• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 1. COMPUTER NETWORKING OVERVIEW > Networking Does Not Require the "All ...

Networking Does Not Require the "All Knowing"

Now that we've gotten a quick survey of computer evolution out of the way and defined some of the general aspects of computer networking, such as clients and servers, I'd like to take a moment to give you a pep talk. Although some incredible minds have worked long and hard on developing the software and hardware that is used to create a computer network, it is not required that you have the collective intelligence of all the network pioneers to be a network administrator.

Being a network administrator is the same as being a bricklayer or a concert pianist. They both understand the basics of their medium—the brick and the piano—but neither of them could necessarily create a brick or a piano from scratch. However, they both understand the tools of their trade. Even being the administrator for a small network used in a home office will require a knowledge base related to PCs beyond that of the average user.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint