The Essential Guide to Networking

The Essential Guide to Networking

by Jim Keogh
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It should be called ' A Basic Guide to Networking'. This title is for the raw begginer or someone w/a slight interest in the subject. Period. Do not buy this book if you are studying for your Network+ as it is too 'kindergarten'. Good Luck
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've taken a course that introduced me to computer networks and I wished the instructor used this book as the text. Not only does the author cover the basics, but his writing style and practical approach - including a few war stories - takes the pain out of such a dry subject. After reading this book I now know what happens after I call help desk whenever our network is down. This book also gave me a good picture of the networking industry, which helps me with my dabble in the stock market. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone looking to learn how networks including how the Internet works.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a college instructor. During the summer I was asked to teach a basic network course for the fall term designed for students who are beginning their networking studies. Books I used for my other networking courses were MCSE books that were too detailed for my students. Then I came across this book, which is perfect for my class. The material is detailed enough so students come away with a good understanding of the concepts, yet not too detailed to overwhlem them. This is a perfect blend - and the companion website to this book offers slides and test questions free. I highly recommend this book to any instructor - or any student.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I always found computer networking mystifying in the way it can transport my words around the world in a fraction of a second. I've read a lot of books on the subject, but this is the only one I found that clearly explains this process. The book is full of networking jargon, but that shouldn't scare you because each is explained in a way anyone can understand. He uses the highway metaphor, so if you understand how cars travel the highway then you'll easily relate to how words and pictures travel on a network. I recommend this book hands down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking to pass the MCSE, then don't buy this book. But if you're like most of us who have to use networks and need a clear, easy to read tour of networking then I highly recommend this book. The author seems to have written this book for someone like me - who knows very little about how a computer network works. He begins by telling you how letters of your document get on the cable that connects your computer to the network. It all seems magical until you read this book. And he doesn't stop with technology. He also gives a play by play commentary on the network industry and the players. Must read for anyone who wants to know more about how your corporate network and the internet really works. After reading this, I feel I can give our whiz kids in IT a run for there money.