Networking: A Beginner's Guide (Network Professional's Library)

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Networking: A Beginner's Guide, Second Edition is the practical, hands-on networking guide that new network administrators need as they begin their networking career.
-- This real-world reference and tutorial will help readers build a concrete foundation in networking technology. It focuses on core networking fundamentals, including design and configuration, hardware, networking protocols, network clients, and security issues.

Key Features Include:
-- A new first chapter to ensure that all readers start with the fundamentals of networking such as why a network is essential and what role each person plays in building and then maintaining a network.
-- Hands-on instructions for Windows 2000 Server, NetWare 5.1, and Red Hat Linux installation, configuration, and administration.
-- Eight pages of blueprints will map out basic network design topologies as well as offer a visual comparison of both Windows NT vs. Windows 2000 and Windows NT/2000 vs. Linux.
-- New chapters on network security, network disaster recovery, the business of networking
-- Expanded coverage of network cabling, networking protocols, and thin clients

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Get a solid introduction to networking fundamentals using this practical guide

Learn the basics of networking with this hands-on introductory resource. You'll get all the core information you need to get started including design and configuration, hardware, networking protocols, clients, security plus, you'll get 8 pages of blueprints that map out basic network design topologies. Now updated in a new edition, this guide contains expanded coverage of TCP/IP, firewalls and encryption methods, disaster recovery, NetWare 5.1, Linux, and Windows 2000 Server. Written in a clear, easy-to-understand style this book offers the right mix of key concepts and technical know-how to make this invaluable for both novices and more experienced network professionals alike. Whether you're just beginning your career in networking, studying for a networking certification exam, or looking to refresh your current knowledge this is the only book you need.


-Gain an understanding of networking from a corporate perspective
-Learn the differences between peer-to-peer and client-server networking
-Get details on networking hardware components and the OSI model
-Understand LAN and WAN connections including ethernet, token ring, ATM, frame relay, and more
-Work with network protocols TCP/IP, DNS, Telnet, AppleTalk, IPX/SPX and others
-Choose backup strategies and learn about disaster recovery methods
-Install, set up, and administer NetWare 5.1, Windows 2000 Server, and Linux
-Maintain and troubleshoot workstations effectively

About the Author:

Bruce Hallberg (Cupertino, CA) has consulted on many network system implementations for Fortune 1000 companies. He is the author of more than 20 computer books on Windows NT, NetWare Exchange, Exchange Server, and other networking technologies.

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