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CompTIA A+® Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition by Michael Meyers

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CHAPTER 23Local Area Networking

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Explain networking technologies

• Explain network operating systems

• Install and configure wired networks

• Troubleshoot networks

Networks dominate the modern computing environment. A vast percentage of businesses have PCs connected in a small local area network (LAN), and big businesses simply can’t survive without connecting their many offices into a single wide area network (WAN). Even the operating systems of today demand networks. Windows XP, Vista, and 7, for example, come out of the box assuming you’ll attach them to a network of some sort just to make them work past 30 days (product activation), and they get all indignant if you don’t.

Because networks are so common ...

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