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Networking for Home and Small Businesses
CCNA Discovery Learning Guide
Allan Reid • Jim Lorenz
Networking for Home and Small Businesses, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Networking for Home and Small Businesses course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Discovery curriculum version 4. The course, the first of four in the new curriculum, teaches networking concepts by applying them to a type of network you may encounter in a home or small office.
The Learning Guide, written and edited by instructors, is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time. In addition, the book includes expanded coverage of CCENT™/CCNA exam topics.
The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course:
Allan Reid is the curriculum lead for CCNA and a CCNA and CCNP® instructor at the Centennial College CATC in Toronto, Canada.
Jim Lorenz is an instructor and curriculum developer for the Cisco Networking Academy.
How To–Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks.
Interactive Activities–Reinforce your understanding of topics with more than 50 different exercises from the online course identified through-out the book with this icon. The files for these activities are on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Packet Tracer Activities– Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout some chapters. The files for these activities are on the accompanying CD-ROM. Packet Tracer v4.1 software developed by Cisco is available separately.
Hands-on Labs–Work through all 26 course labs and 3 additional challenge labs included in Part II of the book. The labs are an integral part of the CCNA Discovery curriculum, so you can review the core text and the lab material to prepare for all your exams.
The CD-ROM includes
This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Series from Cisco Press®. Books in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum.
Part I Concepts
Chapter 1 Personal Computer Hardware
Chapter 2 Operating Systems
Chapter 3 Connecting to the Network
Chapter 4 Connecting to the Internet Through an ISP
Chapter 5 Network Addressing
Chapter 6 Network Services
Chapter 7 Wireless Technologies
Chapter 8 Basic Security
Chapter 9 Troubleshooting Your Network
Chapter 10 Putting It All Together
Part II Labs
Chapter 1 Labs: Personal Computer Hardware
Chapter 2 Labs: Operating Systems
Chapter 3 Labs: Connecting to the Network
Chapter 4 Labs: Connecting to the Internet Through an ISP
Chapter 5 Labs: Network Addressing
Chapter 6 Labs: Network Services
Chapter 7 Labs: Wireless Technology
Chapter 8 Labs: Basic Security
Chapter 9 Labs: Troubleshooting Your Network
Chapter 10 Capstone Project: Putting It All Together