The world of IT is always evolving, but in every area there are stable, core concepts that anyone just setting out needed to know last year, needs to know this year, and will still need to know next year. The purpose of the Foundations series is to identify these concepts and present them in a way that gives you the strongest possible starting-point, no matter what your endeavor. Networking Foundations provides essential knowledge about designing, building, and maintaining a network. What you learn here will benefit you in the short term, as you acquire and practice your skills, and in the long term, as you use them. Topics covered include: Networking fundamentals The OSI networking model Network architectures File servers and network clients Physical and logical topologies Electrical issues in networking Network media and cabling devices Network standards and protocols LAN installation WAN basics Internet access
Here's the book you need to prepare for Exam 1D0-470, CIW Security Professional. This Study Guide provides: In-depth coverage of official exam objectives Practical information on security concepts and practices Hundreds of challenging review questions, in the book and on the CD Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a testing engine and electronic flashcards Authoritative coverage of all exam topics, including: Implementing internetworking encryption and encryption methods Analyzing firewall types and firewall terminology Planning security systems and incorporating multiple levels of protection Securing mechanisms and parameters for Windows and UNIX Analyzing router security, threat containment, and intrusion detection Implementing intrusion-detection systems in an enterprise environment Installing operating system add-ons for personal firewalls and native auditing SSH Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Ideal for any IT professional who uses Cisco technologies on a daily basis, or anyone who is preparing for their Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. The topics covered will be more in depth than other introductory-level books of similar topics, and will span from layer 2 technologies such as switching, STP, etherchannel, and trunking, all the way to application layer security topics such as firewall inspection and intrusion prevention systems. Items being covered in the middle will include all the common routing protocols RIP, EIGRP, OSPF and BGP. Many other routing technologies and WAN protocols will be covered including Multicast, MPLS, Cable and DSL. Coverage of redundancy protocols such as HSRP, VRRP and GLBP will be examined. A thorough coverage of convergence topics such as how voice, video and wireless traffic affect the network, and what can be done to improve the effects such as QOS and queuing. This book is a key component for any IT professional preparing for their CCNP certification, as it covers in-depth the topics tested on in all four CCNP exams: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (642-901) Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (642-812) Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (642-825) Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (642-485) CD includes the exclusive Sybex Test Engine, with two Practice CCNP exams, as well as author code files. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Learn the foundation of cloud computing and how to build your own Microsoft private cloud
Written by a team of expert authors who are MVPs and leaders in their respective fields, this one-of-a-kind book is an essential resource for IT administrators who are responsible for implementing and managing a cloud infrastructure. You'll quickly learn how cloud computing offers significant cost savings while also providing new levels of speed and agility. Serving as a how-to guide, Microsoft Private Cloud Computing walks you through building a secure, internal cloud and delivering it as a service to your company using Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. Walks you through the entire process: understanding cloud computing, understanding the Microsoft concept of a private cloud, deploying a private cloud fabric, deploying services, and building a private cloud, as well as integrating it with Microsoft's public cloud to create a cross-premises or public cloud Discusses fabric management with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 Examines how to provide network and storage with VMM 2012 Looks at the VMM library configuration Discusses private cloud and cloud service management with Microsoft App Controller Microsoft Private Cloud Computing is a must-have comprehensive resource that covers all aspects of implementing a private cloud.
Here's the book you need to prepare for Exam 1D0-460, CIW Internetworking Professional. This Study Guide provides: In-depth coverage of official exam objectives Practical information on internetworking technologies Hundreds of challenging review questions, in the book and on the CD Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a testing engine and electronic flashcards Authoritative coverage of all exam topics, including: Defining the Internet infrastructure and key internetworking protocols Understanding routing processes Working with application layer protocols--HTTP, FTP, SMTP, and SNMP Analyzing BOOTP and the DHCP servers and clients Using exterior protocols and gateways Working with network troubleshooting tools Comparing and contrasting IPv4 and IPv6 Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.