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Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Uyless Black

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HOUR 9Planning for the Network

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

The concept of best practices

The steps used to create and maintain a network

Best practices for security

By now, I trust we agree that building or upgrading a network, even a small one, requires an understanding of networking concepts. Adding a new condiment to the networking stew, it also requires planning. For even a small enterprise, a computer network cannot be successfully implemented with an ad hoc approach. In addition, the design must factor in immediate needs while considering longer-term issues.

Planning and building an enterprise network is a challenge for even the seasoned professional. Nonetheless, the tasks involved to bring up a network can be facilitated by ...

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