Knowing how to install, configure, and troubleshoot a computer network is a highly marketable and exciting skill.
This book first introduces the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as protocols, topologies, hardware, and network operating systems.
It then provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts in contemporary networking, such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, and security.
After reading the book and completing the end-of-chapter exercises, you will be prepared to select the best network design, hardware, and software for your environment.
You will also have the skills to build a network from scratch and maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot an existing network.
Finally, you will be well prepared to pass CompTIA's (the Computing Technology Industry Association's) Network+ certification exam. This book explains concepts logically and in a clear, approachable style.
In addition, concepts are reinforced by real-world examples of networking issues from a professional's standpoint.
Each chapter opens with an On the Job story from a network engineer.
These real-world examples, along with Hands-on Projects and Case Projects in each chapter, make this book a practical learning tool.
The numerous tables and illustrations, along with the glossaries, appendices, and study questions make the book a valuable reference for any networking professional
- Format: Mixed media product
- Pages: 1024 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
- Publication Date: 01/04/2009
- Category: Computer networking & communications
- ISBN: 9781423902454
- Paperback / softback from £86.25
- Mixed media product from £63.19