Networks have long been regarded as methods to connect resources. While this is still that case, 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. Fundamentals of Communications and Networking helps readers understand today’s networks and the way they support the evolving requirements of different types of organizations. It covers 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 examples and exercises, this book incorporates hands-on activities to prepare readers to proficiently understand and design modern networks and their requirements.
Features & Benefits
- 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 your organization’s needs and business goals.
- Outlines how businesses use networks to solve business problems, both technically and operationally.
Ideal for students and professional in IT Security and Network Security
Chapter 1: Today's Personal and Business Communication Requirements
Chapter 2: Solving Today's Business Communication Challenges
Chapter 3: Circuit-Switch, Packet-Switched, and IP-Based Communications
Chapter 4: The Evolution of Ethernet
Chapter 5: TCP/ IP and Networking
Chapter 6: Wireless LAN Standards
Chapter 7: Layer 2 Networking
Chapter 8: Layer 2 Networking VLANs
Chapter 9: Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
Chapter 10: Unified Communications and Session Initiation Protocol
Chapter 11: Layer 3 Networking
Chapter 12: Fault Management and the Network Operations Center
Chapter 13: Configuration Management and Accounting
Chapter 14: Performance Management
Chapter 15: Security Management
Michael G. Solomon-Solomon Consulting Inc.
Michael G. Solomon, CISSP, CISM, TICSA, is a full-time security speaker, consultant, and trainer, and a former college instructor who specializes in development and assessment security topics. As an IT professional and consultant since 1987, he has worked on projects or trained for over 60 major companies and organizations including EarthLink, Nike Corporation, Lucent Technologies, BellSouth, UPS, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Norrell. From 1998 until 2001, he was an instructor in the Kennesaw State University’s Computer Science and Information Sciences (CSIS) department, where he taught courses on software project management, C++ programming, computer organization and architecture, and data communications. Michael has an M.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Emory University (1998), and a B.S. in Computer Science from Kennesaw State University (1987). He has also contributed to various security certification books for LANWrights, including TICSA Training Guide (Que 2002) and an accompanying Instructor Resource Kit (Que 2002), CISSP Study Guide (Sybex 2003), as well as Security+ Training Guide (Que 2003). Michael authored and provided the on-camera delivery of LearnKey’s CISSP Prep e-Learning course.
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