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Networking for Dummies

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The bestselling beginning networking book is now updated to cover the latest tools and trends! Fully updated and revised to include the latest trends in networking, this perennial bestseller features updated coverage of broadband technologies, storage, and backup. You'll discover the hottest topics for setting up a network at home or in the office.

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ebook, 432 pages
Published November 10th 2009 by For Dummies (first published January 15th 2000)
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Fahim
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
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Hilary
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 It could also do with some revisions, because much of this is extremely out of date.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
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Lady
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
PWRL
Aug 09, 2016 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Cameron Asbell
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.
Lynda
Mar 04, 2013 Lynda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Useful for practical tips for career development class
Jessica
May 28, 2010 Jessica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
not as helpful as I had hoped... :(
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