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Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition by Priscilla Oppenheimer

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Chapter 12. Testing Your Network Design

Part IV, “Testing, Optimizing, and Documenting Your Network Design,” of this book covers the final steps in network design: testing, optimizing, and documenting your design. This chapter discusses testing your design, which is a critical step in a systems analysis approach to network design. Testing will help you prove to yourself and to your network design customer that your solution meets the customer’s business and technical goals.

This chapter covers techniques for using industry tests to predict the performance of network components. It also covers building and testing a prototype system, and using network management and modeling tools to anticipate the end-to-end performance and quality of service ...

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