Guide to Telecommunications Technology / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Guide to Telecommunications Technology focuses on the technology that forms the basis for all voice and data networks. The book discusses fundamental signaling principles and explains how early telephone and computer inventions influenced modern technology. Chapters explore topics such as switching, datatransmission, broadband, wireless LANs, and network access methods. Techniques and tools involved in recognizing and addressing information security threats are also covered. The book concludes with a chapter on voice-over-network and convergence technologies, encouraging students to synthesize what they have learned about the traditionally separate fields of telephony and data technologies. Guide to Telecommunications Technology provides a solid foundation for more advanced studies in voice and data networking.
About the Author
Tamara Dean has worked in the field of networking for nearly 20 years, most recently as a networking consultant, and before that, as the manager of Internet services and data center operations for a regional ISP. She has managed LANs at the University of Wisconsin and at a pharmaceutical firm, worked as a telecommunications analyst for the FCC, and cofounded a local radio station. Well-published in networking, she is the author of Guide to Telecommunications Technology, Network+ CoursePrep Study Guide, as well as several previous editions of Network+ Guide to Networks and CompTIA Network+ In Depth all published by Cengage Learning.
Table of Contents
1. Telecommunications Overview 2. Principles of Telecommunications Technology 3. The Evolution of Telecommunications Technology and Policy 4. The Public Network 5. Customer Premise Equipment and Applications 6. Signaling and Switching 7. Data Networking Fundamentals 8. Physical Transmission Media 9. Wireless Transmission Services 10. Network Access and Transmission Methods 11. Data Network Connectivity 12. Internet Standards and Services 13. Information Security 14. Convergence of Voice, Video and Data Appendix A: Digital Encoding Methods
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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