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5.0 out of 5 stars
Partial Review First 7 Chapters, Aug. 14 2000
I am puzzled by the other negative reviews because I have already read the first 7 chapters (there are 16 Chapters total) and I find this book (Network+: Guide to Networks by Tamara Dean) extremely well written and easy to understand. I have found explanations of things in this book that other authors were unable to explain because they probably did not understand it themselves! I have reviewed a lot of computer books and I am impressed with this one. As far as inaccuracies, since I don't know beans about networking, I would not know if the author has made mistakes in the book or not. I just assume she is accurate.
One reviewer is very critical about this book and said the author presents the different types of WAN transmissions as technological equivalents. However, the author says on p. 270: "The WAN transmissions discussed in this section differ in terms of speed, reliability, cost, distance covered, and security. So I don't understand the criticism.
I have never seen a more clear description of the differences between things like ISDN, DSL, etc. as presented in this book. All the techies I talk to can't seem to explain the difference.
I will add more to this review when I finish chapters 8 thru 16.