Network+ Exam Prep 2

Mike Harwood

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  • 出版日期: 2005-06-26
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  • 語言: 英文
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  • ISBN: 0789732556
  • ISBN-13: 9780789732552
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Attention Network+ Candidates: Stop spending valuable study time sorting through confusing study aids. Network + Exam Prep 2 is the ultimate self-study guide for the Network + exam. Featuring exercises, self-assessments, study strategies, exam tips and notes, this comprehensive guide will help you understand the concepts behind the exam objectives and score better on the test. You will also receive a CD that includes over 100 practice test questions and the Cram Sheet tear card for last-minute test review. Network + Exam Prep 2 is the smarter, more efficient way to get certified.


Table of Contents:


    How This Book Helps You

    Network Hardware and Software Requirements

    Advice on Taking the Exam

Study and Exam Preparation Tips

    Learning As a Process

    Study Tips

      Study Strategies

      Pretesting Yourself

    Exam Prep Tips

      More Exam Prep Tips

      Tips for During the Exam Session


1: Introduction to Networking


    What Is a Network?

      The Functions of a Network

    Peer-to-Peer Versus Client/Server Networks

      The Peer-to-Peer Networking Model

      The Client/Server Networking Model

      Distributed and Centralized Computing

    LANs, WANs, MANs, and PANs





    LAN Topologies

      Physical and Logical Topologies

      The Bus Topology

      The Star Topology

      The Ring Topology

      Mesh Topology

      Wireless Topologies

    The IEEE and Networking Standards

      Characteristics Specified in the IEEE 802 Standards

      The IEEE 802 Standards

    Introduction to Wireless Networks

      Establishing Communications Between Wireless Devices

      Spread Spectrum Technology

      Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) Technology

      Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) Technology

      Infrared Wireless Networking


      Factors Affecting Wireless Signals

      Wireless Antennas

      Antenna Ratings

      Antenna Coverage

    Chapter Summary

    Key Terms

    Apply Your Knowledge


      Exam Questions

      Answers to Exam Questions

      Suggested Readings and Resources

2: Cabling Standards, Media, and Connectors


    Features and Characteristics of Ethernet 802.3 Standards




      Fast Ethernet

      Gigabit Ethernet: 1000BaseX

      10 Gigabit Ethernet

    Media Connectors

      RJ Connectors

      F-Type Connectors

      Fiber Connectors

      IEEE 1394 (FireWire)

      Universal Serial Bus (USB)

    Networking Media

      Media Interference

      Transmission Speed

      Media Length

      Installation and Repair

    Baseband Versus Broadband Signaling



    Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full-Duplex

    Common Network Cable

      Cable Media

      Cable Summary

    Chapter  Summary

    Apply Your Knowledge


      Exam Questions

      Answers to Exam Questions

    Suggested Readings and Resources

3: Networking Components and Devices




      Switching Methods

    Working with Hubs and Switches

      Hub and Switch Ports

      Cables Connecting Hubs and Switches

      Hub and Switch Indicator Lights

      Rack-Mount, Stackable, and Freestanding Devices

      Managed Hubs and Switches


      Bridge Implementation Considerations

      Types of Bridges


      Routable Protocols and Routing Protocols

      Dedicated Hardware Versus Server-Based Routers




      Modem Connection Speeds

    Network Interface Cards (NICs)

      Types of Network Interfaces

      Installing Network Cards

    ISDN Terminal Adapters

    Wireless Access Point (WAP)



      Network Devices Summary

    Identifying MAC Addresses

    Chapter Summary

      Key Terms

    Apply Your Knowledge


      Exam Questions

      Answers to Exam Questions

      Suggested Readings and Resources

4: The OSI Model


    Why Do We Need a Network Model?

    OSI Reference Model 101

      Layer 1: The Physical Layer

      Layer 2: The Data-Link Layer

      Layer 3: The Network Layer

      Layer 4: The Transport Layer

      Layer 5: The Session Layer

      Layer 6: The Presentation Layer

      Layer 7: The Application Layer

      OSI Model Summary

    The Layers at Which Devices Operate






      Wireless Access Points (WAPs)

      Summary of the Layers at Which Devices Operate

    Chapter Summary

      Key Terms

    Apply Your Knowledge


      Exam Questions

      Answers to Exam Questions

      Suggested Readings and Resources

5: Overview of Network Protocols


    Introduction to Protocols

      The Function of Protocols

      Mapping Protocols to the OSI Model

    Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange (IPX/SPX)

      The IPX/SPX Protocol Suite

      IPX Addressing

      Mapping IPX/SPX to the OSI Model

      IPX/SPX Interoperability

      IPX/SPX Naming


      Mapping NetBEUI to the OSI Model

      NetBEUI Addressing

    AppleTalk/AppleTalk over IP (Internet Protocol)

      AppleTalk Addressing

      Mapping AppleTalk to the OSI Model

      AppleTalk Interoperability

      AppleTalk Routing

      AppleTalk Naming

    Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

      A Brief History of TCP/IP

      The TCP/IP Protocol Suite

      TCP/IP Standards

      TCP/IP Addressing

      TCP/IP Interoperability

      TCP/IP Naming

      TCP/IP Routing Protocols

      Mapping TCP/IP to the OSI Model

    Protocol Overview and Comparison

    Chapter Summary

      Key Terms

    Apply Your Knowledge


      Exam Questions

      Answers to Exam Questions

      Suggested Readings and Resources

6: Working with TCP/IP


    IP Addressing

      General IP Addressing Principles


      Subnet Mask Assignment

      Broadcast Addresses and "This Network"

      Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR)


      Default Gateways

    IP Address Classes

      Subnet Masks

    Understanding Subnetting

      Reasons to Subnet

    Public and Private IP Address Schemes

      Private Address Ranges

      Practical Uses of Public and Private IP Addressing

    Assigning IP Addresses

      Static Addressing

      Dynamic Addressing

      BOOT Protocol (BOOTP)


    Common TCP/IP Protocols

      Internet Protocol (IP)

      Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

      User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

      File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

      Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

      Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)

      Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)

      Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

      Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)

      Post Office Protocol Version 3/Internet Message Access Protocol Version 4 (POP3/IMAP4)


      Secure Shell (SSH)

      Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)

      Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)/Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP)

      Network Time Protocol (NTP)

      Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)

      Secure Copy Protocol (SCP)

      Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

      Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)

      Line Printer Remote (LPR)

    TCP/UDP Ports

    Identifying Common TCP/IP Port Numbers

    TCP/IP-Based Network Services

      Domain Name System (DNS)

      Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

      Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)

      Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

      Network File System (NFS)

      Zero Configuration (Zeroconf)

      Server Message Block (SMB)

      Apple File Protocol (AFP)

      Line Printer Daemon (LPD)

    Chapter Summary

      Key Terms

    Apply Your Knowledge


      Exam Questions

      Answers to Exam Questions

      Suggested Readings and Resources

7: WAN and Internet Access Technologies


    Introduction to Wide Area Networking

      Public Networks

      Private Networks

      Switching Methods

      Packet Switching

      Circuit Switching

      Message Switching

    WAN Technologies

      Dial-up Modem Connections

      Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)

      T-carrier Lines

      Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)


      SONET/Ocx Levels

      Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Frame Relay

      xDSL Internet Access

      Cable Internet Access

      Cable Versus DSL

      Satellite Internet Access

      Wireless Internet Access

      POTS Internet Access

    Chapter Summary

      Key Terms

    Apply Your Knowledge


      Exam Questions

      Answers to Exam Questions

      Suggested Readings and Resources

8: Remote Access and Security Protocols


    Remote Access Protocols and Services

      Remote Access Service (RAS)

      Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

      Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)

      Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)

      Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)

      Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

      Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

    Security Protocols


      Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)

      Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

    Securing Wireless Networks

      Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)

      Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)


    Authentication Protocols

      Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

      Password Authentication Protocol (PAP)

      Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS)


    Chapter Summary

      Key Terms

    Apply Your Knowledge


      Exam Questions

      Answers to Exam Questions

      Suggested Readings and Resources

9: Network Operating Systems and Clients


    Introduction to Network Operating Systems

      Choosing a Network Operating System

      Which Network Operating System Is Best?


      System Requirements

      Unix/Linux File Systems

      Monitoring and Performance Tools

      Managing Linux Disk Drives

      Linux User Management Basics

      Verifying Linux Network Settings

      Linux Authentication

      Linux File and Print Services

      Linux Application Support

      Linux Security

    Mac OS X Server

      Mac OS Basics

      Mac OS X File Systems and File and Print Services

      Mac OS X Security

    Novell NetWare

      NetWare System Requirements

      NetWare File Systems

      NetWare Performance-Monitoring Tools

      NetWare User Administration

      NetWare Server Configuration

      Viewing and Testing NetWare Network Configuration

      NetWare Authentication

      NetWare File and Print Services

      NetWare Application Support

      NetWare Security

      NetWare Summary

    Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003

      Microsoft Active Directory

      Windows Server System Requirements

      Windows Server File Systems

      Windows Server Performance Monitoring Tools

      Viewing Network Configurations and Testing Connectivity

      Managing Windows Server Storage

      Windows Server User Management Basics

      Windows Server Authentication

      Windows Server File and Print Services

      Windows Server Application Support

      Windows Server Security

      Windows Summary

      AppleShare IP

    Operating System Interoperability

      Using Windows with NetWare

      Using Windows and Linux/Unix Servers

      Using NetWare and Linux Servers

    Network Operating System Client Support

      Windows Server Client Support

      NetWare Server Client Support

      Linux Client Support

    Chapter Summary

      Key Terms

    Apply Your Knowledge


      Exam Questions

      Answers to Exam Questions

      Suggested Readings and Resources

10: Configuring Network Connectivity


    Configuring Client Connectivity

      Configuring Client Physical Connections

      Connecting to Network Media

      Configuring Protocol Settings

      Reviewing Network Connectivity

    Networking Tools

    Selecting the Appropriate Tool for Wiring

      Wire Crimpers

      Punchdown Tools

      Tone Generators

      Media Testers

      Hardware Loopback Connectors

      Wireless Detection

    Configuring Remote Connectivity

      Physical Connections



      Dial-up Access


    Chapter Summary

      Key Terms

    Apply Your Knowledge


      Exam Questions

      Answers to Exam Question

      Suggested Readings and Resources

11: Securing the Network