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This exam certifies that candidates know the layers of the OSI model, can describe the features and functions of network components, and have the skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols. The certification is endorsed by Microsoft (as part of its popular new MCSA program), Cisco, Novell, and 3Com, among others. This book is not intended to teach new material. Instead it assumes that you have a solid foundation of knowledge but can use a refresher on important concepts as well as a guide to exam topics and objectives. This book focuses exactly on what you need to know to pass the exam - it features test-taking strategies, time-saving study tips, and a special Cram Sheet that includes tips, acronyms, and memory joggers not available anywhere else. The series is supported online at several Web sites: examcram.com, informit.com, and cramsession.com.
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1. Introduction to Networking.
Introduction. LANs and WANs. Network models. Centralized and distributed computing. Network topologies. IEEE and networking standards. FDDI.
Introduction. General media considerations. Network media. Media connectors. IEEE 802.3 standards.
Introduction. Hubs. MSAU. Switches. Bridges. Routers. Gateways. CSU/DSU. Wireless access points. Modems. Network cards. MAC addresses.
Introduction. OSI seven layer model. OSI model summary. Identifying the OSI layers at which various network components operate. Differentiating among protocols.
Introduction. TCP/UDP port functions . Network services. Identifying IP addresses (IPv4, IPv6) and their default subnet masks. Identifying the purposes of subnetting and default gateways. Identifying the differences between public and private networks.
Introduction. WAN technologies. Remote access protocols and services. Security protocols. Configuring remote connectivity.
Introduction. Network operating systems. Operating system interoperability. Operating system client support. Client operating systems. Selecting a NIC and network configuration settings. Configuring clients to access servers.
Introduction. Fault tolerance. Disaster recovery. Network Attached Storage (NAS). Virtual LANs.
Introduction. Firewalls. Proxy servers. Understanding how security affects a network. Authentication, passwords, and password policies.
Introduction. Troubleshooting with diagnostic utilities. Supporting and troubleshooting the small office and home environment. Troubleshooting remote connectivity errors. Using network tools. Interpreting visual indicators.
Introduction. Troubleshooting steps and procedures. Identify and troubleshoot errors with a particular physical topology. Identifying and troubleshooting client connectivity problems. Troubleshooting wiring- and infrastructure-related problems. Predicting the impact of modifying, adding, or removing network services.
Answers to exam questions.
Answers to exam questions.
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