DescriptionThe new text on networking adopts a consistent approach to covering both the theory of basic networking technologies as well as practical solutions to networking problems. The structure of the book helps students to form a picture of the network as a whole. Essential and supplemental material to help both instructors and students will be made available from the booksite which will include visualisations of networking problems and solutions.
Part I: Networking Basics.
Chapter 1: Evolution of Computer Networks.
Chapter 2: General Principles of Network Design.
Chapter 3: Packet and Circuit Switching.
Chapter 4: Network Architecture and Standardization.
Chapter 5: Examples of Networks.
Chapter 6: Network Characteristics.
Chapter 7: Methods of Ensuring Quality of Service.
Part II: Physical Layer Technologies.
Chapter 8: Transmission Links.
Chapter 9: Data Encoding and Multiplexing.
Chapter 10: Wireless Transmission.
Chapter 11: Transmission Networks.
Part III: Local Area Networks.
Chapter 12: Ethernet.
Chapter 13: High-Speed Ethernet.
Chapter 14: Shared Media LANs.
Chapter 15: Switched LAN Basics.
Chapter 16: Advanced Features of Switched LANs.
Part IV: TCP/IP Internet-working.
Chapter 17: Addressing in TCP/IP Networks.
Chapter 18: Internet Protocol.
Chapter 19: Core Protocols of the TCP/IP Stack.
Chapter 20: Advanced Features of IP Routers.
Part V: Wide-Area Networks.
Chapter 21: Virtual Circuit WAN.
Chapter 22: IP WANs.
Chapter 23: Remote Access.
Chapter 24: Secure Transport Services.
References and recommended reading.
- Takes an engineering approach to how networks are constructed
- Networking concepts explained plainly with emphasis on how networks work together
- Practical solutions backed up with examples and case studies
- Balance of topics reflects modern environments
- Instructor and Student book site support including motivational courseware