Select, design, and implement a network
If you want to make the move into a networking career, this is the resource for you. It covers the technologies you need to know, including the hardware, software, data transfer processes, and more. This guide first takes you through the essentials of networking and progresses through the advanced features and capabilities available in many of the standards. You′ll then delve into network design as well as the important tasks of securing, managing, and troubleshooting issues within a given network.
- Manage all the components within a node
Take advantage of the Ethernet, today′s most prominent LAN technology
Utilize the most commonly deployed standards and technologies in networking
Ensure that information flows smoothly and without error between the upper layers
Allow for direct communication between network nodes over a physical channel
Apply and develop design concepts for a given network
Prevent network attacks and perform traffic monitoring and analysis
Troubleshoot any network problem using proven strategies
1. Introduction to Networking.
2. LANs, WANs, and MANs.
3. Network Hardware and Transmission Media.
4. Operating Systems and Networking Software.
5. The TCP/IP Protocol Suite.
6. Ethernet Concepts.
7. Not To Be Forgotten.
Part II: The OSI Layers.
8. The Upper Layers.
9. The Transport Layer.
10. The Network Layer.
11. The Data Link Layer.
Part III: Network Design and Implementation.
12. Design Methodologies.
Part IV: Managing and Maintaining the Network.
14. Network Security.
15. Network Management.
A. Additional Exercises.
B. Exercise Answers.
James Edwards has over 10 years of experience as a Premium Support Network Engineer. He also served as a technical editor and expert in networking technologies.
Rich Bramante has been a network engineer for 10 years as well as a technical lead. He was also a technical writer for functional specifications and testing procedures.