Balances the technical and managerial aspects of data communications. The goal is to strike a balance between understanding how networks operate and how to successfully apply them. "Real Life" examples used throughout the text. The use of networks has become more complex over the past few years. The text contains dozens of examples in Management Focus Boxes that shows how real organizations are using telecommunications and networking. Coverage of all the important topics in data communications is included in the text. The critical technology and/or network management issues are covered. Network Protocols coverage-TCP/IP.
The layout of this book could have used some work, and I understand the later editions do a better job, but it nevertheless provided a foundation of networking and datacomm... Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2002 by Aaron Helton
I just finished a graduate course using this book as the textbook. At first I thought "Hmmmph - another OSI Layer book. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2002 by DP
Book was exactly looks like new. and also very fast delivery.Published on Jan. 30 2002 by Nital Patel
The first reading page of this text has four grammatical errors. This in itself speaks of how poorly the text must have been edited. What a rip off for the price of this book. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2001 by David L. Whitley
We used this text in my data networking class and I'm discovering what a poor choice it was for the subject of computer networks. Read morePublished on April 1 2001 by Dave
I was required to purchase this book at LSU for a class. It contains great information, but like many books chosen by professors it is sorely over-priced for information that can... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 1999 by firstname.lastname@example.org