This full-color book covers fundamental networking concepts and skills for individuals brand new to IT. Taking a straightforward and direct approach, Networking Essentials provides readers with a solid foundational knowledge of networking topics. Each chapter begins with a list of topic areas that will be discussed, followed by clear and concise discussion of the core networking concepts and skills necessary for the reader to gain a strong understanding of the chapter topic areas. The chapters will conclude with review questions and suggested labs, so the reader can measure their understanding of the chapter. Each chapter will include suggested hands-on labs covering Windows Server-based network management tools, DNS, TCP/IP, the name resolution process, and network protocols and topologies. In addition, it will cover the topics one needs to know for the MTA 98-366 exam, Networking Fundamentals. Topics covered include:. Introduction to Networking and Networking Components. Overview of Networking Components. Connecting Computers to a Network. Networking Computer with Switches. Connecting Networks with Routers.