IT Essentials II

IT Essentials II : Network Operating Systems Companion Guide (Cisco Networking Academy Program)

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The only authorized companion textbook for the Cisco Networking Academy ProgramThis Companion Guide maps to the current version of the web-based course and contains many advancements and extra learning aids, including the following: Close alignment with the online curriculum to provide step-by-step guidance for students Chapter objectives provide references to the concepts covered in each chapter, and an extensive glossary lists key terms and their definitions Review questions at the end of each chapter track progress and aid studying Accompanying CD-ROM includes exclusive enrichment materials such as 22 e-Lab activities, more than 500 practice exam questions, 11 PhotoZooms of networking equipment, and 10 instructional videos that prepare students for the CompTIA Server+ and Linux+ exams Additional resources on the CD-ROM include information on how to manage a network with HP Network Node Manager, as well as certification maps for the CompTIA Server+ and Linux+ certification exam objectivesCisco Networking Academy Program IT Essentials II: Network Operating Systems Companion Guide is the Cisco approved textbook that supports the Hewlett-Packard sponsored web-based course of the Cisco Networking Academy Program. This book and its companion titles from Cisco Press prepare students for the CompTIA Server+ certification exam and, when studied in conjunction with the Fundamentals of UNIX course and its related titles, the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam. It introduces readers to basic networking concepts, NOS management and administration, and network security. It also includes an overview of Windows NT/2000, Windows XP, Linux, and Novell NetWare. This book prepares readers to become server systems specialists who can perform basic installation, operation, administration, and troubleshooting services.Cisco Press is a collaboration between Cisco Systems, Inc., and Pearson Education that is charged with developing high-quality, cutting-edge educational and reference products for the networking industry. The products in the Cisco Networking Academy Program series are designed to prepare students for careers in the exciting networking field. These products have proven to be strong supplements to the web-based curriculum and are the only print companions that have been reviewed and endorsed by Cisco Systems for Cisco Networking Academy Program use.Companion CD-ROMThis companion CD-ROM contains comprehensive exam questions, interactive e-Lab activities, high- resolution photographs, and video vignettes covering network operating systems.show more

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  • Hardback | 880 pages
  • 204 x 238 x 46mm | 1,941.37g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587130971
  • 9781587130977
  • 1,622,049

About Inc. Cisco Systems

The Cisco Systems Worldwide Education curriculum development team in Phoenix is the developer of the Cisco Networking Academy Program online curriculum, and is the co-developer of this book, with Aries Technology, Inc. Aries is a multimedia curriculum development company located in Tempe, Arizona who has been working with WWE in developing the online curriculum. Aries education products and information can be viewed at www.aries.netshow more

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Operating System Fundamentals. Operating System Basics. Microsoft Windows. UNIX and Linux on the Desktop. Network Operating Systems Overview. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.2. Introduction to Networking. Benefits of Networking. Types of Networks. Networking Standards. Networking Protocols. LAN Architectures. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.3. Physical Components of a Network. Configuring a Network Interface Card. Topologies. Media Types. Devices. Connecting to the Internet (WANs). Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.4. TCP/IP Networking. History of TCP/IP. IP Addressing. Name Resolution. TCP/IP Protocols. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.5. Overview of Network Services. Network Services. Remote Administration and Access Services. Directory Services. Other NOS Services. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.6. Introduction to Network Operating Systems. Characteristics of a Network Operating System. Windows NT/2000. Linux. Determining Software Requirements for a Linux NOS. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.7. Installation and Boot Process Overview. Preparing for the Installation. Verifying the Network. The Installation Process. The Boot Process. Troubleshooting NOS Installation. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.8. Windows 2000 Professional. Installation. Administrator/User Interface. User Accounts. Managing the File System. Services. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.9. Linux Installation Procedures. Pre-Installation Tasks. Installing and Configuring Linux. X Server. Post-Installation Configuration and Tasks. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.10. Linux. User Interface Administration. User Accounts and Group Accounts. File System and Services Management. File System Configuration Files. Documenting a Linux System Configuration. Daemons. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.11. Advanced NOS Administration. Backups. Drive Mapping. Partition and Process Management. Monitoring Resources. Analyzing and Optimizing Network Performance. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.12. Installing and Maintaining Hardware in a Linux Environment. Hardware Terms, Concepts, and Components. Hardware Installation, Configuration, and Maintenance. Checking and Confirming Hardware Configuration. Diagnosing and Troubleshooting Devices. Laptop and Mobile Devices. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.13. Troubleshooting the Operating System. Identifying and Locating Symptoms and Problems. Using System Utilities and System Status Tools. Unresponsive Programs and Processes. Examining Log Files. Troubleshooting Problems Based on User Feedback. LILO Boot Errors. Recognizing Common Errors. Troubleshooting Network Problems. Disaster Recovery. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.14. Network Security. Developing a Network Security Policy. Threats to Network Security. Implementing Security Measures. Patches and Upgrades. Firewalls. Summary. Check Your Understanding. Key Terms.Appendix A. Answers to Check Your Understanding Questions. Glossary of Key Terms.show more

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