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Understanding the Network
     

Understanding the Network

by Michael Martin
 

The growing dependence of enterprise networks on Internet connectivity is forcing professional system and network administrators to turn to technologies that they may not fully understand for solutions. This book will provide those connectivity solutions, delivering both an understanding of technology fundamentals and their practical applications. Written for

Overview

The growing dependence of enterprise networks on Internet connectivity is forcing professional system and network administrators to turn to technologies that they may not fully understand for solutions. This book will provide those connectivity solutions, delivering both an understanding of technology fundamentals and their practical applications. Written for beginning to intermediate network professionals, this book will give readers a framework to assess the requirements and problems of their particular environment, and the information and know-how to build the optimal network for that environment. The content of the book provides the necessary balance between the basics and the practical examples needed to distinguish this book from other professional networking book offerings.

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Booknews
In this guide for system administrators, network engineer Martin describes the various technologies and techniques needed to design, build, and manage a multiprotocol local or wide area network. A sampling of topics includes TCP/IP, AppleTalk, IPX, NetBIOS, LAN and WAN internetworking technologies, network switches, Cisco routers, dynamic routing protocols, and network troubleshooting. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Internet Bookwatch
In Understanding The Network: A Practical Guide To Internetworking, UNIX/NT network administrator Michael Martin serves up real-world examples and practical advice on the fundamentals of professional networking. Each chapter builds on the previous one so that by the concluded chapter the reader will clearly understand everything necessary to build and manage a multiprotocol local or wide area computer network, as well as have a solid foundational understanding of the technical material needed to continue study towards a Cisco CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE. Understanding The Network is a highly recommended instructional work for novice network developers and has much of informative value for the more experienced networking professional as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735709775
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
03/21/2000
Series:
Landmark Series
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Martin has been a UNIX/NT systems administrator for the last 10 years. Until recently, he was the manager of Desktop Systems and leader of the Tier 2 MIS support group at ANS Communications, Inc.¿one of the original Internet service providers. During the last 10 years, he has designed and implemented multiprotocol data communications networks for financial, manufacturing, and biotech institutions. He is currently working for Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, Inc., as a network engineer and architect. He also provides network design and UNIX/NT services on a consulting basis for businesses and regional ISPs. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and children, camping, running, reading, and going to the movies.

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