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Data Communications: From Basics to Broadband, 4th Edition

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Data Communications: From Basics to Broadband, 4th Edition


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  • NEW - Incorporates Internet and Client/Server Computing.
    • Explains search engines, Web servers, load balancing, Web storage, chat, instant messaging, browsing, Web backup, streaming media and access technologies.

  • NEW - In-depth security coverage—Discusses network threats, defense mechanisms and encryption technology.
  • NEW - Telecommunications and voice over IP—Explains changes and latest developments.
  • NEW - Features the latest standards—Covers the latest IEEE 802.11 alblg Wi-Fi wireless LAN standards.
  • NEW - Supplements package:
    • Power-Point Slides—Includes over 300 slides that correspond with each topic and illustration.

    • Text-specific, integrated Web site—Extends text material.

    • Sample test items—Includes 250 questions in digital format.

    • Instructor's Guide—Provides answers to all exercises, as well as lesson plans, objectives and key terms.


  • Copyright 2005
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 400
  • Edition: 4th
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-145692-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-145692-1

Data Communications: From Basics to Broadband is an introductory text for technical and non-technical students in business, management, and information technology, as well as computer science and electrical engineering.

Focusing on both fundamental concepts and practical applications, this data communications text is accessible to the novice yet challenging to the technical professional. Beyda provides a thorough introduction to telecommunications and a practical understanding of all relevant terminology, concepts, hardware, software, protocols, architectures, and other information to make the student literate in data communications.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Overview And Introduction

Chapter 2 - Understanding Telecommunications

Chapter 3 - Basic Data Communications Concepts

Chapter 4 - Data Interfaces

Chapter 5 - Data Transmission

Chapter 6 - Data Integrity And Security

Chapter 7 - Architectures And Protocols

Chapter 8 - Data Transport Networks

Chapter 9 - Network Management

Chapter 10 - The Convergence Of Voice And Data Communications

Appendix A - The Binary Number System

Appendix B - Legacy Communications Equipment

Appendix C - Systems Network Architecture



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