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

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

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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, analyze, 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 6      TCP/IP
Chapter 7      Introduction to Router Configuration
Chapter 8      Introduction to Switch 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

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


  • NET-CHALLENGE SIMULATION SOFTWARE provides hands-on experience with entering router and switch commands, setting up functions, and configuring interfaces and protocols
  • WIRESHARK NETWORK PROTOCOL ANALYZER presents techniques and examples of data traffic analysis throughout
  • PROVEN TOOLS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE LEARNING AND NETWORK+ PREP, including chapter outlines, summaries, and Network+ objectives
  • WORKING EXAMPLES IN EVERY CHAPTER to reinforce key concepts and promote mastery
  • KEY TERM DEFINITIONS, LISTINGS, AND EXTENSIVE GLOSSARY to help you master the language of networking
  • QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS, AND CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS to help you deepen your understanding