Updated with the latest advances in the field, Jerry FitzGerald, Alan Dennis, and Alexandra Durcikova’s 12th Edition of Business Data Communications and Networking , continues to provide the fundamental concepts and cutting-edge coverage of applications that students need to succeed in their careers.
Authors FitzGerald, Dennis, and Durcikova have developed a foundation and balanced presentation from which new technologies and applications can be easily understood, evaluated, and compared.
Balanced coverage of the technical and managerial aspects of data communications helps students understand how networks operate and how to successfully apply them.
Real-life examples throughout the text illustrate the complex uses of networks in recent years including mini-cases in Management Focus boxes which show how real organizations are using telecommunications and networking.
The text covers all the important topics in data communications. Every important technology and/or network management issue is addressed in enough depth to give the student a basic understanding.
New To This Edition
Design of Networks: A comprehensive framework is introduced for network design in Chapter 6 that is supported by an ongoing case study at the ends of Chapters 6–10 which walks the students through network design step by step.
Chapters 6–12 are designed in a way that can be used for a “flipped classroom” style of teaching as well as the traditional lecture approach. Students are motivated to learn about LANs and WLANs (Chapter 7), BNs (Chapter 8), WANs (Chapter 9), and the Internet (Chapter 10) because they are designing a network for an organization.
There is an introduction of a new framework for risk assessment that builds on currently accepted industry
Table of Contents PART ONE INTRODUCTION Chapter 1Introduction to Data Communications PART TWO FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS Chapter 2 Application Layer Chapter 3 Physical Layer Chapter 4 Data Link Layer Chapter 5 Network and Transport Layers PART THREE NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES Chapter 6 Network Design Chapter 7 Wired and Wireless Local Area Networks Chapter 8 Backbone Networks Chapter 9 Wide Area Networks Chapter 10 The Internet PART FOUR NETWORK MANAGEMENT Chapter 11 Network Security Chapter 12 Network Management
Jerry FitzGerald, Jerry FitzGerald & Associates Alan Dennis, Indiana University Alexandra Durcikova, University of Oklahoma