Network+ Guide to Networks (with Printed Access Card)Paperback
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- Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Format: Paperback | 912 pages
- Dimensions: 185mm x 229mm x 38mm | 1,361g
- Publication date: 18 June 2012
- Publication City/Country: CA
- ISBN 10: 1133608191
- ISBN 13: 9781133608196
- Edition: 6
- Edition statement: 6th
- Sales rank: 371,110
The completely updated NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 6th Edition gives readers the technical skills and industry know-how required to begin an exciting career installing, configuring, and troubleshooting computer networks. The text also prepares readers for CompTIA's Network+ N10-005 certification exam with fundamentals in protocols, topologies, hardware, and network design. After exploring TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, and security concepts, as well as an all-new chapter on virtual networks, readers can increase their knowledge with the practical "On-the Job" stories, Review Questions, Hands-On Projects, and Case Projects. NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 6th Edition also includes reference appendices, a glossary, and full-color illustrations. The features of the text combined with its emphasis on real-world problem solving, provides readers with the tools they need to succeed in any computing environment.
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By JULIAN GRODZICKY 18 Nov 2012
On the whole the book is pretty good - well you would want it to be at the 6th edition.
However, one thing I wasn't impressed about is, when you register online for the test suite, you are given only 180 days to use it. There is nothing in the book or the website about this, what I consider a pretty serious limitation. Nor is there any information about reregistering for another 180 days.
I guess Ms Dean went for the money and expects you to buy another book.
"The explanation of the OSI is difficult and this chapter does an excellent job of breaking it down and explaining how they relate with one another. Very accurate and had an excellent flow from one topic to another. Chapter 4 best chapter yet, it covered several very confusing topics, TCP/IP protocol stack and DNS/DHCP and described the processes in simple to understand terms and gave examples. I liked how the TCP/IP stack was linked to the OSI model and the explanation of IPv4 addressing and IPv6 addressing comparisons was excellent. The delivery of the material was excellent. It took a difficult topic that many students have problems with and simplified it to a degree but didn't lose the complexities of the information. I think that the Hands-On projects are valuable to all of the students and can be completed by those in class or via distance learning."