Networking Fundamentals: From Installation to Application is a concise and pragmatic path to reaping the benefits of powerful networks without the headaches or conflicting streams of information about the best networking technologies . . . or whether you really need a network at all! Authors Joseph R. Levy and Glenn Hartwig present an excellent introduction to networking fundamentals, from implementation through application options, including tips and strategy guides on what LANs are and what they can do for you.
Here are answers -- without all the jargon and MIS double-talk -- to questions about hardware, software, cabling, standards, security, maintenance, and topology (also known as network architecture). Networking Fundamentals also tackles the latest developments in networking technology, the benefits and drawbacks of all major LAN operating systems, and chapter-by-chapter glossaries on confusing networking terms. Plus, the book’s appendices include timely and valuable information on LAN user groups, vendors, and publications. With a copy of Networking Fundamentals in hand, making the right choices in personal connectivity solutions is as easy as 1-2-3.