AE Network+ Guide to Networks,
8th Edition

Jill West, Tamara Dean, Jean Andrews

ISBN-13: 9789814834643 | ISBN-10: 9814834645

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 880 pages

List Price USD $141.95


Completely updated, West/Dean/Andrews' NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 8th edition, equips your students with the skills and knowledge to begin an exciting career installing, configuring and troubleshooting computer networks. It thoroughly prepares students for success on CompTIA's Network+ N10-007 certification exam with fully mapped coverage of all objectives, including protocols, topologies, hardware, network design, security and troubleshooting. An all-new structure makes essential information easily accessible and helps students visualize high-level concepts. New virtualization-based projects give students experience working with a wider variety of hardware, software, operating systems and device interactions, while "On the Job" stories, Applying Concepts activities, and Hands-On and Capstone Projects help readers further explore chapter concepts. MindTap Networking is also available.

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Meet the Authors

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Jill West, a C.I.S. instructor at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, brings a unique cross-section of experience in business, writing and education to the development of innovative educational materials. She has taught students of multiple ages -- K through college-level -- and has embraced a variety of content using a flipped classroom approach, distance learning and a hybrid teaching approach. She has also provided highly valued educational counseling. Ms. West has been instrumental in designing and authoring critical-thinking simulations for several of Cengage’s computer courses. She regularly presents at regional and national conferences and international webinars, frequently offering CompTIA certifications for students and train-the-trainer sessions for instructors. She’s also a member of the 2019 inaugural cohort of Faculty Ambassadors for A.W.S. Educate. Ms. West and her husband, Mike, live in northwest Georgia with three children at home and one in college.

Tamara Dean has worked in the field of networking for nearly 20 years, most recently as a networking consultant, and before that, as the manager of Internet services and data center operations for a regional ISP. She has managed LANs at the University of Wisconsin and at a pharmaceutical firm, worked as a telecommunications analyst for the FCC, and cofounded a local radio station. Well-published in networking, she is the author of Guide to Telecommunications Technology, Network+ CoursePrep Study Guide, as well as several previous editions of Network+ Guide to Networks and CompTIA Network+ In Depth all published by Cengage Learning.

Jean Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry as well as more than 13 years of teaching in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses where she's designed, written, and supported application software. She has also managed a computer repair help desk and handled troubleshooting for wide area networks. Ms. Andrews has written numerous books on software, hardware and the Internet. In addition to this bestselling A+ GUIDE TO IT TECHNICAL SUPPORT, she's written the A+ GUIDE TO HARDWARE: MANAGING, MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING. She lives in north Georgia.

  • OSI LAYER ICONS VISUALLY REINFORCE THE LINK BETWEEN CONCEPTS AND THE OSI MODEL. These helpful icons immediately direct students' attention to key material that relates to the OSI conceptual model to ensure complete understanding.
  • "ON-THE-JOB" STORIES AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH CHAPTER PLACE CONCEPTS INTO REAL-WORLD CONTEXT. Intriguing workplace scenarios highlight the chapter's technology and concepts in action--giving students unique insights into a variety of modern computing environments.
  • MindTap Networking for West/Dean/Andrews' NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. MindTap helps students master the skills they need in today's workforce. Research shows employers need critical thinkers, troubleshooters and creative problem-solvers to stay relevant in our fast-paced, technology-driven world. MindTap helps students achieve this with assignments and activities that provide hands-on practice, real-life relevance and certification test prep.
  • EXTENSIVE LEARNING TOOLS ASSIST STUDENTS IN COMPREHENSION AND REVIEW. Easy-to-reference tables and bulleted lists, Key Terms, Chapter Summaries and Review Questions help students maximize their study time. Detailed appendices and a glossary support learning and provide ongoing references, while Applying Concepts activities, Hands-On Projects and Capstone Projects enable students to put what they learn into practice.
  • LEGACY NETWORKING BOXES PRESENT OLDER TECHNOLOGY COVERED ON COMPTIA'S NETWORK+ CERTIFICATION EXAM. These historical references place current technology into context while equipping students with important background for the exam.
  • UP-TO-THE-MINUTE DISCUSSIONS AND PROJECTS ENSURE CURRENCY. Known for its comprehensive, current coverage, NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS emphasizes emerging developments in computer technology and the latest operating systems, including Windows 10®, Windows Server® 2016 and newer Linux applications.

Table of Contents

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Introduction to Networking.
Network Equipment.
Addressing on Networks.
Network Protocols.
Network Cabling.
Wireless Networking.
Virtualization, Storage and Cloud Computing.
Subnetting and VLANs.
Network Security.
Authentication and Access Control.
Performance and Recovery.
Wide Area Networks.
Appendix A: Network+ Examination Objectives
Appendix B: CompTIA Acronyms.
Appendix C: Visual Guide to Connectors.
Appendix D: CompTIA Network+ Practice Exam.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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