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Network Administrator Street Smarts - A Real World Guide to CompTIA Network+ Skills

Network Administrator Street Smarts

Develop the skills you need in the real world

Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'll find in this practical book. Using a "year in the life" approach, it gives you an inside look at network administration, with key information organized around the actual day-to-day tasks, scenarios, and challenges you'll face in the field. This valuable training tool is loaded with hands-on, step-by-step exercises covering all phases of network administration, including:

Designing a network
Implementing and configuring networks
Maintaining and securing networks
Troubleshooting a network

An invaluable study tool

This no-nonsense book also covers the common tasks that CompTIA expects all its Network+ candidates to know how to perform. So whether you're preparing for certification or seeking practical skills to break into the field you'll find the instruction you need, including:

Choosing an Internet access technology
Configuring wireless components
Determining optimal placement of routers and servers
Setting up hubs, switches, and routers
Configuring a Windows(r) client
Troubleshooting your network

The book describes actual tasks that a network professional might be required to perform, starting with a real world scenario, then defining the scope of the task, the step-by-step procedure to performing the task, and the criteria for completion. Below is a partial list of the tasks described in the book:

Discovering and Filtering MAC Addresses
Developing an IP Addressing Scheme
Measuring Wireless Signal Strength
Using a Router as a Frame Relay Switch
Creating Local User Accounts
Creating Local User Groups
Managing Access to Resources
Setting Password Restrictions
Securing Links
Guarding Against SYN Flood Attacks
Implementing File-level Encryption
Using ARP Utilities
Using the Netstat Utility
Using ftp Utilities
Using Ping Utilities
Using the IPCONFIG Utility
Using Traceroute Utilities
Using Telnet
Using NSLOOKUP
Using a Protocol Analyzer
Displaying Computer Event logs

The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring IT professionals put their certification to work for them. Full of practical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasks from the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teach the skills necessary to complete those tasks. And because the exercises are based upon exam objectives from leading technology certifications, each Street Smarts book can be used as a lab manual for certification prep.

Network Administrator Street Smarts

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