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MindTap Computing for Network+ Guide to Networks 7th Edition

Tamara Dean, Jill West, Jean Andrews

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MindTap Computing for West/Dean/Andrews, CompTIA’s Network+ Guide to Networks, 7e is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Activities and assignments are tied to CompTIA’s Network+ certification exam objectives. Readings and media support the lecture, and critical thinking activities, such as “In The News -- Stay Current” are designed to take students from basic knowledge and understanding to analysis and real-life problem solving. IQ Certification Test Prep is an adaptive quizzing engine with hundreds of practice questions that help students prepare for the actual Network+ exam. Lab simulations offer real-life application in interactive and gradable exercises that help students become better troubleshooters. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion rates. Personalized teaching becomes yours through a Learning Path built with key student objectives and your syllabus in mind. Control what students see and when they see it.

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.

Jill West,

Jill West brings a unique cross-section of experience in business, writing, and education to the development of innovative educational materials. She has taught multiple ages and content areas using a flipped classroom approach, distance learning, and educational counseling. Ms. West was instrumental in piloting a flipped classroom program for learning support courses at North Georgia Technical College, and she has more than a decade of experience working with Jean Andrews in textbook development. Ms. West and her husband, Mike, live in northwest Georgia where they homeschool their four children.

Jean Andrews,

Jean Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, including more than 13 years in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses designing, writing, and supporting application software; managing a PC repair help desk; and troubleshooting wide area networks. She has written numerous books on software, hardware, and the Internet, including the bestselling A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC, 8th Edition, and A+ GUIDE TO HARDWARE: MANAGING, MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING, Sixth Edition. She lives in north Georgia.
  • Make students more employable with practice in on-the-job troubleshooting scenarios and simulations.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.
  • Prepare them for passing the CompTIA Network+exam with real life application, hands on practice labs and an adaptive certification prep engine
  • Challenge students to problem solve and think critically to discussion topics based on the latest news in “Think Critically ” and “In the News – Stay Current”features
  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
Getting Started.
Introduction to NetworkingHow Computers Find Each Other on Network.
How Data Is Transported Over Networks.
Structured Cabling and Networking Elements.
Network Cabling.
Wireless Networking.
Cloud Computing and Remote Access.
Network Risk Management.
Unified Communications and Network Performance Management.
Network Segmentation and Virtualization.
Wide Area Networks.
Industrial and Enterprise Networking.
CompTIA Exam Prep Mapping Grid.
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1337100544
  • ISBN-13: 9781337100540
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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.


Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781305093096
The Lab Manual contains more than 70 labs to provide students with additional hands-on experience and to help them prepare in detail for the Network+ Exam. The Lab Manual includes lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions.

Instructor's Companion Web Site

ISBN: 9781305091139
Everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online. Simply visit and log in to access instructor-specific resources on the Instructor Companion Site. You’ll find the Instructor’s Manual, Solutions Manual, test creation tools, PowerPoint® Presentations, course syllabus, and figure files.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305108783
This flexible, online system allows you to author, edit, or manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions. Create multiple test versions in an instant. Deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

ExamConnection, 2 term (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305666351


Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781305093096
The Lab Manual contains more than 70 labs to provide you with additional hands-on experience and to help prepare you for the Network+ Exam. The Lab Manual includes lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions.

ExamConnection, 2 term (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305666351