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Network+ Guide to Networks, 5th Edition

  • Tamara Dean
  • ISBN-10: 1423902459  |  ISBN-13: 9781423902454
  • 1024 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2004, 2003
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.00
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About

Overview

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

Features and Benefits

  • On The Job stories at the beginning of each chapter provide a real-world context for the technology and concepts presented.
  • Network+ certification icons in the margins highlight all the materials related to the exam.
  • Features extensive learning tools, including Review Questions, Hands-On Projects, and Case Projects, which allow students to practice skills as they are learned.
  • Updates on wireless LANs/WANs, IPv6, wireless routers, VOIP, video over IP, virtualization, modified Hands-on Projects for use with Windows Vista clients and newer Linux clients, new “On The Job” vignettes

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - An Introduction to Networking.
Chapter 2 - Networking Standards and the OSI Model.
Chapter 3 - Transmission Basics and Networking Media.
Chapter 4 – Introduction to TCP/IP.
Chapter 5 - Topologies and Ethernet Standards.
Chapter 6 - Network Hardware.
Chapter 7 – WANs and Remote Connectivity.
Chapter 8 – Wireless Networking.
Chapter 9 –Network Operating Systems.
Chapter 10 - In-Depth TCP/IP Networking.
Chapter 11 – Voice, Video, and Data Convergence.
Chapter 12 - Network Security.
Chapter 13 - Troubleshooting Network Problems.
Chapter 14 - Ensuring Integrity and Availability.
Chapter 15 – Network Management.
Chapter Summary.
Key Terms.
Review Questions.
Hands-on Projects.
Case Projects.
Appendix A - Network+ Examination Objectives.
Appendix B - Network+ Practice Exam.
Appendix C - Visual Guide to Connectors.

What's New

  • Full color content maps completely to the 2009 CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam, with in-depth coverage of all objectives.

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Bundle: Text + Lab Manual

ISBN-10: 111107979X  | ISBN-13: 9781111079796

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  • Network+ Guide to Networks
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ISBN-10:  1111292191 | ISBN-13:  9781111292195

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1423925785 | ISBN-13: 9781423925781)

LabSim for Dean's Network+ Guide to Networks  (ISBN-10: 1423925793 | ISBN-13: 9781423925798)

Course Technology offers robust LabSim™ simulation software, which features unique, open simulations that let you get hands-on with network fundamentals while also preparing you for CompTIA’s 2009 Network+ Exam. This rich, full-scale software allows you to move freely through a safe, simulated environment to accomplish tasks in a variety of ways. Looking for more instruction in certain areas? Extensive demonstrations and simulations provide the illustration and guidance you need to master the skills required to support and troubleshoot a variety of operating systems, even if you don’t have access to the actual software.

List Price = $110.95  | CengageBrain Price = $110.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.50

Student Supplements

LabSim for Dean's Network+ Guide to Networks  (ISBN-10: 1423925793 | ISBN-13: 9781423925798)

Course Technology offers robust LabSim™ simulation software, which features unique, open simulations that let you get hands-on with network fundamentals while also preparing you for CompTIA’s 2009 Network+ Exam. This rich, full-scale software allows you to move freely through a safe, simulated environment to accomplish tasks in a variety of ways. Looking for more instruction in certain areas? Extensive demonstrations and simulations provide the illustration and guidance you need to master the skills required to support and troubleshoot a variety of operating systems, even if you don’t have access to the actual software.

List Price = $110.95  | CengageBrain Price = $110.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.50

Bundle: Network+ Guide to Networks, 5th + LabSim  (ISBN-10: 1435479106 | ISBN-13: 9781435479104)

List Price = $226.95  | CengageBrain Price = $226.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $170.21

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.