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Hands-On Networking Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

  • Michael Palmer
  • ISBN-10: 1111306745  |  ISBN-13: 9781111306748
  • 544 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $159.75
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Overview

HANDS-ON-NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS, Second Edition, helps readers learn network administration from the ground up. Designed to provide a solid foundation in essential concepts and methods, this detailed introduction requires no previous experience, covering all of the critical knowledge and skills information technology professionals need to work with network operating systems in a network administration environment. Like other textbooks in the Hands-On series, this highly practical guide features a variety of projects in every chapter, with activities integrated closely with core material to facilitate understanding, reinforce learning, and build essential skills at every step. Now thoroughly revised to reflect the latest advances in network technology, HANDS-ON-NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS,Second Edition includes up-to-date coverage of key network operating systems, wireless and cellular networking, network protocols, and other important innovations in the field. Equally useful for students beginning to explore network administration and professionals preparing for certification, this book is a reliable, effective resource for networking success.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a thorough, practical overview of networking essentials appropriate for students with no background in network administration to information technology professionals in need of an everyday reference or a resource for certification efforts.
  • Hands-on projects in every chapter integrate with core content to help readers grasp key concepts quickly, apply what they learn immediately, and sharpen essential problem-solving skills related to real-world network setup and administration scenarios.
  • Detailed illustrations and screen captures throughout the text clarify important topics and help students visualize key processes step-by-step, making it easy to explore key ideas using relevant software.

Table of Contents

1. Networking: An Overview.
2. How LAN and WAN Communications Work.
3. Using Network Communication Protocols.
4. Connecting through a Cabled Network.
5. Devices for Connecting Networks.
6. Connecting through a Wireless Network.
7. Sharing Resources on a Network.
8. Using a Server.
9. Understanding WAN Connection Choices.
10. Basic Network Design.
11. Securing Your Network.
12. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Network.
Appendix A: A Short History of Networking.
Appendix B: Network Certifications and Network Equipment Vendors.
Appendix C: List of Acronyms.
Appendix D: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Server Virtualization Software.

What's New

  • Contains updated information in every chapter reflecting the latest versions of key network operating systems, including Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft Windows Server® 2008/Server 2008 R2, Linux® (using Fedora™ 15 with the GNOME 3 desktop), Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion.
  • The author has thoroughly updated the series' signature hands-on activities throughout the text, including operating system examples related to networking, hands-on projects, case studies, and end-of-chapter review questions.
  • Reflects ongoing changes and recent advances in the dynamic field of wireless and cellular networking, including 802.11n, 3G and 4G networks, and wireless metropolitan area networks (MANs). There is also new coverage of wireless networking devices and mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet PCs.
  • Expanded coverage of the latest networking protocols, services, and technology including Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) version 6, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) version 3, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet, cloud computing and virtual server and virtual storage technologies.
  • New material on shared resource access, network security options, and strategies for effective network design and security reflect current technology and industry standards, as well as the author's extensive firsthand experience as an educator and active consultant.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"Challenging enough for both novice and intermediate networking students."

— Mark Graustark, ECPI

"Very readable, good intro to network concepts "

— Chang-Shyh Peng, California Lutheran University

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, Ph.D., is an industry consultant and educator who has written numerous networking and operating systems books, including best-selling books about Microsoft® Windows® Server systems and UNIX®/Linux®. He is president of CertQuick, which provides computer and networking consulting services, technical authoring services, and computer science curriculum development for schools. Dr. Palmer has worked for 30 years in higher education and industry as an instructor, professor, systems and networking specialist, technical manager, department head, and consultant. He holds bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.