Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials.

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Gibson, Darril.
1st ed.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2011.
1 online resource (371 pages)
Microsoft Windows (Computer file).
Computer networks.
Internetworking (Telecommunication).
Electronic books.
The core concepts and technologies of Windows networking Networking can be a complex topic, especially for those new to the field of IT. This focused, full-color book takes a unique approach to teaching Windows networking to beginners by stripping down a network to its bare basics, thereby making each topic clear and easy to understand. Focusing on the new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) program, this book pares down to just the essentials, showing beginners how to gain a solid foundation for understanding networking concepts upon which more advanced topics and technologies can be built. This straightforward guide begins each chapter by laying out a list of topics to be discussed, followed by a concise discussion of the core networking skills you need to have to gain a strong handle on the subject matter. Chapters conclude with review questions and suggested labs so you can measure your level of understanding of the chapter's content. Serves as an ideal resource for gaining a solid understanding of fundamental networking concepts and skills Offers a straightforward and direct approach to networking basics and covers network management tools, TCP/IP, the name resolution process, and network protocols and topologies Reviews all the topics you need to know for taking the MTA 98-366 exam Provides an overview of networking components, discusses connecting computers to a network, and looks at connecting networks with routers If you're new to IT and interested in entering the IT workforce, then Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials is essential reading.
Title Page
About the Author
Who Should Read This Book
What You Will Learn
What You Need
What Is Covered in This Book
Chapter 1 Introduction to Networking
Comparing Logical and Physical Networks
Networking Home Computers
Networking Small Offices and Home Offices
Understanding Local Area Networks
Comparing Workgroups and Domains
Exploring the Benefits of Domains and Domain Controllers
Networking Large Offices
Networking Enterprises
Understanding Wide Area Networks
Understanding Branch Offices
Accessing Networks Remotely
Understanding Standards Organizations
Understanding the Internet Engineering Task Force
Understanding the World Wide Web Consortium
Understanding the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Understanding the International Telecommunication Union
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 2 Overview of Networking Components
Comparing Unicast, Broadcast, and Multicast Traffic
Understanding Unicast Traffic
Understanding Broadcast Traffic
Understanding Multicast Traffic
Understanding Network Hardware
Understanding Hubs
Understanding Switches
Understanding Bridges
Understanding Routers
Understanding Firewalls
Understanding Media
Exploring Protocols and Services
Exploring Protocols
Understanding Services
Understanding Basic Topologies
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 3 Understanding the OSI Model
Understanding the OSI Model
Application Layer
Presentation Layer
Session Layer
Transport Layer
Network Layer
Data Link Layer
Physical Layer
Putting It Together
Packets and Frames
Understanding the TCP/IP Model
Mapping Devices on the OSI and TCP Models
Physical Layer
Data Link Layer
Network Layer.
Application Layer
Mapping Protocols on the OSI and TCP/IP Models
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 4 Core TCP/IP Protocols
Understanding TCP and UDP
Exploring TCP
Exploring UDP
Exploring Common Protocols
Address Resolution Protocol
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
File Transfer Protocol
Trivial File Transfer Protocol
Remote Desktop Services
Secure Sockets Layer
Transport Layer Security
Secure Shell
Internet Protocol Security
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Post Office Protocol v3
Internet Message Access Protocol
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
Simple Network Management Protocol
Internet Group Multicast Protocol
Internet Control Message Protocol
Understanding Ports
Controlling Port Traffic with a Firewall
Mapping Internally Used Ports and Protocols
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 5 Exploring IPv4
Exploring the Components of an IPv4 Address
Ascertaining the Network ID and Host ID of an IP Address
Identifying the Default Gateway
Determining Local and Remote Addresses
Understanding Classful IP Addresses
Identifying Reserved IP Address Ranges
Exploring an IPv4 Address in Binary
Understanding the Bits of an IP Address
Understanding CIDR Notation
Masking the IP Address
Using Classless IP Addresses
Subnetting IPv4 Addresses
Determining the Number of Subnet Bits
Determining the Number of Hosts in a Network
Identifying Local and Remote Addresses
Applying Subnetting Knowledge
Comparing Manual and Automatic Assignment of IPv4 Addresses
Manually Configuring IPv4
Using DHCP
Understanding APIPA
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 6 Exploring IPv6
Exploring IPv6 Addresses
Comparing IPv4 Classes and IPv6 Prefixes.
Understanding Hexadecimal
Displaying IPv6 Addresses
Comparing IPv6 Transmission Types
Understanding the Need for IPv6
Understanding Neighbor Discovery
Exploring the Components of an IPv6 Address
Understanding Global Unicast Addresses
Understanding Link-Local Addresses
Understanding Unique Local Addresses
Understanding the Dual IP Stack
Using IPv4-Mapped IPv6 Addresses
Understanding IPv4 to IPv6 Tunneling Protocols
Comparing Manual and Automatic Assignment of IPv6
Manually Configuring IPv6
Using DHCPv6
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 7 Connecting Computers to a Network
Identifying Potential Problems with Connectivity
Understanding EMI
Understanding RFI
Avoiding Power Spikes
Avoiding Interception
Preventing Fire Hazards
Understanding Cross Talk
Exploring Cable Types and Their Characteristics
Understanding Twisted Pair
Comparing Unshielded and Shielded Twisted Pair
Comparing Straight-Through and Crossover Cables
Understanding Fiber Optic
Understanding Wireless
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 8 Networking Computers with Switches
Connecting Multiple Computers
Understanding Physical Ports
Identifying the Number and Type of Ports
Identifying Ports in Drawings
Comparing Hubs and Switches
Understanding Collision Domains
Identifying a Collision Domain with a Hub
Identifying Collision Domains with a Switch
Mapping Ports to MAC Addresses
Comparing Managed and Unmanaged Switches
Understanding Unmanaged Switches
Understanding Managed Switches
Comparing Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switches
Using a Managed Switch to Create a VLAN
Exploring Switch Speeds
Identifying Transmission Speeds
Understanding the Uplink Port
Identifying Backplane Speed
Understanding Security Options
Understanding Port Security.
Planning Hardware Redundancy
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 9 Connecting Networks with Routers
Connecting Multiple Networks
Comparing Hardware Routers and Software Routers
Understanding Default Routes
Understanding Directly Connected Routes
Routing Traffic on a Network
Creating Static Routes
Configuring Dynamic Routing
Understanding the Routing Table
Identifying Transmission Speeds
Routing Software in Windows Server 2008
Adding Routing Services to Windows Server 2008
Configuring a Router on Windows Server 2008
Understanding Other Routing Protocols
Using a DHCP Relay Agent
Using an IGMP Router and Proxy
Using NAT
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 10 Resolving Names to IP Addresses
Exploring Types of Names Used in Networks
Understanding Host Names
Understanding NetBIOS Names
Creating NetBIOS Names from Host Names
Viewing and Modifying a Computer Name
Exploring Types of Name Resolution
Understanding Domain Naming Service
Viewing the Host Cache
Viewing the Hosts File
Understanding WINS
Viewing the NetBIOS Cache
Understanding the Lmhosts File
Understanding Broadcast Name Resolution
Understanding Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution
Identifying the Steps in Name Resolution
Identifying Steps in Host Name Resolution
Identifying Steps in NetBIOS Name Resolution
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 11 Understanding Network Security Zones
Understanding Risks on the Internet
Exploring an Intranet
Understanding Network Address Translation
Understanding Proxy Servers
Understanding Firewalls
Exploring the Windows Server 2008 Firewall
Identifying a Perimeter Network
Understanding a Reverse Proxy Server
Understanding Guest Networks
Understanding Extranets
The Essentials and Beyond.
Chapter 12 Understanding Wireless Networking
Exploring Basic Wireless Components
Using Wireless Access Points
Naming the Wireless Network
Comparing CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA
Comparing Networking Standards and Characteristics
Comparing FHSS, DSSS, and OFDM
IEEE 802.11
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
Comparing Network Security Methods
Wired Equivalent Privacy
Wi-Fi Protected Access
Using an IEEE 802.1x Authentication Server
Using Wireless Networks
Home Wireless Networks
Wireless Networks in a Business
Understanding Point-to-Point Wireless
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 13 Understanding Internet Access Methods and Wide Area Networks
Comparing Connectivity Methods Used in Homes and SOHOs
Using a Dial-up Connection
Connecting with DSL
Employing Broadband Cable
Connecting via Satellite
Comparing Connectivity Methods in Enterprises
Exploring Digital Signal Lines
Using ISDN
Using T1/T3 Lines and E1/E3 Lines
Ethernet WAN
Exploring Remote Access Services
Connecting to RAS via Dial-up
Connecting to RAS via a VPN
Comparing Client VPNs with Gateway VPNs
Adding Remote Access Services to Windows Server 2008
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 14 Troubleshooting TCP/IP
Using the Command Prompt
Getting Help at the Command Prompt
Using Switches
Understanding Case Sensitivity
Checking the TCP/IP Configuration with ipconfig
Troubleshooting Connectivity with ping
Identifying Routers with tracert
Verifying the Routed Path with pathping
Viewing TCP/IP Statistics with netstat
Installing Telnet
The Essentials and Beyond
Appendix A Answers to Review Questions
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10.
Chapter 11.
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