Core MCSE : Networking Essentials

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Networking Essentials is one of the core courses every prospective MCSE must pass - and in order to pass, you must truly master a wide range of technologies, both Microsoft and non-Microsoft. This insightful expert's guide won't just help you pass the test with flying colors: it'll help you be a great network administrator, too! Coverage includes basic network architectures, network types and components; LANs/WANs; network administration; remote access; internetworking and Internet services; network troubleshooting, and much more. The book includes test questions at the end of each chapter, sample texts in the appendix, access to an interactive training Web site - even a free CBT Systems course on the CD-ROM worth $225!
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 352 pages
  • 184 x 234 x 34mm | 1,020.58g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130107336
  • 9780130107336

Table of contents

1. Inside Computer Networks. Information. The Signal. Encoding Information. The Connection. A Computer Network. The Birth of Computer Networks. Peer-to-Peer Computer Networks. Server-Based Computer Networks. Network Operating System. Network Considerations. Summary. 2. The Network Model. Data Transfer. Inside the OSI Model. A Look at IEEEs Project 802. Protocols. PPP and SLIP Internet Protocols. SLIP. PPP. A Closer Look at Popular Protocols. NetWare. Internet Protocols. AppleTalk Protocols. Digital Network Architecture Protocols. Systems Network Architecture Protocols (SNA). Packets. Packet Details. Packet Transmission. Device Drivers. Device Driver and Protocol Maintenance. Network Traffic Control. Summary. 3. Topologies and the Connection. Topology. Bus Topology. Star Topology. Ring Topology. Token-Ring Topology. Hub Topology. Hybrid Topology. Mesh Topology. Network Cables. Coaxial Cables. Twisted-Pair Cable. Fiber-Optic Cable. The IBM Way. Baseband-Broadband Transmission. Choosing the Right Topology and Cable. Wireless Connection. Types of Wireless Network Transmissions. Mobile Computing. Network Cards. Setting Up the Network Card. The Choice of Network Cards. Choosing a Network for Performance. Summary. 4. Inside Network Architecture. Ethernet. Ethernet Topologies. Token Ring. Token Ring Hardware. AppleTalk. ArcNet. Summary. 5. The Operating and System Operations. The Network Operating System. The NetBIOS Scheme. Networking Operating System and Clients. Networking Operating System and Servers. Installing a Network Printer, Fax, and Modem. Network Applications. Email. Stand-Alone versus Network Applications. Computer Networks and Vendors. Client/Servers. Clients and Requests. Server and Requests. The Client/Server Database. Summary. 6. Network Management. Network Administration. User Administration. Mastering Group Accounts. Network Performance. Performance Monitoring. Network Security. Network Security Policy. Security Measures. Security Guidelines. Data Recovery. Data Backup. Fault-Tolerant Data Recovery. The Fault-Tolerant Technique. Uninterrupted Power Supply. Summary. 7. Wide Area Networks. Modems, a Simple WAN. Transmission Modes. Large Networks. Expansion Components. Expanding to a WAN. Networks and Lines. Packet Switching. WAN and Data Transmission. ATM and ISDN. FDDI, SONET, and SMDS. Summary. 8. Network Tools and Troubleshooting. Preventing Networking Problems. The Network Security Plan. Standardized Procedures and Good Documentation. Backups. Maintenance and Upgrades. Monitoring Network Operations. Tracking Down Bottleneck. Techniques for Reading a Monitor. Windows NT Server and Monitors. Troubleshooting Network Problems. Organize for Fast Reaction to Complaints. Research the Problem. Isolate the Problem. Troubleshooting Network Devices. Summary. A. Hands-On Tasks. B. How to Rekindle Your Test-Taking Skills. C. Terms You Should Know. D. Chapter Review Answers. Index.
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About Jim Keogh

Jim Keogh is a systems developer for a major international investment firm on Wall Street. He is author of more than 25 books, including C++ Programmer's Handbook and COBOL Programmer's Handbook, both published by Prentice Hall PTR.
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