This textbook provides an introduction to local area networks and covers the three most popular network operating systems: Microsoft Windows Servers, Novell NetWare, and Linux. The O51 model, popular network protocols, and technology and services are discussed. Hands-on lab exercises and review questions reinforce the learning of basic skills and troubleshooting practices. Local Area Networks covers the objectives in CompTIA's Network+ certification exam and is an excellent resource for test preparation.
Table of Contents:
I. BUILDING A NETWORK. 1. Introduction to Networking.
2. Introduction to the OSI Model.
3. Media and Topologies.
4. Networking Technologies.
5. WAN and Remote Access Technologies.
II. PROTOCOLS. 6. TCP/IP.
7. IPX, NetBEUI and AppleTalk.
8. Network Services.
9. Protocol Analyzers.
III. NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS. 10. Networking with Microsoft Windows.
11. Networking with Novell NetWare.
12. Networking with UNIX and Linux.
IV. MAINTAINING A NETWORK. 13. Network Security.
14. Disaster Prevention and Recovery.
Appendix A: Introduction to MacIntosh OS.
Appendix B: Answers to Odd Questions.