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Business Data Communications and Networking, Eleventh Edition

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The 11th edition of FitzGerald and Dennis' Business Data Communications and Networking focuses on more comprehensive updating, as well as more hands-on and applied exercises. The new edition has more in-depth coverage of routing; revisions and updates on wireless; additional cases for team-based learning; and more hands-on lab exercises. In general, this text has more details in many chapters, specific updates, and updated illustrations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Copyright
  5. ABOUT THE AUTHORS
  6. BRIEF CONTENTS
  7. CONTENTS
  8. PREFACE
    1. PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK
    2. WHAT'S NEW IN THIS EDITION
    3. Online Animations www.wiley.com/college/fitzgerald
    4. Lab Exercises www.wiley.com/college/fitzgerald
    5. Online Supplements for Instructors www.wiley.com/college/fitzgerald
    6. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  9. Part One: INTRODUCTION
    1. CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO DATA COMMUNICATIONS
      1. 1.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 1.2 DATA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS
      3. 1.3 NETWORK MODELS
      4. 1.4 NETWORK STANDARDS
      5. 1.5 FUTURE TRENDS
      6. 1.6 IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
      7. SUMMARY
      8. KEY TERMS
      9. QUESTIONS
      10. EXERCISES
      11. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 1A
      12. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 1B
  10. Part Two: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS
    1. CHAPTER 2: APPLICATION LAYER
      1. 2.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 2.2 APPLICATION ARCHITECTURES
      3. 2.3 WORLD WIDE WEB
      4. 2.4 ELECTRONIC MAIL
      5. 2.5 OTHER APPLICATIONS
      6. 2.6 IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
      7. SUMMARY
      8. KEY TERMS
      9. QUESTIONS
      10. EXERCISES
      11. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 2A
      12. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 2B
      13. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 2C
    2. CHAPTER 3: PHYSICAL LAYER
      1. 3.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 3.2 CIRCUITS
      3. 3.3 COMMUNICATION MEDIA
      4. 3.4 DIGITAL TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL DATA
      5. 3.5 ANALOG TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL DATA
      6. 3.6 DIGITAL TRANSMISSION OF ANALOG DATA
      7. 3.7 IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
      8. SUMMARY
      9. KEY TERMS
      10. QUESTIONS
      11. EXERCISES
      12. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 3A
      13. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 3B
      14. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 3C
    3. CHAPTER 4: DATA LINK LAYER
      1. 4.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 4.2 MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL
      3. 4.3 ERROR CONTROL
      4. 4.4 DATA LINK PROTOCOLS
      5. 4.5 TRANSMISSION EFFICIENCY
      6. 4.6 IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
      7. SUMMARY
      8. KEY TERMS
      9. QUESTIONS
      10. EXERCISES
      11. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 4A
    4. CHAPTER 5: NETWORK AND TRANSPORT LAYERS
      1. 5.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 5.2 TRANSPORT AND NETWORK LAYER PROTOCOLS
      3. 5.3 TRANSPORT LAYER FUNCTIONS
      4. 5.4 ADDRESSING
      5. 5.5 ROUTING
      6. 5.6 TCP/IP EXAMPLE
      7. 5.7 IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
      8. SUMMARY
      9. KEY TERMS
      10. QUESTIONS
      11. EXERCISES
      12. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 5A
      13. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 5B
  11. Part Three: NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES
    1. CHAPTER 6: WIRED AND WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
      1. 6.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 6.2 LAN COMPONENTS
      3. 6.3 WIRED ETHERNET
      4. 6.4 WIRELESS ETHERNET
      5. 6.5 THE BEST PRACTICE LAN DESIGN
      6. 6.6 IMPROVING LAN PERFORMANCE
      7. 6.7 IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
      8. SUMMARY
      9. KEY TERMS
      10. QUESTIONS
      11. EXERCISES
      12. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 6A
      13. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 6B
      14. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 6C
    2. CHAPTER 7: BACKBONE NETWORKS
      1. 7.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 7.2 BACKBONE NETWORK COMPONENTS
      3. 7.3 BACKBONE NETWORK ARCHITECTURES
      4. 7.4 THE BEST PRACTICE BACKBONE DESIGN
      5. 7.5 IMPROVING BACKBONE PERFORMANCE
      6. 7.6 IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
      7. SUMMARY
      8. KEY TERMS
      9. QUESTIONS
      10. EXERCISES
      11. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 7A
    3. CHAPTER 8: WIDE AREA NETWORKS
      1. 8.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 8.2 CIRCUIT-SWITCHED NETWORKS
      3. 8.3 DEDICATED-CIRCUIT NETWORKS
      4. 8.4 PACKET-SWITCHED NETWORKS
      5. 8.5 VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS
      6. 8.6 THE BEST PRACTICE WAN DESIGN
      7. 8.7 IMPROVING WAN PERFORMANCE
      8. 8.8 IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
      9. SUMMARY
      10. KEY TERMS
      11. QUESTIONS
      12. EXERCISES
      13. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 8A
      14. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 8B
      15. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 8C
    4. CHAPTER 9: THE INTERNET
      1. 9.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 9.2 HOW THE INTERNET WORKS
      3. 9.3 INTERNET ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES
      4. 9.4 THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET
      5. 9.5 IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
      6. SUMMARY
      7. KEY TERMS
      8. QUESTIONS
      9. EXERCISES
      10. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 9A
      11. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 9B
  12. Part Four: NETWORK MANAGEMENT
    1. CHAPTER 10: NETWORK SECURITY
      1. 10.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 10.2 RISK ASSESSMENT
      3. 10.3 ENSURING BUSINESS CONTINUITY
      4. 10.4 INTRUSION PREVENTION
      5. 10.5 BEST PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. 10.6 IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
      7. SUMMARY
      8. KEY TERMS
      9. QUESTIONS
      10. EXERCISES
      11. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 10A
      12. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 10B
      13. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 10C
    2. CHAPTER 11: NETWORK DESIGN
      1. 11.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 11.2 NEEDS ANALYSIS
      3. 11.3 TECHNOLOGY DESIGN
      4. 11.4 COST ASSESSMENT
      5. 11.5 DESIGNING FOR NETWORK PERFORMANCE
      6. 11.6 IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
      7. SUMMARY
      8. KEY TERMS
      9. QUESTIONS
      10. EXERCISES
      11. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 11A
      12. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 11B
    3. CHAPTER 12: NETWORK MANAGEMENT
      1. 12.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 12.2 ORGANIZING THE NETWORK MANAGEMENT FUNCTION
      3. 12.3 CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
      4. 12.4 PERFORMANCE AND FAULT MANAGEMENT
      5. 12.5 END USER SUPPORT
      6. 12.6 COST MANAGEMENT
      7. 12.7 IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
      8. SUMMARY
      9. KEY TERMS
      10. QUESTIONS
      11. EXERCISES
      12. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY 12A
  13. Part Five: APPENDICES
    1. APPENDIX A: CONNECTOR CABLES
      1. A.1 RS232 (DB-25)/RS449 (DB-9)
      2. A.2 NULL MODEM CABLE CONNECTIONS
      3. A.3 DATA SIGNALING/SYNCHRONIZATION
      4. A.4 ETHERNET AND RJ–45
      5. A.5 UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS
      6. A.6 FIREWIRE
    2. APPENDIX B: SPANNING TREE PROTOCOL
    3. APPENDIX C: IP TELEPHONY
    4. APPENDIX D: CELLULAR TECHNOLOGIES
    5. APPENDIX E: TCP/IP GAME
      1. E.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. E.2 APPLICATION LAYER
      3. E.3 TRANSPORT LAYER
      4. E.4 NETWORK LAYER
      5. E.5 DATA LINK LAYER
      6. E.6 PHYSICAL LAYER
      7. E.7 NOTE TO INSTRUCTORS
      8. E.8 PREPARING TO TEACH THE GAME
      9. E.9 TEACHING THE GAME
    6. APPENDIX F: WINDOWS SERVER
      1. F.1 MANAGING USER ACCOUNTS
      2. F.2 MANAGING FILE SHARING
  14. GLOSSARY
  15. INDEX