Higher Education

Networking BASICS, 2nd Edition

  • Mark Ciampa Western Kentucky University
  • ISBN-10: 0619055820  |  ISBN-13: 9780619055820
  • 304 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2000
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.75



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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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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Instructor Resources  (ISBN-10: 0619055847 | ISBN-13: 9780619055844)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark Ciampa

Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Previously, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Academic Computing for 20 years at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for the U.S. Postal Service, the Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, and the University of Tennessee. He is also the author of many Cengage/Course Technology books, including Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals; CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs, 3e; CWSP Guide to Wireless Security; Guide to Wireless Communications; and Networking BASICS. He holds a PhD in digital communication systems from Indiana State University.