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Introduction to Networking

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ISBN-10: 0072226781

ISBN-13: 9780072226782

Edition: 2003

Authors: Rich McMahon

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This textbook provides an introduction to networking skills through real-world case studies and step-by-step tutorials that will encourage students to learn by doing.
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List price: $62.50
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Publication date: 3/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Foreword from Mike Meyersp. xii
Introductionp. xiii
Introducing Basic Network Conceptsp. 1
Understanding Networksp. 1
Human Networksp. 1
Computer Networksp. 3
Network Planp. 4
Identifying the Benefits of Networksp. 6
Sharing Informationp. 8
Sharing Resourcesp. 9
Assisting Collaborationp. 11
Facilitating Centralized Managementp. 12
Distinguishing Between Network Classificationsp. 14
Classifying Networks by Their Geographyp. 14
Classifying Networks by Component Rolesp. 16
Chapter 1 Reviewp. 20
Installing Network Hardwarep. 28
Describing Typical Network Componentsp. 29
The Basic Componentsp. 29
Network Component Functionalityp. 31
Network Connectivityp. 33
Distinguishing Between Different Types of Cablingp. 37
Coaxial Cablep. 37
Twisted Pairp. 39
Fiber Opticsp. 40
Wirelessp. 40
Creating a Straight-Through Cablep. 41
Installing and Configuring a Network Interface Cardp. 43
Install a Network Interface Cardp. 44
Chapter 2 Reviewp. 48
Communicating Over Networksp. 54
Understanding Network Communicationp. 55
Computer Signalsp. 55
Digital to Analog Conversionp. 57
Messagesp. 59
Create and Send a Computer Messagep. 59
Deciphering Computer Addressingp. 60
Unique Addressesp. 61
Physical Addressp. 62
Hexadecimal Notationp. 62
MAC Addressingp. 63
Node Addressp. 64
Network Addressp. 64
Network Address Implementationp. 65
Download IEEE Standardsp. 66
Describe Network Communication Protocolsp. 69
Network Communication Decisionsp. 69
Locating the NetBEUI Protocolp. 70
Laycred Communicationsp. 73
Internet Communicationsp. 74
Intranet/Extranet Communicationsp. 77
Designing Networksp. 78
Network Needsp. 78
Network Choicesp. 79
Network Layoutp. 80
Implementing a TCP/IP Networkp. 82
Chapter 3 Reviewp. 87
Installing Network Operating Systemsp. 92
Installing and Configuring Novell NetWare 6p. 93
Preparing for the Installationp. 93
Using FDISKp. 94
Installing NetWare 6p. 99
Installation Completep. 105
Installing and Configuring Windows 2000 Serverp. 106
Preparing for the Installationp. 107
Creating Windows 2000 Server Boot Disksp. 108
Installing Windows 2000 Serverp. 111
Installation Completep. 116
Installing and Configuring Red Hat Linuxp. 116
Preparing for the Installationp. 116
Installing Linux 7.3 Serverp. 120
Installation Completep. 128
Chapter 4 Reviewp. 129
Accessing Networksp. 134
Installing and Configuring Windows XP Professionalp. 135
Preparing for Installationp. 135
Installing Windows XP Professionalp. 140
Installation Completep. 147
Installing and Configuring Novell Clientp. 148
Preparing for Installationp. 148
Installing Novell Clientp. 149
Installation Completep. 154
Installing and Configuring Red Hat Linuxp. 154
Preparing for the Installationp. 155
Installing Linux 7.3p. 156
Installation Completep. 160
Chapter 5 Reviewp. 161
Building a Directory Servicep. 168
Understanding Novell Directory Servicesp. 169
Creating a NetWare Administrator Desktop Shortcutp. 169
Novell Directory Services Structurep. 172
Object Namingp. 177
Installing Novell ConsoleOnep. 181
Describing Windows 2000 Active Directory (AD)p. 184
Active Directory Structurep. 184
Installing Active Directoryp. 186
Expanding Your Network's Directoriesp. 189
Deciding on Initial Expansionp. 190
Creating NDS Objectsp. 192
Joining a Domainp. 195
Creating AD Objectsp. 196
Chapter 6 Reviewp. 201
Creating Network File Systemsp. 208
Understanding Novell's Network File Systemp. 209
File Serversp. 209
Changing a User's HOME Directory Locationp. 214
Describing Windows File Storagep. 219
Types of Windows Storagep. 219
Windows File Systemsp. 226
Convert a FAT Partition to NTFSp. 232
Utilizing Your Network File Systemsp. 233
Share-Level Permissionsp. 234
File-Level Permissionsp. 237
Effective Permissionsp. 241
Check the NetWare Rights to the HOME Directoryp. 242
Chapter 7 Reviewp. 245
Printing Over a Networkp. 252
Understand Network Printing Conceptsp. 253
Locally Connected Print Devicesp. 254
Setting Up a Local Print Devicep. 255
Shared Print Devicesp. 259
Describe Windows Network Printingp. 260
Add Printer Wizardp. 261
Installing and Configuring a Network-Capable Print Devicep. 265
Explain NetWare Network Printingp. 268
iPrint Componentsp. 269
Creating a NetWare iPrint Brokerp. 271
Installing and Configuring a NetWare iPrint Clientp. 277
Chapter 8 Reviewp. 279
Securing a Networkp. 284
Identifying Threats to Networking Securityp. 285
Internal Threatsp. 285
Setting the Password Lockouts on Windows 2000p. 288
External Threatsp. 294
Upgrading a Windows 2000 Systemp. 296
Viruses, Worms, and Other Malicious Codep. 303
Planning a Secure Networkp. 305
Identifying Requirementsp. 305
Planning for Disasterp. 305
Creating a DRPp. 306
Backing Up the Networkp. 307
Chapter 9 Reviewp. 308
Managing a Networkp. 312
Describing Windows Network Management Toolsp. 313
Windows XP Professional Workstation Toolsp. 313
Touring the Task Manager Toolp. 322
Windows 2000 Server Toolsp. 323
Recording and Viewing a Performance Logp. 328
Implementing Windows and NetWare Network Managementp. 333
Windows Networksp. 333
Implementing Quota Managementp. 337
NetWare Networksp. 339
Using NWCONFIGp. 345
Chapter 10 Reviewp. 347
Network+ Certification Pathp. 352
Network Professional Certificationp. 352
Why Certify?p. 353
The Basics of Certificationp. 354
Know What Will Be Required of Youp. 354
Test Takingp. 355
Glossaryp. 359
Indexp. 369
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