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Networking Essentials

IT Essentials Companion Guide, Version 6

Networking Essentials v3 Books

Coming Soon:
     • Networking Essentials Companion guide, Version 3
     • Networking Essentials Lab Manual, Version 3

This course is designed to teach students about the many business functions networking essential for today, including business-critical data and operations, cybersecurity, and so much more. A wide variety of career paths rely on the network—so it's important for students to understand what the network can do, how it operates, and how to protect it.

The Networking Essentials course is also aligned to the Cisco CCST Networking certification. Visit for information about new products and how Cisco Press titles map to the new exam reviews and revisions.

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