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

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Overview

* 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 Computer Information Systems and Technology for Telecommunications and Networking in the Nationally prominent Department of computer technology at Purdue University. Professor Rawles has won various student- and faculty-selected teaching awards for his performance in the classroom and for his work in developing and delivering courses in local area networking, systems administration, enterprise network management, and enterprise network design.

Professor Rawles is also the author  of Local Area Networks: A Business-Oriented Approach; 2nd ed. (2002) and Client/Server Information Systems: A Business-Oriented Approach. Professor Rawles has active research and consulting practices.

James E. Goldman

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

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

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Table of Contents

PART 1: DATA COMMUNICATION FUNDAMENTALS.

Chapter 1. The Data Communications Industry.

Chapter 2. Data Communications Concepts.

Chapter 3. Basic Data Communication Technology.

PART 2: NETWORK TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGIES.

Chapter 4. Local Area Networks.

Chapter 5. Voice Communication Concepts and Technology.

Chapter 6. Wide Area Networking Concepts, Architectures, and Services.

PART 3: NETWORK PROTOCOLS AND ADMINISTRATION.

Chapter 7. Local Area Network Communications Protocols.

Chapter 8. Advanced TCP/IP Network Design.

Chapter 9. Local Area Network Operating Systems and Remote Access.

PART 4: NETWORK DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT.

Chapter 10. The Network Development Life Cycle.

Chapter 11. Network Management.

Chapter 12. Network Security.

Glossary.

Index.

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