Networking Essentials, 6th edition

  • Jeffrey S. Beasley, 
  • Piyasat Nilkaew

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    Introduction xxiii

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Computer Networks 2

    1-1 Introduction 4

    1-2 Network Topologies 6

    1-3 The OSI Model 12

    1-4 The Ethernet LAN 16

    1-5 Home Networking 24

    1-6 Assembling an Office LAN 38

    1-7 Testing and Troubleshooting a LAN 45

CHAPTER 2 Physical Layer Cabling: Twisted-Pair 62

    2-1 Introduction 65

    2-2 Structured Cabling 66

    2-3 Twisted-Pair Cable 74

    2-4 Terminating Twisted-Pair Cables 78

    2-5 Cable Testing and Certification 92

    2-6 10 Gigabit Ethernet over Copper 97

    2-7 Troubleshooting Cabling Systems 102

CHAPTER 3 Physical Layer Cabling: Fiber Optics 124

    3-1 Introduction 126

    3-2 The Nature of Light 129

    3-3 Fiber Attenuation and Dispersion 136

    3-4 Optical Components 141

    3-5 Optical Networking 147

    3-6 Safety 160

    3-7 Troubleshooting Fiber Optics: The OTDR 162

CHAPTER 4 Wireless Networking 172

    4-1 Introduction 174

    4-2 The IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard 175

    4-3 802.11 Wireless Networking 185

    4-4 Bluetooth, WiMAX, RFID, and Mobile Communications 197

    4-5 Configuring a Point-to-Multipoint Wireless LAN: A Case Study 206

    4-6 Troubleshooting Wireless Networks 213

CHAPTER 5 Interconnecting the LANs 228

    5-1 Introduction 230

    5-2 The Network Bridge 232

    5-3 The Network Switch 237

    5-4 The Router 249

    5-5 The Console Port Connection 254

    5-6 Interconnecting LANs with the Router 262

    5-7 Interconnecting LANs and WANs 267


    6-1 Introduction 292

    6-2 The TCP/IP Layers 294

    6-3 Number Conversion 306

    6-4 IPv4 Addressing 312

    6-5 Subnet Masks: Subnetting and Supernetting 317

    6-6 Supernetting, CIDR Blocks, and VLSM 328

    6-7 IPv6 Addressing 333

CHAPTER 7 Introduction to Router Configuration 354

    7-1 Introduction 356

    7-2 Router Fundamentals 358

    7-3 The Router’s User EXEC Mode (Router>) 366

    7-4 The Router’s Privileged EXEC Mode (Router#) 373

    7-5 Configuring the Network Interface: Auto-negotiation 383

    7-6 Troubleshooting the Router Interface 387

CHAPTER 8 Introduction to Switch Configuration 404

    8-1 Introduction 406

    8-2 Introduction to VLANs 407

    8-3 Introduction to Switch Configuration 410

    8-4 Spanning Tree Protocol 422

    8-5 Power over Ethernet 425

    8-6 Troubleshooting the Switch Interface 429

CHAPTER 9 Routing Protocols 444

    9-1 Introduction 446

    9-2 Static Routing 447

    9-3 Dynamic Routing Protocols 460

    9-4 Distance Vector Protocols 463

    9-5 Configuring RIP and RIPv2 466

    9-6 Link State Protocols 476

    9-7 Configuring the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Routing Protocol 481

    9-8 Advanced Distance Vector Protocol: Configuring Enhanced Interior

    9-9 Internet Routing with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) 496

    9-10 IPv6 Routing 499

CHAPTER 10 Managing the Network Infrastructure 524

    10-1 Introduction 527

    10-2 Domain Name and IP Address Assignment 528

    10-3 IP Address Management with DHCP 531

    10-4 Scaling a Network with NAT and PAT 537

    10-5 Domain Name System (DNS) 539

    10-6 Network Management Protocols 546

    10-7 Analyzing Network Traffic 552

    10-8 Network Analyzer: Wireshark 560

    10-9 Analyzing Computer Networks: FTP Data Packets 566

    10-10 Troubleshooting IP Networks 568

CHAPTER 11 Network Security 590

    11-1 Introduction 592

    11-2 Intrusion: How Attackers Gain Control of a Network 594

    11-3 Denial-of-Service 606

    11-4 Security Software and Hardware 610

    11-5 Managing Network Access 623

    11-6 Router Security 626

    11-7 Switch Security 631

    11-8 Wireless Security 637

    11-9 Remote Access and VPN Technologies 642

    11-10 Physical Security 659

CHAPTER 12 Cloud Computing and Virtualization 676

    12-1 Introduction 678

    12-2 Virtualization 679

    12-3 Cloud Computing 692

    12-4 Enterprise Storage 698

CHAPTER 13 Codes and Standards 706

    13-1 Introduction 708

    13-2 Safety Standards and Codes 708

    13-3 Industry Regulatory Compliance 718

    13-4 Business Policies, Procedures, and Other Best Practices 723

    13-5 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 729

Glossary 742

Online Only Elements:

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    Wireshark Captures

    Network+ quizzes

9780137455928, TOC, 9/28/2021

Published by Pearson IT Certification (December 9th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137831494

Subject: IT Certification

Category: CompTIA

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