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Getting into networking, totally new to this.

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#1 konkurada


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Posted 16 September 2015 - 04:37 AM

I plan to start college in a few months, starting on my path towards an associate's in applied science in networking technology. The program is set up to teach you everything you need to know, but I'm looking for a bit of a head start just to be safe. I would love some recommendations on what I should read up on, a good starting point to build off of or just a "required reading" type of list. Unfortunately, I will not be able to purchase hard copies of anything until I've started so free resources would be preferred, but I don't mind book titles for later. Sorry if I left anything out, if you need more information on anything just ask :)

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 05:00 PM

Networking Essentials: Exam 70-058 (Accelerated MCSE Study Guides) is for an old Microsoft Exam that no longer exists and didn't really count for anything.  However, the information covered is a great networking foundation.  This was the first certification that I obtained and it made my Network+ a lot easier to get, because I already knew most of the information.


Being that this is an old book it covers the ancient networking topologies that you should hopefully never run into today.  But it also serves to help you understand how far we've come.

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