• Networking for Beginners

  • Be Familiar with Computer Network Basics. Learn What a Computer Network Is, Why It Matters and How Networking May Raise a Challenge to Machine Learning
  • By: Scott Chesterton
  • Narrated by: Micah M Howery
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are you going to start a new professional experience, which requires minimum knowledge of computer networking but you have no specific network awareness? Are you simply curious to know how your different electronic devices work together and which technologies are used to make this happen?

Certainly, everyone agrees that the Internet, today, is the most important means of communication, not only for the information you can find on different websites. Think of the various email, chat, and video communication tools, now available with extreme ease but with the same reliability, thanks to the Internet. You just need to touch a small button and within a fraction of a second, you can send a message or make a call.

What lies behind all this? Nothing other than computer networks.

Learning how computers connect together is not necessarily intended only for professionals.

This audiobook is not going to prepare you to receive any formal certification but by reading it you will no longer be considered as a training novice in this field and that is for sure.

Networking for beginners is an easy and complete guide for those beginners willing to know the basics of networking with no high-level paradigms.

This audiobook will explain to you in a simple way:

  • How the internet works and what are the basic networking concepts;
  • What are the different types of networking;
  • What are the networking levels, layers and protocols and why they are needed;
  • Interesting final notes on machine learning and on other new crucial technologies.

If you are not a Tech guy but you want to start and learn the networking basics in a simple way, get this audiobook today!

©2019 Scott Chesterton (P)2019 Scott Chesterton
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Beware fake reviews.

This book can in no way ever be rated higher than 1 star. I believe it may be text generated by a computer with only basic knowledge from 2006.

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Useful for someone on my knowledge level

This “to the point” book was a useful restore of what was hidden somewhere in my head about computer networking. I did not need a lot of time to read it, and I regard it as an intro to a deeper dive into the subject.

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Not great, especially due to errors

The book overall is okay. It’s your run of the mill dry intro to networking guide. However, there are some clear issues.

First, the editing is terrible, there are cases of long pauses, repeating the same line of the book two or three times, and just overall the narration isn’t great. The narrator at times isn’t aware of the terminology.

Likewise, the book feels like a hodge-podge of networking information, with no clear story through networking fundamentals. There is a lot of skipping around and fluff that doesn’t provide the listener value.

Do yourself a favor, don’t buy this book. Buy something else instead.

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This audiobook was filled with very important information and helpful tips. In today's world, everything revolves around technology, social media, and networking. It is so important to understand how it works if you want to get ahead in the world. Technology is going to continue getting faster and it will not stop improving, so understanding it now will only make it easier to learn the newest thing. This book did a very good job of explaining the basics of it and allow the listener to get their foot in the door. As the book stated, the internet has allowed people from anywhere to be able to connect, this had allowed us to continue learning during a pandemic, know what is going on in the world without leaving your house, and stay in touch with those we love. As someone who grew up with technology, I thought I would understand a lot of the information, but I did not. I definitely recommend listening to this book to get your business ahead or even just to learn more about networking. The only negative comment I have is that I had a hard time understanding the abbreviations of words in the audio.

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Fantastic Introduction

This audio book does an amazing job introducing concepts in computer networks, explaining terms, and building on ideas. By the end of the book the author starts to use more complicated terms and I was surprised to find I was already understanding this language which seemed totally foreign to me before listening.
I had a very basic knowledge of computers and networks before listening to this book; I built a few PCs and set up my home network with some help from a friend who is in networks by profession. But I would not have said I had an understanding of networks. After listening to this book I have a solid foundation to build on and better understanding of the complexity of networks. I am looking forward to listening to this book again and using it to build my knowledge and possibly launch a new career!

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Mastering the computer network and achievements

This particular book was very well implemented through the chapters. What I liked about the book was the manner each chapter in the book was so intense.

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This is a best read to learn computer networking

This is a best read to learn computer networking, this is a comprehensive read so helpful for beginners to elementary level readers. Every stage defines step b step that is the reason it is easy to understand.

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Good for understanding networking

This book give you a basic understanding of networking and setting up routers and switches. It even has links to a virtual network.

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This was a good book of basics for beginners

This was a good book of basics for beginners. The terminology is easy to understand and follow. The author explains everything thoroughly. My skills are a little ahead of this, it still gets four stars because it is informative and good to use as a quick reference guide.

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Thorough and Highly Readable

I could not imagine a more thorough and useful reference for networks. The book is extensive in its coverage and some topics are perhaps more advanced for those of use who are simply attempting to gain an understanding of how our home network functions. I would strongly recommend the book as an excellent reference for both new and experienced network users.

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  • Scott McCulloch
  • 09-17-20

Inaccurately Marketed

This isn’t a ‘beginners’ book, but would be good in principle as a book AFTER a beginners book.
The narration is quite rushed and the editor forgot to do their job - whenever the narrator fluffs his lines, he stops and starts again - the editor forgot to cut these out. That’s very distracting.
The audiobook skips some key fundamentals which if they had been included (IP addresses for a start!), if the narrator slowed down a bit and if the editor actually edited it... this could be a great audiobook. Maybe they’ll do a second edition.

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  • Gregory Thomas
  • 09-09-20

This Book in explaining was Bad Ass (meaning good)

This book connected the dots if I may say for in simple terms. sometimes tech language can be deeper than the job it's self. we have a bit to go towards the future hopefully we can enhance as we move forward, it's not that complex. Thanks.