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#1 toms_net

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 04:38 AM

I know very little about networking but want to learn.  Could anyone suggest a good book on computer networking for someone who knows nothing about networking?  I want to get a good comprehensive understanding of the topic without going into encyclopedia depth.

 

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:15 AM

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I suggest the Exam Cram Network+ book.  Network+ is a generic network certification and a great networking foundation.  The Exam Cram books are light in fluff and give clear and concise explanations.



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 12:45 AM

Thanks for that.. Just wondering though.  Has anyone tried the for dummies books on Networking?  I'm thinking along these lines as they often provide excellent explanations. 



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 10:29 AM

I haven't read many physical books on networking. I feel if you need a computer to learn networking, you should learn networking on a computer. Also, books cost money. Would you be open to websites and blogs?



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 10:57 AM

I am reading Microsoft Windows Networking essentials. which starts at the bottom and works its way through networking.



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 10:10 AM



I am reading Microsoft Windows Networking essentials. which starts at the bottom and works its way through networking.

 

Network Essentials was a good exam, comparable to the CompTIA Network+.  You can pick up a used book for cheap.  The information is over 15 years old and won't cover newer technologies, but you can learn about the ancient ones like vampire taps and token ring.


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