The Essential Guide to Networking

The Essential Guide to Networking

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The Essential Guide to Networking is the complete briefing on networking and the Internet for every non-technical professional! In one easy, easily understood book, James Keogh explains today's hottest networking technologies and the fast-changing networking industry! It's the perfect networking guide for every business decision-maker, salesperson, marketer, PR professional, and technical writer -- and for everyone interested in how networks are transforming the world. Start by reviewing the technical fundamentals of networking, and how networks have evolved to where they are today. Next, review the elements and types of networks: components, connections, wide area links, intranets, extranets, and the Internet. Understand how network professionals attempt to maximize network reliability and security, and their key resources for troubleshooting network problems. Finally, in Part IV, Keogh offers a high-level briefing on the networking industry, its major players, and the powerful trends that are already at work shaping tomorrow's networks.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 177.8 x 229.1 x 28.2mm | 816.48g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130305480
  • 9780130305480

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The plain-English guide to understanding how networks workand how they're built Intranets, extranets, the Internet, and other IP networks Network reliability, security, and troubleshooting Next-generation wireless technologiesBluetooth, WAP, and JINI Networking industry overview The future of networking Your complete, no-nonsense guide to networking: the fundamentals, without the hype!

The Essential Guide to Networking is the complete briefing on networking and the Internet for every non-technical professional! In one easy-to-understand book, James Keogh explains all of today's hottest networking technologiesand helps you make sense of the fast-changing networking industry. The Essential Guide to Networking is a breath of fresh air: an intelligent, thorough, friendly, and up-to-date guide to networking for non-engineers! You'll learn all this, and more:

The technical fundamentals and evolution of networks LANs and WANs: connections, media, and building blocks Intranets, extranets, the Internet, and other IP-based networks DSL, cable modems, and other high-speed Internet access alternatives Understanding Internet security and privacy Up-to-the-minute wireless coverage: Bluetooth, WAP, Jini, and more Options for maximizing network reliability and security Key resources for troubleshooting network problems The networking industry and its key players Powerful trends shaping tomorrow's networks If you need to understand the dynamic, ever-changing world of networking and how it's revolutionizing today's high tech economy, this is your complete briefing.

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Table of contents

I. TECHNOLOGICAL FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Networks: A Look Back. Reality Check. Frontier Land. The Hidden Network of Data Storage. Sending and Receiving Information Among Computers. Summary.2. Networks: Basic Concepts. Reality Check. Analog and Digital. Transmitting Your Thoughts. Summary. Putting It All Together.II. THE CONNECTION. 3. Networks: Parts and Pieces. Reality Check. Interrupts. Network Cards. Network Media. Transmitting a Signal Over a Cable. Transmitting a Signal Over the Airwaves. After the Cable. Summary.4. Networks: Linking Parts Together. Reality Check. An Electronic Highway. Network Topologies. Network Architecture. Network Protocols. Summary.5. Networks: Connecting over a Wide Area. Reality Check. The Telephone System. Wide Area Networks. Summary.6. Networks: Internet, Intranets, and Extranets. Reality Check. Inside the Internet. Surfing the Net. Internet Services. Internet Security. Intranets and Extranets. Summary.7. Networks: Client/Server Technology. Reality Check. Network Operations. Overcoming Incompatible Network Operating Systems. Summary. Putting It All Together.III. PREVENTING AND FIXING NETWORK PROBLEMS. 8. Network Reliability and Security. Reality Check. Network Performance. Network Administration. Network Accounts. Network Security. Summary.9. How Technicians Troubleshoot a Network. Reality Check. Preventive Measures. Troubleshooting Network Problems. Summary. Putting It All Together.IV. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW. 10. Network: The Industry. Reality Check. The Breadth of the Industry. The Depth of the Industry. The Industry Today. Summary.11. Networks: The Future of the Industry. Reality Check. Growth at the Speed of Light. Changing Business Climate. Summary.Appendix A: Network: Profiles of the Major Players. Electronic Commerce Segment. Network Software/Services Segment. Network Hardware Segment. Network Communication Segment. Putting It All Together.Glossary. Index.
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About Jim Keogh

JAMES KEOGH has written more than 45 computer books, including Core MCSE: Networking Essentials (Prentice Hall PTR). He spent over a decade developing mission-critical systems for top Wall Street firms. Keogh chairs the Electronic Commerce track at Columbia University and serves on the graduate school faculty of Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, NJ, where he teaches networking.
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