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Network+ Guide to Networks, 6th Edition

  • includes Printed Access Card
  • Tamara Dean
  • ISBN-10: 1133608191  |  ISBN-13: 9781133608196
  • 896 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
  • List Price = $ 138.95
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About

Overview

The completely updated NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 6th Edition gives readers the technical skills and industry know-how required to begin an exciting career installing, configuring, and troubleshooting computer networks. The text also prepares readers 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, readers 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 readers with the tools they need to succeed in any computing environment.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • 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.

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Bundle: Text + LabConnection 2.0 Printed Access Card for Network+ Guide to Networks

ISBN-10: 1285939530  | ISBN-13: 9781285939537

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ePack: Text + CourseMate Instant Access + LabConnection 2.0 for Network+ Guide to Networks Instant Access Code

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ISBN-10:  1285256506  | ISBN-13:  9781285256504

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ePack: Text + CourseMate Instant Access + LabConnection 2.0 on CengageBrain Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305382196  | ISBN-13:  9781305382190

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Bundle: Text + Lab Manual + LabConnection 2.0 on CengageBrain Printed Access Card

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"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."

— Nancy Jones, Coastline College

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Instructor Supplements

LabConnection 2.0 Standard Enterprise Solution for Network+ Guide to Networks  (ISBN-10: 1285053249 | ISBN-13: 9781285053240)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to networking courses and can be used as a a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning’s Network+ Guide to Networks, Sixth Edition textbook and CompTIA’s Network+ N10-005 Certification Exam, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1133608221 | ISBN-13: 9781133608226)

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Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 113360823X | ISBN-13: 9781133608233)

The lab manual provides the hands-on instruction necessary to prepare for the certification exam and succeed as a network administrator. Designed for classroom or self-paced study, labs complement the book and follow the same learning approach as the exam.

List Price = $87.95  | CengageBrain Price = $87.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.50

Network+ CourseNotes  (ISBN-10: 1133608248 | ISBN-13: 9781133608240)

This six-panel, quick-reference card reinforces the fundamentals of network administration and requirements for the Network+ N10-005 certification exam in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotes serve as a great reference tool both during the course and after completion.

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CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133610331 | ISBN-13: 9781133610335)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133610358 | ISBN-13: 9781133610359)

Designed to accompany specific Course Technology--Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTutor™ is an eLearning software solution that puts you in the front row of your classroom or training center. Blackboard® and WebCT® components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each WebTutor™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats, including matching, true-or-false, short-answer, and multiple-choice with immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers, and rationales for right and wrong choices.

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dtiMetrics Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133607489 | ISBN-13: 9781133607489)

This online testing system automatically grades students, keeps class and student records, and tests against both the text and Network+ certification exam requirements. Controlled and managed by the classroom instructor, ditMetrics is hosted and maintained by dtiPublishing, a third-party provider and quality Cengage partner.

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LabConnection 2.0 for Network+ Guide to Networks Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285053273 | ISBN-13: 9781285053271)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to networking courses and can be used as a a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning’s Network+ Guide to Networks, Sixth Edition textbook and CompTIA’s Network+ N10-005 Certification Exam, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $70.00  | CengageBrain Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.00

LabConnection 2.0 on DVD for Network+ Guide to Networks  (ISBN-10: 1285053206 | ISBN-13: 9781285053202)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to networking courses and can be used as a a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning’s Network+ Guide to Networks, Sixth Edition textbook and CompTIA’s Network+ N10-005 Certification Exam, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $73.95  | CengageBrain Price = $73.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.50

Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128579799X | ISBN-13: 9781285797991)

Flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Interactive flashcards include terms and definitions for each chapter. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

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Quizzing Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285794192 | ISBN-13: 9781285794198)

Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

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Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.

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LabConnection 2.0 on CengageBrain Printed Access Card for Network+ Guide to Networks  (ISBN-10: 1285777557 | ISBN-13: 9781285777559)

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ExamConnection, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305663012 | ISBN-13: 9781305663015)

The completely updated NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 6th Edition gives readers the technical skills and industry know-how required to begin an exciting career installing, configuring, and troubleshooting computer networks. The text also prepares readers 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, readers 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 readers with the tools they need to succeed in any computing environment.

List Price = $30.00  | CengageBrain Price = $30.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Student Supplements

LabConnection 2.0 Standard Enterprise Solution for Network+ Guide to Networks  (ISBN-10: 1285053249 | ISBN-13: 9781285053240)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to networking courses and can be used as a a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning’s Network+ Guide to Networks, Sixth Edition textbook and CompTIA’s Network+ N10-005 Certification Exam, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 113360823X | ISBN-13: 9781133608233)

The lab manual provides the hands-on instruction necessary to prepare for the certification exam and succeed as a network administrator. Designed for classroom or self-paced study, labs complement the book and follow the same learning approach as the exam.

List Price = $87.95  | CengageBrain Price = $87.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.50

Network+ CourseNotes  (ISBN-10: 1133608248 | ISBN-13: 9781133608240)

This six-panel, quick-reference card reinforces the fundamentals of network administration and requirements for the Network+ N10-005 certification exam in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotes serve as a great reference tool both during the course and after completion.

List Price = $13.95  | CengageBrain Price = $13.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $10.50

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133610331 | ISBN-13: 9781133610335)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

List Price = $105.00  | CengageBrain Price = $105.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133610358 | ISBN-13: 9781133610359)

Designed to accompany specific Course Technology--Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTutor™ is an eLearning software solution that puts you in the front row of your classroom or training center. Blackboard® and WebCT® components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each WebTutor™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats, including matching, true-or-false, short-answer, and multiple-choice with immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers, and rationales for right and wrong choices.

List Price = $56.00  | CengageBrain Price = $56.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.00

dtiMetrics Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133607489 | ISBN-13: 9781133607489)

This online testing system automatically grades students, keeps class and student records, and tests against both the text and Network+ certification exam requirements. Controlled and managed by the classroom instructor, ditMetrics is hosted and maintained by dtiPublishing, a third-party provider and quality Cengage partner.

List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $31.00

Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133608213 | ISBN-13: 9781133608219)

List Price = $72.95  | CengageBrain Price = $72.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.50

LabConnection 2.0 for Network+ Guide to Networks Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285053273 | ISBN-13: 9781285053271)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to networking courses and can be used as a a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning’s Network+ Guide to Networks, Sixth Edition textbook and CompTIA’s Network+ N10-005 Certification Exam, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $70.00  | CengageBrain Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.00

LabConnection 2.0 on DVD for Network+ Guide to Networks  (ISBN-10: 1285053206 | ISBN-13: 9781285053202)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to networking courses and can be used as a a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning’s Network+ Guide to Networks, Sixth Edition textbook and CompTIA’s Network+ N10-005 Certification Exam, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $73.95  | CengageBrain Price = $73.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.50

Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128579799X | ISBN-13: 9781285797991)

Flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Interactive flashcards include terms and definitions for each chapter. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $4.00  | CengageBrain Price = $4.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $4.00

Quizzing Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285794192 | ISBN-13: 9781285794198)

Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $5.00  | CengageBrain Price = $5.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $5.00

Quizzing with Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285790391 | ISBN-13: 9781285790398)

Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.

List Price = $6.00  | CengageBrain Price = $6.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $6.00

LabConnection 2.0 on CengageBrain Printed Access Card for Network+ Guide to Networks  (ISBN-10: 1285777557 | ISBN-13: 9781285777559)

List Price = $70.00  | CengageBrain Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50

MindLink for CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305629752 | ISBN-13: 9781305629752)

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ExamConnection, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305663012 | ISBN-13: 9781305663015)

The completely updated NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 6th Edition gives readers the technical skills and industry know-how required to begin an exciting career installing, configuring, and troubleshooting computer networks. The text also prepares readers 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, readers 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 readers with the tools they need to succeed in any computing environment.

List Price = $30.00  | CengageBrain Price = $30.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.