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McSe: A Guide to Networking Essentials

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780619015527

ISBN10:
0619015527
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/27/1999
Publisher(s):
COURSE TECHNOLOGY

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Summary

This comprehensive title has been approved by Microsoft to prepare individuals for Exam #70-058 Microsoft's Networking Essentials Certification. Basic networking topics are taught from the ground up, starting with concepts and design. Through solving network problems and internet topics. Clear instruction, pedagogical reinforcement and extensive end of chapter material all include real world examples and projects.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Networks and Networking Concepts
1(33)
What Is Networking?
2(3)
Networking Fundamentals
2(2)
Local and Wide Area Networks
4(1)
A Networking Lexicon
5(3)
Clients, Peers, and Servers
5(1)
The Network Medium Carries Network Messages
6(1)
Network Protocols
6(1)
Network Software
7(1)
Network Types
8(8)
Peer-to-Peer Networking
8(3)
Server-Based Networks
11(1)
Hybrid Networks
12(1)
Server Hardware Requirements
13(1)
Specialized Servers
14(2)
Selecting the Right Type of Network
16(1)
Chapter Summary
16(1)
Key Terms
17(5)
Review Questions
22(4)
Hands-on Projects
26(6)
Case Projects
32(1)
Network Design Essentials
33(18)
Network Design
34(1)
Designing a Network Layout
34(1)
Standard Topologies
34(7)
Bus
35(3)
Star Topology
38(1)
Ring Topology
39(2)
Hubs
41(1)
Active Hubs
41(1)
Passive Hubs
41(1)
Hybrid Hubs
42(1)
Variations of the Major Topologies
42(2)
Mesh Topology
42(1)
Star Bus Topology
43(1)
Star Ring Topology
43(1)
Selecting a Topology
44(1)
Constructing a Network Layout
44(2)
Chapter Summary
46(1)
Key Terms
46(1)
Review Questions
47(2)
Hands-on Projects
49(1)
Case Projects
50(1)
Networking Media
51(50)
Network Cabling: Tangible Physical Media
52(1)
Primary Cable Types
52(19)
General Cable Characteristics
53(2)
Baseband and Broadband Transmission
55(1)
Coaxial Cable
56(6)
Twisted-Pair Cable
62(4)
Fiber-Optic Cable
66(3)
Cable Selection Criteria
69(1)
The IBM Cabling System
70(1)
Wireless Networking: Intangible Media
71(11)
The Wireless World
72(1)
Types of Wireless Networks
73(1)
Wireless LAN Applications
73(1)
Wireless LAN Transmission
74(4)
Wireless Extended LAN Technologies
78(1)
Microwave Networking Technologies
79(2)
Trends in Wireless Networking
81(1)
Chapter Summary
82(1)
Key Terms
83(8)
Review Questions
91(5)
Hands-on Projects
96(2)
Case Projects
98(3)
Network Interface Cards
101(34)
Network Interface Card (NIC) Basics
102(10)
From Parallel to Serial, and Vice Versa
102(3)
PC Buses
105(2)
Principles of NIC Configuration
107(5)
Making the Network Attachment
112(1)
Choosing Network Adapters for Best Performance
112(2)
Special-Purpose NICs
114(1)
Wireless Adapters
114(1)
Remote Boot Adapters
114(1)
Driver Software
115(2)
Chapter Summary
117(1)
Key Terms
118(3)
Review Questions
121(5)
Hands-on Projects
126(7)
Case Projects
133(2)
Making Networks Work
135(24)
OSI and 802 Networking Models
136(13)
Role of a Reference Model
136(1)
OSI Network Reference Model
137(9)
IEEE 802 Networking Specifications
146(3)
Chapter Summary
149(1)
Key Terms
150(4)
Review Questions
154(4)
Case Projects
158(1)
Network Communications and Protocols
159(34)
Function of Packets in Network Communications
160(3)
Packet Structure
161(1)
Packet Creation
161(1)
Understanding Packets
162(1)
Protocols
163(13)
The Function of Protocols
163(1)
Protocols in a Layered Architecture
164(2)
Common Protocols
166(10)
Implementing and Removing Protocols
176(1)
Putting Data on the Cable: Access Methods
176(8)
Function of Access Methods
177(1)
Major Access Methods
177(5)
Choosing an Access Method
182(2)
Chapter Summary
184(1)
Key Terms
184(4)
Review Questions
188(2)
Hands-on Projects
190(2)
Case Projects
192(1)
Network Architectures
193(38)
Ethernet
194(14)
Overview of Ethernet
194(1)
10 Mbps IEEE Standards
194(7)
100 Mbps IEEE Standards
201(4)
Ethernet Frame Types
205(2)
Segmentation
207(1)
Token Ring
208(4)
Token Ring Function
208(2)
Hardware Components
210(1)
Cabling in a Token Ring Environment
211(1)
Apple Talk and ARCnet
212(7)
Apple Talk Environment
212(3)
ARCnet Environment
215(4)
FDDI
219(2)
Other Networking Alternatives
221(1)
Broadband Technologies
221(1)
Broadcast Technologies
222(1)
Gigabit Technologies
222(1)
Chapter Summary
222(1)
Key Terms
223(2)
Review Questions
225(3)
Case Projects
228(3)
Simple Network Operations
231(30)
Network Operating Systems
232(1)
Network Operating Systems Overview
232(1)
Demands of a NOS
232(1)
Software Components of Networking
233(3)
Client Network Software
234(1)
Server Network Software
235(1)
Client and Server
236(1)
Installing a Network Operating System
236(7)
Installation Preparation
236(4)
Installing Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
240(2)
Installing Novell NetWare 4.11/IntranetWare
242(1)
Network Services
243(4)
Installing, Removing, and Configuring Network Services
243(1)
Network Bindings
244(1)
Network Printing
244(2)
Network Directory Shares
246(1)
Network Applications
247(2)
E-mail or Messaging
248(1)
Scheduling or Calendaring
248(1)
Groupware
249(1)
Chapter Summary
249(1)
Key Terms
250(2)
Review Questions
252(5)
Hands-on Projects
257(3)
Case Projects
260(1)
Understanding Complex Networks
261(22)
Interconnectivity in Multivendor Environments
262(1)
Implementing Multivendor Solutions
263(3)
Client-Based Solution
263(1)
Server-Based Solution
263(1)
Vendor Options
264(2)
Centralized vs. Client/Server Computing
266(1)
Client/Server Environment
267(3)
Client/Server Model in a Database Environment
268(1)
Client/Server Architecture
269(1)
Advantages of Working in a Client/Server Environment
269(1)
Chapter Summary
270(1)
Key Terms
270(1)
Review Questions
271(1)
Hands-on Projects
272(10)
Case Projects
282(1)
Network Administration and Support
283(32)
Managing Networked Accounts
284(7)
Creating User Accounts
284(4)
Managing Group Accounts
288(1)
Disabling and Deleting User Accounts
289(1)
Renaming and Copying User Accounts
290(1)
Managing Network Performance
291(8)
Data Reads and Writes
291(1)
Queued Commands
291(1)
Collisions per Second
291(1)
Security Errors
292(1)
Server Sessions
292(1)
Network Performance
292(5)
Total System Management
297(1)
Maintaining a Network History
298(1)
Managing Network Data Security
299(1)
Planning for Network Security
299(1)
Security Models
299(1)
Implementing Security
300(1)
Maintaining Security
300(1)
Avoiding Data Loss
300(4)
Tape Backup
301(1)
Uninterruptible Power Supply
302(1)
Fault-Tolerant Systems
303(1)
Chapter Summary
304(1)
Key Terms
304(2)
Review Questions
306(3)
Hands-on Projects
309(5)
Case Projects
314(1)
Enterprise and Distributed Networks
315(28)
Modems in Network Communications
316(3)
Modem Speed
316(1)
Types of Modems
317(2)
Carriers
319(1)
Remote Access Networking
320(2)
Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)
321(1)
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
321(1)
Creating Larger Networks
322(11)
Repeaters
322(2)
Bridges
324(2)
Routers
326(4)
Brouters
330(1)
Gateways
330(2)
Switches
332(1)
Chapter Summary
333(1)
Key Terms
334(3)
Review Questions
337(3)
Hands-on Projects
340(2)
Case Projects
342(1)
Wide Area and Large-Scale Networks
343(26)
Wide Area Network Transmission Technologies
344(7)
Analog Connectivity
345(2)
Digital Connectivity
347(2)
Packet-Switching Networks
349(2)
Advanced WAN Technologies
351(6)
X.25
351(1)
ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)
352(1)
Frame Relay
353(1)
ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)
354(1)
FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface)
355(1)
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
356(1)
Switched Multimegabit Data Service (SMDS)
356(1)
Chapter Summary
357(1)
Key Terms
358(2)
Review Questions
360(4)
Hands-on Projects
364(1)
Case Projects
365(4)
Solving Network Problems
369(34)
Preventing Problems with Network Management and Planning
370(8)
Backing Up Network Data
370(1)
Setting Security Policies
371(1)
Setting Hardware and Software Standards
372(1)
Establishing Upgrade Guidelines
373(1)
Maintaining Documentation
373(2)
Performing Preemptive Troubleshooting
375(1)
Using Network Monitoring Utilities
375(3)
Network Troubleshooting
378(5)
Troubleshooting Methodology
378(3)
Using Special Tools
381(2)
Network Support Resources
383(3)
Microsoft TechNet
384(1)
Microsoft Knowledge Base
384(1)
Bulletin Board Services (BBSs) and Newsgroups
385(1)
Periodicals
386(1)
Common Troubleshooting Situations
386(2)
Cabling and Related Components
386(1)
Power Fluctuations
387(1)
Upgrades
387(1)
Poor Network Performance
388(1)
Chapter Summary
388(1)
Key Terms
389(1)
Review Questions
390(3)
Hands-on Projects
393(8)
Case Projects
401(2)
Understanding and Using Internet Resources
403(20)
What's on the Internet?
404(8)
E-Mail
405(1)
File Transfer Protocol Servers
406(1)
Gopher
407(2)
Newsgroups
409(1)
Telnet
410(1)
World Wide Web
411(1)
Locating Internet Resources
412(2)
Internet Resource Names
412(1)
Domain Name System (DNS)
413(1)
Making an Internet Connection
414(1)
Dial-Up Connections
414(1)
ISDN
414(1)
Connection Considerations
415(1)
Chapter Summary
415(1)
Key Terms
416(1)
Review Questions
417(2)
Hands-on Projects
419(2)
Case Projects
421(2)
Appendix A: Common Networking Standards and Specifications 423(10)
Appendix B: Planning and Implementing Networks 433(16)
Appendix C: Network Troubleshooting Guide 449(6)
Appendix D: Networking Resources, Online and Offline 455(4)
Glossary 459(22)
Index 481


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