please is physical, do data link, not network, throw is transport, sausage is
session, pizza is presentation, away is application.

hope this helps


That's true but once you get them listed you know to go from the bottom up with the numbering of the layers.  Usually when you see them listed in a book they have layer seven on top. That's why I like this one best.  It also helped me to remember what they do.  Thanks for the input.  I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.





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