Current, essential IT networking skills--made easy!
Thoroughly revised to cover the latest technologies, this practical resource provides you with a solid foundation in networking fundamentals. Networking: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition discusses wired and wireless network design, configuration, hardware, protocols, security, backup, recovery, and virtualization. You'll also get step-by-step instructions for installing, configuring, and managing Windows Server 2012, ExchangeServer 2013, Oracle Linux, and Apache. This is the perfect book for anyone starting a networking career or in need of an easy-to-follow refresher.Understand network cabling, topologies, hardware, and the OSI seven-layer modelConnect LANs and WANsConfigure network protocols, such as TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, SMTP, DHCP, HTTP, WINS, and moreExplore directory services, such as Microsoft's Active Directory, X.400, and LDAPEnable and support remote network accessSecure your network and handle backup and disaster recoverySelect, install, and manage reliable network servers, including Windows Server 2012, Exchange Server 2013, OracleLinux, and ApacheManage network workstation computersDesign a robust network from the ground upWork with virtualization technologies, such as Hyper-V, VMWare, and Oracle VM VirtualBox