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Fundamentals of Communications and Networking, Second Edition

Author(s): Michael G. Solomon, PhD, CISSP, PMP, CISM, Solomon Consulting Inc.
David Kim, President and Chief Security Officer, Security Evolutions, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia
Jeffrey L. Carrell
  • ISBN-13: 9781284060140
  • Paperback    512 pages      © 2015
Price: $99.95 US List
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Today's networks are required to support an increasing array of real-time communication methods. Video chat, real-time messaging, and always-connected resources put demands on networks that were previously unimagined. The Second Edition of Fundamentals of Communications and Networking helps readers better understand today's networks and the way they support the evolving requirements of different types of organizations. It discusses the critical issues of designing a network that will meet an organization's performance needs and discusses how businesses use networks to solve business  problems. Using numerous examples and exercises, this text incorporates hands-on activities to prepare readers to fully understand and design modern networks and their requirements.

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Features & Benefits

Key Features of the Second Edition:

  • Introduces network basics by describing how networks work
  • Discusses how networks support the increasing demands of advanced communications
  • Illustrates how to map the right technology to an organization's needs and business goals
  • Outlines how businesses use networks to solve business problems, both technically and operationally.
Chapter  1: Today's Personal and Business Communications Requirement  
Chapter  2: Solving Today's Business Communication Challenges  
Chapter  3: Circuit-Switched, Packet-Switched, and IP-Based Communications  
Chapter  4: The Evolution of Ethernet   
Chapter  5: TCP/IP and Networking  
Chapter  6: Layer 2 Networking  
Chapter  7: Layer 2 Networking VLANs  
Chapter  8: Layer3 Networking  
Chapter  9: Wireless LAN Standards  
Chapter  10: Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)  
Chapter  11: Unified Communications and Session Initiation Protocol  
Chapter  12: Fault Management and Network Operations Center  
Chapter  13: Configuration Management and Accounting  
Chapter  14: Performance Management  
Chapter  15: Security Management  
Appendix  A: Answer Key  
Appendix  B: List of Abbreviations  
Appendix  C: Seven Domains of a Typical IT Infrastructure  
Appendix  D: Exclusive OR (XOR) Binary Operator  
Appendix  E: IPv4 Subnet Addressing  
Appendix  F: IPv6 Addressing  

Michael G. Solomon, PhD, CISSP, PMP, CISM-Solomon Consulting Inc.

Michael G. Solomon, Ph.D., CISSP, PMP, CISM, is a full-time security and OpenEdge speaker, consultant, and author who specializes in leading teams in achieving and maintaining secure IT environments. As an IT professional and consultant since 1987, he has led projects for numerous major organizations and has authored and contributed to multiple books and training courses. From 1998 until 2001, he was an instructor in the Kennesaw State University’s Computer Science and Information Sciences (CSIS) department, currently teaches graduate Information System Security courses at the University of the Cumberlands, and holds a PhD in Computer Science and Informatics from Emory University.

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David Kim-President and Chief Security Officer, Security Evolutions, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia

David Kim is the President & Principal Consultant at Security Evolutions, Inc. (SEI) located outside the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area in Northern Virginia. SEI provides governance, risk, and compliance consulting including security and privacy regulations for public and private sector clients globally.  Mr. Kim’s IT and IT security experiences encompasses more than 30+ years of regulatory compliance, technical IT and security engineering, and IT organizational management.  He is an accomplished author and part-time adjunct professor who enjoys teaching cybersecurity to students across the United States. 

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Jeffrey L. Carrell

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