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Network+ Guide To Networks

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780619217433

ISBN10:
061921743X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/4/2005
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning

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Summary

Network+ Guide to Networks, Fourth Edition is designed to prepare users for CompTIA's newly-revised 2005 Network+ certification exam and will also offer mapping features to the exam objectives.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
An Introduction to Networking
1(38)
Why Use Networks?
2(1)
Types of Networks
2(6)
Peer-to-peer Networks
2(2)
Client/Server Networks
4(2)
LANs, MANs, and WANs
6(2)
Elements Common to Client/Server Networks
8(4)
How Networks Are Used
12(4)
File and Print Services
12(1)
Communications Services
13(1)
Mail Services
13(1)
Internet Services
14(1)
Management Services
14(2)
Becoming a Networking Professional
16(5)
Mastering the Technical Challenges
16(1)
Developing Your ``Soft Skills''
17(2)
Pursuing Certification
19(1)
Finding a Job in Networking
20(1)
Joining Professional Associations
21(1)
Chapter Summary
21(2)
Key Terms
23(4)
Review Questions
27(3)
Hands-On Projects
30(6)
Case Projects
36(3)
Networking Standards and the OSI Model
39(36)
Networking Standards Organizations
40(4)
ANSI
41(1)
EIA and TIA
41(1)
IEEE
42(1)
ISO
42(1)
ITU
42(1)
ISOC
43(1)
IANA and ICANN
43(1)
The OSI Model
44(12)
Application Layer
46(1)
Presentation Layer
47(1)
Session Layer
47(1)
Transport Layer
48(2)
Network Layer
50(2)
Data Link Layer
52(3)
Physical Layer
55(1)
Applying the OSI Model
56(3)
Communication Between Two Systems
56(2)
Frame Specifications
58(1)
IEEE Networking Specifications
59(1)
Chapter Summary
60(2)
Key Terms
62(5)
Review Questions
67(3)
Hands-On Projects
70(4)
Case Projects
74(1)
Transmission Basics and Networking Media
75(80)
Transmission Basics
76(16)
Analog and Digital Signaling
76(5)
Data Modulation
81(1)
Transmission Direction
82(4)
Relationships Between Nodes
86(1)
Throughput and Bandwidth
87(1)
Baseband and Broadband
88(1)
Transmission Flaws
89(3)
Common Media Characteristics
92(3)
Throughput
92(1)
Cost
92(1)
Size and Scalability
93(1)
Connectors and Media Converters
94(1)
Noise Immunity
95(1)
Coaxial Cable
95(3)
Twisted-Pair Cable
98(8)
STP (Shielded Twisted-Pair)
99(1)
UTP (Unshielded Twisted-Pair)
99(3)
Comparing STP and UTP
102(1)
10BASE-T
103(1)
100BASE-T (Fast Ethernet)
104(2)
1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet over Twisted-Pair)
106(1)
1000BASE-CX (Gigabit Ethernet over Twinax)
106(1)
Fiber-Optic Cable
106(7)
SMF (Single-mode Fiber)
107(1)
MMF (Multimode Fiber)
108(2)
10BASE-FL
110(1)
100BASE-FX
111(1)
1000BASE-LX
111(1)
1000BASE-SX
111(1)
10-Gigabit Fiber-Optic Standards
112(1)
Summary of Physical Layer Standards
113(1)
Cable Design and Management
114(4)
Installing Cable
118(5)
Wireless Transmission
123(9)
The Wireless Spectrum
123(1)
Characteristics of Wireless Transmission
123(6)
Infrared Transmission
129(1)
Wireless LAN (WLAN) Architecture
129(3)
Chapter Summary
132(3)
Key Terms
135(10)
Review Questions
145(4)
Hands-On Projects
149(4)
Case Projects
153(2)
Network Protocols
155(66)
Introduction to Protocols
156(1)
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
156(38)
The TCP/IP Core Protocols
157(10)
Addressing in TCP/IP
167(5)
Assigning IP Addresses
172(5)
Sockets and Ports
177(2)
Addressing in IPv6
179(2)
Host Names and DNS (Domain Name System)
181(8)
Some TCP/IP Application Layer Protocols
189(5)
IPX/SPX (Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange)
194(2)
The IPX and SPX Protocols
195(1)
Addressing in IPX/SPX
195(1)
NetBIOS and NetBEUI
196(2)
Addressing in NetBEUI
197(1)
WINS (Windows Internet Naming Service)
197(1)
AppleTalk
198(1)
Binding Protocols on a Windows XP Workstation
198(2)
Chapter Summary
200(3)
Key Terms
203(6)
Review Questions
209(5)
Hands-On Projects
214(5)
Case Projects
219(2)
Networking Hardware
221(64)
NICs (Network Interface Cards)
222(21)
Types of NICs
222(9)
Installing NICs
231(12)
Repeaters and Hubs
243(3)
Bridges
246(3)
Switches
249(7)
Installing a Switch
250(2)
Cut-Through Mode
252(1)
Store and Forward Mode
253(1)
Using Switches to Create VLANs
253(2)
Higher-Layer Switches
255(1)
Routers
256(5)
Router Features and Functions
256(3)
Routing Protocols: RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP
259(2)
Brouters
261(1)
Gateways
261(1)
Chapter Summary
262(3)
Key Terms
265(5)
Review Questions
270(6)
Hands-On Projects
276(6)
Case Projects
282(3)
Topologies and Access Methods
285(56)
Simple Physical Topologies
286(4)
Bus
286(2)
Ring
288(1)
Star
288(2)
Hybrid Physical Topologies
290(2)
Star-Wired Ring
290(1)
Star-Wired Bus
291(1)
Backbone Networks
292(4)
Serial Backbone
292(1)
Distributed Backbone
293(1)
Collapsed Backbone
294(1)
Parallel Backbone
295(1)
Logical Topologies
296(1)
Switching
297(2)
Circuit Switching
297(1)
Message Switching
298(1)
Packet Switching
298(1)
Ethernet
299(6)
CSMA/CD (Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection)
299(2)
Switched Ethernet
301(1)
Ethernet Frames
301(3)
PoE (Power over Ethernet)
304(1)
Token Ring
305(2)
FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface)
307(1)
ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)
308(2)
Wireless Networks
310(11)
802.11
310(5)
Bluetooth
315(4)
Infrared (IR)
319(2)
Chapter Summary
321(2)
Key Terms
323(5)
Review Questions
328(5)
Hands-On Projects
333(6)
Case Projects
339(2)
WANs, Internet Access, and Remote Connectivity
341(74)
WAN Essentials
342(2)
WAN Topologies
344(5)
Bus
344(1)
Ring
345(1)
Star
345(1)
Mesh
346(1)
Tiered
347(2)
PSTN
349(4)
X.25 and Frame Relay
353(2)
ISDN
355(2)
T-Carriers
357(5)
Types of T-Carriers
358(2)
T-Carrier Connectivity
360(2)
DSL
362(5)
Types of DSL
363(1)
DSL Connectivity
364(3)
Broadband Cable
367(2)
SONET (Synchronous Optical Network)
369(3)
Wireless WANs and Internet Access
372(6)
IEEE 802.11 Internet Access
372(2)
IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) Internet Access
374(1)
Satellite Internet Access
374(4)
WAN Technologies Compared
378(1)
Remote Connectivity
379(9)
Dial-up Networking
380(1)
Remote Access Servers
381(1)
Remote Access Protocols
382(1)
Remote Control
383(3)
Terminal Services
386(1)
Web Portals
387(1)
(VPNs) Virtual Private Networks
388(2)
Chapter Summary
390(4)
Key Terms
394(8)
Review Questions
402(5)
Hands-On Projects
407(6)
Case Projects
413(2)
Network Operating Systems and Windows Server 2003-Based Networking
415(70)
Introduction to Network Operating Systems
416(3)
Selecting a Network Operating System
417(1)
Network Operating Systems and Servers
418(1)
Network Operating System Services and Features
419(16)
Client Support
419(5)
Identifying and Organizing Network Elements
424(4)
Sharing Applications
428(2)
Sharing Printers
430(2)
Managing System Resources
432(3)
Introduction to Windows Server 2003
435(2)
Windows Server 2003 Hardware Requirements
437(1)
A Closer Look at Windows Server 2003
438(14)
Windows Server 2003 Memory Model
438(1)
Windows Server 2003 File Systems
439(3)
MMC (Microsoft Management Console)
442(2)
Active Directory
444(8)
Planning for Installation
452(3)
Installing and Configuring a Windows Server 2003 Server
455(8)
The Installation Process
455(2)
Initial Configuration
457(2)
Establishing Users and Groups
459(4)
Internetworking with Other Network Operating Systems
463(1)
Chapter Summary
464(2)
Key Terms
466(6)
Review Questions
472(6)
Hands-On Projects
478(4)
Case Projects
482(3)
Networking with UNIX-Type of Operating Systems
485(42)
A Brief History of UNIX
486(1)
Varieties of UNIX
487(3)
Proprietary UNIX
488(1)
Open Source UNIX
489(1)
Three Flavors of UNIX
490(1)
UNIX Server Hardware Requirements
491(2)
Solaris Hardware Requirements
491(1)
Linux Hardware Requirements
492(1)
Mac OS X Server Hardware Requirements
493(1)
A Closer Look at UNIX
493(4)
UNIX Multiprocessing
494(1)
The UNIX Memory Model
494(1)
The UNIX Kernel
495(1)
UNIX System File and Directory Structure
495(1)
UNIX System File Services
496(1)
A UNIX Command Sampler
497(5)
Installing Linux
502(2)
Planning a Linux Installation
502(1)
Installing and Configuring Fedora Core
503(1)
Administering a UNIX-Type of Server
504(8)
Establishing Groups and Users on Linux and Solaris
504(2)
Establishing Groups and Users on Mac OS X Server
506(2)
Changing File Access Permissions
508(2)
Connecting to UNIX-Type of Servers
510(2)
Chapter Summary
512(3)
Key Terms
515(2)
Review Questions
517(5)
Hands-On Projects
522(2)
Case Projects
524(3)
NetWare-Based Networking
527(38)
Introduction to NetWare
528(2)
NetWare Server Hardware Requirements
530(2)
A Closer Look at the NetWare 6.5 Operating System
532(8)
NetWare Integrated Kernel
532(2)
NetWare File System
534(2)
eDirectory
536(4)
Planning for Installation
540(2)
Installing and Configuring a NetWare 6.5 Server
542(5)
The Installation Process
542(2)
Establishing Users and Groups
544(3)
Client Services
547(3)
Traditional Client Access
547(1)
Native File Access
548(1)
Browser-Based Access
549(1)
Internetworking with Other Operating Systems
550(1)
Chapter Summary
551(2)
Key Terms
553(2)
Review Questions
555(5)
Hands-On Projects
560(3)
Case Projects
563(2)
In-Depth TCP/IP Networking
565(52)
Designing TCP/IP-Based Networks
566(16)
Subnetting
566(9)
CIDR (Classless Interdomain Routing)
575(2)
Internet Gateways
577(1)
NAT (Network Address Translation)
578(2)
ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)
580(2)
Intranets and Extranets
582(1)
TCP/IP Mail Services
582(3)
SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
583(1)
MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions)
583(1)
POP (Post Office Protocol)
584(1)
IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol)
584(1)
Additional TCP/IP Utilities
585(10)
Netstat
586(2)
Nbtstat
588(1)
Nslookup
588(1)
Dig
589(1)
Whois
590(1)
Traceroute (Tracert)
591(1)
Ipconfig
592(1)
Winipcfg
593(1)
Ifconfig
594(1)
VoIP (Voice over IP)
595(4)
Chapter Summary
599(3)
Key Terms
602(3)
Review Questions
605(5)
Hands-On Projects
610(5)
Case Projects
615(2)
Troubleshooting Network Problems
617(50)
Troubleshooting Methodology
618(22)
Identify the Symptoms and Potential Causes
619(1)
Identify the Affected Area
620(4)
Establish What Has Changed
624(2)
Select the Most Probable Cause
626(6)
Implement an Action Plan and Solution Including Potential Effects
632(3)
Test the Result
635(1)
Identify the Results and Effects of the Solution
636(1)
Document the Solution and Process
637(3)
Help to Prevent Future Problems
640(1)
Troubleshooting Tools
640(13)
Crossover Cable
641(1)
Tone Generator and Tone Locator
641(1)
Multimeter
642(2)
Cable Continuity Testers
644(1)
Cable Performance Testers
645(2)
Network Monitors
647(2)
Protocol Analyzers
649(2)
Wireless Network Testers
651(2)
Chapter Summary
653(2)
Key Terms
655(2)
Review Questions
657(4)
Hands-on Projects
661(3)
Case Projects
664(3)
Ensuring Integrity and Availability
667(56)
What Are Integrity and Availability?
668(2)
Viruses
670(8)
Types of Viruses
671(2)
Virus Characteristics
673(1)
Virus Protection
674(3)
Virus Hoaxes
677(1)
Fault Tolerance
678(19)
Environment
678(1)
Power
679(4)
Topology and Connectivity
683(4)
Servers
687(2)
Storage
689(8)
Data Backup
697(6)
Backup Media and Methods
697(3)
Backup Strategy
700(3)
Disaster Recovery
703(2)
Disaster Recovery Planning
703(1)
Disaster Recovery Contingencies
704(1)
Chapter Summary
705(3)
Key Terms
708(5)
Review Questions
713(5)
Hands-On Projects
718(3)
Case Projects
721(2)
Network Security
723(60)
Security Audits
724(1)
Security Risks
725(5)
Risks Associated with People
725(2)
Risks Associated with Transmission and Hardware
727(1)
Risks Associated with Protocols and Software
728(1)
Risks Associated with Internet Access
729(1)
An Effective Security Policy
730(3)
Security Policy Goals
730(1)
Security Policy Content
731(1)
Response Policy
732(1)
Physical Security
733(2)
Security in Network Design
735(6)
Firewalls
735(4)
Proxy Servers
739(1)
Remote Access
740(1)
Network Operating System Security
741(2)
Logon Restrictions
742(1)
Passwords
742(1)
Encryption
743(9)
Key Encryption
744(4)
PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)
748(1)
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)
749(1)
SSH (Secure Shell)
750(1)
SCP (Secure CoPy) and SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol)
751(1)
IPSec (Internet Protocol Security)
751(1)
Authentication Protocols
752(6)
Radius and TACACS
752(1)
PAP (Password Authentication Protocol)
753(1)
CHAP and MS-CHAP
754(2)
EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol)
756(1)
Kerberos
757(1)
Wireless Network Security
758(3)
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
759(1)
IEEE 802.11i and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
760(1)
Chapter Summary
761(2)
Key Terms
763(7)
Review Questions
770(5)
Hands-On Projects
775(5)
Case Projects
780(3)
Implementing and Managing Networks
783(44)
Project Management
784(10)
Determining Project Feasibility
786(1)
Assessing Needs
787(1)
Setting Project Goals
788(1)
Project Planning
789(4)
Testing and Evaluation
793(1)
Network Management
794(6)
Obtaining Baseline Measurements
794(2)
Performance and Fault Management
796(3)
Asset Management
799(1)
Software Changes
800(8)
Patches
801(2)
Client Upgrades
803(1)
Shared Application Upgrades
804(1)
Network Operating System Upgrades
805(3)
Reversing a Software Upgrade
808(1)
Hardware and Physical Plant Changes
808(6)
Adding or Upgrading Equipment
809(2)
Cabling Upgrades
811(1)
Backbone Upgrades
812(1)
Reversing Hardware Changes
813(1)
Chapter Summary
814(2)
Key Terms
816(2)
Review Questions
818(4)
Hands-on Projects
822(4)
Case Projects
826(1)
APPENDIX A Network+ Examination Objectives
827(8)
Domain 1.0 Media and Topologies -- 20% of Examination
828(1)
Domain 2.0 Protocols and Standards -- 20% of Examination
829(3)
Domain 3.0 Network Implementation -- 25% of Examination
832(1)
Domain 4.0 Network Support -- 35% of Examination
833(2)
APPENDIX B Network+ Practice Exam
835(26)
APPENDIX C Visual Guide to Connectors
861(4)
APPENDIX D Standard Networking Forms
865(8)
Glossary 873(56)
Index 929


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