Applied Data Communications: A Business-Oriented Approach / Edition 4

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* Provides frameworks and methodology for solving problems as technology continues to advance
* Starts with the overall business problem, and then shows how technology can solve the problem
* Provides an in-depth applied understanding of the technology covered and is targeted to the IT employees who actually build the networks
* Business-oriented, problem-solving approach, including real business case studies stressing the business impact of data communications

This undergraduate text in data communications approaches problem solving with a practical, business perspective. With case studies and process modeling, the author introduces data/voice communication concepts, issues and technologies. He then focuses on three major networking areas: LANs, enterprise networking and network administration. In a top down approach, he first introduces concepts and then details hardware, architectures, operating systems, technologies and applications. Chapters include 'Managerial Perspective' sections that use a "bottom-line" approach to network analysis and design. This is especially valid within the context of network administration and the network development live cycle. The associated Web site contains additional information, references and links. An instructor's resource guide is also available.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471346401
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/18/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 8.23 (w) x 10.43 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Phillip T. Rawles, Principal Author

Phillip T. Rawles is an associate professor of ComputerInformation Systems and Technology for Telecommunications andNetworking in the Nationally prominent Department of computertechnology at Purdue University. Professor Rawles has won variousstudent- and faculty-selected teaching awards for his performancein the classroom and for his work in developing and deliveringcourses in local area networking, systems administration,enterprise network management, and enterprise network design.

Professor Rawles is also the author  of Local AreaNetworks: A Business-Oriented Approach; 2nd ed. (2002) andClient/Server Information Systems: A Business-OrientedApproach. Professor Rawles has active research and consultingpractices.

James E. Goldman

James E. Goldman is professor of Computer Information Systemsand Associate Department Head for Telecommunications and Networkingin the Nationally Prominent Department of Computer Technology atPurdue University. An award-winning teacher, in 1999 Professor Goldman was named as a University Faulty Scholar atPurdue.

Professor Goldman is also the author of Local Area Networks:A Business-Oriented Approach; 2nd ed. (2000) and Client/ServerInformation Systems: A Business-Oriented Approach. ProfessorGoldman maintains an active consulting practice.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Data Communications Industry.

Chapter 2. Data Communications Concepts.

Chapter 3. Basic Data Communication Technology.


Chapter 4. Local Area Networks.

Chapter 5. Voice Communication Concepts and Technology.

Chapter 6. Wide Area Networking Concepts, Architectures, andServices.


Chapter 7. Local Area Network Communications Protocols.

Chapter 8. Advanced TCP/IP Network Design.

Chapter 9. Local Area Network Operating Systems and RemoteAccess.


Chapter 10. The Network Development Life Cycle.

Chapter 11. Network Management.

Chapter 12. Network Security.



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