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Networking Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

By: Richard M. Roberts
ISBN: 978-1-60525-356-5
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2012
Subject: Information Technology
Grade Level: 9-14
Description
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.
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Text 930 978-1-60525-356-5 $112.00 $84.00
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.
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Bundle (Text + Study Guide + Lab Manual) 978-1-60525-634-4 $163.00 $122.25
Bundle contains copy of the Printed Textbook, Study Guide, and Lab Manual.
Laboratory Manual 674 978-1-60525-358-9 $36.00 $27.00
Provide a variety of lab experiences to supplement the text. Contains 101 hands-on activities and are organized by related textbook chapters.
Study Guide 310 978-1-60525-357-2 $33.28 $24.96
Organized to follow the textbook on a chapter-by-chapter basis, providing questions to help the student review the material presented in the chapter. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-60525-359-6 $248.00 $186.00 *
This Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Resources.The Instructor's Resources in a PDF version, allowing you to view and print pages from your computer.
  • Lesson Plans. Customized daily lesson plans in Microsoft® Word — quickly prepare with our new easy-to-edit format
  • Lesson Slides. Provided as PowerPoint® slide shows (PPS) and listed by chapter.
  • Related Web Links. Direct Internet links provided for numerous content-related Web sites.
System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1180 test questions 978-1-60525-360-2 $244.00 $183.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This CD includes 39 test banks with a total of 1180 questions.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® XP SP, Vista SP1, Windows® 7 (32-bit), or Windows® 7 (64-bit); Intel® Pentium® IV Processor 1GHz or higher (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 500 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.5.8 or OS® 10.6.4; Intel® Processor 1GHz or higher; 32-bit Kernel and Extensions; 512 MB RAM; 300 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 1620 slides 978-1-60525-361-9 $240.00 $180.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 21 chapters, comprising over 1620 slides of instructional material. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without need for PowerPoint presentation graphics software.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 1620 slides 978-1-60525-362-6 $600.00 $450.00 *
Site License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 21 chapters, comprising over 1620 slides of instructional material. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without need for PowerPoint presentation graphics software.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
*To order instructor's materials call 800.323.0440.
Table of Contents
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
Look Inside
Text
PDF
Chapter 4 (PDF, 1.62 MB)
PDF
Chapter 9 (PDF, 1.08 MB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Computer Technology)
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Chapter 4 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Computer Technology)
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Chapter 9 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Computer Technology)
Presentations for PowerPoint
PPS
Chapter 5 (PPS, 4.56 MB)
Correlations
Georgia
PDF
Networking Systems (PDF, 161 KB)
Tennessee
PDF
Networking (PDF, 206 KB)
About the 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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