Computer Networking Essentials

Computer Networking Essentials

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Designed specifically to prepare the reader for future study in Cisco certification and networking, Computer Networking Essentials is a guide for those with little computer experience through the challenging but vital software and hardware topics that they must master. With coverage ranging from a history of PC Networking to reviews of the hottest topics networking today like Security and VPNs, readers will walk away with a strong foundation of networking knowledge from which to grow their future learning. This title will help someone with little computer knowledge understand the principles, terminology, and concepts of networking from a variety of perspectives. Covering a variety of topics, Computer Networking Essentials is excellent preparation for many different training courses/programs, including the Network+ program, Microsoft's Networking Essentials core course, Novell's Networking Fundamentals course, and the future study in Cisco certification and networking.show more

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  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 194 x 234 x 50mm | 1,519.53g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587130386
  • 9781587130380

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING CONCEPTS. 1. Introduction to PC Networking. 2. Categorizing Networks. 3. Networking Concepts, Models and Standards. 4. Networking Communications Methods. 5. Local Area Networking Architectures. 6. Wide Area Networking Links. II. NETWORKING HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE. 7. Networking Hardware. 8. Networking Protocols. 9. Widest Area Networking: The Global Internet. 10. Network Operating Systems. 11. Directory Services. 12. Desktop Operating Systems. 13. Hybrid Networks. III. NETWORK SPECIALTY AREAS. 14. Protecting the Network. 15. Remote Access. 16. Virtual Private Networking. 17. Thin Client Networking. 18. Monitoring, Management and Troubleshooting Tools. IV. THE FUTURE OF NETWORKING. 19. Technologies of Tomorrow.show more

About Debra Littlejohn Shinder

Debra Littlejohn Shinder, MCSE, MCT, is an instructor and trainer at Eastfield College in Dallas County, Texas. She is also a technology consultant for TACteam: Training and Consulting, which she co-owns with her husband Tom Shinder. Debra authored Troubleshooting Windows 2000 TCP/IP (Syngress) and has contributed to more than ten other Windows books published by Syngress and Osborne.show more

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