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:
The OSI networking model
File servers and network clients
Physical and logicaltopologies
Electrical issues in networking
Network media and cablingdevices
Network standards and protocols