Guide to Local Area Networks
- Delmar Learning
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Installer's Guide to Local Area Networks is mandatory reading for every cable
installer and apprentice who needs a single source of practical information on a
complete range of networking topics, from current and legacy local area network
(LAN) technologies to the cabling standards that support them. Written by an
experienced educator with nearly twenty years of first-hand, professional
experience in the computer networking industry, this all-inclusive, general
reference uses a remarkably entertaining style to convey a wealth of practical
information and detailed technical specifications.
The book begins by defining a
LAN and introducing essential buzzwords, standards, and organizations, plus
network protocols and operating systems. Subsequent chapters are presented in
logical sequence to propel readers on a direct path to understanding the
essential aspects of today's modern LAN technologies, including media
requirements, cable plan installation standards and practices, plus
certification details. In addition, a unique historical perspective heightens
the reader's appreciation of the evolution of modern LAN technologies while
offering useful insights into the reasons why some emerging technologies succeed
and others do not.
spans from contemporary and legacy LANs to leading-edge wireless networks
and Ethernets, providing a solid foundation for network administrators and
other service professionals seeking any of today's industry certifications.
methods and shortcuts appear throughout, allowing installers,
electricians, service technicians, and others interested in setting up a
home network to save time and money.
product standards and current certification specifications are explored
thoroughly, ensuring optimal cable plant installation reliability and
terms, acronyms, and jargon are defined in a glossary, enabling readers to
quickly master the vocabulary needed for effective communication in one of
today's hottest industries.
of emerging technologies offers insights into the future of networking
technologies, preparing readers for rewarding, long-term professional
examples familiar to cabling and networking professionals are included
throughout the book, making it ideal for use in electrical and
communications education programs and professional training programs alike.