The Tomsho's GUIDE TO NETWORKING ESSENTIALS, Eighth Edition provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with network infrastructure devices and network operating systems in a small to medium-size network environment. The book is packed with hands-on learning tools that allow you to practice what you learn. Troubleshooting and computer networking technologies are the primary focuses of this course, and students will receive a thorough introduction to network protocols and network devices, including information on wireless and cybersecurity technology. It covers new Ethernet standards, including a chapter on the Internet of Things (IoT), and adds certification mapping to the Microsoft Technology Associate exam (MTA Exam 98-366) in Networking Fundamentals. Additionally, it reflects the most recent networking technologies and operating systems. You will have plenty of opportunities to put what you learn into practice and to practice for the certification test with the use of virtual laboratories and the MindTap digital learning system, which will maximize your chances of success.