Schaum's Outline of Computer Networking




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Master the fundamentals of computer networking with Schaum's—the high-performance study guide. It will help you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams and projects!

Students love Schaum's Outlines because they produce results. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students improve their test scores and final grades with these indispensable study guides.

Get the edge on your classmates. Use Schaum's!

If you don't have a lot of time but want to excel in class, this book helps you:

  • Use detailed examples to solve problems
  • Brush up before tests
  • Find answers fast
  • Study quickly and more effectively
  • Get the big picture without poring over lengthy textbooks

Schaum's Outlines give you the information your teachers expect you to know in a handy and succinct format—without overwhelming you with unnecessary jargon. You get a complete overview of the subject. Plus, you get plenty of practice exercises to test your skill. Compatible with any classroom text, Schaum's let you study at your own pace and remind you of all the important facts you need to remember—fast! And Schaum's are so complete, they're perfect for preparing for graduate or professional exams.

Inside, you will find:

  • Key concepts, principles, and terminology of computer networks
  • Diverse components of networks and their interaction
  • Explanations of network protocols and applications (e-mail, www, LAN, WAN)
  • Essential concepts behind professional certifications—Cisco, Lucent, Nortel, Microsoft, Novell, and more!

If you want top grades and a thorough understanding of computer networking, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have!

Chapters include:

  • Networking Terminology & Concepts
  • Networking Models & Standards
  • Networking Topologies and Technologies
  • Network Data Transmission
  • A Hierarchy of Networking Devices
  • Packet Switching
  • Networking Protocols
  • Network Addressing
  • Network Routing & Internets
  • Flow Control & Traffic Management
  • Network Management
  • Network Security
  • LAN Performance
  • Networked Applications and Services
  • Appendix A: Glossary of Networking Terms and Abbreviations
  • Appendix B: Important Internet & Networking Standards Bodies
  • Appendix C: Online Networking Resources • Appendix D: Binary Arithmetic & IP Address Calculation
  • Appendix E: Bibliography
  • Index

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071362856
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/24/2002
  • Series: Schaum's Outline Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,434,148
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Tittel is a 20-year computing industry veteran who also teaches networking and Web topics for Austin Community College and at Interop.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Data Communications 1
Multiplexing 1
Signaling 8
Encoding and Decoding 10
Error Detection and Recovery 18
Flow Control 26
Sliding Window 27
Congestion Management 29
Chapter 2 Communications Networks 36
Introduction to Networking 36
Network Components 46
Network Topologies 50
Chapter 3 Network Technologies 65
Local Area Network Technologies 65
Wide Area Network Technologies 79
Wireless Networks 86
Chapter 4 Multiple Access 92
Design Issues 92
Implementation Issues 96
Performance Considerations 97
Base Technology 98
Centralized Access 100
Distributed Access 102
Hardware Addressing 111
Chapter 5 Switching 120
Circuit Switching 122
Packet Switching 125
Switching Fabric 129
Bridges 130
Switches 140
Integrating Switches and Hubs 142
Integrating Switches and Routers 142
Chapter 6 Naming and Addressing 147
Hierarchical Naming 148
Addressing 150
Name Resolution 171
Chapter 7 Routing 183
Routing Information 183
Routing Protocols 186
Hierarchical Routing 195
Multicast Routing 201
Chapter 8 Services and Applications 215
File Transfer Protocol 215
TFTP 224
Domain Name System 225
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 231
Simple Network Management Protocol 233
Electronic Mail 235
World Wide Web 241
HTML 242
HTTP 245
RPC and Middleware 248
Chapter 9 Security 254
Threats 255
Encryption/Decryption 258
Firewalls 267
IP Security 271
Web Security 273
E-mail Security 276
Threats (Revisited and Updated) 278
Appendix A Glossary 284
Appendix B Online Internet and Networking Standards 292
Appendix C Binary Arithmetic and IP Address Calculation 293
Appendix D Bibliography 309
Index 311
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