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Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-90473-2
912 pages
September 2010
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The ultimate reference guide for network administrators

Network administrators now have a single, convenient place to turn for all the information they need. Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition is like ten books in one, covering such topics as networking basics, network security, setting up TCP/IP and connecting to the Internet, handling mobile devices, and much more. This valuable book covers all the newest updates and trends, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • A single-source reference for network administrators
  • Includes ten minibooks: Networking Basics; Building a Network; Network Administration and Security; TCP/IP and the Internet; Wireless Networking; Telecom, Convergence, and Mobile Devices; Windows Server 2008 Reference; Using Other Windows Servers; Linux Networking Reference; and Appendices
  • Explores the latest technologies in broadband, storage, and back-up
  • Delves into new trends in networking and includes the latest Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 updates

System administrators will want to keep this practical all-in-one guide within reach.

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Book I: Networking Basics.

Chapter 1: Understanding Networks.

Chapter 2: Understanding Network Protocols and Standards.

Chapter 3: Understanding Network Hardware.

Chapter 4: Understanding Network Operating Systems.

Book II: Building a Network.

Chapter 1: Planning a Network.

Chapter 2: Installing Network Hardware.

Chapter 3: Setting Up a Network Server.

Chapter 4: Confi guring Windows Clients.

Chapter 5: Macintosh Networking.

Chapter 6: Confi guring Other Network Features.

Chapter 7: Verifying Your Network Installation.

Chapter 8: Going Virtual.

Book III: Network Administration and Security.

Chapter 1: Help Wanted: Job Description for a Network Administrator.

Chapter 2: Security 101.

Chapter 3: Managing User Accounts.

Chapter 4: Firewalls and Virus Protection.

Chapter 5: Extending Your Network with VPN Access.

Chapter 6: Managing Network Software.

Chapter 7: Solving Network Problems.

Chapter 8: Network Performance Anxiety.

Chapter 9: Backing Up Your Data.

Chapter 10: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning.

Book IV: TCP/IP and the Internet.

Chapter 1: Introduction to TCP/IP and the Internet.

Chapter 2: Understanding IP Addresses.

Chapter 3: Using DHCP.

Chapter 4: Using DNS.

Chapter 5: Using FTP.

Chapter 6: TCP/IP Tools and Commands.

Book V: Wireless Networking.

Chapter 1: Setting Up a Wireless Network.

Chapter 2: Securing a Wireless Network.

Chapter 3: Hotspotting.

Chapter 4: Troubleshooting a Wireless Network.

Chapter 5: Wireless Networking with Bluetooth.

Book VI: Mobile Networking.

Chapter 1: Managing Mobile Devices.

Chapter 2: Managing BlackBerry Devices.

Chapter 3: Managing iPhone Devices.

Chapter 4: Managing Android Devices.

Chapter 5: Managing Netbooks.

Book VII: Windows Server 2008 Reference.

Chapter 1: Installing and Confi guring Windows Server 2008 R2.

Chapter 2: Managing Windows Server 2008.

Chapter 3: Dealing with Active Directory.

Chapter 4: Managing Windows User Accounts.

Chapter 5: Managing a File Server.

Chapter 6: Using Group Policy.

Chapter 7: Troubleshooting.

Chapter 8: Windows Commands.

Book VIII: Using Other Windows Servers.

Chapter 1: Using Internet Information System (IIS).

Chapter 2: Managing Exchange Server 2010.

Chapter 3: Using SQL Server 2008.

Chapter 4: Using SharePoint.

Book IX: Managing Linux Systems.

Chapter 1: Installing a Linux Server.

Chapter 2: Getting Used to Linux.

Chapter 3: Basic Linux Network Confi guration.

Chapter 4: Running DHCP and DNS.

Chapter 5: Doing the Samba Dance.

Chapter 6: Running Apache.

Chapter 7: Running Sendmail.

Chapter 8: Running FTP.

Chapter 9: Linux Commands.

Appendix A: Directory of Useful Web Sites.

Appendix B: Glossary.


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Doug Lowe is the information technology director for a civil engineering firm and a veteran network manager. He has written several editions of this book and Networking For Dummies, both bestsellers. Doug's 50-plus books have demystified everything from Microsoft Office to creating Web pages.
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