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Overview

The completely updated NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 6th Edition gives students the technical skills and industry know-how required to begin an exciting career installing, configuring, and troubleshooting computer networks. The text also prepares students for CompTIA's Network+ N10-005 certification exam with fundamentals in protocols, topologies, hardware, and network design. After exploring TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, and security concepts, as well as an all-new chapter on virtual networks, students can increase their knowledge with the practical "On-the Job"stories, Review Questions, Hands-On Projects, and Case Projects. NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 6th Edition also includes reference appendices, a glossary, and full-color illustrations. The features of the text combined with its emphasis on real-world problem solving, provides students with the tools they need to succeed in any computing environment.

Tamara Dean,

Tamara Dean has worked in the field of networking for nearly 20 years, most recently as a networking consultant, and before that, as the manager of Internet services and data center operations for a regional ISP. She has managed LANs at the University of Wisconsin and at a pharmaceutical firm, worked as a telecommunications analyst for the FCC, and cofounded a local radio station. Well-published in networking, she is the author of Guide to Telecommunications Technology, Network+ CoursePrep Study Guide, as well as several previous editions of Network+ Guide to Networks and CompTIA Network+ In Depth all published by Cengage Learning.
  • Full-color content maps completely to CompTIA's Network+ N10-005 Certification exam, with in-depth coverage of all objectives.
  • New and updated "On-the-Job" vignettes and case studies demonstrate how students can apply chapter concepts to situations they'll face in the real world.
  • New chapter on virtual networking and remote access explores virtual networking and the types of software involved. Discussions address virtual adapters, machines, connectivity devices, enterprise networks, and cloud computing, as well as the role virtual networks play in sustainability.
  • Stronger emphasis on security, with added coverage on site to site and client-to-site security, security threats, and scanning tools.
  • Free online CertBlaster test preparation software includes practice exam and review questions to help learners practice for exam day.
  • Extensive learning tools include Key Terms, Chapter Summary, Review Questions, Hands-On Projects, and Case Projects, along with detailed appendices and a glossary for study support and ongoing reference.
  • Updated for currency, discussions and Hands-On Projects emphasize the latest operating systems, including Windows 7®, Windows Server® 2008, and newer Linux applications.
  • Full-color content maps completely to CompTIA's Network+ N10-005 Certification exam, with in-depth coverage of all objectives.
  • "On-the-Job" stories begin each chapter with real-world context for the technology and concepts presented, giving students insight into a variety of modern computing environments.
  • Exam Icons are placed in the margins for quick reference and point out must-know content for CompTIA's Network+ certification exam.
An Introduction to Networking.
Networking Standards and the OSI Model.
Transmission Basics and Networking Media.
Introduction to TCP/IP Protocols.
Topologies and Ethernet Standards.
Network Hardware, Switching, and Routing.
Wide Area Networks.
Wireless Networking.
In-Depth TCP/IP Networking.
Virtual Networking and Remote Access.
Network Security.
Voice and Video Over IP.
Troubleshooting Network Problems.
Ensuring Integrity and Availability.
Network Management.
Appendix A: Network+ Examination Objectives.
Appendix B: Network+ Practice Exam.
Appendix C: Visual Guide to Connectors.
Appendix D: Network Operating Systems.

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"The explanation of the OSI is difficult and this chapter does an excellent job of breaking it down and explaining how they relate with one another. Very accurate and had an excellent flow from one topic to another. Chapter 4 best chapter yet, it covered several very confusing topics, TCP/IP protocol stack and DNS/DHCP and described the processes in simple to understand terms and gave examples. I liked how the TCP/IP stack was linked to the OSI model and the explanation of IPv4 addressing and IPv6 addressing comparisons was excellent. The delivery of the material was excellent. It took a difficult topic that many students have problems with and simplified it to a degree but didn't lose the complexities of the information. I think that the Hands-On projects are valuable to all of the students and can be completed by those in class or via distance learning."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781305093096
The Lab Manual contains more than 70 labs to provide students with additional hands-on experience and to help them prepare in detail for the Network+ Exam. The Lab Manual includes lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions.

Instructor's Companion Web Site

ISBN: 9781305091139
Everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online. Simply visit login.cengage.com and log in to access instructor-specific resources on the Instructor Companion Site. You’ll find the Instructor’s Manual, Solutions Manual, test creation tools, PowerPoint® Presentations, course syllabus, and figure files.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305108783
This flexible, online system allows you to author, edit, or manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions. Create multiple test versions in an instant. Deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

ExamConnection, 2 term (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305666351

FOR STUDENTS

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781305093096
The Lab Manual contains more than 70 labs to provide you with additional hands-on experience and to help prepare you for the Network+ Exam. The Lab Manual includes lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions.

ExamConnection, 2 term (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305666351