Thoroughly updated to reflect CompTIA’s Network+ N10-006 exam, Networking Essentials, Fourth 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, Fourth Edition provides a practical guide to networking basics from the point of view of the network administrator. The book takes a hands-on approach to each topic, introducing the concepts in clear, easy to understand language, demonstrating how and why the technologies are used, then providing real world examples and practical exercises that help reinforce the concepts. Readers will learn how basic computer networks and related hardware are interconnect to form a network. This involves understanding the concepts and issues of the OSI model, twisted-pair and fiber optic cable, wireless technologies, interconnecting LANs, TCP/IP, basic router and switch configuration, routing protocol basics, Internet connectivity, troubleshooting, and network security.