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Overview

From hubs and routers to servers and cables, Networking BASICS 2nd Edition provides a step-by-step introduction to the field of computer networking. Beginners will become comfortable with the concepts and vocabulary of computer networking and will gain hands-on experience in basic networking technology.

Mark Ciampa, Western Kentucky University

Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. For 20 years, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for multiple public and private enterprises. In addition, he is the author of many Cengage books, including CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, 3e; CWSP GUIDE TO WIRELESS SECURITY; GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS; and NETWORKING BASICS. He earned a PhD in digital communication systems from Indiana State University.
  • Introduces the basic building blocks of a network then shows how they fit together to form a computer network.
  • Presents networking vocabulary and concepts, systems, configurations of the hardware and software that go into building a network, and much more.
  • Includes numerous illustrations of networking concepts.
  • Provides an engaging, full-color layout.
Unit 1: Introduction
Lesson 1: Introduction to Networking
Lesson 2: Network Media

Unit 2: Local Area Networks
Lesson 3: Network Design
Lesson 4: Network Architectures
Lesson 5: Protocols and Network Software
Lesson 6: Windows 2000 and Windows.NET Servers
Lesson 7: NetWare 6 and Linux Servers
Lesson 8: Managing a Local Area Network

Unit 3: Wide Area Networks
Lesson 9: Wide Area Networks
Lesson 10: The Internet and Its Tools

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  • ISBN-10: 0619055820
  • ISBN-13: 9780619055820
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $102.75
  • RETAIL $136.95

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

Networking BASICS

ISBN: 9780619055820
From hubs and routers to servers and cables, Networking BASICS 2nd Edition provides a step-by-step introduction to the field of computer networking. Beginners will become comfortable with the concepts and vocabulary of computer networking and will gain hands-on experience in basic networking technology.

Instructor Resources

ISBN: 9780619055844

FOR STUDENTS

Networking BASICS

ISBN: 9780619055820
From hubs and routers to servers and cables, Networking BASICS 2nd Edition provides a step-by-step introduction to the field of computer networking. Beginners will become comfortable with the concepts and vocabulary of computer networking and will gain hands-on experience in basic networking technology.