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Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours, 3rd Edition

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  • Proven format: 24 one-hour lessons—Modular coverage helps students build their knowledge incrementally.
    • Enables students to learn networking concepts and practice gradually, one step at a time.

  • End-of-chapter exercises and review questions—Includes exercises and review questions that can easily be tailored to the needs of specific courses and instructors.
    • Provides constant feedback and reinforcement to ensure that students understand the material they are learning.

  • “A Day in the Life of a System Administrator”—Offers practical insight into the experience of being a working administrator.
    • Shows students what its like to be a working system or network administrator.

  • Network administration tips and tricks—Contains a full chapter of hard-won lessons for network and system administrators.
    • Gives students practical insights they would otherwise have to learn from experience.

  • Complete coverage of building a network from scratch—Covers planning and designing networks, choosing hardware and software, assembling networks, connecting to the Internet, and more.
    • Enables students to perform every step involved in building a network.

  • Full section on network operating systems and services—Introduces TCP/IP, Microsoft networking, Unix and Linux networking, and each of the most common network services.
    • Helps students choose and implement the most appropriate network operating systems and services for their environments.

Description

  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32608-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32608-0

Build a network from the ground up in just 24 hours! Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours is written in a unique task-oriented, step-by-step guide that allows you to learn the essentials of networking from beginning to end. Chapters are broken out into hour-long lessons, each one focusing on a specific topic, beginning with a basic overview of networking. After 24 one-hour lessons, you will have an understanding of the concepts, hardware and software that are needed to build a network, as well as wireless networks, SSID broadcast, security and anti-spam technologies. Rome may not have been built in a day, but a network could be!

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Getting Data from Here to There: How Computers Share Data

Getting Data from Here to There: How Computers Share Data

Table of Contents



Introduction.

I. WHAT EXACTLY IS NETWORKING?

Hour 1. An Overview of Networking.
Hour 2. Why Build a Network?

II. THE BASICS.

Hour 3. Getting Data from Here to There: How Networking Works.
Hour 4. Computer Concepts.
Hour 5. Network Concepts.
Hour 6. Extending Your LAN and Wide Area Networks.
Hour 7. Remote Networking.

III. BUILDING NETWORKS.

Hour 8. Network Criteria.
Hour 9. Designing a Network.
Hour 10. Selecting Network Hardware and Software.
Hour 11. Assembling a Network.
Hour 12. Network Applications.
Hour 13. Connecting to the Internet.

IV. NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS AND PROVIDING NETWORK-WIDE SERVICES.

Hour 14. TCP/IP.
Hour 15. Microsoft Networking.
Hour 16. Unix and Linux Networking.
Hour 17. Common Network Services and How to Provide Them.

V. INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK ADMINISTRATION.

Hour 18. What is a Network Administrator?
Hour 19. Security.
Hour 20. Managing an Existing Network.
Hour 21. Network Administration Tips and Tricks.
Hour 22. A Day in the Life of a System Administrator.
Hour 23. Security and Usability.
Hour 24. Where Are Networks Going from Here?
Glossary.
Index.

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