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Networking for Dummies
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Networking for Dummies

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  8 reviews
"Networking For Dummies" has long been the leading networking beginner book. The 7th Edition provides valuable updates on the latest tools and trends in networking, including updates to Windows XP (through Service Pack 2), Windows Server 2003, Linux, Mac OS X, and Novell Netware Server 6.5 plus the latest information on broadband technologies. A must-have reference for net ...more
ebook, 424 pages
Published October 27th 2004 by For Dummies (first published January 15th 2000)
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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 It could also do with some revisions, because much of this is extremely out of date.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
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
Cameron Asbell
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
Provides good basic information on networking concepts.
Donny Joseph
Very informative and useful in my daytoday problem solving.
Useful for practical tips for career development class
not as helpful as I had hoped... :(
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