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Guide to Networking Essentials, 6th Edition

  • Greg Tomsho
  • ISBN-10: 1111312524
  • ISBN-13: 9781111312527
  • 688 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

GUIDE TO NETWORKING ESSENTIALS provides students with both the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to work with network operating systems in a network administration environment. By focusing on troubleshooting and not on an exam, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to Networking and to advances in software, wireless and network security. Labs are directly integrated in each chapter to allow for a hands-on experience in the classroom. Updated content reflects the latest networking technology and operating systems including Windows 7/Server 2008 and Linux. Proven pedagogy and comprehensive, non-exam-focused format provides a compelling introduction to network administration.

Features

  • A hands-on, non-exam approach provides an alternative to traditional introductory networking texts.

  • By focusing on troubleshooting, students are prepared for professional challenges faced in the industry.

  • Includes extensive learning tools, such as chapter summaries, review questions, hands-on projects and case projects, helping students to practice skills as they learn them, allowing real-life application of material.

  • Coverage of virtualization and the latest operating systems in addition to advances in software, wireless and security provide students with the most up-to-date material.

  • New chapters on an introduction to in-depth network hardware make this a comprehensive introduction to the field of Networking.

About the Author

Greg Tomsho

Greg Tomsho is director of the Computer Networking Technology Department and Cisco Academy at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. He has earned the CCNA, MCTS, MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, Server+ and Linux+ certifications. A former software engineer, technical support manager and IT director, he has more than 30 years of computer and networking experience. He is the author of numerous other leading books, including MCSA GUIDE TO INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2, MCSA GUIDE TO ADMINISTERING MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2, MCSA GUIDE TO CONFIGURING ADVANCED MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2 SERVICES, GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, MCTS GUIDE TO WINDOWS SERVER 2008 ACTIVE DIRECTORY CONFIGURATION, MCTS GUIDE TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2008 APPLICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE CONFIGURATION, GUIDE TO NETWORK SUPPORT AND TROUBLESHOOTING and A+ COURSEPREP EXAMGUIDE.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Computer Networks.
2. Network Hardware Essentials.
3. Network Topologies and Technologies.
4. Networking Media.
5. Network Protocols.
6. Network Reference Models and Standards.
7. Network Hardware in Depth.
8, Network Operating Systems
9. Introduction to Network Security
10, Supporting a Small Business Network
11. Network Administration and Support
12. Enterprise and Wide Area Networks.
13, Solving Network Problems.
Appendix A. Common Networking Standards.
Appendix B. Old or Obsolete Technologies
Appendix C. Planning and Implementing Networks.
Needs Assessment and Justification. Establish the Need for a Network. Network Plan.
Appendix D. Network Troubleshooting Guide.
Appendix E. Networking Resources, Online and Offline.
Appendix F. A Guide to Using Virtualization in the Classroom.

New to this edition

  • Includes two new chapters with thorough coverage of network hardware include a new introductory chapter and a new in-depth chapter.
  • Thorough update of technology and standards including coverage of operating system virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Includes information based on the latest operating systems including Windows 7/Server 2008, Linux.
  • More coverage on IPv6 and virtualization. Virtualization is now a mainstream technology, and the use of virtualization in today's networks is now covered.
  • New Challenge Labs give students hands-on experience without step-by-step instructions.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Networking CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111644063 | ISBN-13: 9781111644062)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111312532 | ISBN-13: 9781111312534)

Electronic Instructor's Manual: The Instructor's Manual that accompanies this book includes additional material to assist in class preparation, including suggestions for classroom activities, discussion topics, and additional activities. Solutions: The instructor resources include solutions to all end-of-chapter material, including review questions and case projects. PowerPoint presentations: This book comes with Microsoft PowerPoint slides for each chapter. They're included as a teaching aid for classroom presentation, to make available to students on the network for chapter review, or to be printed for classroom distribution. Instructors, please feel free to add your own slides for additional topics you introduce to the class. Figure files: All figures and tables in the book are reproduced on the Instructor Resources CD in bitmap format. Similar to the PowerPoint presentations, they're included as a teaching aid for classroom presentation, to make available to students for review, or to be printed for classroom distribution.

Student Supplements

Networking CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111644063 | ISBN-13: 9781111644062)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with GUIDE TO NETWORKING ESSENTIALS, 6th Edition.