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Knowing how to install, configure, and troubleshoot a computer network is a highly marketable and exciting skill. This book first introduces the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as protocols, topologies, hardware, and network operating systems. It then provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts in contemporary networking, such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, and security. After reading the book and completing the end-of-chapter exercises, you will be prepared to select the best network design, hardware, and software for your environment. You will also have the skills to build a network from scratch and maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot an existing network. Finally, you will be well prepared to pass CompTIA's (the Computing Technology Industry Association's) Network+ certification exam. This book explains concepts logically and in a clear, approachable style. In addition, concepts are reinforced by real-world examples of networking issues from a professional's standpoint. Each chapter opens with an On the Job story from a network engineer. These real-world examples, along with Hands-on Projects and Case Projects in each chapter, make this book a practical learning tool. The numerous tables and illustrations, along with the glossaries, appendices, and study questions make the book a valuable reference for any networking professional
Chapter 1 - An Introduction to Networking. Chapter 2 - Networking Standards and the OSI Model. Chapter 3 - Transmission Basics and Networking Media. Chapter 4 - Introduction to TCP/IP. Chapter 5 - Topologies and Ethernet Standards. Chapter 6 - Network Hardware. Chapter 7 - WANs and Remote Connectivity. Chapter 8 - Wireless Networking. Chapter 9 -Network Operating Systems. Chapter 10 - In-Depth TCP/IP Networking. Chapter 11 - Voice, Video, and Data Convergence. Chapter 12 - Network Security. Chapter 13 - Troubleshooting Network Problems. Chapter 14 - Ensuring Integrity and Availability. Chapter 15 - Network Management. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. Review Questions. Hands-on Projects. Case Projects. Appendix A - Network+ Examination Objectives. Appendix B - Network+ Practice Exam. Appendix C - Visual Guide to Connectors.
Posted December 2, 2010
Not a bad book, however ruined with her choice of pronouns. Feminine gender is used consistantly to represent leadership and roles of responsibility up to and including the President of the United States. The male form is consistantly used to represent less-than-perfect users, hackers, and other lesser roles including administrative assistants. Not bashing, just stating my own observations. If you are feminist with an axe to grind, this book is for you. If you are a male chauvinist jerk, avoid it at all costs. If you are one of the other 98% of the population that has no agenda, you will be constantly distracted. You might want to avoid this book as well.
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Posted November 28, 2010
I found Tamara Dean's instructional style odd at best.
To me the book was verbose, with convoluted information and riddled with irritating analogies.
What is up with not including chapter review answers anyway, is this not a study guide?
Try author Todd Lammle for an Exam N10-004 study guide. At least Mr. Lammle's Network+ Study Guide affords a chuckle or two along with serious meat on the bone information. Interestingly enough Mr. Lammle's book never gave me the urge to hurl IT through a window in frustration.
Don't mind me; Tamara Dean did have some decent information, even though hunting for it was exasperating. I'm just upset about replacement cost of the glass.
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Posted May 5, 2010
I used a combination of this book and the flash cards at flashcardcertified.com and passed the Network+ exam with a decent score. I would recommend this book to others seeking to take the Network+ exam.
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