|Sorry to say this but there isn’t an A-Z your going to have to chip away at it and learn what you need. What makes it harder is the technology is advancing so we all learn something new every day. in the next few years there is also a shake up on the horizon when IPV6 takes off, the way we use networks now and id say as the price drops fibre is going to be used more.|
Also networking has layers. once you learned onethere is more infront of you and then there is side shoots and specialist subjects to muddy up the waters. For instance some people specialize in wireless and some go into security.
Also the teaching is skewed to the field from where the material came.
For instance you can learn about networking from Microsoft. But that will be in relation to servers and domains. Or you can learn it through VMware and that will be geared towards virtual servers. Or you can go to Cisco and learn through them and it will be geared towards buying their equipment.
I’d say go with Cisco press it’s the most recognised however every year they bring out a new one and some of them are rushed and full of errors.
Also watch out there is educational right answers and practical right answers. For example I got into a heated debate when it was suggested the best solution is to situate a server closest to the office that uses it so the traffic affects less of the network. In fact in the office was suggested. Which from a networking point of view is sort of correct.
However my argument was there is no fire suppression, there is no UPS and if there are financial records on said server when the accountants come round for the security audit, you will be looking for a new job. There is also legal ramifications if you are in the uk as the data protection act needs to be adhered to.
Also as a network engineer id say look up how to use servers and all the other technology that hangs off your network. I’ve been crucified for this since it is said you will become a jack of all trades and a master of none. But in the real word the network gets blamed for every fault under the sun and if you know a bit about the different fields you can identify where the fault actually is.
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google it! wasnt the answer to the question i asked so dont be dense and give me that repl