Master the technical skills and industry knowledge you need to begin an exciting career installing, configuring and troubleshooting computer networks with West/Dean/Andrews' NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 8th edition. It thoroughly prepares you for success on CompTIA's Network+ N10-007 certification exam with fully mapped coverage of all objectives, including protocols, topologies, hardware, network design, security and troubleshooting. Virtualization-based projects give you experience working with a wide variety of hardware, software, operating systems and device interactions, while "On the Job" stories, Applying Concepts activities, and Hands-On and Capstone Projects let you explore concepts in more depth. MindTap Networking offers additional practice and certification prep. The text's emphasis on real-world problem solving provides the tools for success in any computing environment.