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Head First Networking (Head First)by Al Anderson
Synopses & Reviews
Frustrated with networking books so chock-full of acronyms that your brain goes into sleep mode? Head First Networking's unique, visually rich format provides a task-based approach to computer networking that makes it easy to get your brain engaged. You'll learn the concepts by tying them to on-the-job tasks, blending practice and theory in a way that only Head First can.
With this book, you'll learn skills through a variety of genuine scenarios, from fixing a malfunctioning office network to planning a network for a high-technology haunted house. You'll learn exactly what you need to know, rather than a laundry list of acronyms and diagrams. This book will help you:
Head First's popular format is proven to stimulate learning and retention by engaging you with images, puzzles, stories, and more. Whether you're a network professional with a CCNA/CCNP or a student taking your first college networking course, Head First Networking will help you become a network guru.
Book News Annotation:
This guide for novice network administrators, part of the Head First series, uses a primarily visual format to describe basic tasks and functions of the job such as monitoring and troubleshooting, connecting networks with routers, planning network layouts and implementing network security. Anderson (Director of Academic IT Services, Salish Kootenai College) and Benedetti (liberal arts, Salish Kootenai College) also use easy-to-read charts, illustrations and plenty of humor in tutorials on cabling, wireless systems, domain name systems and routing protocols. Appendices include the ASCII tables and a brief lesson on installing BIND so that a server can communicate in DNS. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A practical work that teaches networking concepts as tied to on-the-job tasks, "Head First Networking" blends practice and theory--along with a visually rich format--to help readers understand and remember network principles.
About the Author
Al Anderson is the Director of IT Support Services at Salish Kootenai College. He holds an Associates of Science in Computer Science and is near completing of Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering. He has 10+ years of college teaching experience in Programming, Networking, and Desktop Publishing, and 15+ years experience in creating, editing, and formatting various documents including pamphlets, catalogs, and manuals. Al has produced a 3-8 hour video series for the Virtual Training Company including Ruby on Rails, REALbasic, and Programming Ruby. In addition, he has built many production applications including a Learning ManagementSystem in use by Salish Kootenai College, a Ruby-on-Rails issue-tracking help desk application, and a Mac OS X Cocoa Airport Wireless Utility.
Ryan Benedetti holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Montana and works as a Web Developer/Multimedia Specialist for the University of Portland. He works with Flash, ActionScript, Adobe's Creative Suite, Drupal, Liferay Portal, and Apache's Jakarta Velocity Templating language.
Table of Contents
Advance Praise for Head First NetworkingPraise for other Head First booksAuthors of Head First NetworkingHow to Use this Book: IntroChapter 1: Fixing Physical Networks: Walking on WiresChapter 2: Planning Network Layouts: Networking in the DarkChapter 3: Tools and Troubleshooting: Into the WireChapter 4: Packet Analysis: Youve Been FramedChapter 5: Network Devices and Traffic: How Smart is Your Network?Chapter 6: Connecting Networks with Routers: Bringing Things TogetherChapter 7: Routing Protocols: Its a Matter of ProtocolChapter 8: The Domain Name System: Names to NumbersChapter 9: Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Listen to Your Networks TroublesChapter 10: Wireless Networking: Working Without WiresChapter 11: Network Security: Get DefensiveChapter 12: Designing Networks: You Gotta Have a Plan!Leftovers: The Top Ten Things (we didnt cover)Ascii Tables: Looking Things UpInstalling Bind: Getting a Server to talk DNS
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