Introduction to Networking

Introduction to Networking

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Introduction to Networking provides you with a comprehensive overview of the technologies and standards that make the modern connected world a reality. Requiring no previous knowledge of computer networking, this textbook takes you on a tour of the building blocks of modern-day networks. Major concepts, such as OSI and TCP/IP models, network media specifications and functions, LAN/WAN protocols, topologies, and capabilities, are covered in detail. Industry standards and a brief historical development of major networking technologies are surveyed in conjunction with basic awareness of software and hardware components used in typical networking and internetworking environments. Expert instructor and best-selling author Wendell Odom provides you with a solid foundation of how computer networks function. He then shows you how to build both local-area networks (LAN) and wide-area networks (WAN) for transmission of data over short and long distances. You also learn how TCP/IP uses these LANs and WANs to create corporate networks and the worldwide Internet. The book concludes by showing you how networking connects applications you use on a daily basis with resources that reside on the global Internet. Full of real-world practical examples, Introduction to Networking provides you with the foundation knowledge and skills you need to start a career in networking. Powerful features make learning about networking easier! -- Clear introductions describe the big ideas and show how they fit with what you've already learned -- Specific chapter objectives tell you exactly what you need to learn -- Key Terms lists help you identify important terms, and a complete Glossary helps you understand them -- Author's Notes point out important transitions, key connections to other topics, and items that might otherwise be lost in the detail -- The On the Side feature points out related items from pop culture, history, and the real world as it relates to networking -- Chapter Review questions, tools, and activities help you make sure you've learned the material -- Numeric Reference Tables provide common information about numbers used in networking, including a conversion table for 8-bit binary to decimal Exclusive Mind Mapping activities! -- Organize networking ideas visually, in your mind, in your words -- Learn more, remember more -- Understand how different ideas fit together Coverage includes -- Computer data fundamentals -- Computer networking basics -- TCP/IP networks -- Transmitting bits -- Ethernet LANs -- Wireless LANs -- Wide-area networks (WAN) -- The Internet protocol (IP) -- Connecting to the Internet -- TCP/IP transport
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Product details

  • Hardback | 700 pages
  • 210.82 x 256.54 x 38.1mm | 1,202.01g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • New
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0789748452
  • 9780789748454

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1 Introduction to Computer Data Introducing Data and Information, Bits and Bytes     Defining Bits, Bytes     Random-Access Memory (RAM)     Representing Information Using Bytes of Data Permanent Storage for Bits, Bytes     File Systems     Hard Disk Drives     Other Permanent Storage Devices Input and Output     Keyboard     Mouse     Display     Printers Chapter Summary Chapter Review Activities     Answer These Questions     Define the Key Terms     List the Words Inside Acronyms     Create Mind Maps     Define Other Terms     Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory Chapter 2 Introduction to Computer Networking Defining a Network with User Applications     An Informal General Definition of a Computer Network     Email     Voice Telephone Calls     Recorded Video     Refining the Definition of a Network A Deeper Look at One Application: World Wi de Web     Web Browsers (Web Clients)     Web Servers     The Process to Get One Web Page     Refining the Definition of a Network Uncovering the Network Between the Application Endpoints     Comparing Computer Networks to Road Systems     Small Lab Networks     Home Networks     SMB and Enterprise Networks     The Internet     Refining the Definition of a Network One More Time Chapter Summary Chapter Review Activities     Answer These Questions     Define the Key Terms     List the Words Inside Acronyms     Create Mind Maps     Define Other Terms     Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory Chapter 3 TCP/IP Networks Defining the Rules for a TCP /IP Network     Our Current Working Definition for Network     Standards, Protocols, Conventions, and Other Terms     The TCP/IP Model     Standards Organizations Useful to TCP/IP Comparing TCP/IP to Other Networking Models     A History of Networking Models     Open Networking Models: TCP/IP and OSI Understanding How a TCP /IP Network Works     Ethernet LANs in TCP/IP Networks     WANs in TCP/IP Networks     IP as the TCP/IP Network Layer     TCP and UDP as the TCP/IP Transport Layer     Summarizing the TCP/IP Roles Chapter Summary Chapter Review Activities     Answer These Questions     Define the Key Terms     List the Words Inside Acronyms     Create Mind Maps     Define Other Terms     Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory Chapter 4 Transmitting Bits Sending Bits with Electricity and Copper Wires     Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits     Sending Data Over Electrical Circuits     Using Ethernet LANs as an Example Sending Bits with Li ght and Fib er-Optic Cables     The Basics of Optical Transmission Using Fiber Optics     Fiber-Optic Cables     Fiber-Optic Transmitters     Fiber Optics in Ethernet LANs     Fiber Optics in the WAN Sending Bits with Radio Waves and No Cables     Radio Basics     Wireless WANs     Wireless LANs Chapter Summary Chapter Review Activities     Answer These Questions     Define the Key Terms     List the Words Inside Acronyms     Create Mind Maps     Define Other Terms     Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory Chapter 5 Ethernet LANs Defining Ethernet LANs     Comparing Ethernet LANs to WANs     Comparing Ethernet LANs to Other Types of Wired LANs     Comparing 802.3 Ethernet LANs to 802.11 Wireless LANs     Comparing Ethernet to Itself     Names of Ethernet Standards Building Ethernet LANs     Trade-offs of Speed Versus Pricing     Migration Issues and Autonegotiation     Distances Using Fiber Optics Versus UTP     Ethernet Cabling Pinouts Exploring Ethernet Data-Li nk Features     Ethernet Frames and Addresses     Ethernet MAC Addresses Explained     LAN Switching Chapter Summary Chapter Review Activities     Answer These Questions     Define the Key Terms     List the Words Inside Acronyms     Create Mind Maps     Define Other Terms     Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory Chapter 6 Wireless LANs Defining Wi reless LANs     Comparing Wireless LANs to Wired LANs     Wireless LAN Standards     WLAN Roles Exploring WLAN Physical Layer Features     WLAN Topologies     Coverage Areas and Speed     Wireless LAN Radio Frequencies     Summarizing Key Differences in 802.11 Standards Exploring WLAN Common Features     WLAN Frames and Addresses     Associating with an Access Point     Access Point Operation Chapter Summary Chapter Review Activities     Answer These Questions     Define the Key Terms     List the Words Inside Acronyms     Create Mind Maps     Define Other Terms     Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory Chapter 7 Wide-Area Networks Introducing Wide-Area Networks     Basic Telco Services     Using Routers to Send IP Packets over WANs     WAN and LAN Topologies Understanding Leased-Li ne WAN Links     The Customer Perspective on Physical Leased Lines     The T-Carrier System and TDM     T1 and the Role of the CSU/DSU     Controlling Leased Lines with Data-Link Protocols Understanding Packet Switching and Multiaccess WANs     Packet Switching Versus TDM     Frame Relay     Summary of Packet-Switching Services and Beyond Chapter Summary Chapter Review Activities     Answer These Questions     Define the Key Terms     List the Words Inside Acronyms     Create Mind Maps     Define Other Terms     Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory Chapter 8 The Internet Protocol (IP) Introducing the Internet Protocol (IP)     IP and the TCP/IP Model     Functions of the IP Protocol     Other TCP/IP Layer 3 Functions IP Addressing on User LANs     Planning LAN IP Addresses     Assigning LAN IP Addresses IP Routing with Focus on Layer 3 Only     IP Routing with Classful IP Networks     IP Routing with IP Subnets     Host Routing Logic IP Routing with Layer 1, 2, and 3 Interactions     Defining Encapsulation and Deencapsulation     Routing Inside One Subnet     Routing Between Hosts in Different Subnets Chapter Summary Chapter Review Activities     Answer These Questions     Define the Key Terms     List the Words Inside Acronyms     Create Mind Maps     Define Other Terms     Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory Chapter 9 The Internet The Internet as a Network of Networks     Connecting Enterprises to an ISP     Connecting Individuals to an ISP     Creating the Internet Core Using ISPs     Adding Value with Other Providers of Service Internet Access Technologies     A Phone Line and Analog Modem     A Phone Line and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Modem     A Cable TV Cable and Cable Modem     Other Internet Access Options Network Layer Concepts Before Scarce IP Addresses     IP Address Assignments in the Global Internet     IP Routing with the Internet     Name Resolution and the Global DNS System Network Layer Concepts with Scarce IPv4 Addresses     IPv4 Address Exhaustion     Classless Interdomain Routing     Network Address Translation     IP Addressing with CIDR and NAT Chapter Summary Chapter Review Activities     Answer These Questions     Define the Key Terms     List the Words Inside Acronyms     Create Mind Maps     Tables and Lists from Memory Chapter 10 TCP/IP Transport Providing Services with Transport and Application Protocols     Host Perspectives on the Upper Layers     Network Perspectives on TCP/IP Upper Layers     Choosing Application and Transport Protocols Connecting Apps Using Transport Layer Port Numbers     Application Connections and Flows     Using Port Numbers to Identify the Application Process     Choosing the Port Numbers to Use for Each App Comparing Other TCP and UDP Functions     Segmentation     Guaranteed Delivery and Error Recovery     UDP and TCP Compared Chapter Summary Chapter Review Activities     Answer These Questions     Define the Key Terms     List the Words Inside Acronyms     Create Mind Maps     Define Other Terms     Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory Appendix A Numeric Reference Tables Glossary   Online Appendix B Memory Tables Appendix C Memory Tables Answer Key     9780789748454   TOC   7/20/2012
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About Wendell Odom

Wendell Odom has helped teach a generation of networkers about LAN switching and IP routing. In addition to writing textbooks, Wendell has long been a widely respected author of Cisco certification books for the Cisco CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE certifications. He has also created video learning and simulation software products for those exams. He has worked as a network engineer, consultant, instructor, course developer, and book author. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and he has achieved expert-level certification from Cisco Systems (CCIE No. 1624). Wendell connects with readers through blogs, Facebook, and a website, all of which can be found on his company's website (www.certskills.com).
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