Top 10 chapter downloads of 2005

View our most popular chapter downloads of 2005. You'll find an interesting assortment of chapters on firewalls, wireless networks, security and certifications. These chapters are reproduced in partnership with Cisco Press, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill Professional and Addison-Wesley Professional


This month we present you with our most popular chapter downloads of 2005. You'll find an interesting assortment of chapters on firewalls, wireless networks, security and certifications. These chapters are reproduced in partnership with Cisco Press, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill Professional and Addison-Wesley Professional.
  1. Firewalls For Dummies, Chapter 1
  2. Wireless Networks For Dummies, Chapter 1
  3. LAN Switching First-Step, Chapter 6
  4. CCNA Command Quick Reference, Chapter 3
  5. Protect Your Windows Network from Perimeter to Data, Chapter 1
  6. CCNA Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack, Chapter 3
  7. Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies, Chapter 10
  8. Hacking For Dummies, Chapter 1
  9. Mike Meyers' Network+ Guide to Managing & Troubleshooting Networks, Chapter 20
  10. TCP/IP first-step, Chapter 1



Firewalls For Dummies, Chapter 1
Why do you need a firewall?

Networking
Chapter 1 of Firewalls For Dummies by Brian Komar, Ronald Beekelaar and Joern Wettern provides an excellent overview of what a firewall is, what it does and how it works. Further it explains when you might need a firewall, covering issues like Internet protocols, security and hacking. (Reproduced from the book Firewalls For Dummies, ISBN 0764540483, Copyright 2005. Reproduced by permission of John Wiley & Sons Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Written permission is required from John Wiley & Sons Inc. for all other uses. Click here for a detailed description or to purchase this title directly from Wiley at a 15% discount. Discount to calculate upon checkout when visiting from TechTarget. Please use code aff15 if discount does not calculate automatically.)

Download Firewalls For Dummies, Chapter 1 here.



Wireless Networks For Dummies, Chapter 1
Removing the tethers: Entering the wireless world

Networking
Chapter 1 of Wireless Networks For Dummies by Barry Lewis and Peter Davis explains the risks and the rewards of going wireless, helps you sort out acronyms and types of wireless networks, and offers advice on planning, installing, administering and troubleshooting your wireless network. (Reproduced from the book Wireless Networks For Dummies ISBN 0764541889, Copyright 2005. Reproduced by permission of John Wiley & Sons Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Written permission is required from John Wiley & Sons Inc. for all other uses. Click here for a detailed description or to purchase this title directly from Wiley at a 15% discount. Discount to calculate upon checkout when visiting from TechTarget. Please use code aff15 if discount does not calculate automatically.)

Download Wireless Networks For Dummies, Chapter 1 here.



LAN Switching First-Step, Chapter 6
How a switch works

Chapter 6 of LAN Switching First-Step by Matthew Castelli explains how to differentiate among unicast, multicast, and broadcast transmission methods; store-and-forward, cut-through, and fragment-free switching mechanisms and then describes Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching operation. (Reproduced from the book LAN Switching First-Step, ISBN 1587201003, Copyright 2005, Cisco Systems, Inc. Reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., 800 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Written permission from Pearson Education, Inc. is required for all other uses. Visit

Download LAN Switching First-Step, Chapter 6 here.



CCNA Command Quick Reference, Chapter 3
Configuring a router

Networking
Chapter 3 of CCNA Command Quick Reference by Scott Empson provides information and commands for configuring a router, specifically it covers, names, passwords, interfaces, MOTD banners, IP host tables, saving and erasing your configurations and then discusses show commands to verify the router configurations. (Reproduced from the book CCNA Command Quick Reference, ISBN 1587131595, Copyright 2005, Cisco Systems, Inc. Reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., 800 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Written permission from Pearson Education, Inc. is required for all other uses. Visit www.ciscopress.com for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download CCNA Command Quick Reference, Chapter 3 here.



Protect Your Windows Network from Perimeter to Data, Chapter 1
Introduction to Network Protection

Chapter 1 of Protect Your Windows Network from Perimeter to Data by Jesper Johansson and Steve Riley explains how you can best protect your systems network by balancing security and usability/usefulness. (ISBN 0321336437, Copyright 2005. Reproduced with permission from Pearson publishing as Addison-Wesley Professional. Click here for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Click here to download Chapter 1.



CCNA Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack, Chapter 3
Determining IP Routes
Networking
CCNA Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack by Eric Rivard and Jim Doherty gives you three methods of proven late-stage CCNA exam preparation in one package. Here you'll find Chapter 3, Determining IP routes. This chapter includes a complete overview of IP routes, and then tests your knowledge with 63 question and answers. Even if you're not preparing for CCNA this is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge. (Reproduced from the book CCNA Flash Cards, ISBN 1587200791, Copyright 2004, Cisco Systems, Inc. Reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., 800 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Written permission from Pearson Education, Inc. is required for all other uses. Visit www.ciscopress.com for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download your copy of CCNA Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack, Chapter 3 here.



Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies, Chapter 10
Still at War


Networking
Chapter 10 from the book Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies by Kevin Beaver and Peter Davis covers installing and using network discovery and wardriving tools Kismet and Wellenreiter and discusses wardriving countermeasures. (Reproduced from the book, Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies, ISBN 0764597302, Copyright 2005. Reproduced by permission of John Wiley & Sons Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Written permission from John Wiley & Sons Inc. is required for all other uses. )

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Hacking For Dummies, Chapter 1
Introduction to Ethical Hacking

Networking
Chapter 1 of Hacking For Dummies by Kevin Beaver helps security professionals understand how malicious users think and work, enabling them to defend their systems against attacks and to identify security vulnerabilities. (Reproduced from the book Hacking For Dummies, ISBN 076455784X, Copyright 2005. Reproduced by permission of John Wiley & Sons Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Written permission from John Wiley & Sons Inc. is required for all other uses. Click here for a detailed description or to purchase this title directly from Wiley at a 15% discount. Discount to calculate upon checkout when visiting from TechTarget. Please use code aff15 if discount does not calculate automatically.)

Download Hacking For Dummies, Chapter 1 here.



Mike Meyers' Network+ Guide to Managing & Troubleshooting Networks, Chapter 20
Zen and the art of network support

Networking
With this chapter from the book Mike Meyers' Network+ Guide to Managing & Troubleshooting Networks, you will learn how to describe troubleshooting tools, explain the troubleshooting process and analyze troubleshooting scenarios. (Reproduced from the book Mike Meyers' Network+ Guide to Managing & Troubleshooting Networks, ISBN 0072255609, Copyright 2005, The McGraw-Hill Companies. Reproduced by permission of McGraw-Hill Professional, Two Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10121. Written permission from McGraw-Hill is required for all other uses. Click here for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download Zen and the art of network support here.



TCP/IP first-step, Chapter 1
The official protocol of the Internet!

Networking
Chapter 1 of TCP/IP first-step by Mark Sportack describes the basics of TCP/IP and illustrates how it relates to the Internet. Further, it explains the five critical communications functions that TCP/IP performs and explains what TCP/IP can't do. (Reproduced from the book TCP/IP first-step, ISBN 1587201089, Copyright 2005, Cisco Systems, Inc. Reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., 800 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Written permission from Pearson Education, Inc. is required for all other uses. Visit www.ciscopress.com for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download TCP/IP first-step, Chapter 1 here.



This was last published in December 2005

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