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Guide to Networking Essentials,
8th Edition

Greg Tomsho

ISBN-13: 9780357118283 | ISBN-10: 0357118286

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 638 pages

List Price USD $199.95

Overview

Packed with hands-on learning tools, Tomsho's GUIDE TO NETWORKING ESSENTIALS, Eighth Edition, equips you with the knowledge and skills to work with network infrastructure devices and network operating systems in a small to medium-size network environment. Focusing on troubleshooting and computer networking technologies, it delivers a comprehensive introduction to network protocols and network devices, including wireless and cybersecurity technologies. It reflects the latest networking technologies and operating systems, covers new Ethernet standards, includes an Internet of Things (IoT) chapter and adds certification mapping to the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA Exam 98-366) in Networking Fundamentals. Maximizing your success, virtual labs and the MindTap digital learning solution give you ample opportunities to put what you learn into practice and prep for the certification test.

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Meet the Authors

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Greg Tomsho is director of the Computer Networking/Cybersecurity 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 GUIDE TO NETWORKING ESSENTIALS, MCSA GUIDE TO INSTALLATION, STORAGE, AND COMPUTE WITH WINDOWS SERVER 2016, MCSA GUIDE TO NETWORKING WITH WINDOWS SERVER 2016, MCSA GUIDE TO IDENTITY WITH WINDOWS SERVER 2016, 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, 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.

  • Thoroughly updated, the Eighth Edition includes coverage of the latest operating systems in addition to advances in software, wireless and security -- providing students with the most current material available. In addition, an all-new chapter is devoted to the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Using Packet Tracer, new virtual labs allow students to perform hands-on activities without a complex lab environment setup -- equipping them with even more critical-thinking scenarios.
  • The Eighth Edition fully maps to the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA Exam 98-366) in Networking Fundamentals.
  • Case Projects: learners are asked to evaluate a scenario and decide on a course of action to propose a solution. These activities help learners strengthen their decision-making, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Challenge Labs: learners are asked to solve more complex problems without step-by-step instructions by applying the knowledge and skills gained from the reading and performing the hands-on projects.
  • Hands-On Projects: provide step-by-step instructions on various networking technologies to provide real-world, hands-on experience.
  • Extensive learning tools, such as chapter summaries, review questions and key terms, are integrated throughout the text so students can put their new skills into practice as they learn them -- and maximize their course success.
  • Packet Tracer Labs: learners perform labs using Packet Tracer network hardware simulators. These labs are written to mirror the hands-on projects whenever possible so labs can still be done even when the physical hardware is not available.
  • Virtual labs allow students to perform hands-on activities without a complex lab environment setup.
  • Hands-On Activities, Case Projects and Challenge Labs enable students to apply chapter concepts to real-world practice -- training them to use networking technology and equipping them with the skills they will need on the job.
  • Hands-On Activities, Case Projects and Challenge Labs help students apply what they have learned, as well as train students to use networking technology on the job.
  • Hands-On Activities, Case Projects and Challenge Labs help students apply what they have learned, as well as train students use networking technology on the job.
  • By focusing on troubleshooting and hands-on applications, students are well-prepared to meet the professional challenges they will face in the industry.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Computer Networks.
2. Network Hardware Essentials.
3. Network Topologies and Technologies.
4. Network Media.
5. Network Protocols.
6. IP Addressing.
7. Network Reference Models and Standards.
8. Network Hardware in Depth.
9. Introduction to Network Security.
10. Wide Area Networking and Cloud Computing.
11. Operating Systems and Virtualization.
12. Network Management and Administration.
13. The Internet of Things (IoT).
14. Troubleshooting and Support.

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Guide to Networking Essentials

  • ISBN-10: 0357118286
  • ISBN-13: 9780357118283

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