Guide to Networking Essentials / Edition 6

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GUIDE TO NETWORKING ESSENTIALS provides both the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to work with network operating systems in a network administration environment. By focusing on troubleshooting and not on an exam, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to Networking and to advances in software, wireless and network security. Labs are directly integrated in each chapter to allow for a hands-on experience in the classroom. Updated content reflects the latest networking technology and operating systems including Windows 7/Server 2008 and Linux. Proven pedagogy and comprehensive, non-exam-focused format provides a compelling introduction to network administration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111312527
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Series: Network Design Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 220,249
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Tomsho has more than 25 years of computer and networking experience and has earned the CCNA, MCTS, MCSA, A+, Security+, and Linux+ certifications. Greg is the director of the Computer Networking Technology Department and Cisco Academy at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ. His other books include Guide to Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration, Guide to Network Support and Troubleshooting, and A+ CoursePrep ExamGuide.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Computer Networks. 2. Network Hardware Essentials. 3. Network Topologies and Technologies. 4. Networking Media. 5. Network Protocols. 6. Network Reference Models and Standards. 7. Network Hardware in Depth. 8, Network Operating Systems 9. Introduction to Network Security 10, Supporting a Small Business Network 11. Network Administration and Support 12. Enterprise and Wide Area Networks. 13, Solving Network Problems. Appendix A. Common Networking Standards. Appendix B. Old or Obsolete Technologies Appendix C. Planning and Implementing Networks. Needs Assessment and Justification. Establish the Need for a Network. Network Plan. Appendix D. Network Troubleshooting Guide. Appendix E. Networking Resources, Online and Offline. Appendix F. A Guide to Using Virtualization in the Classroom.
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