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Networking For Dummies, 10th Edition by Doug Lowe

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Chapter 18

Welcome to Network Management

In This Chapter

arrow Exploring the many jobs of the network administrator

arrow Documenting the network

arrow Dusting, vacuuming, and mopping

arrow Managing network users

arrow Choosing the right tools

arrow Building your library

arrow Getting certified

Help wanted. Network administrator to help small business get control of a network run amok. Must have sound organizational and management skills. Only moderate computer experience required. Part-time only.

Does this sound like an ad that your company should run? Every network needs a network administrator, whether the network has 2 computers or 2,000. Of course, managing a 2,000-computer network is a full-time job, whereas managing a 2-computer network isn’t. At least, it shouldn’t be.

This chapter introduces you to the boring job ...

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