Hands-On Networking Fundamentals / Edition 1

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Overview


Hands-On Networking Fundamentals has been designed with the novice networking student in mind. It is a doorway into learning about all types of networks from the ground up. This new book encourage new users to feel confident in moving onto a Network+ course of study while obtaining the skills necessary to perform network installations and basic troubleshooting. The student truly gets a hands-on, interactive learning experience. New concepts are presented in clear language and the hands-on activities along with realistic case studies reinforce learning at each step. In the context of learning network fundamentals, students also learn practical design methods for home, small business, and large enterprise networks.
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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: 9781418835545
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/18/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (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 Appendices A: A Short History of Networking B: Network Certifications and Network Equipment Vendors C: List of Acronyms
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