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rhymin

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I am going into the networking field, but instead of only reading textbooks, I was wondering if people can help me with things I can study on my own time. For now, I am looking for just types of software that people in I.T. networking would deal with. This could range from operating systems, ping programs, sniffers, protocol analyzers, and so on.

I am basically wondering if anyone can provide me with a long list of software that a network administrator would deal with (or hardware devices, security aspects). Anything that you think will help someone studying networking. This is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Don't have a long list but just off the top of my head:

Windows Command Line programs you should know (Vista and up require elevated command prompt
Start, All Programs, Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and Run as Administrator. Type basic command followed by /? for options. ):
arp -a
ping
tracert -d
ipconfig /all (and the other options)
netstat -rn
netstat -an
netstat -e
netstat -s
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ip reset reset.log <==XP
netsh int ipv4 reset %userprofile%\Desktop\reset4.log
netsh int ipv6 reset %userprofile%\Desktop\reset6.log
NetSH WinHTTP reset proxy

Programs (free):

MRTG (requires some SNMP knowledge)
Wireshark (Sniffer - helps if you understand TCP, UDP, IP)
Snort (Intrusion detector)
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Awesome and very helpful RKinner. Thank you very much for that.

If anyone has anything else, it would be greatly appreciated.
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If you are going in to networking you will eventually want to learn how to control Cisco routers.

There are lots of tutorials on the web
http://www.joshgentr...cisco/cisco.htm
for example

plus tons of info on the cisco.com website. If you can get a CCNA or CCNP certification it will give you a leg up when it comes to hiring. When I was in charge of my own networking group before I retired, if an applicant had a CCNA or better a CCNP I called them first for an interview.
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RKinner, I should have mentioned that after I get my degree I will be going for a lower level Cisco certification. Thank you so much for that information.
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