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Home Networking Simplified
Date: Wednesday June 01, 2005
Category: Networking
Manufacturer Link: Cisco Press
Cisco Press is publishing a four-color, easy-to-read reference book for everyday users interested in learning home networking.

Home Networking Simplified Makes Networking Your Home Effortless

New Illustrated Guide from Cisco Press Features Tips from the Geek Squad

Indianapolis, IN -June 1, 2005 - Cisco Press is publishing a four-color, easy-to-read reference book for everyday users interested in learning home networking. Written in a straightforward fashion, and featuring a visual approach to learning, Home Networking Simplified walks the non-technical user step-by-step from basic Internet connectivity to a truly networked home.

Authors Jim Doherty and Neil Anderson make home networking approachable by providing user-friendly features such as full-color illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and, as an added bonus, professional advice from the Geek Squad. The Geek Squad ( is a company of on-call troubleshooting professionals, and they include tricks, tips, and troubleshooting guidelines throughout Home Networking Simplified. All this provides content in an easy-to-understand and fun format for readers learning home networking.

Installing a home network offers consumers new opportunities for using their PCs. Once networked, users can share files or an Internet connection between multiple computers, interact with a wide array of home entertainment options, or even work remotely. Home Networking Simplified teaches non-technical users how to connect to the Internet for the first time and shows more savvy users how to get the most out of their home networks.

"So often users are intimidated by home networking, believing it's too difficult to implement," says John Kane, Editor-In-Chief, Cisco Press. "We want to dispel that myth with Home Networking Simplified. Jim and Neil write with great insight and humor, and combined with the visual format and great tips and tricks from The Geek Squad, this book takes the complexity out of home networking and makes learning fun."

Home Networking Simplified

Authors: Jim Doherty and Neil Anderson

ISBN: 1-58720-136-4

SRP: $24.99

About the Authors

Jim Doherty is the director of strategic marketing with Symbol Technologies. Prior to joining Symbol, Jim worked at Cisco Systems, where he led marketing campaigns for IP Telephony and routing and switching. Over the past several years, he has taught professionals in both academic and industry settings on a broad range of topics, including networking, electric circuits, statistics, and wireless communication methods. Jim is a coauthor of Cisco Networking Simplified and CCNA Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack. Jim holds a BS in electrical engineering from N.C. State University and an MBA from Duke University. Jim also served in the United States Marine Corps, where he earned the rank of Sergeant, before leaving to pursue an education.

Neil Anderson is a manager in Enterprise Systems Engineering at Cisco Systems, currently responsible for enterprise branch-office networking and teleworking systems architectures. Neil has 20 years of diverse telecom experience, including public telephone systems, mobile telephone systems, IP networks, wireless networking, and home networks. Neil has held roles in research & development, systems engineering, and technical marketing. At Cisco Systems, Neil has worked with virtual private network (VPN), voice over IP (VoIP), and wireless LAN (WLAN) technologies, focusing on converged networking solutions for enterprise and small business customers. Neil holds a bachelor's degree in computer science.

About Cisco Press

Cisco Press, a partnership between Cisco Systems® (NASDAQ:CSCO) and the Pearson Education business of Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO), is the official publisher of Cisco® networking technology and Cisco certification self-study materials for networking students and professionals. With products designed to help users prepare for Cisco certifications and master the implementation and support of a diverse range of networking technologies, Cisco Press provides a variety of products to suit individual learning styles. Cisco Press resources are the only print companions reviewed and approved by Cisco Systems for use in the Cisco Networking Academy Program. Cisco Press products can be purchased at your favorite local bookstore, computer/electronic store, online bookseller, or at

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