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Networking for Dummies

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Company just hooked you up to a network and you're wondering what the heck you're supposed to do with it? Tired of burning spreadsheets onto CDs just so you can share them with coworkers, and you're wondering what it'll take to set up a network in your organization? Been tasked with setting up a network and you don't have a clue about where to begin? Don't fret, you'll fin ...more
ebook, 432 pages
Published February 8th 2011 by For Dummies (first published January 15th 2000)
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Apr 27, 2016 Fahim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this book with the hope to understand how a computer network works. It was fun at the beginning, but after reading one half of the book, it got so technical. When I say technical, I mean you should have relevant applications or work in the relevant field to enjoy this book, or you will get bored to death.

Don't get me wrong. I am talking about the half-full of the glass. Since I was crazy enough to create a picture of the technical descriptions in my mind, I was able to enjoy t
I'm not the target audience, so I'll say that upfront, but I still found it filled with lame jokes (would the target audience even *get* jokes about pocket protectors?) and irrelevant info that distracts the reader from the actual important stuff. It could also do with some revisions, because much of this is extremely out of date.

That said, I did manage to glean a few tiny nuggets to fill in a couple of gaps in my knowledge, and for a complete beginner it does at least raise the issues of things
Apr 23, 2011 Lady rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is better suited for people who already have a fair grasp on networking, and I would not recommend it to someone who hasn't the slightest clue about networking, as there is just too much to teach and not enough space in this book to teach it all. The premise that you can buy this book without knowing a blessed thing about networking, read the book & learn enough to start on your way to network-gurudom, is a lie. I know, because when I ventured onto the path of networking, this was ...more
Aug 09, 2016 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 20, 2013 Cameron Asbell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My head is full now. It helped me wrap my brain around profiles, which I needed and clarified some things I was fuzzy on. I liked that it showed the same steps on different OS and MS Servers since I work with both XP and Win 7's on MS Server 2008. The book is on my shelf as a 'wait a minute, I know I saw this somewhere' resource.
Anish Nanavati
Dec 10, 2014 Anish Nanavati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Provides good basic information on networking concepts.
Donny Joseph
Very informative and useful in my daytoday problem solving.
Mar 04, 2013 Lynda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Useful for practical tips for career development class
May 28, 2010 Jessica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
not as helpful as I had hoped... :(
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