IT Career JumpStart: An Introduction to PC Hardware, Software, and Networking

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A practical approach for anyone looking to enter the IT workforce

Before candidates can begin to prepare for any kind of certification, they need a basic understanding of the various hardware and software components used in a computer network. Aimed at aspiring IT professionals, this invaluable book strips down a network to its bare basics, and discusses this complex topic in a clear and concise manner so that IT beginners can confidently gain an understanding of fundamental IT concepts. In addition, a base knowledge has been established so that more advanced topics and technologies can be learned over time.

  • Includes a discussion of the key computer components, such as the processor and memory
  • Covers the basics of data storage as well as the input/output process
  • Zeroes in on basic hardware configuration including how to install hardware and software drivers
  • Introduces various computer operating systems, including the Windows OS family, Linux, and Mac.
  • Looks at basic networking concepts and design

IT Career JumpStart is an ideal starting point for anyone looking for a career in IT but doesn't know where to start.

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About the author

Naomi J. Alpern, A+, Network+ MCSE, MCT, currently works for Microsoft Consulting Services as a Senior Consultant specializing in Unified Communications and IT architecture and planning.

Joey Alpern currently works as an independent consultant specializing in web development and database component integration.

Randy Muller, MCT, MCSE, MCITP, is an independent trainer and author specializing in Unified Communications, Office 365, and IT security.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Dec 20, 2011
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9781118232996
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Certification Guides / General
Computers / General
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Cisco Press is the official publisher for the New CCENT Certification.  The New Edition of this Best-Selling Official Cert Guide includes Updated Content, New Exercises, 400 Practice Questions, and 90 Minutes of Video Training -- PLUS the CCENT Network Simulator Lite Edition with lab exercises.   The CCENT Certification is now the only prerequisite for the CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless,CCNA Security and CCDA Certifications.

 

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This complete study package includes

A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section Chapter-ending and part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly Troubleshooting sections, which help you master the complex scenarios you will face on the exam The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports A free copy of the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Network Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches More than 90 minutes of video mentoring from the author A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

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Networking fundamentals Ethernet LANs and switches IPv4 addressing and subnetting Operating Cisco routers Configuring OSPF ACLs and NAT IPv6 fundamentals

Wendell Odom, CCIE® No. 1624, is the most respected author of Cisco networking books in the world. His past titles include books on the entry-level Cisco certifications (CCENT and CCNA), the more advanced CCNP, and the industry-renowned CCIE. His books are known for their technical depth and accuracy. Wendell has worked as a network engineer, consultant, instructor, course developer, and book author, and he has produced videos, software, and blogs related to Cisco certifications. His website, with links to various study tools and resources, is at www.certskills.com.


Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.


Companion DVD

The DVD contains more than 400 unique practice exam questions, ICND1 Network Simulator Lite software, and 90 minutes of video training.

 

Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test

 

Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:

Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam


CCENT ICND1 Network Simulator Lite minimum system requirements:

Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit) with SP1, Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) or Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit, x86 processors), Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8 Intel Pentium III 1GHz or faster processor 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended) 1 GB hard disk space 32-bit color depth at 1024x768 resolution Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8 and above

Other applications installed during installation:

Adobe AIR 3.6.0 Captive JRE 6

This volume is part of the Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.

 

The 1 hour 14 minute presentation found at the following link was given by Wendell Odom to cover “Teaching the New CCENT ICND1 100-101 & CCNA ICND2 200-101 Exam Material.” http://bit.ly/OdomCCENTCCNA

Wendell Odom
Cisco Press is the Official publisher for New CCNA Routing and Switching Certification.  The New Edition of this Best-Selling Official Cert Guide includes Updated Content, and 60 Minutes of Video Training -- PLUS the CCNA Network Simulator Lite Edition with lab exercises.

 

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time. Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

 

This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. Access to the personal video mentoring and simulator lite software is available through product registration at Cisco Press; or see instructions in back pages of your eBook.

 

This complete study package includes

A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section Chapter-ending and part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly Troubleshooting sections, which help you master the complex scenarios you will face on the exam A free copy of the CCNA ICND2 200-101 Network Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches More than 60 minutes of video mentoring from the author A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

 

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA exam, including

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Troubleshooting LAN switching IPv4 routing VPNs OSPF and EIGRP configuration and troubleshooting Wide area networks and Frame Relay IPv6 implementation and troubleshooting Network management

 

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

 

Wendell Odom, CCIE® No. 1624, is the most respected author of Cisco networking books in the world. His past titles include books on the entry-level Cisco certifications (CCENT and CCNA), the more advanced CCNP, and the industry-renowned CCIE. His books are known for their technical depth and accuracy. Wendell has worked as a network engineer, consultant, instructor, course developer, and book author, and he has produced videos, software, and blogs related to Cisco certifications.

 

CCENT ICND1 Network Simulator Lite minimum system requirements:

Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit) with SP1, Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) or Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit, x86 processors), Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8 Intel Pentium III 1GHz or faster processor 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended) 1 GB hard disk space 32-bit color depth at 1024x768 resolution Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8 and above

Other applications installed during installation:

Adobe AIR 3.6.0 Captive JRE 6 This volume is part of the Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.

 

Wendell Odom
Cisco Press is the Official publisher for the New CCENT & CCNA Routing and Switching Certifications.  The New Edition of the Best-Selling two-book value priced CCNA Official Cert Guide Library includes Updated Content, New Exercises, and 150 Minutes of Video Training -- PLUS the CCENT and CCNA Network Simulator Lite Editions with 26 Free Network Simulator Labs.


CCNA 200-120 Official Cert Guide Library is a comprehensive review and package for the latest CCNA exams. The two books contained in this package, CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide and CCNA ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide, present complete reviews and a more challenging and realistic preparation experience. The books have been fully updated to refresh the content for the latest CCNA exam topics and enhance certain key topics that are critical for exam success.


This is the eBook version of the print title - 2 book library . Note that the eBooks do not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print books. Access to the personal video mentoring and simulator lite software is available through product registration at Cisco Press; or see instructions in back pages of your eBooks.


Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

 

This complete study package includes

A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section Chapter-ending and part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly Troubleshooting sections, which help you master the complex scenarios you will face on the exam A free copy of the CCNA ICND1 and ICND2 Network Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches More than 150 minutes of personal video mentoring from the author Final preparation chapters, which guide you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

These official study guides help you master all the topics on the CCNA exams, including:

Networking fundamentals Ethernet LANs and switches IPv4 addressing and subnetting Operating Cisco routers Configuring OSPF ACLs and NAT IPv6 fundamentals, implementation, and troubleshooting LAN switching IPv4 routing VPNs OSPF and EIGRP configuration and troubleshooting Wide area networks and Frame Relay Network management

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, these official study guides help you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

 

Wendell Odom, CCIE No. 1624, is the most respected author of Cisco networking books in the world. His past titles include books on the entry-level Cisco certifications (CCENT and CCNA), the more advanced CCNP, and the industry-renowned CCIE. His books are known for their technical depth and accuracy. Wendell has worked as a network engineer, consultant, instructor, course developer, and book author, and he has produced videos, software, and blogs related to Cisco certifications.

 

Includes 26 free CCNA Network Simulator labs:


ICND1

1.Configuring IP Addresses I

2. Configuring IP Addresses II

3. Connected Routes

4. Static Routes I

5. Static Routes II

6. Subnet Zero

7. Loopback Interfaces

8. Subnet ID Calculation

9. IPv4 Address Rejection

10. IPv4 Route Selection

11. Subnetting and Addressing

Configuration Scenario

12. Static Routing Configuration Scenario

13. Network Discovery Troubleshooting Scenario

 

ICND2

1.EIGRP Serial Configuration I

2. EIGRP Serial Configuration II

3. EIGRP Serial Configuration III

4. EIGRP Frame Relay Configuration I

5. EIGRP Frame Relay Configuration II

6. EIGRP Route Tuning I

7. EIGRP Route Tuning II

8. EIGRP Neighbors II

9. EIGRP Neighbors III

10. EIGRP Configuration Scenario I

11. EIGRP Configuration Scenario II

12. EIGRP Metric Manipulation Configuration Scenario

13. Path Troubleshooting Scenario

 

CCENT and CCNA Network Simulator Lite minimum system requirements:

Microsoft Windows XP (SP2/SP3), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit) with SP1, Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) or Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8 Intel® Pentium® III 1GHz or faster processor (Windows) or Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor (Mac) 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended) 1.5 GB hard disk space 32-bit color depth at 1024 x 768 resolution Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8.0 or higher

Other applications installed during installation:

Adobe AIR 3.6.0 Captive JRE 6  
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