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Designed for the beginner yet useful for the expert, COMPUTER NETWORKING FROM LANS TO WANS: HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND SECURITY provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of networking. This book contains 24 chapters illustrating network hardware and software, network operating systems, multimedia and the Internet, and computer and network security and forensics. Six appendices provide coverage of the history of the Internet, the ASCII code, the operation of MODEMs, tips on becoming certified in network, security, and forensics, telecommunication technologies, and setting up a computer repair shop. A companion CD includes numerous videos and files that allow the reader to perform important hands-on networking, security, and forensic activities.

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"Excellent text, I found it informative and interesting based on my own computer networking experience. It would be appropriate for an undergraduate course or for a person interested in knowing more about the subject of computer networking. A student should have a good knowledge of using a computer and the Internet, and should also have had some formal programming experience such as C or Java to get value from the programming examples. I agree with the authors that it's important to have some understanding of the Windows 95/98 as these operating systems are still out there to be debugged and fixed."

"This book is best suited for the introductory course on computer networking. A Computer Technology student in either a Community College or University setting who has an intermediate knowledge of computers would best utilize this book. A student would need a good grounding of basic computer knowledge as a pre-requisite for using this book. I would personally use this book for my introductory course on computer networking as well as some chapters for a computer security course, and keep it around as a good reference book."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423903161
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/3/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1024
  • Sales rank: 672,242
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth C. Mansfield Jr. is a Professor in the Computer Studies Department at Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY. He has written over 20 books on networking, operating systems, programming, and computer technology.

James L. Antonakos is a Professor in the Computer Studies Department at Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY. He has written over 40 books on electronics, microprocessors, networking, operating systems, and computer technology.

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Table of Contents

PART I: NETWORK HARDWARE. 1: What Is A Computer Network? 2: Network Topology. 3: Networking Hardware. 4: Ethernet Technology. 5: Token Ring, Fddi, And Other Lan Technologies. 6: Network Design And Troubleshooting Scenarios. PART II: NETWORK PROTOCOLS. 7: Low-Level Protocols. 8: The Tcp/Ip Protocols. 9: Ipx/Spx, Appletalk, And Other Network Protocols. 10: Switching And Routing. 11: Network Management And Security. PART III: NETWORK APPLICATIONS. 12: Electronic Mail. 13: Ftp And Telnet. 14: Multimedia Networking. 15: The Internet. 16: Writing A Network Application. PART IV: NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS. 17: An Introduction To Networking With Windows. 18: Windows Domains. 19: Unix And Linux. 20: Other Network Operating Systems. PART V: SECURITY AND FORENSICS. 21: Cryptography And Security. 22: Security Hardware. 23: Security Software. 24: Forensic Techniques. Glossary: Appendix A: Internet Milestones. Appendix B: Extended Ascii Character Set. Appendix C: Modems. Appendix D: Network, Security, And Forensic Certifications. Appendix E: Telecommunication Technologies. Appendix F: Setting Up A Networking Repair Shop.

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