The Network+ Study Guide
explains all you need to know about computer networking to pass CompTIA's Network+ exam. The book covers the fundamentals of local area networks (LANs), the seven-layer Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) network model, and network operating systems (including NetWare, Windows NT, and to a lesser degree Unix variants). Readers will find considerable coverage of the TCP/IP protocol suite, including some of the utility programs used to configure it locally and remotely. There's also a lot of "softer" material about the duties of a network administrator, good troubleshooting practices, and the issues involved in network security. Organized to match CompTIA's stated objectives for the Network+ exam, this guide will prepare you for that test as well as Microsoft's Networking Essentials exam (70-058).
The presentation style is dense with prose, and tables are inserted where there are options or variations to memorize. More and larger conceptual diagrams would make this book better, since networking concepts are sometimes hard to grasp. There are quite a few stepped procedures though--most of them geared toward networked Windows machines. Each chapter concludes with a selection of multiple-choice review questions, the answers to which appear--without discussion, unfortunately--in an appendix. Additional questions appear in a drill program on the companion CD-ROM. --David Wall
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
If you're serious about getting your Network+ certification and advancing your career in the field of networking, then here's the book you need.
Revised for the new version of the Network+ exam, N10-003, this Deluxe Edition of the best-selling Network+ Study Guide was developed to meet the exacting requirements of today's IT certification candidates. In addition to the engaging and accessible instructional style that has made author David Groth a reader favorite for years, this updated edition provides:
- In-depth coverage of every Network+ exam objective
- Practical instruction and insights drawn from real-world experience
- Leading-edge exam preparation software, including the Network+ Virtual Lab, as well as Sybex's custom test engine, electronic flashcards, and the entire book in PDF
Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including:
- Media and Topologies
- Protocols and Standards
- Network Implementation
- Network Support