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Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Textbook, Fifth Edition

Book Description

Thoroughly updated to reflect the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam, Networking Essentials, Fifth Edition is a practical, up-to-date, and hands-on guide to the basics of networking. Written from the viewpoint of a working network administrator, it requires absolutely no experience with either network concepts or day-to-day network management.

 

Networking Essentials, Fifth Edition guides readers from an entry-level knowledge in computer networks to advanced concepts in Ethernet and TCP/IP networks; routing protocols and router configuration; local, campus, and wide area network configuration; network security; wireless networking; optical networks; Voice over IP; the network server; and Linux networking. This edition contains additional coverage of switch security, troubleshooting IP networks, authorization and access control, best practices for disaster recovery, network infrastructure configuration and management, data traffic network analysis, network security, and VoIP. It also covers approximately 250 new terms now addressed by CompTIA’s N10-007 exam.

 

Clear goals are outlined for each chapter, and every concept is introduced in easy-to-understand language that explains how and why networking technologies are used. Each chapter is packed with real-world examples and practical exercises that reinforce all concepts and guide you through using them to configure, analyze, and fix networks.

 

KEY PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES

  • NET-CHALLENGE SIMULATION SOFTWARE provides hands-on experience with entering router and switch commands, setting up functions, and configuring interfaces and protocols
  • WIRESHARK NETWORK PROTOCOL ANALYZER presents techniques and examples of data traffic analysis throughout
  • PROVEN TOOLS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE LEARNING AND NETWORK+ PREP, including chapter outlines, summaries, and Network+ objectives
  • WORKING EXAMPLES IN EVERY CHAPTER to reinforce key concepts and promote mastery
  • KEY TERM DEFINITIONS, LISTINGS, AND EXTENSIVE GLOSSARY to help you master the language of networking
  • QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS, AND CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS to help you deepen your understanding

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This E-Book
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. About the Authors
  8. Dedications
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. About the Technical Reviewer
  11. We Want to Hear From You!
  12. Reader Services
  13. Introduction
  14. Chapter 1 Introduction to Computer Networks
    1. 1-1 Introduction
    2. 1-2 Network Topologies
    3. 1-3 The OSI Model
    4. 1-4 The Ethernet LAN
    5. 1-5 Home Networking
    6. 1-6 Assembling an Office LAN
    7. 1-7 Testing and Troubleshooting a LAN
    8. Summary
    9. Questions and Problems
  15. Chapter 2 Physical Layer Cabling: Twisted-Pair
    1. 2-1 Introduction
    2. 2-2 Structured Cabling
    3. 2-3 Unshielded Twisted-Pair Cable
    4. 2-4 Terminating CAT6/5e/5 UTP Cables
    5. 2-5 Cable Testing and Certification
    6. 2-6 10 Gigabit Ethernet Over Copper
    7. 2-7 Troubleshooting Cabling Systems
    8. Summary
    9. Questions and Problems
  16. Chapter 3 Physical Layer Cabling: Fiber Optics
    1. 3-1 Introduction
    2. 3-2 The Nature of Light
    3. 3-3 Fiber Attenuation and Dispersion
    4. 3-4 Optical Components
    5. 3-5 Optical Networking
    6. 3-6 Safety
    7. Summary
    8. Questions and Problems
  17. Chapter 4 Wireless Networking
    1. 4-1 Introduction
    2. 4-2 The IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard
    3. 4-3 802.11 Wireless Networking
    4. 4-4 Bluetooth, WiMAX, RFID, and Mobile Communications
    5. 4-5 Configuring a Point-to-Multipoint Wireless LAN: A Case Study
    6. Summary
    7. Questions and Problems
  18. Chapter 5 Interconnecting the Lans
    1. 5-1 Introduction
    2. 5-2 The Network Bridge
    3. 5-3 The Network Switch
    4. 5-4 The Router
    5. 5-5 Interconnecting LANs with the Router
    6. 5-6 Configuring the Network Interface: Auto-Negotiation
    7. 5-7 The Console Port Connection
    8. Summary
    9. Questions and Problems
  19. Chapter 6 TCP/IP
    1. 6-1 Introduction
    2. 6-2 The TCP/IP Layers
    3. 6-3 Number Conversion
    4. 6-4 IPv4 Addressing
    5. 6-5 Subnet Masks
    6. 6-6 CIDR Blocks
    7. 6-7 IPv6 Addressing
    8. Summary
    9. Questions and Problems
  20. Chapter 7 Introduction to Switch Configuration
    1. 7-1 Introduction
    2. 7-2 Introduction to VLANs
    3. 7-3 Introduction to Switch Configuration
    4. 7-4 Spanning-Tree Protocol
    5. 7-5 Network Management
    6. 7-6 Power Over Ethernet
    7. 7-7 Switch Security
    8. Summary
    9. Questions and Problems
  21. Chapter 8 Introduction to Router Configuration
    1. 8-1 Introduction
    2. 8-2 Router Fundamentals
    3. 8-3 The Router’s User EXEC Mode (Router>)
    4. 8-4 The Router’s Privileged EXEC Mode (Router#)
    5. Summary
    6. Questions and Problems
  22. Chapter 9 Routing Protocols
    1. 9-1 Introduction
    2. 9-2 Static Routing
    3. 9-3 Dynamic Routing Protocols
    4. 9-4 Distance Vector Protocols
    5. 9-5 Configuring RIP and RIPv2
    6. 9-6 Link State Protocols
    7. 9-7 Configuring the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Routing Protocol
    8. 9-8 Advanced Distance Vector Protocol: Configuring Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
    9. 9-9 IPv6 Routing
    10. Summary
    11. Questions and Problems
  23. Chapter 10 Internet Technologies: Out to the Internet
    1. 10-1 Introduction
    2. 10-2 The Line Connection
    3. 10-3 Remote Access
    4. 10-4 Metro Ethernet/Carrier Ethernet
    5. 10-5 Network Services: DHCP and DNS
    6. 10-6 Internet Routing: BGP
    7. 10-7 Analyzing Internet Data Traffic
    8. Summary
    9. Questions and Problems
  24. Chapter 11 Troubleshooting
    1. 11-1 Introduction
    2. 11-2 Analyzing Computer Networks
    3. 11-3 Analyzing Computer Networks: FTP Data Packets
    4. 11-4 Analyzing Campus Network Data Traffic
    5. 11-5 Troubleshooting the Router Interface
    6. 11-6 Troubleshooting the Switch Interface
    7. 11-7 Troubleshooting Fiber Optics: The OTDR
    8. 11-8 Troubleshooting Wireless Networks
    9. 11-9 Troubleshooting IP Networks
    10. Summary
    11. Questions and Problems
  25. Chapter 12 Network Security
    1. 12-1 Introduction
    2. 12-2 Intrusion: How Attackers Gain Control of a Network
    3. 12-3 Denial of Service
    4. 12-4 Security Software and Hardware
    5. 12-5 Managing Network Access
    6. 12-6 Introduction to Virtual Private Networks
    7. 12-7 Wireless Security
    8. Summary
    9. Questions and Problems
  26. Chapter 13 Cloud Computing and Virtualization
    1. 13-1 Introduction
    2. 13-2 Virtualization
    3. 13-3 Cloud Computing
    4. 13-4 Enterprise Storage
    5. Summary
    6. Questions and Problems
  27. Chapter 14 Codes and Standards
    1. 14-1 Introduction
    2. 14-2 Safety Standards and Codes
    3. 14-3 Industry Regulatory Compliance
    4. 14-4 Business Policies, Procedures, and Other Best Practices
    5. 14-5 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
    6. Summary
    7. Questions and Problems
  28. Glossary
  29. Index
  30. Code Snippets
  31. Where are the companion content files?