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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (6 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781118016855
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118016855
  • ASIN: 1118016858
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 380,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Learn Windows Networking Quickly and Easily This unique, full–color guide covers Windows networking basics, giving you a solid foundation in the technology as well as preparing you to take the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98–366, Networking Fundamentals. Learn general networking concepts, then get up to speed on switches, routers, LANs, WANs, and more—with a focus on technologies used in Microsoft networks. Whether you′re an aspiring networking professional or just brushing up, it′s the essential information you need to be successful in networking in a Windows environment. Learn these Windows networking essentials—and more: Networking for home computers, small offices, and large enterprises Identifying necessary hardware, protocols, services, and infrastructures Understanding the OSI and TCP models Connecting computers with switches and routers Understanding the components of an IPv4 or IPv6 address Resolving names to IP addresses, and understanding DNS and WINS Understanding the basics of LANs, WANs, and wireless networks Preparing for MTA Exam 98–366, Networking Fundamentals Full–color images of network configurations Helpful illustrations to reinforce learning objectives This striking Essentials book features: Chapter–opening learning objectives Full coverage of all exam topics Four–color screenshots and illustrations Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises Chapter review questions

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Darril Gibson , MCSE, MCITP, ITIL v3, Security+, CISSP, is the CEO of Security Consulting and Training, LLC. A Microsoft Certified Trainer since August 1999, Darril regularly teaches, writes, and consults on a wide variety of security and technical topics. He has authored, coauthored, or contributed to 14 books on a wide range of topics that include Windows Server, Windows 7, SQL Server, and IT security.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spoonman on 7 Nov 2011
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I used the Microsoft Networking Essentials book way back in about 1996 to learn about networking and study for my first MCSE back in the NT 3.51 days. I was after a book to refresh my memory on alot of the concepts and get up to date with all the technology advances and updates that have occurred since then. And lo and behold an updated version of the trusty old Networking Essentials book appears! I found the book really useful to remind myself of forgotten concepts and standards but there are pro's and cons to it...
Pros: Easy to read and understand, it covers a wide range of topics pretty well and I found it waslayed out in a visually attractive manner. It explains lots of stuff that I kind've understood but had never had fully spelt out to me before.
Con's: At 300 pages and covering as much ground as it does its not the most in-depth book you'll find on any of the topics it covers. Then again it's called "Networking Essentials" for a reason.

In summary if you are new to networking or like me are a bit rusty and want to remind yourself of some long forgotten concepts and update you're knowledge this book is well worth a look. If you already know networking quite well and are after an in-depth networking bible this is not the book for you.
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By K. Macphie on 9 Feb 2014
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Most people wanting to buy this book, will want to know one thing. "Will it help me pass the 98-366 exam?" Well, I sat the exam about 10 days after buying this book and passed it easily.
TBH the test is FAR,FAR,FAR easier than the questions and content in the book, which I guess is a good thing.
ONE REALLY BAD POINT though, the chapter on ipv4 addresses has literally DOZENS of fundamental mistakes... in both the exercises and in the explanations. I was pretty confused until I realised that it was the book, not me that wasn't understanding the concepts...
Thats a huge negative for the book, but if you want a book to study up for the 98-366 then it'll do the job.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tim Stewart on 14 Oct 2011
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Maybe I am doing the author a disservice, but I just couldn't get anything from this item that isn't better presented in many other similar publications.

Sorry, it just didn't do it for me.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Great Book for Networking Foundations 5 Aug 2011
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This book is a great book to read to get a good foundation on networking. The book is clear, concise, complete, and of small size in covering network essentials. I have read some other good rated network books and the problem I had with those books was that the authors would throw network jargons that they would not explain well or not at all. In this book the author defines every technical terminology he mentions. Also the author uses illustrations and everyday life analogies to make the subject easy to understand. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for clarity in computer networking foundations.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Rock It Out! 14 July 2011
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I passed my exam within three weeks of study, using only this book. The book is easy to understand and most of the chapters are short. Some of the labs in the book don't require Window's Sever 2008 R2 (Which I don't have access). 80% of them can be done using Window's 7. A great first stepping stone for networking.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Good enough for Network+ too 13 Sep 2011
By G. Lameyer - Published on
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I am an IT instructor. This book is great. Buy it and you will like it. It is well written, has color illustrations and is clear but concise. Highly recommend it to anyone. I am using it to teach Network+. Covers all but a few topic such as structured cabling.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Errors, and errors in corrections - Update 10-13-Passed exam easily 25 Aug 2013
By Eric J. Stanczyk - Published on
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The book has been good for the most part up until chapter 5, which is on IPv4. There are so many errors in the subnetting section of this chapter, even the correction (from book website) for the error for the End of Chapter Solution is incorrect. It asked to divide a network into 2, but the corrected solution shows two subnets from a network that was divided by 4.
Also an end of chapter question solution explanation is totally off the wall. And another question has two answers, but it only shows one solution. I hope the rest of the book isn't like this.
Also in this chapter, the method for subnetting isn't really spelled out, you kind of have to put pieces together and figure it out.
Poorly written chapter.
I guess the positive of these errors was that I learned more and understand more by finding and correcting these errors.

Other than this chapter, the book has been good.

Now onto the chapter on IPv6........

I took the exam, and it was easy. This book covers more than enough for passing the exam.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A really good book 8 Nov 2011
By Pablo - Published on
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I'm completely new on the networking field. So far this book is great, really great! It explains everything in a really good and easy way to understand! I really do recommend this book for anyone who wishes to learn about networking. Like I said, I'm really new at this and so far I've learned a lot!
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