Back to skip links

Additional product details

eText: 
ISBN-13 9780133256697ISBN-10 0133256693
Print: 
ISBN-10 1587133083ISBN-13 9781587133084
Author(s): Cisco Networking Academy
Publisher: Cisco Press
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 816
Description

The Companion Guide supplements and complements the IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software v5.1 online curriculum offered by the Cisco Networking Academy

The Companion Guide is designed as a supplemental textbook for the Networking Academy course. The purpose for this textbook is to offer students a portable desk reference of the course content to use anytime anywhere as a study aid. The chapter content will align 1:1 to the online course module topics, but not necessarily word-for-word. The contributing author has extensive classroom experience and will present the course material in the Companion Guide in a comprehensive manner, providing his own examples where necessary to augment a student's understanding of the course material.

The features of the Companion Guide are designed to help you study and succeed in this course:

  • Chapter Objectives - Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter.

  • Key Terms - Refer to the updated lists of networking vocabulary introduced and turn to the highlighted terms in context in each chapter. The terms are defined in the glossary.

  • Check Your Understanding Questions and Answer Key - Evaluate your readiness with the updated end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see on the online course quizzes.

  • Virtual Desktop, Virtual Laptop, and Packet Tracer Activities, on the CD that accompanies this book, are virtual learning tools to help you develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. New for this edition, Cisco Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities promote the exploration of networking and network security concepts and allow you to experiment with network behavior

  • The Companion Guide serves as an additional instructional tool for the instructor to assign take-home reading or give vocabulary quizzes to better prepare the students for in-class lab work and presentations.

    Three Ways to Study
    with eTextbooks!

    • Read online from your computer or mobile device.
    • Read offline on select browsers and devices when the internet won't be available.
    • Print pages to fit your needs.

    CourseSmart eTextbooks let you study the best way – your way.