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Unlike other books in the field, Business Data Communications provides IT specialists with a very focused approach that shows how the concepts are relevant to their work. Unique content is presented on topics ranging from multiplexing, signaling, CRC, and CIDR to supporting technologies, subnetting, and 802.11n and 802.16. Numerous lab exercises are integrated throughout the pages to demonstrate how the material is applied. It also includes a companion Web site that enhances each chapter with relevant, easy-to-read research articles that IT specialists will appreciate.
Table of Contents
|Introduction and layering|
|Business implications of networks|
|TCP/ IP model|
|Principles of Internet protocols|
|Functions of the physical layer|
|Physical media and their properties|
|Signals and their properties|
|Importance of binary signals|
|Signal representation of data|
|Data Link Layer|
|Error detection and correction|
|Ethernet frame structure|
|Functions of network layer|
|Internet protocol (IP)|
|Need for TCP|
|Overview of the application layer|
|Overview of the Web|
|Overview of E-mail|
|Overview of FTP|
|Overview of SSH|
|Overview of IM|
|Network address translation|
|Address resolution protocol|
|Domain Name System|
|Business role of wireless LANS (WLANs)|
|ISM frequency bands|
|802.11 - a/b/g/n - Wi-Fi|
|802.15 - Bluetooth Personal area networks|
|802.16 - WiMax|
|Telephony and cell phones|
|Telephone network operation|
|Cell phone networks - 1G - 3G|
|Common security concerns|
|Authentication and authorization|
|Encryption, including TLS, WEP, WPA|
|Standards and legal issues|
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