Networking Fundamentals provides a foundation for individuals wishing to pursue a career in information technology with a specific focus on networking and network administration. The introductory text guides students through the basics of networking, such as topographies, media, subnetting, servers, and design. Networking Fundamentals is aligned to the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Certification Exam objectives. The CompTIA Network+ Exam is a CompTIA Core Skills Certification, which provides a groundwork for future career growth. By studying Networking Fundamentals and using the ancillary study guide and lab manual, students can improve their chances of earning an industry-recognized certification that will help jumpstart their careers.
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 Communication 7. Microsoft Network Operating Systems 8. Unix/Linux Operating Systems 9. Introduction to Servers 10. TCP/IP Fundamentals 11. Subnetting 12. Additional Transmission Modalities 13. Web Servers and Services 14. Remote Access and Long-Distance Communication 15. Network Security 16. Maintaining the Network 17. Fundamentals of Troubleshooting a Network 18. Designing and Installing a New Networking 19. Network+ Certification Exam Preparation 20. Employment in the Field of Networking Technology Appendix A List of Networking Acronyms Appendix B Binary Math Appendix C Number Conversion Appendix D Table of Standard ASCII Characters
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.
Chuck Easttom - has over 25 years of IT experience, holds two master degrees, has 42 industry certifications, and 13 computer science patents. In addition to his two master degrees, he is currently working on a third and a doctorate. He is also the author of 25 computer science books aside from Networking Fundamentals. Chuck is a frequent speaker at cybersecurity and computer science conferences.