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I am new to this I would love a guide to start learning Networking from the bases. I would really appreciate it.
Nov 6 '06 #1
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sicarie
4,677 Expert Mod 4TB
I am new to this I would love a guide to start learning Networking from the bases. I would really appreciate it.
I would suggest picking up a CompTia Network+ book, or a Cisco CCNA book. That will give you the basics of networking. (Or you can look up the chapterlist online and google them - I'm sure that would give even more information)
Nov 7 '06 #2
OJansen
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I would download the TCP/IP manual for Windows 2003 server, learn the OSI model, the IEEE 802.x specifications...

why, first, because here in belgium nobody knows what comptia means/stands for... the exam is fairly easy and very EXPENSIVE... not worthy...

CCNA, the ICND course is very good, but not easy for a beginner...



TCP/IP protocol stack => OSI model with 802. => then it will make sense... afterwards IPX/SPX and NetBEUI...

Actually, buy a resource kit from microsoft...
Nov 10 '06 #3
OJansen
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now i just saw that you're starting from scratch, i guess you beter start learning the computer first instead of the networks...
Nov 10 '06 #4
sicarie
4,677 Expert Mod 4TB
now i just saw that you're starting from scratch, i guess you beter start learning the computer first instead of the networks...
Yeah, I'm not talking about taking the CompTia exams, but their books, both the Net+ and the A+ will give great intros to networks (Net+) and computers (A+) - provide a pretty good base on which to start, from a hardware perspective. Also, the CCNA (at least the book I have, from last year) starts with OSI and eventually covers 802.1* (though not very well, you're right).

Personally, I think it's like learning Java - if you start off learning from the javadocs(or a higher level book like CCNA), and you get used to it, when you need to do something in a higher-level environment, you'll be that much further ahead of the rest of the people who learned from basic tutorial books. That's how I got ahead. I just knew better where to look for the information, how to find it on my own. With that base, I was advanced pretty quickly in the "real world".
Nov 10 '06 #5
Cyberdyne
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Get yourself a couple of computers and start messing with them, get a router and start sharing files, printers, when you are comfortable enough, install windows server and start playing with dns and policies. At no time you will be learning the real deal and as questions arise post them here, we will be glad to answer!

Good Luck with your new knowledge!
Nov 18 '06 #6
vssp
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CCNA is te best way to learn networking
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Nov 18 '06 #7
link
71
I agree Cyberdyne...That's the fastest way to learn networking but if you have plenty of time to study by the book, you can do it at the same time.

You already know experience is better and a lot of problem may occur and that will charge to your experience. Just try to learn according to your needs or every problem that you encounter.

You can start with wiring, simple network configuration, file and printer sharing, and internet setup. If you have done this well, then you change your expertise to a higher level.

Goodluck and regards.
Dec 12 '06 #8

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