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 16, 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.
1. Introduction to Networking 2. Network Media-Copper Core Cable 3. Fiber-Optic Cable 4. Wireless Technology 5. Digital Encoding and Data Transmission 6. Network Operating Systems and Network Communications 7. Microsoft Network Operating Systems 8. UNIX/Linux Network Operating Systems 9. Introduction to the Server 10. TCP/IP Fundamentals 11. Subnetting 12. Multimedia Transmission 13. Web Servers and Services 14. Remote Access and Long-Distance Communications 15. Network Security 16. A Closer Look at the OSI Model 17. Maintaining the Network 18. Fundamentals of Troubleshooting the Network 19. Designing and Installing a New Network 20. Network+ Certification Exam Preparation 21. Employment in the Field of Networking Technology
Richard M. Roberts - has designed curriculum; taught electricity, electronics, and computer technology; and supervised technical teachers for 45 years. He is currently an adjunct instructor at South Florida Community College. His time is divided between consulting, teaching students and instructors, and writing instructional materials. He also authored the Computer Service and Repair textbook and coauthored the Electricity and Electronics textbook.