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MCSE. Networking essentials study guide
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San Francisco : Network Press, 1998
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9780782122206

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Here's the book you need to prepare for Exam 70-058, Networking Essentials. Book jacket.


Author Notes

James Chellis, MCP, is President of EdgeTek Technical Education, a national network training company and Microsoft Solution Provider specializing in Windows NT. Charles Perkins is an MCSE with years of experience managing local and wide area networks. Co-author of four Network Press MCSE Study Guides, he is now a consultant specializing in Windows NT. Matthew Strebe, MCSE, is co-author of four Network Press MCSE Study Guides and owner of Netropolis, a network integration firm specializing in high-speed networking and Windows NT.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xxii
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Networksp. 1
What Is Networking?p. 2
Networking Is All about Informationp. 2
The Personal Computer as an Information Toolp. 4
Exchanging Informationp. 5
The Networkp. 6
Sharing Informationp. 7
Sharing Hardware Resourcesp. 8
Sharing Software Resourcesp. 11
Preserving Informationp. 11
Protecting Informationp. 12
E-Mailp. 12
Clients, Servers, and Peersp. 14
Server-Based Networks and Domainsp. 15
Peer Networksp. 16
Hybrid Networksp. 17
Peer Security vs. Server Securityp. 18
Selecting the Right Network Typep. 19
Server Typesp. 20
Network Topologyp. 31
Bus Topologyp. 32
Star Topologyp. 34
Ring Networksp. 37
Star Bus and Star Ringp. 40
Physical Mesh Topologyp. 41
Network Mediap. 43
What Are Media?p. 44
Copperp. 45
Glassp. 45
Airp. 46
Radiop. 47
Network Protocolsp. 48
What Are Protocols?p. 48
Hardware Protocolsp. 49
The Hardware-Software Interfacep. 50
Software Protocolsp. 50
Planning a Network for Your Organizationp. 51
Peer or Serverp. 51
Server Issuesp. 52
Topologyp. 53
Mediap. 54
Reviewp. 55
Review Questionsp. 55
Chapter 2 Network Componentsp. 63
Signal Transmissionp. 64
Digital Signalingp. 65
Analog Signalingp. 68
Comparing the Signaling Methodsp. 71
Bit Synchronizationp. 72
Baseband and Broadband Transmissionsp. 73
Network Media Typesp. 75
Costp. 78
Installationp. 78
Bandwidth Capacityp. 78
Node Capacityp. 79
Attenuationp. 79
Electromagnetic Interferencep. 79
Cable Mediap. 80
Twisted-Pair Cablep. 81
Coaxial Cablep. 87
Fiber-Optic Cablep. 89
Wireless Mediap. 94
Radio Wave Transmission Systemsp. 94
Microwave Transmission Systemsp. 101
Infrared Transmission Systemsp. 106
Network Adaptersp. 110
Adapters in Abstractp. 112
How Network Adapters Workp. 112
Configuring Network Adaptersp. 113
Selecting an Adapterp. 115
Reviewp. 116
Review Questionsp. 117
Chapter 3 The Theoretical Networkp. 121
OSI and 802p. 122
The OSI Modelp. 123
Protocol Stacksp. 124
Peer-Layer Communication between Stacksp. 124
The IEEE 802 Categoriesp. 136
Microsoft Networking Components within the OSI Frameworkp. 137
Driversp. 138
Network Protocolsp. 141
Reviewp. 153
Review Questionsp. 155
Chapter 4 Real-World Networksp. 161
Ethernetp. 162
How Ethernet Worksp. 163
10Mbps Ethernetp. 164
100Mbps Ethernetp. 173
Segmentationp. 174
Token Ringp. 176
Hubs (MAUs, MSAUs, and SMAUs)p. 177
Token Ring Card Addressing and Settingsp. 178
Cabling for Token Ringp. 179
How Token Ring Worksp. 182
FDDIp. 185
How FDDI Worksp. 185
Componentsp. 187
ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)p. 189
How ATM Worksp. 190
AppleTalkp. 192
LocalTalkp. 192
EtherTalk and TokenTalkp. 194
AppleSharep. 194
Zonesp. 194
ARCnetp. 195
How ARCnet worksp. 195
ARCnet Card Addressing and Settingsp. 198
Cabling for ARCnetp. 199
ARCnet Boards and Hubsp. 199
Reviewp. 201
Review Questionsp. 202
Chapter 5 Designing the Local Area Networkp. 209
Network Scalep. 210
How Many Client Computers?p. 211
How Far Apart Are the Computers?p. 220
What Software Are You Using?p. 221
What Software Will You Use?p. 222
What Special Requirements Do You Have?p. 224
How Much Can You Spend?p. 224
Networking Technologiesp. 225
Ethernetp. 226
Fast Ethernetp. 227
Token Ringp. 227
FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface)p. 227
Fiber Channelp. 228
ATMp. 228
Physical Cablesp. 228
Topology Againp. 229
Cable Typesp. 229
Reviewp. 234
Review Questionsp. 235
Chapter 6 Configuring the Network Serverp. 239
Server Hardware and Operating Systemp. 240
Server Hardwarep. 240
The Network Operating Systemp. 242
Windows NT Server Installationp. 249
The Hardware Compatibility Listp. 250
Server Naming Informationp. 251
Server Rolesp. 252
Partitioning the Hard Drivep. 253
Configuring the Network Adapter Cardp. 254
TCP/IP Installationp. 255
Network Printingp. 257
About Network Printingp. 257
Print Driversp. 258
Sharing a Printerp. 259
Connecting to a Shared Printerp. 260
Sharing Fax Modemsp. 261
Network Applicationsp. 261
E-Mailp. 261
Components of an E-Mail Systemp. 263
E-Mail Clientsp. 263
E-Mail Serversp. 263
E-mail Protocolsp. 265
Group Schedulingp. 266
Groupwarep. 266
Shared Network Applicationsp. 267
Client-Serverp. 270
Centralized Computingp. 271
Client Computing with Central File Storagep. 271
The Client-Server Modelp. 273
Reviewp. 275
Review Questionsp. 275
Chapter 7 Configuring Network Clientsp. 283
Client Operating Systemsp. 284
Windows 95p. 285
Windows NT Workstationp. 286
OS/2p. 288
MS-DOSp. 289
Macintoshp. 290
Unixp. 292
Network Adaptersp. 294
Card Installationp. 294
OS Configurationp. 296
Protocol Stacksp. 298
Network Clients and Network Services Softwarep. 301
Connecting to Workgroups and Domainsp. 301
Sharing Drives and Printersp. 303
Connecting to Drives and Printersp. 303
E-Mail Mailboxesp. 304
Troubleshooting Client Connectionsp. 304
Troubleshooting Ethernetp. 305
10Base2 Problemsp. 306
Ethernet, IPX, and Frame Typesp. 307
Cable Problems and Cable-Testing Toolsp. 308
Troubleshooting Token Ringp. 309
Troubleshooting Multiple Adaptersp. 310
Troubleshooting ARCnetp. 311
Troubleshooting FDDIp. 312
Reviewp. 314
Review Questionsp. 315
Chapter 8 Administering Your Networkp. 321
The Network Administratorp. 322
Creating a Network Environmentp. 323
Network Softwarep. 324
User Accountsp. 329
Groupsp. 336
Documenting the Networkp. 342
Protecting Your Network Environmentp. 343
Securityp. 344
Virus Protectionp. 347
Uninterruptible Power Supplyp. 348
Disaster Recoveryp. 349
Managing Your Network Environmentp. 354
Monitoring Network Performancep. 355
Hardware Upgrade Policyp. 356
Reviewp. 357
Review Questionsp. 358
Chapter 9 Remote Accessp. 363
Modem Technologyp. 364
How a Modem Worksp. 364
Connecting to the Computerp. 365
Connecting to the Phone Systemp. 367
Transfer Speedp. 368
Compressionp. 368
Error Detection and Correctionp. 369
Types of Modemsp. 370
Asynchronous Communicationsp. 371
Synchronous Communicationsp. 372
Digital Modemsp. 374
Carriersp. 375
Public Dial Network Linesp. 376
Leased Linesp. 376
Remote Access Softwarep. 378
Installing Remote Access Servicep. 379
Administering Remote Access Servicep. 382
Making a Dial-Up Connectionp. 384
Reviewp. 385
Review Questionsp. 386
Chapter 10 Expanding Networksp. 389
Network Connectivityp. 391
Hubsp. 391
Repeatersp. 393
Bridgesp. 394
Multiplexersp. 396
Internetwork Connectivityp. 399
Routers and Broutersp. 400
Gatewaysp. 407
CSUs/DSUsp. 408
Reviewp. 410
Review Questionsp. 411
Chapter 11 Wide Area Networksp. 419
WAN Overviewp. 420
Public Network Servicesp. 422
Public Switched Telephone Networkp. 423
The Internetp. 425
Switchingp. 428
Circuit Switchingp. 429
Message Switchingp. 429
Packet Switchingp. 431
Linesp. 434
Dial-Up Linesp. 434
Analog Dedicated Linesp. 435
Digital Linesp. 435
T-Carrierp. 436
Switchedp. 438
The X.25 Packet-Switching Protocolp. 439
Frame Relayp. 440
(ATM) Asynchronous Transfer Modep. 441
ATM Methodsp. 441
ATM Media Compatibilityp. 442
(ISDN) Integrated Services Digital Networkp. 442
(FDDI) Fiber Distributed Data Interfacep. 443
How FDDI Worksp. 444
Advantages and Disadvantages of FDDIp. 446
Cabling for FDDIp. 448
(SONET) Synchronous Optical Networkp. 448
Reviewp. 450
Review Questionsp. 450
Chapter 12 The Basics of Network Troubleshootingp. 457
Preventing Problemsp. 458
Problems in the Physical Environmentp. 459
Electrical Problemsp. 460
Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horsesp. 463
Securityp. 465
Troubleshooting the Networkp. 467
Isolating the Problemp. 467
A Troubleshooting Modelp. 468
Recovering from Disasterp. 471
Reference Sources for Troubleshootingp. 474
The Micro House Technical Libraryp. 474
Microsoft Technical Information Network (TechNet)p. 479
The Network Support Encyclopediap. 480
NetWire on CompuServep. 481
www.microsoft.com and the Download Libraryp. 482
Periodicals and User Groupsp. 482
Diagnostic Toolsp. 483
Terminatorsp. 484
Cable Testersp. 485
Digital Volt Meters (DVMs)p. 486
Protocol Analyzersp. 486
Reviewp. 490
Review Questionsp. 490
Appendix A Major Protocol Suitesp. 495
Review of Protocols, Models, and Implementationsp. 497
NetWare IPX/SPX Protocolsp. 498
NetWare Lower-Layer Protocolsp. 499
NetWare Middle-Layer Protocolsp. 499
NetWare Upper-Layer Protocolsp. 501
Internet Protocolsp. 503
Internet Middle-Layer Protocolsp. 505
Internet Upper-Layer Protocolsp. 508
AppleTalk Protocolsp. 510
AppleTalk Lower-Layer Protocolsp. 512
AppleTalk Middle-Layer Protocolsp. 513
AppleTalk Upper-Layer Protocolsp. 515
DNA (Digital Network Architecture) Protocolsp. 517
DNA Lower-Layer Protocolsp. 517
DNA Middle-Layer Protocolsp. 519
DNA Upper-Layer Protocolsp. 520
Systems Network Architecture Protocols (SNA)p. 523
Layers of the SNA Modelp. 524
The SNA Architecture and Its Componentsp. 525
SNA Lower-Layer Protocolsp. 528
SNA Middle-Layer Protocolsp. 529
SNA Upper-Layer Protocolsp. 530
Miscellaneous Protocols and Standardsp. 531
Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)p. 532
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)p. 532
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)p. 532
X.25p. 534
Frame Relayp. 535
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) and Broadband ISDN (B-ISDN)p. 536
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)p. 537
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)p. 538
Switched Megabit Data Service (SMRS)p. 539
Appendix B PC Fundamentalsp. 541
The Motherboardp. 542
The Microprocessor (CPU)p. 543
Memoryp. 545
Interrupts, Addresses, Ports, and DMA Channelsp. 549
The Data Busp. 551
Hard Drivesp. 553
How Hard Drives Workp. 554
Appendix C Glossaryp. 561
Appendix D Answers to Review Questionsp. 577
Indexp. 641