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Books on hardware/networks

Books on hardware/networks

Books on hardware/networks


I'm currently a software developer and want to broaden my understanding of the 'hardware' side of things.

I'm partly interested in this as a possible career change.

To get me started the only time commitment I can make is to read a few books.

Can anyone suggest some good idiot guides - how things work and basic understanding. I've thought covering such things as:
- hardware
- networks
- Email/Exhange
- virus/security
- system recovery

Many thanks in advance.
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RE: Books on hardware/networks

Well, a decent A+ and Server+ book will cover hardware, some networking, some security, etc.  That might be a good place to start, and from there you might have a better idea which way you want to go.  You've really named some disparate areas.

By the way, if you're thinking of making a career change you'll definitely want to get some hands-on experience with the hardware and operating systems that you are interested in.  You'll have a difficult time getting a job in the field without it, especially just starting out.

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