Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking

by Joe Habraken
     
 

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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking, Fourth Edition gives readers the ability and understanding necessary to create and administer a network. The book shows the reader how to physically connect computers and other devices to a network and access peripherals such as printers over the network. Readers will also be able to configure computers to access

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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking, Fourth Edition gives readers the ability and understanding necessary to create and administer a network. The book shows the reader how to physically connect computers and other devices to a network and access peripherals such as printers over the network. Readers will also be able to configure computers to access the network and the network to share an Internet connection. This book will provide easy-to-understand details on new technologies and background information (such as basic networking, including protocols and physical infrastructure) necessary for the user to network computer devices.

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking takes the frustration out of planning and creating a network, and helps readers understand what they are getting into when planning a network and strategies for making the network a success.

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Building a network? Managing one? Don't have a clue what you're doing? Have a few clues, but desperately need more? Check out Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking, Third Edition, by Joe Habraken.

Habraken based this book on "my network administration experiences...the things I had learned on the job, and the things I wish I had known (things that certainly would have saved me some overtime and grief)." He covers a lot of ground -- deciding what kind of network you need, building your network infrastructure, working with network operating systems, sharing resources, working with applications on the network, and more.

Once your basic LAN's in place, Habraken walks through expanding it with WAN technology (including establishing Internet connections and hosting web sites); then protecting your network's data, troubleshooting your network, and the basics of network security.

The biggest knock on the previous edition of this book was that it had gradually become out-of-date. Habraken's dealt with that, adding plenty of new material (including, for example, a full chapter on networking PDAs), and judiciously pruning the old stuff. The result: all the "clues" a beginner (or relative beginner) could ever ask for. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789729118
Publisher:
Que
Publication date:
09/04/2003
Series:
Absolute Beginner's Guide Series
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Joe Habraken is a best-selling author, information technology professional, and educator. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of New England, where he teaches a variety of information technology classes introducing undergraduate students to computer basics, software applications, Web design, and the use of personal computers in business settings. His books include Microsoft Office XP 8 in 1, Practical Cisco Routers, and Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Server 2003 in 24 Hours. With more than 15 years as a trainer and consultant, Joe enjoys taking difficult computer concepts and making them accessible to readers and students.

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