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Guide to Networking Essentials, 5th Edition Paperback – June 21, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-1418837181 ISBN-10: 1418837180 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 5 edition (June 21, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1418837180
  • ISBN-13: 978-1418837181
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1: Introduction to Networks and Networking Concepts 2: Network Design Essentials 3: Networking Media 4: Network Interface Cards 5: Making Networks Work 6: Network Communications and Protocols 7: Network Architectures 8: Simple Network Operations 9: Understanding Complex Networks 10: Introduction to Network Security (new) 11: Supporting a Small Business Network (new) 12: Network Administration and Support 13: Enterprise and Wide Area Networks 14: Solving Network Problems Appendix A: Common Networking Standards and Older Technologies Appendix B: Planning and Implementing Networks Appendix C: Network Troubleshooting Guide Appendix D: Networking Resources, Online and Offline

About the Author

Bio: Greg Tomsho is director of the Computer Networking Technology Department and Cisco Academy at Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz. He has earned the CCNA, MCTS, MCSA, A+, Security+ and Linux+ certifications. A former software engineer, technical support manager and IT director, he has more than 30 years of computer and networking experience. His other books include MCTS GUIDE TO WINDOWS SERVER 2008 ACTIVE DIRECTORY CONFIGURATION, MCTS GUIDE TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2008 APPLICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE CONFIGURATION, GUIDE TO NETWORKING ESSENTIALS, GUIDE TO NETWORK SUPPORT AND TROUBLESHOOTING and A+ COURSEPREP EXAMGUIDE.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Paul Makowski on July 19, 2009
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From a guy who has an electronics engineering degree, military aviation, and general tech savvy: I like this book a lot. We use it as our book for a "Networking Essentials" college course. Most of my classmates have prior PC network experience, and we have some novices; I think any intelligent student interested in Ethernet and other PC network issues will also like this book. Tech savvy and Ethernet is the right path!...the future looks great!
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I was not thrilled with the layout of the information. Often I found myself having to jump ahead to reference something in order to understand a concept introduced too early. In other words, something would be addressed in, say, chapter 4, but it was built on concepts you didn't learn until several chapters later. On the flip side, some information was so redundant it made for boring reading. Not presented conducive to new learners.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. C. Weber on November 9, 2006
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Although this book was purchased as a text book required for a graduate level course, its vast amount of network history and detailed diagrams of different types of networks, as well as the many lists of statistics on networking media, make this book an invaluable quick reference for up and coming network admins and engineers.
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By Perfecto Blanco on January 31, 2014
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The information is great and helpful so you can understand the principals of networking
I recommend this if you want to start a career in computer science.
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By WILLIAM DEAN USHER on January 21, 2013
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This book is filled with networking technology. You learn the basics of networking, your hardware, software and media need to knows.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Route 66 T-Bird on May 23, 2010
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I bought this book to take an online Intro to Networking class at a local community college for the heck of it. I am studying Network+ through self-study at the same time. This book was published before even Vista was out (calls Server 2008 "Longhorn"). This is great for the basics if you have no network experience, but don't expect to get any certifications out of it. Why do textbooks have to be so expensive? For less than this you can get an entire Network+ box set. Don't buy it unless required for a class.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Hoffman on April 9, 2010
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The edition of this book I had to purchase was for a college class and is not the text I would have chosen (but what do I know I'm not a professor.) It's out of date, and I would only recommend (an updated edition of course) to someone who knows absolutely ZERO about how a network operates. This book is intended to give a person that baseline understanding of what the cables do. Keep that in mind.
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More About the Author

I am an educator and an author for Windows Server and computer networking topics. I have over 30 years of experience in the computer and networking fields including programming with C, assembly language, Java, visual basic, and more. My networking experience includes IT Directory at Catawba Valley Community College and running a highly virtualized networking program at Yavapai College. I have numerous industry certifications and a degree in computer science.
I run a web site to support my books at http://books.tomsho.com.
I have a YouTube channel to support my books at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVSB0a2SYCYS5gPevLWy1hw

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