Introduction to Networking. Network Equipment. Addressing on Networks. Network Protocols. Network Cabling. Wireless Networking. Virtualization, Storage and Cloud Computing. Subnetting and VLANs. Network Security. Authentication and Access Control. Performance and Recovery. Wide Area Networks. Appendix A: Network+ Examination Objectives Appendix B: CompTIA Acronyms. Appendix C: Visual Guide to Connectors. Appendix D: CompTIA Network+ Practice Exam.
Tamara Dean has worked in the field of networking for nearly 20 years, most recently as a networking consultant, and before that, as the manager of Internet services and data center operations for a regional ISP. She has managed LANs at the University of Wisconsin and at a pharmaceutical firm, worked as a telecommunications analyst for the FCC, and cofounded a local radio station. Well-published in networking, she is the author of Guide to Telecommunications Technology, Network+ CoursePrep Study Guide, as well as several previous editions of Network+ Guide to Networks and CompTIA Network+ In Depth all published by Cengage Learning. Jean Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry as well as more than 13 years of teaching in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses where she's designed, written, and supported application software. She has also managed a computer repair help desk and handled troubleshooting for wide area networks. Ms. Andrews has written numerous books on software, hardware and the Internet. In addition to this bestselling A+ GUIDE TO IT TECHNICAL SUPPORT, she's written the A+ GUIDE TO HARDWARE: MANAGING, MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING. She lives in north Georgia. Jill West, a CIS instructor at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, brings a unique cross-section of experience in business, writing and education to the development of innovative educational materials. She has taught multiple ages and content areas with a focus on a flipped classroom approach and distance learning, as well as educational counseling. Ms. West was instrumental in piloting a flipped classroom program for learning support courses at North Georgia Technical College, and she has more than a decade of experience working with Jean Andrews in IT textbook development. Ms. West and her husband, Mike, live in northwest Georgia where they homeschool their four children.