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  • Copyright 2003
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2830-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2830-2

Readers preparing for the Network+ exam will find the Network+ Training Guide to be the most useful self-study tool in the market. This book is their one-stop shop because of its teaching methodology, the accompanying ExamGear testing software, and superior Web site support at www.quepublishing.com/certification. In true Training Guide fashion, this book features exam tips, study strategies, review exercises, case studies, practice exams, ExamGear testing software, and more. The book has CompTIA's Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) stamp of approval.

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Networking Components and Devices

Networking Components and Devices

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Networking.

Introduction. What Is a Network? Peer-to-Peer Versus Client/Server Networks. LANs, WANs, and MANs. LAN Topologies. The IEEE and Networking Standards.

2. Cabling and Connectors.

Introduction. Media Considerations. Baseband Versus Broadband Signaling. Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full-Duplex. Common Network Cable. Media Connectors. Features and Characteristics of Ethernet 802.3 Standards. Choosing the Appropriate Media Connector for Adding Clients to an Existing Network.

3. Networking Components and Devices.

Introduction. Hubs. Switches. Working with Hubs and Switches. Bridges. Routers. Gateways. CSUs/DSUs. Wireless Access Point (WAPs). Modems. Network Cards (NICs). ISDN Terminal Adapters. System Area Network Cards. Identifying MAC Addresses.

4. The OSI Model.

Introduction. Why Do We Need a Network Model? OSI Reference Model 101. The Layers at Which Devices Operate.

5. Overview of Network Protocols.

Introduction. Introduction to Protocols. Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange (IPX/SPX). AppleTalk. NetBEUI. Protocol Overview and Comparison.

6. Working with TCP/IP.

Introduction. TCP/IP Protocols. TCP/UDP Ports. TCP/IP-Based Network Services. IP Addressing. Subnetting. Reasons to Subnet. Default Gateways. Identifying the Differences Between Public and Private Networks.

7. WAN Technologies.

Introduction. Introduction to WAN Technologies. WAN Technologies.

8. Remote Access and Security Protocols.

Introduction. Remote Access Protocols and Services. Security Protocols. Types of Remote Access.

9. Network Operating Systems and Clients.

Introduction. Introduction to Network Operating Systems. Windows NT 4. Windows 2000. Novell NetWare. Linux. Operating System Interoperability. Operating System Client Support. Client Operating Systems.

10. Fault Tolerance, Disaster Recovery, VLANs, and NAS.

Introduction. Understanding Fault Tolerance. Disaster Recovery. VLANs. Network Storage.

11. Configuring Network Connectivity.

Introduction. Configuring Remote Connectivity. Selecting an NIC and Network Configuration Settings. Configuring Clients to Access Servers. Adding, Modifying, or Removing Network Services.

12. Securing the Network.

Introduction. Threats to Security. Physical and Logical Security. Firewalls. Proxy Servers. Understanding How Security Affects a Network.

13. Troubleshooting Connectivity.

Introduction. Troubleshooting Tools. Troubleshooting in a Small Office/Home Office Environment. Troubleshooting Remote Connectivity Errors.

14. Troubleshooting Tools and Utilities.

Introduction. Selecting the Appropriate Tool for Wiring. Interpreting Visual Indicators. Using Diagnostic Utilities.

15. Troubleshooting Procedures and Best Practices.

Introduction. Troubleshooting Basics. The Art of Troubleshooting. Troubleshooting Topology Errors. Troubleshooting Client Connectivity Errors. Troubleshooting Wiring- and Infrastructure-Related Problems. Troubleshooting Checklists.


Fast Facts.

1.0-Media and Topologies. 2.0-Protocols and Standards. 3.0-Network Implementation. 4.0-Network Support.

Study and Exam Prep Tips.

Learning As a Process. Study Tips. Exam Prep Tips.

Practice Exam.

Answers to Exam Questions.


Appendix A. Glossary.
Appendix B. Overview of the Certification Process.

Description of the Path to Certification. About the Network+ Certification Program.

Appendix C. What's on the CD-ROM.

ExamGear. Electronic Version of This Book's Text. Copyright Information and Disclaimer.

Appendix D. Using the ExamGear, Training Guide Edition Software.

Exam Simulation. Study Tools. How ExamGear, Training Guide Edition Works. Installing and Registering ExamGear, Training Guide Edition. Using ExamGear, Training Guide Edition. Checking the Web Site. Obtaining Updates. Contacting Que Certification Publishing. License Agreement. License. Software and Documentation. License Term and Charges. Title. Updates. Limited Warranty and Disclaimer. Limitation of Liability. Miscellaneous. U.S. Government Restricted Rights.


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