9781423902454

Network+ Guide to Networks

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    9781423902454

  • ISBN10:

    1423902459

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/9/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Knowing how to install, configure, and troubleshoot a computer network is a highly marketable and exciting skill. This book first introduces the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as protocols, topologies, hardware, and network operating systems. It then provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts in contemporary networking, such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, and security. After reading the book and completing the end-of-chapter exercises, you will be prepared to select the best network design, hardware, and software for your environment. You will also have the skills to build a network from scratch and maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot an existing network. Finally, you will be well prepared to pass CompTIAís (the Computing Technology Industry Associationís) Network+ certification exam. This book explains concepts logically and in a clear, approachable style. In addition, concepts are reinforced by real-world examples of networking issues from a professionalís standpoint. Each chapter opens with an On the Job story from a network engineer. These real-world examples, along with Hands-on Projects and Case Projects in each chapter, make this book a practical learning tool. The numerous tables and illustrations, along with the glossaries, appendices, and study questions make the book a valuable reference for any networking professional

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Networking
Networking Standards and the OSI Model
Transmission Basics and Networking Media
Introduction to TCP/IP
Topologies and Ethernet Standards
Network Hardware
WANs and Remote Connectivity
Wireless Networking
Network Operating Systems
In-Depth TCP/IP Networking
Voice, Video, and Data Convergence
Network Security
Troubleshooting Network Problems
Ensuring Integrity and Availability
Network Management
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Hands-on Projects
Case Projects
Network+ Examination Objectives
Network+ Practice Exam
Visual Guide to Connectors
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