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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...

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423986683
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Tamara Dean has worked in the field of networking for nearly 20 years as a network engineer, LAN administrator, consultant, and manager of Internet services and data center operations for a regional ISP. Tamara is the author of Network+ Guide to Networks; Network+ CoursePrep Study Guide; and Guide to Telecommunications Technology; all published by Course Technology.

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Table of Contents

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.

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