This book demystifies the amazing architecture and protocols of computers as they communicate over the Internet. While very complex, the Internet operates on a few relatively simple concepts that anyone can understand. Networks and networked applications are embedded in our lives. Understanding how these technologies work is invaluable. This book was written for everyone - no technical knowledge is required! While this book is not specifically about the Network+ or CCNA certifications, it as a way to give students interested in these certifications a starting point.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Easily digestible, fairly concise read
By Alex Nangle
Mission accomplished. Book provides a good overview of TCP/IP. I'm not an IT professional but reasonably technology literate. This book provided some practical insight to what's going on in the background in a manner that's easy to digest.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
Great intro to how the Internet plumbing works
Although I had a general concept about how the Internet works (ip addresses, routers, etc...) this book did an awesome job of progressively building up the concepts from the ground (hardware) up to the user level (an application like a web browser or and email client). It saved a lot of the confusion OSI abstractions until the end. Highly recommend this book, very accessible but also informative.
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Makes Network Infrastructure Easy to Understand
The book is concise, and provides enough context, history, and examples to make it very easy to understand the problems that early network engineers were trying to solve. Highly recommend this book as an entry point for learning how network infrastructure works.