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Networking For Dummies
by Doug Lowe
The bestselling beginning networking book is now updated to cover the latest tools and trends!
Fully updated and revised to include the latest trends in networking, this perennial bestseller features updated coverage of broadband technologies, storage, and backup. You’ll discover the hottest topics for setting up a network at home or in the office.
Popular For Dummies author Doug Lowe knows what the networking beginner is looking for, so to that end, he offers you networking fundamentals written in his easy-to-understand style and discusses topics such as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.
- Walks you through networking basics with valuable updates of the latest networking tools and trends
- Explains exactly what a network is and how to use it
- Demonstrates how to build a wired or wireless network
- Addresses securing, optimizing, and troubleshooting a network
- Discusses networking with all major operating systems
Networking For Dummies, 9th Edition is the guide you need to start sharing resources and exchanging data today.
Firewalls For Dummies
by Brian Komar, Ronald Beekelaar, Joern Wettern
If you’ve been using the Internet for any length of time, you’ve probably received some unsavory and unsolicited e-mail. If you run a business, you may be worried about the security of your data and your customers’ privacy. At home, you want to protect your personal information from identity thieves and other shady characters. Firewalls For Dummies® will give you the lowdown on firewalls, then guide you through choosing, installing, and configuring one for your personal or bus iness network.
Firewalls For Dummies® helps you understand what firewalls are, how they operate on different types of networks, what they can and can’t do, and how to pick a good one (it’s easier than identifying that perfect melon in the supermarket.) You’ll find out about
- Developing security policies
- Establishing rules for simple protocols
- Detecting and responding to system intrusions
- Setting up firewalls for SOHO or personal use
- Creating demilitarized zones
- Using Windows or Linux as a firewall
- Configuring ZoneAlarm, BlackICE, and Norton personal firewalls
- Installing and using ISA server and FireWall-1
With the handy tips and hints this book provides, you’ll find that firewalls are nothing to fear – that is, unless you’re a cyber-crook! You’ll soon be able to keep your data safer, protect your family’s privacy, and probably sleep better, too.
Windows Server 2008 For Dummies
by Ed Tittel, Justin Korelc
Server-based networking really is a big deal, and this 100% plain-English guide helps you make the most of it. You’ll find out about Windows Server 2008’s important functions, capabilities and requirements; develop a network implementation plan; take a step-by-step walkthrough of the installation process; and get valuable tips on how to boost your bandwidth beyond belief! Before you know it, you’ll be configuring connections to the Universe, working with active directory, and treating domains and controllers like old pals. Discover how to:
- Build and connect your network
- Install and configure Windows Server 2008
- Set up and manage directory services
- Manage users and groups
- Install and manage print servers
- Secure your network
- Troubleshoot active networks
- Plan for installing Active Directory
- Proclaim and manage your own domain
- Resolve names between TCP/IP and NetBIOS
- Manage shares, permissions, and more
- Develop and implement a regular backup protocol
Windows Server 2008 For Dummies may be easy-going, but it’s simply packed with need-to-know stuff that will send you diving into Windows Server 2008 experience just for the fun of it. So start now!
Networking All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
by Doug Lowe
Your one-stop guide to the latest updates on networking
Packed with new and updated material on Windows Server 2008, the latest Red Hat(r) Fedora(r), Vista, and Office 2007, and the most up-to-date wireless standards, this solitary reference contains everything you need to manage both large and small networks. With these ten minibooks, you’ll discover how to make your network share information in the most efficient way possible.
Discover how to:
- Manage Macs in a Windows environment
- Handle mobile devices on a network
- Configure Windows(r) XP and Vista clients
- Back up and protect your data
- Set up a wireless network
DNS For Dummies
by Blair Rampling, David Dalan
* Shows how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS on both Windows and UNIX servers
* Helps people seeking technology certifications bone up on DNS theory, terminology, and architecture-a requirement in several popular exams
* Includes real-world examples based on the author’s daily experience with both large and small networks
CCENT Certification All-In-One For Dummies
by Glen E. Clarke
Four information-packed books in one comprehensive package to help networking newcomers prepare for Cisco’s CCENT certification!
If you’re preparing for your Cisco certification, your road starts with the Cisco CCENT Exam 640-822 ICND1, Cisco’s entry-level exam for new IT professionals. This practical guide covers everything you need to know to get up to speed on routers, switches, and more. CCENT Certification All-in-One For Dummies is really four books-in-one: Networking Basics, Cisco Device Basics, Routing and Switching, and Advanced Topics. With over 600 pages of content and dozens of review questions, this reference will help you ace your exam and serve as a valuable resource throughout your career.
- Prepares entry-level IT professionals and students for Cisco’s Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Exam 640-822, the standalone test for CCENT certification and the first of two exams for CCNA certification
- Filled with over 600 pages of content and dozens of review questions
- Includes four minibooks covering Networking Basics, Cisco Device Basics, Routing and Switching, and Advanced Topics
- Features bonus files with test engine to simulate actual CCENT Certification Exam and demonstration videos to show you how to perform critical tasks you’ll need to master for your test
Jumpstart your networking career by earning your CCENT certification with help from For Dummies!
NOTE: Early editions of this book were sold with a companion disk bound inside the book. To download the companion files that are referenced in the text, go to booksupport.wiley.com and enter the book’s ISBN.
Marketing Automation For Dummies
by Mathew Sweezey
Multiply the effectiveness of your campaigns with marketing automation
Marketing automation technology has been shown to dramatically increase lead conversions and average deal sizes as well as improving forecasting and customer segmentation. A subset of CRM, it focuses on defining, scheduling, segmenting, and tracking marketing campaigns. This friendly book demystifies marketing automation in straightforward terms, helping you leverage the tools and handle the processes that will enable a seamless integration with your CRM program. Learn to establish a buyer profile, assess your needs, select tools, create a lead scoring model, and much more.
- Marketing automation is a next-generation, CRM-related tool for increasing lead conversions and improving forecasting and customer segmentation
- This book provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the tools and technology, helping you evaluate your current processes, choose the appropriate tools, and follow best practices in making the most of them
- Written by Mathew Sweezey, Marketing Automation Evangelist at Pardot (ExactTarget), a leading provider of marketing automation solutions
- Covers working with the marketing lifecycle, evaluating your assets, integrating marketing automation with CRM and with other processes, nurturing your leads, and using marketing automation to reach buyers via e-mail, social media, and more
Marketing Automation For Dummies is the ideal guide to get you up and running with marketing automation, putting your business on the cutting edge and enhancing your competitiveness.
Windows Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies.
by John Paul Mueller
The eight powerful quick-reference manuals in this one-stop guide cover all the information you need to perform common administrative tasks with Windows Server 2008. You’ll find sure-handed guidance and considerable detail on everything from installation to figuring out why a user can’t gain access to resources on the server. You also see procedures for all common tasks — everything from setting up Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to promoting your server to a domain controller. Discover how to:
- Use Windows Server virtualization
- Perform a complete PC restore
- Configure server roles and features
- Measure system performance
- Add network clients and protocols
- Keep your server operating at peak performance
- Monitor network interactions with others
- Work with Active Directory RMS
- Use best practices for implementing security
- Implement scripts and cmdlets with PowerShell
- Uncloak viruses masquerading as services
Windows Server 2008 contains so many features that it’s sometimes hard to know which one to install. No problem! Just flip open Windows Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies and find your answer in a flash!
OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies
by Mark L. Chambers
This reference combines eight content-rich minibooks in one complete package to give you all-access, easy-to-understand coverage of the key features and tools needed to get the most out of the latest OS X release from Apple. In OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies, you’ll learn the ins and outs of OS X basics, navigating and running programs, searching with Spotlight, having fun with Photo Booth, keeping in touch with Contacts, using Reminders, writing in Notes, setting up the Notification Center, customizing the OS X desktop, jamming with iTunes, organizing and tweaking photos with iPhoto, making movie magic with iMovie, turning your Mac into a DVD theater, publishing documents with Pages, chatting with Messages and FaceTime, letting your imagination run wild with iBooks, expanding your horizons with iCloud, and so much more.
Combining the power and stability of UNIX with Apple’s legendary elegance and style, OS X is the default operating system installed on every desktop and laptop computer sold by Apple. In OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies, you’ll get the best-of-the-best content from indispensable For Dummies books: Introducing OS X; Customizing and Sharing; The Digital hub; Using iWork; The Typical Internet Stuff; Networking in OS X; Expanding Your System; and Advanced OS X.
- Goes well beyond the basics of how to use OS X
- Covers the key features and tools essential for all users of OS X
- Shows you how to use OS X to make your work and personal life more organized and fun
If you’re a first-time Apple consumer just switching over from a PC, or a beginner-to-intermediate Mac user upgrading to the newest version of OS X, this comprehensive and all-encompassing guide will have you whizzing around OS X like a pro in no time.
1,001 CCNA Routing and Switching Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice).
by Glen E. Clarke
Test your CCNA skills as you prepare for the CCNA Routing and Switching exams
To achieve CCNA Routing and Switching certification, you’ll need to demonstrate a solid understanding of IP data networks, LAN switching technologies, IP addressing and routing technologies, network device security, WAN technologies, and more. Now you can test the effectiveness of your study for the CCNA Routing and Switching exams. 1,001 CCNA Routing and Switching Practice Questions For Dummiescovers all the core categories of the exams and helps you thoroughly prepare with 1,001 practice questions.
Each chapter covers a single topic and opens with a quick summary of the type of questions you’ll encounter, as well as what to watch out for during the test. Best of all, you’ll receive a redeemable code to access all 1,001 practice questions online, free, for one year!
- Provides practice test questions for all three new Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification exams: ICND1 Exam 100-101, ICND2 Exam 200-101, and the CCNA Composite Exam 200-120
- Gives you 1,001 opportunities to test your preparation and knowledge of the topics
- Includes a redeemable code to access all 1,001 practice questions online, free, for one year
- Covers core topics including operation of IP data networks, LAN switching technologies, IP addressing (IPv4/IPv6), IP routing technologies, IP services, network device security, troubleshooting, and WAN technologies
Practice, then practice some more with 1,001 CCNA Routing and Switching Practice Questions For Dummies.