Network Design Essentials

Network Design Essentials

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A hands-on guide to the fundamentals of designing and building effective local networks. This volume covers each stage of network planning, budgeting and implementation, with illustrations and simple tips and techniques for efficient installation. The key features of this text include: the provision of detailed case studies of basic, intermediate, and complex implementations to illustrate networking concepts in practice; the presentation of a step-by-step exposition of the design process, with a description of common pitfalls; the emphasis on product- and protocol-specific information to address specific application problems; and the inclusion of a resource guide with vendor lists for all hardware and software products and services mentioned.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 191 x 232 x 25.4mm | 631g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0126913951
  • 9780126913958

Table of contents

Part 1 Introducing networks: networking 101; the pieces and parts of networking; what can networking do for you?; networking design fundamentals; mapping out your network; building for the future; managing budgets and installation plans; managing cabling contractors; smart network buying techniques. Part 2 Making networks happen: wrestling with wiring - tools and techniques; wiring systems; situating servers and hubs; planning for installation; maintenance upgrades and replacement; growth can be painless; rules for keeping things running; dealing with disaster; training users; planning for the future. Part 3 Rules of thumb: principles of effective layout; wiring essentials; practicing perfect placement; mapping magic; budgeting bonanzas; rules for working with (expensive) contractors; spending wisely on networking; rules for magnificent maintenance; beyond backups; breaking in the users. Part 4 Case studies: Dad and Sons; the medium corporation; the very big corporation of America; the network design resource guide - vendor list.
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