Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Textbook (5e) : 9780789758743

Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Textbook (5e)

Beasley & Nilkaew
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Thoroughly updated to reflect the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam, Networking Essentials, Fifth Edition is a practical, up-to-date, and hands-on guide to the basics of networking. Written from the viewpoint of a working network administrator, it requires absolutely no experience with either network concepts or day-to-day network management.

Networking Essentials, Fifth Edition guides readers from an entry-level knowledge in computer networks to advanced concepts in Ethernet and TCP/IP networks; routing protocols and router configuration; local, campus, and wide area network configuration; network security; wireless networking; optical networks; Voice over IP; the network server; and Linux networking. This edition contains additional coverage of switch security, troubleshooting IP networks, authorization and access control, best practices for disaster recovery, network infrastructure configuration and management, data traffic network analysis, network security, and VoIP. It also covers approximately 250 new terms now addressed by CompTIA’s N10-007 exam.

Clear goals are outlined for each chapter, and every concept is introduced in easy-to-understand language that explains how and why networking technologies are used. Each chapter is packed with real-world examples and practical exercises that reinforce all concepts and guide you through using them to configure, analyse, and fix networks.

Table of contents
  • CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Computer Networks
  • CHAPTER 2 Physical Layer Cabling: Twisted-Pair
  • CHAPTER 3 Physical Layer Cabling: Fiber Optics
  • CHAPTER 4 Wireless Networking
  • CHAPTER 5 Interconnecting the LANs
  • CHAPTER 7 Introduction to Switch Configuration
  • CHAPTER 8 Introduction to Router Configuration
  • CHAPTER 9 Routing Protocols
  • CHAPTER 10 Internet Technologies: Out to the Internet
  • CHAPTER 11 Troubleshooting
  • CHAPTER 12 Network Security
  • CHAPTER 13 Cloud Computing and Virtualization
  • CHAPTER 14 Codes and Standards
  • Glossary
New to this edition

Most changes will be small additions/updates to existing chapters and question sets. Major new topics include:
Chapter 8  Switch Security
Chapter 11 Troubleshooting IP Networks
Chapter 12 Authorization and Access Control
Chapter 14 Best Practices and Disaster Recovery


Features & benefits
  • Provides a practical approach to introductory networking concepts
  • Presents tons of hands-on activities to help students learn by doing
  • Clearly outlines goals for each chapter with chapter-opening objectives and introductions
  • Highlights key terms and acronyms in the margins to enhance retention of networking terminology
  • Guides readers through application of concepts through configuring, analyzing, and troubleshooting sections
  • Includes extensive problem sets, summaries, questions, and problems (including critical thinking questions) at the end of each chapter to assess learning
  • Allows students to practice custom-designed, hands-on router and switch configuration exercises with the Net-Challenge software
Author biography

Jeff Beasley is a professor in the Information and Communications Technology program at New Mexico State University, where he teaches computer networking and many related topics. He is coauthor of Modern Electronic Communication, 9th edition, author of Networking, 2nd edition, and coauthor of Networking Essentials, 4th edition, and Practical Guide to Advanced Networking.

Piyasat Nilkaew is the director of Telecommunications and Networking at New Mexico State University. He has more than 20 years of experience in network management and consulting. He has extensive expertise in deploying and integrating multi-protocol and multi-vendor data, voice, and video network solutions. He is coauthor of Networking Essentials, 4th edition, and Practical Guide to Advanced Networking.