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.
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:
I can only give this book a lukewarm recommendation since it appears to be very outdated even through it was recently published. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2003 by Dale Jennings
I was previously CCNA certified when I took this test, thank goodness. I was hooked on the Sybex series because of Todd Lammle, what a great author he is. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2003 by Frank Moley
This book wasn't bad, but I didn't feel it was well written. The author gives you the bare minimum of what you need to know with little to no explanation. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2003 by K. Thomas
This book is easy to understand and follow. It's very in-depth in most areas. The one area I would have liked to see more work on was Netbeui, as I never felt it explained it well. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2002 by Adam
I don't have a strong networking experience. After I read the reviews at Amazon.com I thought this was the right book for me. It explains everything clearly. Very easy to read. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2001 by Hakan Dilsiz
If you absolutely must pass the Network+ exam, then this is the book for you. This book teaches to the test. Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2001 by Richard King
Just passed the Network+ exam with 863. I read this book cover to cover and did all questions on the CD. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2001
I just finished my Network+ exam this morning. I passed with a 87% and I am satified with that. This was my first certification exam as I got out from the CS dept a month ago. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2001
I found this book to be an excellent resource to prepare for the exam, which I sat and passed in August 2001. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2001 by Lez Williams