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Computer Networking Basics and Certification

Network Know-How: An Essential Guide for the Accidental Administrator
This book is a straight to the point description of networks, what they do, how they operate, and how to manage them. The book is largely free of jargon and arcane, obscure terminology. The author does a good job of laying out the essentials in an easy to understand format. More ...

Network Patch Panel Basics
Patch panels are used to organize the network cables. Each socket on the front of the patch panel is usually labeled with the identity of the device connected on its punch down connector on the back of the panel. More ...

Introduction To IP Addressing and Networking
In this article you learn the various aspects of computer networking, IP routing and IP switching and how to manage a network from an office network to larger networks. Areas covered include IP addressing, and Network Address Translation. More ...

Workgroups and Domains
A LAN can be configured as a workgroup or a domain. In a workgroup a user's login account is located on their individual computer. In a domain, a user's login account is located on the domain controller. More ...

Network+ Certification Exam Tutorial - DHCP And RARP
Part of passing the Network+ exam is mastering the many different protocols and services you're introduced to in your studies, and that's especially hard when two protocols do much the same thing! That's the case with RARP and DHCP, so let's take a close look at these two protocols and why we use them in the first place. More ...

Web Server
A Web server is a server that it can be accessed over the Internet and runs specific services related to the Internet. The most common service running on a Web server is Web site hosting service. More ...

Network Cabling For Beginners
Cabling is the foundation of your network, it is the medium that connects all your computers and servers together and is probably one of the most important and often overlooked items in business networks. More ...

The Network Technician Career Field
As a Network Technician you'll have an interesting job where you'll be respected and highly rewarded. Network Technicians are responsible for an organization's computer and network infrastructure. The national median salary for Network Technicians is $57,500 to $67,800, while the top 10 percent earn about $112,000. More ...

Turning Your Home into a Wi-Fi Network
Creating a customized home Wi-Fi network is a great weekend project that you can accomplish with some patience and the proper tools. Before you dive into the wireless world, make sure you know what lies ahead of you. More ...

Network Administrator Street Smarts: A Real World Guide to CompTIA Network+ Skills
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. More ...

What Routers Do
A router is a networking device that connects different networks. Routers direct the traffic on the Internet. Without routing every network space is isolated. More ...

What You Need to Know About a Career as a Network Engineer
In order to become a network engineer, you must have the necessary skills as well as a love of computers. As with any other career, you need to follow certain steps to accomplish your goal. These are the top five requirements needed to become a network engineer. More ...

Degree verses Computer Certifications
MCSE, CCNA or CCNP, Linux, Netware and Unix, these are all good certifications to have, but in today's job market, certifications are the basic minimum required by employers. Most positions require a degree. More ...