Demand for IT professionals who can design and maintain networks is skyrocketing. If you want to launch a career in this rapidly growing field, this practical guide is your best first step. Thoroughly covering the fundamentals of PC hardware, software, and networking, this focused book is a clear and concise introduction to basic concepts from a team of experienced authors who understand just what newcomers to the field need to know. Inside, you'll learn:
The nuts and bolts of PCs—processors and memory
Data fundamentals, including storage, input, output, and devices
Basic hardware configurations and Windows 7 basics
Various network models and layer protocols
All about Windows Server 2008 R2 and Active Directory
The essentials of account, file, and print management
Randy Muller is a co-author of IT Career JumpStart: An Introduction to PC Hardware, Software, and Networking. He has worked in the IT field for over 25 years and has also been involved in numerous exam development projects covering SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008 R2, and SharePoint 2010.