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A+, Network+, Security+ Exams in a Nutshell by Pawan K. Bhardwaj

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Network Implementation

This section of the Study Guide focuses on the implementation of the network. Implementing a network is certainly not the job of a single network technician or administrator. It involves several steps that start from planning. Making a good network implementation plan requires that the responsible team of administrators considers all aspects of implementation, such as the organization’s requirements, choice of network operating system, application support, security issues, and disaster recovery plans.

A single administrator cannot be expected to have the required knowledge and skills in all areas of network implementation. But, at the same time, each member of the team is expected to have a basic knowledge of essential components of the network. You will need to have a basic understanding of different network operating systems and their interoperability issues. You will also need to know the tools required for network installation and troubleshooting. You must be aware of the security issues and how the firewalls and proxy servers can be used to secure network resources. Finally, a disaster recovery plan must be in place to recover from unforeseen situations, such as fire or floods.

Network Operating Systems (NOS)

NOS provides the basic framework for all computing requirements in a large network. The NOS used these days includes features such as file and print services, authentication, remote access, web services, security, and client configuration. Most vendors ...

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