In this third edition of a widely acclaimed resource, three networking experts share their extensive experience, teaching you the cabling skills you need to build a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective network cabling infrastructure. As you master these techniques, you'll learn to avoid common pitfalls and troubleshoot problems as quickly as they arise. Coverage includes:Choosing the right cables and components for your network architecture and topology Avoiding unnecessary and unexpected costs Understanding the current limitations of data communications and network cabling Understanding how laws and building codes constrain cabling Understanding the function and importance of universal cabling standards Determining when you have a cabling-related network problem Assembling a complete cabling toolkit Integrating voice and data on the same cable system Setting up an infrastructure in which desktops, printers, copiers, and other nodes share cabling Understanding issues of bandwidth, impedance, resistance, attenuation, crosstalk, capacitance, propagation, delay, and delay skew Working effectively with USB and Firewire Knowing when to discard legacy cabling and begin anew Documenting your cabling Creating an RFP and selecting a vendor
Starting where documentation, training courses, and other books leave off, McBee offers targeted instruction, practical advice, and insider tips. He covers security, connectivity, anti-spam protection, disaster recovery, and troubleshooting using an informational and common sense approach that will save you time, improve efficiency, and optimize your day-to-day operations.
You'll find:What you need to know about Exchange Server 2003 data storage and security. Real-world scenarios that focus on practical applications. Advice for managing interactions with Active Directory. Updates on mobile e-mail, including seamless Direct Push technologies, and enhancements to device security. The latest protections against spam, including updated Exchange Intelligent Message Filter and new support for Sender ID e-mail authentication. Deployment guidelines for Outlook Web Access. Information on what it takes to support POP3 and IMAP4 clients in the field.
Part of the In the Field Results series. This series provides seasoned systems administrators with advanced tools, knowledge, and real-world skills to use on the job. Going beyond what the standard documentation or classroom training provides, these practical guides address the real situations IT professionals face every day, offering streamlined solutions to improve productivity.