Data Communications and Computer Networks : A Business User's Approach

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-03-03
  • Publisher: Course Technology
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This complete introduction to data communications is written to bring a fresh, readable, business-oriented perspective to the technology that lies at the heart of the booming telecommunications revolution. Providing a solid background of fundamentals to tomorrow's information systems professionals, this survey of data communications keeps a balance between the super-technical and the watered-down, providing a solid understanding not only of how things work, but how they can be applied to create business solutions. New technologies covered in this updated third edition include wireless technology, security, and the Ethernet; while maintaining the pedagogical elements that have been successful for students in the past.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Computer Networks and Data Communications
Fundamentals of Data and Signals
Conducted and Wireless Media
Making Connections
Multiplexing: Sharing a Medium
Errors, Error Detection, and Error Control
Local Area Networks: The Basics
Local Area Networks: Internetworking
Local Area Networks: Software and Support Systems
Introduction to Metropolitan Area Networks and Wide Area Networks
The Internet
Telecommunications Systems
Network Security
Network Design and Management
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