Certain conventions have been followed in this book to help you digest all the material. For example, new terms appear in italics . These terms can also be found in the Glossary, which supplies a short definition for each term .
At the beginning of each chapter, you'll find a quick-view list of the major topics that will be expounded upon as you read through the material that follows . The end of each chapter provides a list of summary points, reiterating some of the important information covered in the chapter.
You will also find several icons used throughout this book. These icons are accompanied by additional information on a subject, supply asides that provide useful insight, or give warnings that can help you steer clear of problem areas related to a certain subject or technology. These icons are as follows: