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MCSE Networking Essentials for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0764506145

ISBN-13: 9780764506147

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Arla Aschermann

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This offers readers self-assessment opportunities and practice questions that help them understand and assimilate the networking topics they need to study the most.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 353
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
How This Book Is Organized
Icons in This Book
Where to Go from Here
A Journey of a Thousand Miles
The Networking Essentials Exam
The Exam
Number of questions
How questions are structured
Study Strategy
How long should I study?
Where do I begin?
Studying advice
Exam Prep Roadmap
Network Types
Sharing Hardware and Software Resources
Preserving and Protecting Information
Clients and Servers
Client/server networks and domains
Peer-to-peer networks
Hybrid networks
Peer security versus server security
Server Types
File servers
Print servers
Communications servers
Application servers
Database servers
Network Topology
Network Media
Copper cable
Fiber-optic cable
Wireless networks
Networking Choices
Networking Standards and Deployment
Protocols and the OSI Model
Networking Models
The OSI model
Peer-layer communications
The IEEE 802 model
802 enhancements to the OSI model
Network Driver Standards
Introduction to Protocols
Connection versus connectionless communications
Routable versus non-routable protocols
Packets and packet structure
Assembling packets
Protocol stacks
Common Networking Protocols
Server Message Block (SMB)
TCP/IP
IPX/SPX
NetBEUI
AppleTalk
Data Link Control (DLC)
Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
Local Area Networks
Classifying Networks
General characteristics
Logical Link Control characteristics
LAN Topologies
Bus topology
Star topology
Ring topology
Mixed topologies
LAN Technologies
Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Token ring
Jive AppleTalkin'
ARCnet
Remote Access Service
Modem Technology
Connections
Transfer speed
Compression and error control
Asynchronous versus synchronous modems
Carriers
Public lines
Leased lines
SLIP Protocol versus PPP Protocol
SLIP
PPP
Deciding which protocol to use
Remote Access Service
Installing RAS
Administering RAS
Wide Area Networks
Public Network Services
Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
The Internet
Switch Hitting
Circuit switching
Message switching
Packet swtiching
Lines
Dial-up lines
Analog dedicated lines
Digital lines
X.25 Packet-Switching Protocol
Frame Relay
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Expanding Networks
Common Network Expansion Devices
Repeaters
Hubs
Bridges
Routers
Gateways
Additional Network Expansion Devices
Brouters
CSUs and DSUs
Multiplexers
Selecting, Installing, and Troubleshooting Hardware and Media
Network Adapters
It's All in the Cards: Network Adapters
Selecting an Adapter
Configuring an Adapter
Interrupt request (IRQ)
Base input/output (I/O) port
Direct memory address (DMA)
Shared memory address
Installing an Adapter Driver
Troubleshooting Network Adapters
Troubleshooting the Network
Isolating the problem
A troubleshooting model
Recovering from disaster
Common Errors with Communications Components
Cabling and related hardware
Electrical problems
Viruses
Troubleshooting Ethernet
Troubleshooting token ring
Common Connectivity Problems
Advanced cable tester
Digital volt meter (DVM)
Time domain reflectometer (TDR)
Optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR)
Protocol analyzer
Resolving Hardware Conflicts
Cabling and Connections
Signal Transmission
Digital signaling
Analog signaling
Multiplexing
Battle of the bands: Baseband versus broadband
It's the Media's Fault
Bandwidth
Attenuation
Interference
Plenum
Cable Types
Twisted-sister cable
Coaxial cable
Fiber-optic cable
Choosing the correct cable
Wireless Media
Radio wave
Microwave on high for four minutes
Infrared
Client Systems
Client Operating Systems
Windows 95
Windows NT Workstation
OS/2
MS-DOS
Macintosh
UNIX
Installing and Troubleshooting Network Adapters
Card installation
Troubleshooting network adapters
OS configuration
Protocol stacks
Installing and Troubleshooting Network Clients and Servers
Clients and Servers
Implementing a NetBIOS Naming Scheme
Account names
Computer names
Resource names
Client/Server Network versus Peer-to-Peer Network
Workgroup model
Domain model
Different Types of Servers
File-and-print servers
Application servers
Communications servers
Web servers
Share-Level versus User-Level Security
Share-level security
User-level security
Implementing a security model
Administration
Creating a Network Environment
Network software
User accounts
Groups
Protecting the Environment
Security
Virus protection
UPS
Fault-tolerant systems
Managing the Network Environment
Monitoring network performance
Segmentation
Hardware upgrade policy
The Part of Tens
Ten Test Day Tips
Review Your Best Notes before the Exam
Make Sure You Have Enough Paper
Relax
Write Your Standards Tables
Don't Rush but Don't Take Your Time
Diagram Complex Questions on Paper
Don't Go Back and Change Your Answers
Mark Questions You're Unsure Of
Some Questions Use the Same Problem
Save Time on Scenario Questions
Ten Online Resources
Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online
Cramsession.com
Learnquick.com
MCSE Mailing List
MCSE Mailing List Archives
Microsoft Training and Certification Page
Microsoft Training and Certification Download Page
Transcender Self-Test Software
TechNet
Appendixes
Practice Exam 1
Practice Exam 2
Microsoft Certification Programs
MCP
Qualifying exams
Benefits
MCT
Requirements
Benefits
MCP+Internet
Qualifying exams
Benefits
MCSE
Windows NT 4.0 certification requirements
Windows NT 3.51 certification requirements
Benefits
MCSE+Internet
MCSE+I requirements
Benefits
Online References
About the CD
System Requirements
Using the CD
What You'll Find
Dummies test prep tools
Commercial demos
If You Have Problems (of the CD Kind)
Index
IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., End-User License Agreement
Installation Instructions
Book Registration Information