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Best Networking Books Everyone Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Networking books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Networking All-in-One For Dummies (2018)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should ReadWhether you’re in charge of a small network or a large network, Networking All-in-One is full of the information you’ll need to set up a network and keep it functioning. Fully updated to capture the latest Windows 10 releases through Spring 2018, this is the comprehensive guide to setting up, managing, and securing a successful network. Inside, nine minibooks cover essential, up-to-date information for networking in systems such as Windows 10 and Linux, as well as best practices for security, mobile and cloud-based networking, and much more.  Networking…
Author(s): Doug Lowe

2. 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 (2019)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should Read**Buy the paperback version of this book and get the kindle book version for FREE**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…
Author(s): Scott Chesterton

3. Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Second Edition: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected (2019)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should ReadWould you rather get a root canal than schmooze with a bunch of strangers? Does the phrase “working a room” make you want to retreat to yours? Is small talk a big problem? Devora Zack used to be just like you—in fact, she still is. But she’s also a successful consultant who addresses thousands of people each year, and she didn’t change her personality to do it. Quite the contrary. Zack politely examines and then smashes to tiny fragments the “dusty old rules” of standard networking advice. You don’t…
Author(s): Devora Zack

4. Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 6Th Edn (2017)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should ReadPlease Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express. #71,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #18 in Computer Networks #179 in Databases & Big Data #9120 in Textbooks Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Ross Keith W. And Kurose James F.

5. The 20-Minute Networking Meeting – Professional Edition: Learn to Network. Get a Job. (2016)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should ReadWelcome to The 20-Minute Networking Meeting! This book will successfully serve any job-seeker from any background—field sales to customer service; doctor to bartender; teacher to derrickman; legal aid to construction; retail to management. All you need is desire; the rest is in this book! Built using the acclaimed The 20-Minute Networking Meeting—Executive Edition networking model lauded by business leaders around the world, this new 2016 Professional Edition puts you in control of your job-search discussions and, ultimately, your career. Taking the best elements of the best networkers…
Author(s): Nathan A. Perez, Ballinger PhD, Marcia

6. The Game of Networking: MLMers ARE MANY. NETWORKERS ARE FEW. (2017)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should ReadRob has come up with 3 1/2 Laws that will enhance your network marketing skills to increase sales, revolutionize your relationships and build a referral engine.The top inventors, visionaries and mavericks all used networking to launch and leverage their companies. Whether it was Thomas Edison networking with Henry Ford to put his batteries in Ford’s cars, or if was Steve Jobs networking with George Lucas to acquire Pixar or social change like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet networking and creating the Giving Pledge, which has generated more financial contribution than any other…
Author(s): Rob Sperry

7. Mastering Python Networking: Your one-stop solution to using Python for network automation, DevOps, and Test-Driven Development, 2nd Edition (2018)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should ReadKey Features Book DescriptionNetworks in your infrastructure set the foundation for how your application can be deployed, maintained, and serviced. Python is the ideal language for network engineers to explore tools that were previously available to systems engineers and application developers. In this second edition of Mastering Python Networking, you’ll embark on a Python-based journey to transition from traditional network engineers to network developers ready for the next-generation of networks.This book begins by reviewing the basics of Python and teaches you how Python can interact with both…
Author(s): Eric Chou

8. Networking Like a Pro: Turning Contacts into Connections (2017)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should ReadIt’s easy to feel like networking is a waste of time, energy, or money―but that just means you’re doing it wrong. In this new edition of Networking Like a Pro, networking experts Dr. Ivan Misner and Brian Hilliard reveal key networking techniques to help you grow your business.In this comprehensive guide, you’ll discover strategies that go beyond collecting business cards and turn networking into a profitable resource for your business. Dive into this book and discover how the most successful networkers leverage their brand, expertise, and customers to achieve greatness in life.You’ll learn how…
Author(s): Ivan Misner, Brian Hilliard

9. Networking Made Easy: Get Yourself Connected (Computers Made Easy) (2018)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should ReadNetworking Made Easy is designed to take your overall networking skills from a beginner to the next level. Get a top-level understanding without a complex education. This easy to use guide will help you navigate your way to becoming proficient with network fundamentals and technology. About the AuthorJames Bernstein has been working with various companies in the IT field since 2000, managing technologies such as SAN and NAS storage, VMware, backups, Windows Servers, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Networking, Microsoft Office, Exchange, and more.He has obtained certifications from Microsoft, VMware, CompTIA, ShoreTel, and SNIA, and…
Author(s): James Bernstein

10. The 20-Minute Networking Meeting – Executive Edition: Learn to Network. Get a Job. (2012)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should Read, the Executive Edition is a carefully constructed job-search model designed to break into the Invisible/Hidden Job Market where over 70% of all jobs are obtained. *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Lauded by Fortune 500 and international business leaders around the world, the Executive Edition takes the best elements of networkers from a wide array of businesses and industries, is combined with 40 years of the authors’ professional networking experience from a hiring perspective, and culminates in a concise, efficient, and highly productive…
Author(s): Marcia Ballinger, Nathan A. Perez

11. Cisco Networking Essentials, 2nd Edition (2015)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should ReadCisco Networking Essentials, 2nd Edition provides the latest for those beginning a career in networking. This book provides the fundamentals of networking and leads you through the concepts, processes, and skills you need to master fundamental networking concepts. Thinking of taking the CCENT Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician ICND1 Exam 100-101? This book has you covered! With coverage of important topics and objectives, each chapter outlines main points and provides clear, engaging discussion that will give you a sound understanding of core topics and concepts. End-of-chapter review…
Author(s): Troy McMillan

12. The 20-Minute Networking Meeting – Graduate Edition: Learn to Network. Get a Job. (2014)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should Read“The best advice I can give on navigating one-on-one networking is to check out The 20-Minute Networking Meeting. Follow their advice and your meeting will be a well-crafted success.” — Part of the award-winning 20-Minute Networking Meeting series, the Graduate Edition is a simple, step-by-step guide written expressly for job-seeking grads, whether two-year, four-year, trade school, graduate or doctoral level. This includes anyone that has gone back to school! Built using the acclaimed 20-Minute Networking Meeting–Executive Edition networking model lauded by business leaders around the world, the Graduate Edition shows you…
Author(s): Nathan A. Perez, Ballinger PhD, Marcia

13. Strategic Networking for Introverts, Extroverts, and Everyone in Between (2019)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should ReadDo you network because you know you should but have little to show for the effort? Or do you avoid networking altogether because it seems too time-consuming, intimidating or salesy? If so, this book is for you.Written by an introvert who networks, Strategic Networking for Introverts, Extroverts, and Everyone in Between incorporates tips, insight and advice from three dozen effective networkers. You will learn how to: Strategy is the key to successful networking. This book outlines how taking the time to plan, prepare and follow specific action steps will make you comfortable with your networking…
Author(s): Carol Schiro Greenwald

14. The Networking Mentor: Whose Story Are You In? (2019)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should ReadThe Networking Mentor is a parable about the transformation of someone’s life because another person took them under their wing and mentored them relating to the do’s and don’ts of networking. It starts with a struggling business owner, Ken, who is invited to a BNI networking group by a business associate who proceeds to mentor Ken and help him learn how to network effectively and build a referral based business. Ken’s mentor teaches him very specific strategies on how to network better and at the same time, the mentor improves his skillset as well. Each and every one of us has people in our lives who made a difference. We all have…
Author(s): Misner Ph.D., Ivan, C. G. Cooper

15. Mastering Python for Networking and Security: Leverage Python scripts and libraries to overcome networking and security issues (2018)

 Best Networking Books Everyone Should ReadKey Features Book Description It’s becoming more and more apparent that security is a critical aspect of IT infrastructure. A data breach is a major security incident, usually carried out by just hacking a simple network line. Increasing your network’s security helps step up your defenses against cyber attacks. Meanwhile, Python is being used for increasingly advanced tasks, with the latest update introducing many new packages. This book focuses on leveraging these updated packages to build a secure network with the help of Python scripting. This book covers topics…
Author(s): Jose Manuel Ortega

Best Networking Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some networking books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Learning Python Networking

Author(s): José Manuel Ortega, Dr. M. O. Faruque Sarker, Sam Washington
ID: 2363462, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: March 2019, Size: 28 Mb, Format: pdf

Kali Linux Hacking: A Complete Step by Step Guide to Learn the Fundamentals of Cyber Security, Hacking, and Penetration Testing. Includes Valuable Basic Networking Concepts

Author(s): Ethem Mining
ID: 2451912, Publisher: Independently published, Year: 6 Dec 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

21st Century Networking: How to Become a Natural Networker

Author(s): David Sole, Belinda Roberts
ID: 2394754, Publisher: Elliott & Thompson, Year: 22 Oct 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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