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Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition

Book Description

The bestselling guide for network administrators, fully updated for Windows 8

If you're responsible for a network, large or small, this book is your one-stop resource for all the essential details you need to know. Fully updated to cover Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, it features the latest on broadband technologies, storage, backup procedures, and all the current networking trends. Nine handy minibooks cover the basics, building a network, administration and security, TCP/IP and the Internet, wireless networking, mobile networking, Windows Server 2012, using other Windows servers, and managing Linux systems.

  • A proven bestseller, with more than 111,000 copies sold in four previous editions

  • Written by veteran IT expert Doug Lowe, who has more than 50 technology books to his credit

  • Provides one-stop shopping for everything networking professionals need to keep large or small networks functioning efficiently

  • Updated with the latest information on building and administering a network, security, wireless and mobile networking, using Windows servers, working with Linux systems, and much more

Networking All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition provides what network administrators need to know in a handy, easy-to-use reference.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
  5. Book I: Networking Basics
    1. Chapter 1: Understanding Networks
    2. Chapter 2: Understanding Network Protocols and Standards
    3. Chapter 3: Understanding Network Hardware
    4. Chapter 4: Understanding Network Operating Systems
  6. Book II: Building a Network
    1. Chapter 1: Planning a Network
    2. Chapter 2: Installing Network Hardware
    3. Chapter 3: Setting Up a Network Server
    4. Chapter 4: Configuring Windows Clients
    5. Chapter 5: Macintosh Networking
    6. Chapter 6: Configuring Other Network Features
    7. Chapter 7: Verifying Your Network Installation
    8. Chapter 8: Going Virtual
    9. Chapter 9: Cloudy with a Chance of Gigabytes
  7. Book III: Networking Administration and Security
    1. Chapter 1: Help Wanted: Job Description for a Network Administrator
    2. Chapter 2: Security 101
    3. Chapter 3: Managing User Accounts
    4. Chapter 4: Firewalls and Virus Protection
    5. Chapter 5: Extending Your Network with VPN Access
    6. Chapter 6: Managing Network Software
    7. Chapter 7: Solving Network Problems
    8. Chapter 8: Network Performance Anxiety
    9. Chapter 9: Backing Up Your Data
    10. Chapter 10: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
  8. Book IV: TCP/IP and the Internet
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction to TCP/IP and the Internet
    2. Chapter 2: Understanding IP Addresses
    3. Chapter 3: Using DHCP
    4. Chapter 4: Using DNS
    5. Chapter 5: Using FTP
    6. Chapter 6: TCP/IP Tools and Commands
  9. Book V: Wireless Networking
    1. Chapter 1: Setting Up a Wireless Network
    2. Chapter 2: Securing a Wireless Network
    3. Chapter 3: Hotspotting
    4. Chapter 4: Troubleshooting a Wireless Network
    5. Chapter 5: Wireless Networking with Bluetooth
  10. Book VI: Mobile Networking
    1. Chapter 1: Managing Mobile Devices
    2. Chapter 2: Managing BlackBerry Devices
    3. Chapter 3: Managing iOS Devices
    4. Chapter 4: Managing Android Devices
    5. Chapter 5: Managing Netbooks
  11. Book VII: Windows Server 2012 Reference
    1. Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    2. Chapter 2: Managing Windows Server 2012
    3. Chapter 3: Dealing with Active Directory
    4. Chapter 4: Managing Windows User Accounts
    5. Chapter 5: Managing a File Server
    6. Chapter 6: Using Group Policy
    7. Chapter 7: Troubleshooting
    8. Chapter 8: Windows Commands
  12. Book VIII: Using Other Windows Servers
    1. Chapter 1: Using Internet Information System (IIS)
    2. Chapter 2: Managing Exchange Server 2010
    3. Chapter 3: Using SQL Server 2012
    4. Chapter 4: Using SharePoint
  13. Book IX: Managing Linux Systems
    1. Chapter 1: Installing a Linux Server
    2. Chapter 2: Getting Used to Linux
    3. Chapter 3: Basic Linux Network Configuration
    4. Chapter 4: Running DHCP and DNS
    5. Chapter 5: Doing the Samba Dance
    6. Chapter 6: Running Apache
    7. Chapter 7: Running Sendmail
    8. Chapter 8: Running FTP
    9. Chapter 9: Linux Commands
  14. Appendix A: Directory of Useful Websites
  15. Appendix B: Glossary
  16. Cheat Sheet