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Master the functionality, protocols, and packets that make upreal-world networking
Learn networking concepts through examples in the field
Tackle tasks such as planning and diagramming networks, runningcables, and configuring network devices such as routers andswitches
Monitor networks for performance and problems, and learntroubleshooting techniques
Practice what you've learned with nearly one hundred exercises,questions, sample problems, and projects
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