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Network+ Guide to Networks 8th Edition by Jill West, ISBN-13: 978-1337569330
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881 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 8 edition (March 2, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 133756933X
ISBN-13: 978-1337569330

Master the technical skills and industry knowledge you need to begin an exciting career installing, configuring and troubleshooting computer networks with West/Dean/Andrews’ NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 8th edition. It thoroughly prepares you for success on CompTIA’s Network+ N10-007 certification exam with fully mapped coverage of all objectives, including protocols, topologies, hardware, network design, security and troubleshooting. Virtualization-based projects give you experience working with a wide variety of hardware, software, operating systems and device interactions, while “On the Job” stories, Applying Concepts activities, and Hands-On and Capstone Projects let you explore concepts in more depth. MindTap Networking offers additional practice and certification prep. The text’s emphasis on real-world problem solving provides the tools for success in any computing environment.

About the Author

Jill West, a CIS instructor at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, brings a unique cross-section of experience in business, writing and education to the development of innovative educational materials. She has taught multiple ages and content areas with a focus on a flipped classroom approach and distance learning, as well as educational counseling. Ms. West was instrumental in piloting a flipped classroom program for learning support courses at North Georgia Technical College, and she has more than a decade of experience working with Jean Andrews in IT textbook development. Ms. West and her husband, Mike, live in northwest Georgia where they homeschool their four children.

Table of contents

Cover……Page 1
Brief Contents……Page 4
Table of Contents……Page 6
Preface……Page 16
Chapter 1: Introduction to Networking……Page 32
Network Models……Page 33
Client-Server Applications……Page 39
Network Hardware……Page 43
The Seven-Layer OSI Model……Page 52
Safety Procedures and Policies……Page 60
Troubleshooting Network Problems……Page 64
Chapter Summary……Page 69
Key Terms……Page 71
Review Questions……Page 72
Chapter 2: Network Infrastructure and Documentation……Page 84
Components of Structured Cabling……Page 85
Network Documentation……Page 102
Change Management……Page 117
Chapter Summary……Page 123
Key Terms……Page 124
Review Questions……Page 125
Chapter 3: Addressing on Networks……Page 140
Addressing Overview……Page 142
MAC Addresses……Page 144
IP Addresses……Page 145
Ports and Sockets……Page 161
Domain Names and DNS (Domain Name System)……Page 164
Troubleshooting Address Problems……Page 172
Chapter Summary……Page 185
Key Terms……Page 187
Review Questions……Page 188
Chapter 4: Network Protocols and Routing……Page 202
TCP/IP Core Protocols……Page 203
Routers and How They Work……Page 226
Troubleshooting Route Issues……Page 237
Chapter Summary……Page 247
Key Terms……Page 248
Review Questions……Page 249
Chapter 5: Network Cabling……Page 264
Transmission Basics……Page 265
Copper Cable……Page 272
Fiber-Optic Cable……Page 294
Troubleshooting Tools……Page 307
Chapter Summary……Page 314
Key Terms……Page 316
Review Questions……Page 317
Chapter 6: Wireless Networking……Page 334
Characteristics of Wireless Transmissions……Page 335
Wireless Standards for the IoT (Internet of Things)……Page 343
802.11 WLAN Standards……Page 354
Implementing a Wi-Fi Network……Page 366
Wi-Fi Network Security……Page 377
Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Networks……Page 381
Key Terms……Page 391
Review Questions……Page 392
Chapter 7: Virtualization and Cloud Computing……Page 402
Virtualization……Page 404
Cloud Computing……Page 420
Encryption Protocols……Page 427
Remote Access……Page 434
Chapter Summary……Page 449
Key Terms……Page 452
Review Questions……Page 453
Chapter 8: Subnets and VLANs……Page 466
Network Segmentation……Page 467
Subnets……Page 469
VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks)……Page 493
Chapter Summary……Page 505
Key Terms……Page 506
Review Questions……Page 507
Chapter 9: Network Risk Management……Page 528
Security Risks……Page 530
Security Assessment……Page 542
Physical Security……Page 546
Device Hardening……Page 551
Security Policies for Users……Page 560
Chapter Summary……Page 570
Review Questions……Page 572
Chapter 10: Security in Network Design……Page 584
Network Security Devices……Page 585
Switch Management……Page 601
AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting)……Page 606
Access Control Technologies……Page 615
Wireless Network Security……Page 623
Chapter Summary……Page 630
Key Terms……Page 632
Review Questions……Page 633
Chapter 11: Network Performance and Recovery……Page 646
Collecting Network Data……Page 648
Managing Network Traffic……Page 662
Network Availability……Page 666
Response and Recovery……Page 690
Chapter Summary……Page 696
Key Terms……Page 698
Review Questions……Page 699
Chapter 12: Wide Area Networks……Page 708
WAN Essentials……Page 710
Layer 1 WAN Technologies……Page 717
Layer 2 WAN Technologies……Page 740
Wireless WANs……Page 745
Chapter Summary……Page 751
Key Terms……Page 753
Review Questions……Page 754
Appendix A: CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Certification Exam Objectives……Page 766
Appendix B: Visual Guide to Connectors……Page 784
Appendix C: CompTIA Network+ Practice Exam……Page 788
Glossary……Page 812
Index……Page 848

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