Networking: A Beginner's Guide, Fourth Edition

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Here is an unparalleled introduction to networking, offering easy-to-follow details on design and configuration, hardware, networking protocols, remote access, and security. This updated guide contains expanded coverage of wireless networking, the latest Windows and Linux releases, and security measures. New networking professionals will first learn what they need to know about network technology, and then how to apply that knowledge to set up, manage, and secure networks.

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Get a solid introduction to networking essentials from this practical guide

Learn the fundamentals of wired and wireless networking from this introductory guide. Inside, you’ll find full details on network design and configuration, hardware, networking protocols, security, backup, recovery, and more. After covering the basics, the book explains, step-by-step, how to install, set up, and administer Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, Linux, and Apache. You’ll also get eight pages of blueprints that map out basic network design topologies and the OSI networking model. Fully updated to cover the latest technologies, this book is the ideal resource for anyone just beginning a career in networking or looking for a refresher course.

  • Learn about network cabling, hardware, wireless technologies, and the OSI Model
  • Find out how to set up a small office and home office (SOHO) network
  • Make LAN and WAN connections using ISDN, DSL, T-1/T-3, ATM, and more
  • Work with network protocols—TCP/IP, UDP, DHCP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, VoIP, and others
  • Enable remote access through a VPN or using other methods
  • Establish plans for network security, backup, and disaster recovery
  • Install, configure, and administer Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, Linux, and Apache
  • Maintain and troubleshoot servers and workstations effectively

Bruce Hallberg has been involved in the computer industry for more than 20 years and has consulted for Fortune 1000 firms on the implementation of management information and networking systems. He is the best-selling author of more than 20 books.

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Bruce Hallberg (Cupertino, CA) has been involved in the computer industry for over 20 years. He has consulted nationally for Fortune 1000 firms on the implementation of management information systems and networking systems. He has designed and set up hundreds of networks over the years, including using all versions of NetWare and Windows NT/2000/2003 Server. For the past 10 years, he has been director of Information Systems for a biotechnology company in the SF Bay Area. While no longer a professional programmer, he is competent in a variety of computer languages, including both low- and high-level languages.

He has over 20 book credits, including titles on Windows NT, Netware, Exchange Server, Windows 9x, OS/2, and Microsoft Office.

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