Network+ Guide to Networks,
8th Edition

Jill West, Tamara Dean, Jean Andrews

ISBN-13: 9781337569330 | ISBN-10: 133756933x

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 816 pages

List Price USD $149.95


Master the technical skills and industry knowledge you need to begin an exciting career installing, configuring and troubleshooting computer networks with West/Dean/Andrews' NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 8th edition. It thoroughly prepares you for success on CompTIA's Network+ N10-007 certification exam with fully mapped coverage of all objectives, including protocols, topologies, hardware, network design, security and troubleshooting. Virtualization-based projects give you experience working with a wide variety of hardware, software, operating systems and device interactions, while "On the Job" stories, Applying Concepts activities, and Hands-On and Capstone Projects let you explore concepts in more depth. MindTap Networking offers additional practice and certification prep. The text's emphasis on real-world problem solving provides the tools for success in any computing environment.

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Meet the Authors

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Jill West, a C.I.S. instructor at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, brings a unique cross-section of experience in business, writing and education to the development of her innovative educational materials. She has taught multiple ages and content areas using a flipped classroom approach, distance learning and hybrid teaching. Ms. West was particularly instrumental in piloting a flipped classroom program for learning support courses at North Georgia Technical College. In addition, she has provided educational counseling. She regularly presents at regional and national conferences and international webinars, frequently offering CompTIA certifications for students and train-the-trainer sessions for instructors. Ms. West and her husband, Mike, live in northwest Georgia with three children at home and one away in college.

Tamara Dean has worked in the field of networking for nearly 20 years, most recently as a networking consultant, and before that, as the manager of Internet services and data center operations for a regional ISP. She has managed LANs at the University of Wisconsin and at a pharmaceutical firm, worked as a telecommunications analyst for the FCC, and cofounded a local radio station. Well-published in networking, she is the author of Guide to Telecommunications Technology, Network+ CoursePrep Study Guide, as well as several previous editions of Network+ Guide to Networks and CompTIA Network+ In Depth all published by Cengage Learning.

Jean Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry as well as more than 13 years of teaching in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses where she's designed, written, and supported application software. She has also managed a computer repair help desk and handled troubleshooting for wide area networks. Ms. Andrews has written numerous books on software, hardware and the Internet. In addition to this bestselling A+ GUIDE TO IT TECHNICAL SUPPORT, she's written the A+ GUIDE TO HARDWARE: MANAGING, MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING. She lives in north Georgia.

  • NEW AND UPDATED "APPLYING CONCEPTS" ACTIVITIES SOLIDIFY CONCEPTS FOR STUDENTS. Practical activities embedded in each chapter demonstrate concepts in action and highlight the relevance of what students are learning as they read through the chapter.
  • NEW VIRTUALIZATION-BASED PROJECTS. New Capstone projects leverage the power of virtualization technology to expand students' access to hardware, software, operating systems and device interactions.
  • NEW ORGANIZATION CONSOLIDATES SIMILAR CONCEPTS FOR EFFICIENT COVERAGE. An all-new, more user-friendly content structure enables a deeper investigation of particularly rich concepts and skills from the latest Network+ N10-007 exam. The 8th edition provides a stronger emphasis on security, troubleshooting and virtualization with additional coverage of VLANs, remote access, IoT and threat mitigation.
  • NEW AND UPDATED SKILLS-BASED PROJECTS ENCOURAGE HANDS-ON PRACTICE. Students sharpen important technical skills as they explore chapter concepts in depth and place the principles they are learning into industry context.
  • CONTENT MAPS SEAMLESSLY TO COMPTIA'S NETWORK+ N10-007 CERTIFICATION EXAM. Prepare your students for success on the certification exam with the text's full-color presentation that provides in-depth coverage of all the exam's objectives.
  • MindTap Networking for West/Dean/Andrews' NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. MindTap helps students master the skills they need in today's workforce. Research shows employers need critical thinkers, troubleshooters and creative problem-solvers to stay relevant in our fast-paced, technology-driven world. MindTap helps students achieve this with assignments and activities that provide hands-on practice, real-life relevance and certification test prep.
  • LEGACY NETWORKING BOXES PRESENT OLDER TECHNOLOGY COVERED ON COMPTIA'S NETWORK+ CERTIFICATION EXAM. These historical references place current technology into context while equipping students with important background for the exam.
  • EXTENSIVE LEARNING TOOLS ASSIST STUDENTS IN COMPREHENSION AND REVIEW. Easy-to-reference tables and bulleted lists, Key Terms, Chapter Summaries and Review Questions help students maximize their study time. Detailed appendices and a glossary support learning and provide ongoing references, while Applying Concepts activities, Hands-On Projects and Capstone Projects enable students to put what they learn into practice.
  • OSI LAYER ICONS VISUALLY REINFORCE THE LINK BETWEEN CONCEPTS AND THE OSI MODEL. These helpful icons immediately direct students' attention to key material that relates to the OSI conceptual model to ensure complete understanding.
  • UP-TO-THE-MINUTE DISCUSSIONS AND PROJECTS ENSURE CURRENCY. Known for its comprehensive, current coverage, NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS emphasizes emerging developments in computer technology and the latest operating systems, including Windows 10®, Windows Server® 2016 and newer Linux applications.
  • "ON-THE-JOB" STORIES AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH CHAPTER PLACE CONCEPTS INTO REAL-WORLD CONTEXT. Intriguing workplace scenarios highlight the chapter's technology and concepts in action--giving students unique insights into a variety of modern computing environments.

Table of Contents

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Introduction to Networking.
Network Equipment.
Addressing on Networks.
Network Protocols.
Network Cabling.
Wireless Networking.
Virtualization, Storage and Cloud Computing.
Subnetting and VLANs.
Network Security.
Authentication and Access Control.
Performance and Recovery.
Wide Area Networks.
Appendix A: Network+ Examination Objectives
Appendix B: CompTIA Acronyms.
Appendix C: Visual Guide to Connectors.
Appendix D: CompTIA Network+ Practice Exam.

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