Fundamentals of Communications and Networking, Second Edition

Fundamentals of Communications and Networking, Second Edition

Michael G. Solomon and David Kim
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-06014-0
500 pages
© 2015

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Today’s networks are required to support an increasing array of real-time communication methods. Video chat, real-time messaging, and always-connected resources put demands on networks that were previously unimagined. The Second Edition of Fundamentals of Communications and Networking helps readers better understand today’s networks and the way they support the evolving requirements of different types of organizations. It discusses the critical issues of designing a network that will meet an organization’s performance needs and discusses how businesses use networks to solve business problems. Using numerous examples and exercises, this text incorporates hands-on activities to prepare readers to fully understand and design modern networks and their requirements.

Key Features

  • Introduces network basics by describing how networks work
  • Discusses how networks support the increasing demands of advanced communications
  • Illustrates how to map the right technology to an organization’s needs and business goals
  • Outlines how businesses use networks to solve business problems, both technically and operationally.
Chapter 1: Today’s Personal and Business Communications Requirement
Chapter 2: Solving Today’s Business Communication Challenges
Chapter 3: Circuit-Switched, Packet-Switched, and IP-Based Communications
Chapter 4: The Evolution of Ethernet
Chapter 5: TCP/IP and Networking
Chapter 6: Layer 2 Networking
Chapter 7: Layer 2 Networking VLANs
Chapter 8: Layer3 Networking
Chapter 9: Wireless LAN Standards
Chapter 10: Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
Chapter 11: Unified Communications and Session Initiation Protocol
Chapter 12: Fault Management and Network Operations Center
Chapter 13: Configuration Management and Accounting
Chapter 14: Performance Management
Chapter 15: Security Management
Appendix A: Answer Key
Appendix B: List of Abbreviations
Appendix C: Seven Domains of a Typical IT Infrastructure
Appendix D: Exclusive OR (XOR) Binary Operator
Appendix E: IPv4 Subnet Addressing
Appendix F: IPv6 Addressing

Instructor Resources include:

  • PowerPoint Lectures
  • Instructor’s Guide
  • Test and Quiz Items
  • Sample Syllabus
  • Case Scenarios/Handouts
  • Handouts
  • Projects
  • Study Guide
  • Time on Task
  • Content Map