Throughout this book, I mention many websites that you can visit to glean more information about various networking topics. This appendix gathers those sites into one convenient location and adds a bunch more that are also worth visiting from time to time. Happy surfing!
Here are the sites to check out for official certification information:
www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp: Microsoft’s certification headquarters
www.comptia.org: Independent certification, including A+, Network+, and Security+
www.ibm.com/certify: IBM’s certification home page
www.cisco.com/certification: Cisco’s certification home page
www.vmware.com/certification: The place to go for information about certification in VMware tools
www.redhat.com/training/certification: Red Hat’s Linux certification home page
The following websites are general resources for researching computer hardware:
http://reviews.cnet.com: CNET’s reviews section offers reviews on all types of computer hardware, with a special section devoted to networking.
www.hardwarecentral.com: HardwareCentral is another good source for general computer hardware information, reviews, and advice.
www.tomshardware.com: Tom’s Hardware Guide is the place to go if you want detailed information about the latest in computer components.
The following manufacturers offer high-end networking products, including servers, routers, switches, and so on:
www.hp.com/servers: This page is the home ...