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Author Alpern, Naomi J.

Title IT career jumpstart : an introduction to PC hardware, software, and networking / Naomi J. Alpern, Joey Alpern, Randy Muller.

Publication Info. Indianapolis, Indiana : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.
2012

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 CRC Career Choices - Career Planning    ---  Available
Description xxiv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- Computer's Brain: Processors And Memory: -- Introduction to processors: -- Processor performance -- Processor types: a first look -- Deciphering processor terminology -- Intel processor lineup: -- Factors affecting performance -- History of Intel Chips -- Pentium family: -- Pentium -- Pentium MMX -- Pentium Pro -- Pentium II (PII) -- Celeron -- Pentium II Xeon -- Pentium III (PIII) -- Pentium III Xeon -- Itanium/Itanium 2 -- Pentium 4 -- Tualatin -- Core i3 series -- Core i5 series -- Core i7 series -- Stacking up the competition: -- Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) -- Cyrix 12 -- PowerPC -- Alpha13 -- Using multiprocessor and multicore computers: -- Cooling a system -- Physical memory: -- Random Access Memory (RAM) -- RAM types: -- SIMMs -- DIMMs -- RAM speed: -- EDO RAM -- SDRAM -- DDR SDRAM -- DDR2 SDRAM -- DDR3 SDRAM -- Read-Only Memory (ROM) -- Other ROM types: -- PROM -- EPROM -- EEPROM -- Bus architecture: -- Bus types: -- Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) -- Enhanced Industry Standard Architecture (EISA) -- FireWire (IEEE 1394) -- HDMI -- IBM Micro Channel Architecture (MCA) -- IBM PC -- IBM PC-AT, or industry standard: -- Architecture (ISA) -- Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) -- Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) -- Universal Serial Bus (USB) -- Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA): -- Local Bus (VL-Bus) -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- Storing Your Files: Data Storage: -- Keys to data storage -- Understanding hard drive basics: -- Selecting a hard drive -- Performance with parallel ATA (PATA) -- IDE Interface Standards: -- Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) -- ATA-2 -- Ultra-ATA -- Ultra-ATA/66, ATA/100, and Ultra ATA/133 -- Performance with SATA drives: -- SATA revision 1.0 -- SATA revision 2.0 -- SATA revision 3.0 -- eSATA -- Performance with SDD drives -- Performance with SCSI drives: -- SCSI Standards: -- SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 -- SCSI-3 -- Ultra 3 SCSI and Ultra 320 -- SCSI termination -- Organizing disks -- Understanding partition types: -- Active and boot partitions -- Primary partition -- Extend partition -- Primer on disk drive configurations: -- Volume set -- Disk stripe set -- Mirrored set -- Stripe set with parity drive -- Stripe set with parity stripe -- Types of offline data storage: -- Removable storage devices -- Compact Discs (CDs): -- CD-Recordable -- CD-Rewritable (CD-RW) -- Digital Video Discs (DVDs) -- Blu-Ray Discs -- Tape drives -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- Data Movement: Input/Output Devices: -- Understanding ports: -- Serial ports -- Parallel ports -- USB ports -- Thunderbolt -- Understanding monitors: -- Video display adapter standards -- Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) -- Light Emitting Diode (LED) -- Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) -- DisplayPort -- VGA 63 -- DVI 63 -- Connecting a keyboard and mouse -- Touch screens -- Making remote connections: -- Analog modems -- Digital subscriber line (DSL) -- Cable modems -- ISDN 69 -- Choosing a printer -- Choosing PC cards: -- Bus standards -- Plug and play -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- Hardware Configuration: -- Installing hardware -- Installing software drivers -- Updating software drivers -- Handling interrupts -- Using base memory and identifying system resources -- Using I/O memory -- Using DMA -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- Desktop Operating Systems: A Comparison: -- In the beginning: understanding DOS -- Understanding Windows: -- Business solution: Windows NT workstation 4 -- Windows 2000 Professional -- Windows XP Home Edition And XP Professional: -- Windows XP Home Edition -- Windows XP Professional -- Windows Vista -- Latest Generation: Windows 7 -- Understanding Unix and Linux: -- Unix 99 -- Linux 100 -- Apple Operating Systems -- Dual-booting between OSs -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- Command Shell 101: Basics Every Administrator Should Know: -- Introducing the command-line interface -- Creating a directory structure: -- Manipulating the directory structure: -- Listing directories, subdirectories, and files -- Creating and deleting directories -- Changing directories -- Copying and moving files: -- Deleting and renaming files -- Deleting and renaming files -- Using command-line wildcards -- Understanding file attributes -- Changing the time and date -- Using timesaving keyboard shortcuts -- Introducing PowerShell: -- Installing PowerShell -- PowerShell command syntax: -- Discoverability -- Adding arguments -- PowerShell execution policy -- Using PowerShell wildcards -- Understanding PowerShell modules and snap-ins -- PowerShell functions and scripts -- Terms to know -- Review questions.
Graphical Interface: Windows 7 Basics: -- Quick introduction -- Introduction to the Windows 7 desktop: -- Snap 134 -- Shake 135 -- Peek 135 -- Gadgets -- Desktop background and appearance -- Using the start button: -- All programs -- Search programs and files -- Help and support -- Run 142 -- Shut down -- Managing the computer's settings: -- Appearance and personalization -- Changing your computer's theme -- Changing your desktop's background -- Using a screen saver -- Changing the screen resolution -- Viewing and managing folder options -- Viewing and managing taskbar and start menu options -- Accessing the computer window -- Accessing network resources -- Using the recycle bin -- Creating shortcuts -- Using Wizards -- Using Windows Explorer -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- Communications Framework: -- Understanding OSI model basics -- Data transfer in the OSI model -- Layer 1: Physical layer: --Physical layer technologies -- Physical layer hardware -- Layer 2: Data-link layer: -- Frame description -- Sublayers of data-link -- Data-link layer devices -- Layer 3: Network layer: -- Network layer example -- Layer 4: Transport layer: -- Other transport layer functions -- Network and transport layer technologies -- Layer 5: Session layer: -- Creating a connection -- Transferring data and using dialog control -- Terminating a connection -- Layer 6: Presentation layer: -- Character code translation -- Data encryption -- Data compression and expansion -- Lay 7: Application layer: -- Service advertisement -- Service processing -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- Network Models: -- Considering peer-to-peer networks: -- When appropriate -- Common OS examples -- Viewing network configurations for Windows 7 Computers: -- Configuring local area connection properties -- Identifying the computer -- Considering client-server networks: -- When appropriate -- Common OS examples -- Directory service model: -- When appropriate -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- Data-Link And Network Layer Protocols: -- Introduction to topologies: -- Bus topology -- Star topology -- Ring topology -- Mesh topology -- Ethernet communication architecture: -- Benefits and drawbacks of Ethernet -- Ethernet standards -- Ethernet hardware: -- Ethernet bus topology -- Ethernet star topology -- Using TCP/IP: -- Benefits of TCP/IP -- Disadvantages of TCP/IP -- IPv4 addressing -- IPv4 configuration: -- IP address -- Subnet mask -- Default router, or gateway -- IPv6 addressing -- IPv6 configuration -- Function of DHCP in an IP network -- Function of DNS in a IP network -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- Network Operating Systems: A Comparison: -- Introduction to an NOS: -- What to look for in a NOS -- Windows Server 2003 R2: -- When to choose Windows Server 2003 R2 -- Windows Server 2008: -- When to choose Windows Server 2008 -- Windows Server 2008 R2: -- When to choose Windows Server 2008 R2 -- Unix servers: -- When to choose Unix -- Linux: -- When to choose Linux -- Terms to know -- Review questions.
Windows Server 2008R2 Origins And Platforms: -- Understanding the origins of Windows Server: -- Provide flexibility in OS code -- Offer high performance -- Be reliable -- Use portable code -- Be compatible with existing standards -- Understanding NT 4: -- NT Server 4 -- NT Server/E 4 -- Understanding Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003: -- Windows Server 2003 system requirements -- Windows server 2003 family features -- Understanding Windows Server 2008/Windows Servers 2008 R2: -- Windows Server 2008 R2 system requirements -- Windows Server 2008 R2 family features -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 Active Directory Domain Services: -- Features of the active directory domain services -- Structure of the active directory domain services: -- Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 domains -- Organization units -- Forest and trees: -- Forests -- Trees 243 -- Windows Server 2008 and Windows: -- Server 2008 R2 trusts -- External trusts -- Forest trusts -- Shortcut trusts -- Realm trusts -- Physical network: -- Sites 247 -- Domain controllers -- Specialized domain controllers: -- Operations master roles -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- Account Management: -- Structuring the active directory: -- Organizational units -- Groups -- Using and creating groups: -- Types of groups: -- Global group -- Doman local group -- Universal group -- Local group -- Creating a group -- Configuring a group -- User accounts: -- Creating user accounts -- Configuring user accounts -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- File And Print Management: -- Sharing folders: -- Creating a new share -- Applying permissions for accessing folders -- Assigning permissions to users and groups -- Using NTFS: -- Selecting a file system -- Understanding the basics of NTFS -- Assigning NTFS permissions -- Combining NTFS and share permissions -- Applying NTFS permissions -- Understanding share and NTFS permission interaction -- Accessing resources -- Sharing printers: -- Understanding network printing basics -- Creating a printer -- Configuring printer properties -- Sharing a printer -- Establishing print permissions -- Terms to know -- Review questions -- Appendix A: Review questions answers -- Appendix B: Common acronyms -- Glossary -- Index.
Summary Overview: 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.
Subject Information technology.
Computer networks.
Computer networks. (OCoLC)fst00872297
Information technology. (OCoLC)fst00973089
Added Author Alpern, Joey.
Muller, Randy.
Added Title Introduction to PC hardware, software, and networking
ISBN 1118206150
9781118206157
Standard No. AU@ 000048533629
NZ1 14146617
UNITY 125607334

 
    
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