Über den Autor
Now retired, Dr. John Cowley was formally a lecturer in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
Introduction.- 1: Communications Technologies.- 2: Networking Models and Standards.- 3: Local Area Networks.- 4: Wide Area Networks.- 5: Network Protocols.- 6: Internet Application Layer Protocols.- 7: Network Security.- 8: Network Management.- 9: Wireless Networks.
This textbook presents a detailed introduction to the essentials of networking and communications technologies. Revised and updated, this new edition retains the step-by-step approach of the original, organised to help those without a strong knowledge of the subject matter.
Features: provides chapter-ending summaries and review questions, an Appendix on TCP/IP packet formats and an expanded Glossary; supplies supplementary material at the associated Springer website, including teaching slides, solutions to the end-of-chapter questions and supplementary exercises with solutions; presents a greater emphasis on mobile computing and network security, and extended coverage of IPv6 (NEW); discusses networking models and standards, local area and wide area networks, network protocols, TCP/IP-based networks, network management and wireless communications; examines grid and cloud computing, microblogging, mobile ad hoc networks, near-field communication, Power over Ethernet and the Ground Positioning System (NEW).
Introductory textbook in this area, sufficient for undergraduates but also accessible for business professionals
Second edition revised and updated with new content
Supported by downloadable exercises with solutions, and teaching slides