Hands-On Networking Fundamentals / Edition 2

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Overview

HANDS-ON-NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS, Second Edition, helps you learn network administration from the ground up. Designed to provide a solid foundation in essential concepts and methods, this detailed introduction requires no previous experience, covering all of the critical knowledge and skills information technology professionals need to work with network operating systems in a network administration environment. Like other textbooks in the Hands-On series, this highly practical guide features a variety of projects in every chapter, with activities integrated closely with core material to facilitate understanding, reinforce learning, and build essential skills at every step. Now thoroughly revised to reflect the latest advances in network technology, HANDS-ON-NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS,Second Edition includes up-to-date coverage of key network operating systems, wireless and cellular networking, network protocols, and other important innovations in the field. Equally useful for students beginning to explore network administration and professionals preparing for certification, this book is a reliable, effective resource for networking success.

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"Challenging enough for both novice and intermediate networking students."

"Very readable, good intro to network concepts "

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111306748
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/21/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 359,883
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, Ph.D., is an industry consultant and educator who has written numerous networking and operating systems books, including best-selling books about Microsoft Windows Server systems and UNIX/Linux. He is president of CertQuick, which provides computer and networking consulting services, technical authoring services, and computer science curriculum development for schools. Dr. Palmer has worked for 30 years in higher education and industry as an instructor, professor, systems and networking specialist, technical manager, department head, and consultant. He holds bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Table of Contents

1. Networking: An Overview. 2. How LAN and WAN Communications Work. 3. Using Network Communication Protocols. 4. Connecting through a Cabled Network. 5. Devices for Connecting Networks. 6. Connecting through a Wireless Network. 7. Sharing Resources on a Network. 8. Using a Server. 9. Understanding WAN Connection Choices. 10. Basic Network Design. 11. Securing Your Network. 12. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Network. Appendix A: A Short History of Networking. Appendix B: Network Certifications and Network Equipment Vendors. Appendix C: List of Acronyms. Appendix D: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Server Virtualization Software.

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