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Title:
MCSE networking essentials for dummies
Author:
Aschermann, Robert.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxviii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
"Microsoft certified professional approved study guide"--Cover.

"Pass exam 70-058"--Cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764506147
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Book

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Summary

Welcome to the best approach to certification. Author Robert Aschermann, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, has plans to help you fight the good fight in acing your Networking Essentials certification exam (70-058).

MCSE Networking Essentials For Dummies , 2nd Edition, is the guide you need to help minimize your study time and maximize your test-taking skills en route to a certification victory. Packed with hundreds of test questions, this book prepares you in all areas of the test, including Networking Standards and Deployment; Selecting, Installing, and Troubleshooting Hardware and Media; and Installing and Troubleshooting Network Clients and Servers. The book's bonus CD-ROM offers excellent practice with the ...For Dummies test engine, yet still keeps things fun with the QuickLearn® sci-fi study game. There's even an aid for a last minute DummiesCram®, with our concise cheat sheet, giving you a quick, portable networking overview.

As if the For Dummies expertise wasn't enough, all information has also been reviewed by Sento Corporation for 100 percent accuracy, and any technical updates will be posted to our 100% Tech Check Page. Walk into the your exams with the confidence of knowing that you had the most accurate information available.

Covers: Exam 070-058


Author Notes

Robert Aschermann, MCSE, MCP, MCT, and MBA, is one of the first people to obtain the new Microsoft Certified System Engineer + Internet Certification. A certified Sylvan-Prometric Test Administrator, he works as a trainer and consultant for one of the oldest and largest Microsoft ATECs, teaching Networking Essentials, TCP/IP, SNA Server, and several Windows NT courses.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xxvii
Introductionp. 1
How This Book Is Organizedp. 2
Icons in This Bookp. 4
Where to Go from Herep. 4
Part I A Journey of a Thousand Milesp. 5
Chapter 1 The Networking Essentials Examp. 7
The Examp. 7
Number of questionsp. 10
How questions are structuredp. 10
Study Strategyp. 11
How long should I study?p. 12
Where do I begin?p. 13
Studying advicep. 13
Chapter 2 Exam Prep Roadmapp. 15
Network Typesp. 16
Sharing Hardware and Software Resourcesp. 18
Preserving and Protecting Informationp. 19
Clients and Serversp. 20
Client/server networks and domainsp. 20
Peer-to-peer networksp. 21
Hybrid networksp. 24
Peer security versus server securityp. 24
Server Typesp. 25
File serversp. 25
Print serversp. 26
Communications serversp. 26
Application serversp. 26
Database serversp. 27
Network Topologyp. 27
Network Mediap. 28
Copper cablep. 28
Fiber-optic cablep. 28
Wireless networksp. 30
Networking Choicesp. 31
Part II Networking Standards and Deploymentp. 33
Chapter 3 Protocols and the OSI Modelp. 35
Networking Modelsp. 38
The OSI modelp. 38
Peer-layer communicationsp. 41
The IEEE 802 modelp. 42
802 enhancements to the OSI modelp. 43
Network Driver Standardsp. 45
Introduction to Protocolsp. 46
Connection versus connectionless communicationsp. 46
Routable versus non-routable protocolsp. 47
Packets and packet structurep. 47
Assembling packetsp. 48
Protocol stacksp. 49
Common Networking Protocolsp. 51
Server Message Block (SMB)p. 51
TCP/IPp. 51
IPX/SPXp. 55
NetBEUIp. 57
AppleTalkp. 57
Data Link Control (DLC)p. 58
Systems Network Architecture (SNA)p. 58
Chapter 4 Local Area Networksp. 63
Classifying Networksp. 66
General characteristicsp. 66
Logical Link Control characteristicsp. 67
LAN Topologiesp. 67
Bus topologyp. 68
Star topologyp. 69
Ring topologyp. 71
Mixed topologiesp. 71
LAN Technologiesp. 74
Ethernetp. 75
Fast Ethernetp. 82
Token ringp. 84
Jive AppleTalkin'p. 88
ARCnetp. 90
Chapter 5 Remote Access Servicep. 95
Modem Technologyp. 98
Connectionsp. 98
Transfer speedp. 98
Compression and error controlp. 99
Asynchronous versus synchronous modemsp. 99
Carriersp. 100
Public linesp. 101
Leased linesp. 101
SLIP Protocol versus PPP Protocolp. 101
SLIPp. 101
PPPp. 102
Deciding which protocol to usep. 102
Remote Access Servicep. 102
Installing RASp. 103
Administering RASp. 103
Chapter 6 Wide Area Networksp. 109
Public Network Servicesp. 112
Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)p. 112
The Internetp. 112
Switch Hittingp. 113
Circuit switchingp. 113
Message switchingp. 113
Packet swtichingp. 114
Linesp. 114
Dial-up linesp. 114
Analog dedicated linesp. 115
Digital linesp. 115
X.25 Packet-Switching Protocolp. 116
Frame Relayp. 118
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)p. 119
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)p. 120
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)p. 122
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)p. 125
Chapter 7 Expanding Networksp. 129
Common Network Expansion Devicesp. 132
Repeatersp. 132
Hubsp. 133
Bridgesp. 134
Routersp. 137
Gatewaysp. 141
Additional Network Expansion Devicesp. 142
Broutersp. 142
CSUs and DSUsp. 143
Multiplexersp. 143
Part III Selecting, Installing, and Troubleshooting Hardware and Mediap. 147
Chapter 8 Network Adaptersp. 149
It's All in the Cards: Network Adaptersp. 152
Selecting an Adapterp. 152
Configuring an Adapterp. 156
Interrupt request (IRQ)p. 156
Base input/output (I/O) portp. 157
Direct memory address (DMA)p. 158
Shared memory addressp. 159
Installing an Adapter Driverp. 160
Chapter 9 Troubleshooting Network Adaptersp. 165
Troubleshooting the Networkp. 168
Isolating the problemp. 168
A troubleshooting modelp. 168
Recovering from disasterp. 169
Common Errors with Communications Componentsp. 170
Cabling and related hardwarep. 170
Electrical problemsp. 171
Virusesp. 171
Troubleshooting Ethernetp. 172
Troubleshooting token ringp. 172
Common Connectivity Problemsp. 173
Advanced cable testerp. 174
Digital volt meter (DVM)p. 174
Time domain reflectometer (TDR)p. 174
Optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR)p. 175
Protocol analyzerp. 175
Resolving Hardware Conflictsp. 176
Chapter 10 Cabling and Connectionsp. 181
Signal Transmissionp. 184
Digital signalingp. 184
Analog signalingp. 184
Multiplexingp. 185
Battle of the bands: Baseband versus broadbandp. 186
It's the Media's Faultp. 186
Bandwidthp. 186
Attenuationp. 187
Interferencep. 187
Plenump. 187
Cable Typesp. 187
Twisted-sister cablep. 188
Coaxial cablep. 189
Fiber-optic cablep. 192
Choosing the correct cablep. 192
Wireless Mediap. 194
Radio wavep. 194
Microwave on high for four minutesp. 195
Infraredp. 195
Chapter 11 Client Systemsp. 199
Client Operating Systemsp. 202
Windows 95p. 202
Windows NT Workstationp. 203
OS/2p. 204
MS-DOSp. 204
Macintoshp. 204
UNIXp. 205
Installing and Troubleshooting Network Adaptersp. 205
Card installationp. 206
Troubleshooting network adaptersp. 206
OS configurationp. 207
Protocol stacksp. 208
Part IV Installing and Troubleshooting Network Clients and Serversp. 213
Chapter 12 Clients and Serversp. 215
Implementing a NetBIOS Naming Schemep. 218
Account namesp. 218
Computer namesp. 218
Resource namesp. 219
Client/Server Network versus Peer-to-Peer Networkp. 223
Workgroup modelp. 224
Domain modelp. 225
Different Types of Serversp. 226
File-and-print serversp. 227
Application serversp. 227
Communications serversp. 227
Web serversp. 227
Share-Level versus User-Level Securityp. 228
Share-level securityp. 228
User-level securityp. 229
Implementing a security modelp. 229
Chapter 13 Administrationp. 235
Creating a Network Environmentp. 238
Network softwarep. 238
User accountsp. 238
Groupsp. 239
Protecting the Environmentp. 239
Securityp. 240
Virus protectionp. 240
UPSp. 241
Fault-tolerant systemsp. 242
Managing the Network Environmentp. 246
Monitoring network performancep. 247
Segmentationp. 248
Hardware upgrade policyp. 248
Part V The Part of Tensp. 253
Chapter 14 Ten Test Day Tipsp. 255
Review Your Best Notes before the Examp. 255
Make Sure You Have Enough Paperp. 255
Relaxp. 256
Write Your Standards Tablesp. 256
Don't Rush but Don't Take Your Timep. 256
Diagram Complex Questions on Paperp. 257
Don't Go Back and Change Your Answersp. 257
Mark Questions You're Unsure Ofp. 257
Some Questions Use the Same Problemp. 258
Save Time on Scenario Questionsp. 258
Chapter 15 Ten Online Resourcesp. 259
Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Onlinep. 259
Cramsession.comp. 260
Learnquick.comp. 260
MCSE Mailing Listp. 261
MCSE Mailing List Archivesp. 262
Microsoft Training and Certification Pagep. 262
Microsoft Training and Certification Download Pagep. 263
Transcender Self-Test Softwarep. 263
TechNetp. 264
Part VI Appendixesp. 267
Appendix A Practice Exam 1p. 269
Appendix B Practice Exam 2p. 287
Appendix C Microsoft Certification Programsp. 305
MCPp. 305
Qualifying examsp. 305
Benefitsp. 306
MCTp. 307
Requirementsp. 307
Benefitsp. 307
MCP+Internetp. 308
Qualifying examsp. 308
Benefitsp. 309
MCSEp. 309
Windows NT 4.0 certification requirementsp. 309
Windows NT 3.51 certification requirementsp. 313
Benefitsp. 314
MCSE+Internetp. 314
MCSE+I requirementsp. 315
Benefitsp. 317
Online Referencesp. 317
Appendix D About the CDp. 319
System Requirementsp. 319
Using the CDp. 320
What You'll Findp. 321
Dummies test prep toolsp. 321
Commercial demosp. 322
If You Have Problems (of the CD Kind)p. 324
Indexp. 325
IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., End-User License Agreementp. 352
Installation Instructionsp. 354
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