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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Network+ Certification Training Kit.--2nd ed.
p. cm.
Includes index.
ISBN 0-7356-1456-3
1. Computer networks--Examinations-Study guides. I. Microsoft Corporation.

TK5105.5 .N4652 2001
004.6'076--dc21 2001044545
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About This Book

Welcome to the Network+ Certification Training Kit. This training kit introduces the basic concepts of computer networking. It is designed to prepare you to take the Network+ Certification exam administered by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). The Network+ Certification program covers the networking technologies most commonly used today. It measures the technical knowledge of networking professionals. Passing the Network+ Certification exam means you are certified as possessing the basic knowledge and skills needed to work in the computer networking field. However, this book is not just about getting you through the exam. The lessons in these chapters also provide you with knowledge you will really use when working on networks.

Each chapter in this book is divided into lessons. Most lessons include hands-on procedures that allow you to practice or demonstrate a particular concept or skill. Each lesson ends with a short summary and a set of review questions to test your knowledge of the lesson material.

Intended Audience

This book is for people aspiring to have careers as network administrators or support technicians who want an objective assessment of their skills and would like certification of their accomplishments. The audience for this book ranges from people with little or no actual experience in network administration to individuals who are working in entry-level to intermediate positions in the field. This book can also help you prepare to take the related Network+ Examination N10-002.


There are no official prerequisites for taking the Network+ Certification exam or for using this book, but you are expected to be familiar with the workings of personal computers and have at least a basic idea of what a data network is and why it's useful. In some ways, the Network+ Certification exam can be thought of as the next step after CompTIA's A+ Certification examination. That exam measures a user's knowledge of personal computers and his or her qualifications to work as a computer service technician. The A+ Certification exam is not a prerequisite for this self-paced training course, but the knowledge gained in preparing for and taking that exam would certainly help you in your preparation for the Network+ Certification exam.