Networking Foundations
Technology Fundamentals for IT Success
By Patrick Ciccarelli, Christina Faulkner
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: February 2006
Pages: 351

The world of IT is always evolving, but in every area there are stable, coreconcepts that anyone just setting out needed to know last year, needs to knowthis year, and will still need to know next year. The purpose of theFoundations series is to identify these concepts and present them in a waythat gives you the strongest possible starting-point, no matter what yourendeavor.

Networking Foundations provides essential knowledgeabout designing, building, and maintaining a network. What you learn here willbenefit you in the short term, as you acquire and practice your skills, and inthe long term, as you use them. Topics covered include:

  • Networking fundamentals
  • The OSI networking model
  • Networkarchitectures
  • File servers and network clients
  • Physical and logicaltopologies
  • Electrical issues in networking
  • Network media and cablingdevices
  • Network standards and protocols
  • LAN installation
  • WAN basics
  • Internet access
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