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Networking Fundamentals

Networking Fundamentals
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By: Richard M. Roberts

ISBN: 978-1-59070-449-3
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2005
Subject: Information Technology
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $86.00
School Price: $64.50


Networking Fundamentals teaches the basic concepts and terminology of networking and is designed to prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam. The text covers media types and standards and how data is encoded and transmitted. Students are also introduced to the terminology and basic concepts of each network operating system. The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model is introduced in the first chapter, revisited throughout the textbook, and then examined in detail in Chapter 17, A Closer Look at the OSI Model. A complete chapter is dedicated to TCP/IP and another to subnetting.
  • Teaches the student how to maintain, troubleshoot, design, and install networks.
  • Includes Sample Network + Exam Questions, Network + Key Points, Network + Notes, and Suggested Laboratory Activities.
  • Each chapter includes one laboratory activity taken from the Laboratory Manual.
  • Meets requirements of the CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum Program, covering all objectives of the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Networking
  2. Network Media-Copper Core Cable
  3. Fiber-Optic Cable
  4. Wireless Technology
  5. Encoding and Transmitting Data
  6. Network Operating Systems and Network Communications
  7. Microsoft Network Operating Systems
  8. Novell Network Operating Systems
  9. UNIX/Linux Network Operating Systems
10. Introduction to the Server
11. TCP/IP Fundamentals
12. Subnetting
13. ATM and VolP
14. Web Servers and Services
15. Remote Access and Long Distance Communications
16. Network Security
17. A Closer Look at the OSI Model
18. Maintaining the Network
19. Fundamentals of Troubleshooting the Network
20. Designing and Installing a Network
21. Network and Certification Exam Preparation
22. Employment in the Field of Networking Technology

Look Inside

   sample Introduction (PDF, 463 KB)
   sample Chapter 2 (PDF, 1.25 MB)
   sample Chapter 7 (PDF, 1.68 MB)
CompTIA Network+ Certification Correlations
   sample CompTIA Network+ Certification Correlations (PDF, 121 KB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Richard M. Roberts - For the past 35 years, Richard Roberts has been designing curriculum, teaching Electricity and Electronics as well as Computer Technology, and supervising technical teachers. Mr. Roberts is an accomplished programmer and computer technician. He has experience as the system administrator for Novell NetWare, Microsoft NT, and IBM Token Ring networking systems. He possesses a Bachelor's degree in Technical Education and a Master's degree in Administration/ Supervision. He also has CompTIA A+, Network+, iNet+, and Security+ certifications and is a certified IT technician, remote desktop support technician, and depot technician.

His computer experiences started as early as 1974 when he began programming and teaching the Motorola 6800, which eventually evolved into the Motorola 68000, once the core processor of the Apple Macintosh computer system. Since then, Mr. Roberts has maintained his teaching status to both instructors and students as the technology has evolved, and he has remained at a state-of-the-art technical level through research, teaching, and applications. He is currently an adjunct instructor at South Florida Community College where he teaches PC repair, A+ Certification, Network Fundamentals, Network+ Certification, and many short workshops in various Microsoft business applications. He authored the textbooks Networking Fundamentals and Computer Service and Repair and coauthored the textbook Electricity and Electronics as well as designed and programmed the accompanying interactive CD-ROM.

In addition to his current position, Mr. Roberts has taught at Erwin Technical Center and Tampa Bay Technical High School, and he has taught adults in the military service. His time is now divided between computer consulting and applications, teaching students and instructors, and writing textbooks and other ancillary instructional materials. Occasionally, he goes fishing, but not too often.

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School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 832 978-1-59070-449-3 $86.00$64.50
Laboratory Manual 654 978-1-59070-450-9 $26.64$19.98
Study Guide 312 978-1-59070-451-6 $24.00$18.00
* Instructor's Manual 354 978-1-59070-452-3 $90.00$67.50*
* Instructor's Resource CD 1175 test questions 978-1-59070-453-0 $260.00$195.00*
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