Introduction; Chapter 1: Assembling Your Network Installation Tool Cache; Chapter 2: Network Design Fundamentals; Chapter 3: Selecting Your Host Servers; Chapter 4: Selecting Peripheral Equipment; Chapter 5: Automating Your Home Network; Chapter 6: Network Operating Systems; Chapter 7: Network Installation Planning and Wiring; Chapter 8: Connecting Your Home Network to the Internet; Chapter 9: Managing Your Network; Chapter 10: Network Security Concepts; Chapter 11: Networking Without the Wires; Chapter 12: Managing Your Firewall; Chapter 13: Security Software; Chapter 14: Installing and Maintaining Network Software Chapter 15: Staying Connected with Mobile Wireless; Appendix A: Mobile Communication Service Providers; Appendix B: Free or Cheap Home or Small-Office Network Software Downloads; Appendix C: Your Window to the World: The World Wide Web
Mr. Dennis C. Brewer is a certified network engineer with over twenty four years experience working with computers and networks. He is also the author of four other books that include "Wiring Your Digital Home for Dummies", "Security Controls for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 IT Compliance" and numerous technology articles. His communications skill, sharpened over an entire career in and out of government, includes any uncanny ability to explain complex technical topics to any non-technical audience. His easy step-by-step instructional methods, combined with a willingness for sharing practical tips and tricks gained from years of hands-on-experience are each keynotes of his contribution to others peoples' ability to quickly learn the technical information he has to share. Dennis C. Brewer has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University. He is also a certified network engineer and information technology solutions specialist with over twelve years of full time experience in the computer technology field. His most recent experience includes a portfolio of computer security responsibilities including identity management, identity provisioning, and privacy protection initiatives for state government. Over the last ten years Dennis has worked on networking and computer technology from the level of hands-on building and repairing computers all the way to up to setting policy and charting future direction of technology objectives. Dennis' recent writing credits include numerous technology articles on Tech Target, and books: Wiring Your Digital Home for Dummies (Wiley 2006), and Security Controls for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 IT Compliance (Wiley 2006). His technology consulting client list includes a private university, multiple types of business enterprises, and a Washington DC based consulting firm.