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Networking Essentials, Fifth Edition is a practical, up-to-date, and hands-on guide to the basics of networking. Written from the viewpoint of a working network administrator, it requires absolutely no experience with either network concepts or day-to-day network management.
Networking Essentials, Fifth Edition guides readers from an entry-level knowledge in computer networks to advanced concepts in Ethernet and TCP/IP networks; routing protocols and router configuration; local, campus, and wide area network configuration; network security; wireless networking; optical networks; Voice over IP; the network server; and Linux networking. This new edition includes expanded coverage of mobile and cellular communications; configuring static routing with RIPv2, OSPF, EIGRP, and IS-IS; physical security, access control, and biometric access control; cloud computing and virtualization; and codes and standards.
Clear goals are outlined for each chapter, and every concept is introduced in easy to understand language that explains how and why networking technologies are used. Each chapter is packed with real-world examples and practical exercises that reinforce all concepts and guide you through using them to configure, analyze, and fix networks.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Computer Networks
Chapter 2 Physical Layer Cabling: Twisted Pair
Chapter 3 Physical Layer Cabling: Fiber Optics
Chapter 4 Wireless Networking
Chapter 5 Interconnecting the LANs
Chapter 6 TCP/IP
Chapter 7 Introduction to Router Configuration
Chapter 8 Introduction to Switch Configuration
Chapter 9 Routing Protocols
Chapter 10 Internet Technologies: Out to the Internet
Chapter 11 Troubleshooting
Chapter 12 Network Security
Chapter 13 Cloud Computing and Virtualization
Chapter 14 Codes and Standards