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Network Administrator Street Smarts: A Real World Guide to CompTIA Network+ Skills

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Develop the skills you need in the real world

Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'll find in this practical book. Using a "year in the life" approach, it gives you an inside look at network administration, with key information organized around the actual day-to-day tasks, scenarios, and challenges you'll face in the field. This valuable training tool is loaded with hands-on, step-by-step exercises covering all phases of network administration, including:

  • Designing a network
  • Implementing and configuring networks
  • Maintaining and securing networks
  • Troubleshooting a network

An invaluable study tool

This no-nonsense book also covers the common tasks that CompTIA expects all its Network+ candidates to know how to perform.

So whether you're preparing for certification or seeking practical skills to break into the field you'll find the instruction you need, including:

  • Choosing an Internet access technology
  • Configuring wireless components
  • Determining optimal placement of routers and servers
  • Setting up hubs, switches, and routers
  • Configuring a Windows® client
  • Troubleshooting your network

The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring IT professionals put their certification to work for them. Full of practical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasks from the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teach the skills necessary to complete those tasks. And because the exercises are based upon exam objectives from leading technology certifications, each Street Smarts book can be used as a lab manual for certification prep.

Synopsis:

  • Uniquely written in a " Year in the Life of a Network Administrator" approach, this book is aimed at those who are looking to break into the networking administration field or who are looking to obtain their Network+ certification
  • Provides step-by-step instructions to many of the tasks that network administrators perform on a day-to-day basis
  • Broken down in the various " phases" of network administration: designing a network, implementing and configuring the network, maintaining and securing the network, and troubleshooting the network
  • Demonstrates how to configure wireless components, hubs, switches, routers, and a Windows client
  • Synopsis:

    The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring IT professionals put their certification to work for them. Full of practical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasks from the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teach the skills necessary to complete those tasks. And because the exercises are based upon exam objectives from leading technology certifications, each Street Smarts book can be used as a lab manual for certification prep.

    About the Author

    Toby Skandier, Network+, i-Net+, Server+, is a technical education developer for Sprint Corporation. He has coauthored numerous books for Sybex, including the bestselling Network+ Study Guide.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction.

    Phase 1 Designing an Internetwork 1

    Task 1.1: Drawing an Internetwork.

    Task 1.2: Identifying Network Components.

    Task 1.3: Differentiating Ethernet Devices.

    Task 1.4: Discovering and Filtering MAC Addresses.

    Task 1.5: Applying the OSI Model.

    Task 1.6: Developing an IP Addressing Scheme.

    Task 1.7: Designing a VLAN Scheme.

    Phase 2 Implementing and Configuring the Design 51

    Task 2.1: Assigning IP Addresses.

    Task 2.2: Naming Network Devices.

    Task 2.3: Installing Wireless NICs.

    Task 2.4: Measuring Wireless Signal Strength.

    Task 2.5: Implementing Bluetooth.

    Task 2.6: Implementing Ad Hoc Wireless Networking.

    Task 2.7: Using an Analog Modem.

    Task 2.8: Using a DSL Modem.

    Task 2.9: Using a Router as a Frame Relay Switch.

    Task 2.10: Simulating T1 CSU/DSUs.

    Phase 3 Maintaining and Securing The Network 137

    Task 3.1: Creating Local User Accounts.

    Task 3.2: Creating Local User Groups.

    Task 3.3: Managing Access to Resources.

    Task 3.4: Disabling Local User Accounts.

    Task 3.5: Setting Password Restrictions.

    Task 3.6: Mitigating the Ping of Death.

    Task 3.7: Securing Links between Routers.

    Task 3.8: Guarding against SYN Flood Attacks.

    Task 3.9: Implementing File-Level Encryption.

    Task 3.10: Establishing Data Encryption between Routers.

    Task 3.11: Creating Data Backups.

    Task 3.12: Running an Antivirus Scan.

    Task 3.13: Running an Anti-spyware Scan.

    Task 3.14: Searching for Operating System Updates.

    Phase 4 Troubleshooting the Network 245

    Task 4.1: Using ARP Utilities.

    Task 4.2: Using the NETSTAT Utility.

    Task 4.3: Using the FTP Utility.

    Task 4.4: Using Ping Utilities.

    Task 4.5: Using the IPCONFIG Utility.

    Task 4.6: Using Traceroute Utilities.

    Task 4.7: Using Telnet.

    Task 4.8: Using the NSLOOKUP Utility.

    Task 4.9: Using a Protocol Analyzer.

    Task 4.10: Displaying Computer Event Logs.

    Index.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780470047248
    Subtitle:
    A Real World Guide to CompTIA Network+ Skills
    Publisher:
    Sybex
    Author:
    Skandier, Toby
    Subject:
    Networking - General
    Subject:
    Certification Guides - General
    Subject:
    Management
    Subject:
    Local area networks (computer networks)
    Subject:
    Technical Skills
    Subject:
    Computer networks -- Management.
    Subject:
    Certification (MSCE, Novell, etc.)
    Copyright:
    Publication Date:
    August 2006
    Binding:
    Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    337
    Dimensions:
    9.18x7.32x.77 in. 1.14 lbs.

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    "Synopsis" by ,
  • Uniquely written in a " Year in the Life of a Network Administrator" approach, this book is aimed at those who are looking to break into the networking administration field or who are looking to obtain their Network+ certification
  • Provides step-by-step instructions to many of the tasks that network administrators perform on a day-to-day basis
  • Broken down in the various " phases" of network administration: designing a network, implementing and configuring the network, maintaining and securing the network, and troubleshooting the network
  • Demonstrates how to configure wireless components, hubs, switches, routers, and a Windows client
  • "Synopsis" by , The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring IT professionals put their certification to work for them. Full of practical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasks from the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teach the skills necessary to complete those tasks. And because the exercises are based upon exam objectives from leading technology certifications, each Street Smarts book can be used as a lab manual for certification prep.
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